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TRUE Systems Releases New pT2-500D Precision Preamplifier In API 500 Module

Optimized for dynamic and ribbon microphones

By PSW Staff October 25, 2011

The TRUE Systems PT2-500D

TRUE Systems, distributed in the U.S. by Sennheiser USA, released the new pT2-500D precision dynamic preamplifier at the recent 131st AES Convention in New York.

The pT2-500D expands the pT2-500 Series with a preamp that provides more gain, higher input impedance and a unique low frequency adjust control.

The pT2-500D is an API 500 series compatible module, which incorporates the company’s Type 2 circuit design, provides exceptional sonic performance with ribbon and dynamic microphones, but also produces superior results with self-powered tube microphones.

The pT2-500D’s unique low-frequency adjust control provides nuanced low-frequency contouring, better definition of vocals and bass without the need to boost high midrange, and elimination of low-frequency “mud.”

“Just as the TRUE Systems pT2-500 preamplifier was a major step forward for audio consumers in affordability and performance when it was released last year, the pT2-500D marks another leap forward in preamp technology,” commented Tim Spencer, president of TRUE Systems. “The pT2-500D’s low-frequency adjust control is a six-position switch that provides nuanced low-frequency contouring that is particularly effective with vocals and bass DI applications.”

TRUE Systems preamplifiers are built with the highest-quality materials available and range from single-channel to eight-channel models. TRUE Systems’ newest model—the pT2-500D preamplifier –- is designed for recorded and live sound applications where 500 series modules are used. Additionally, the pT2-500D has a totally balanced topology for insensitivity to ground noise/loops, insensitivity to EMI both externally and from adjacent modules/power supplies, and reduced distortion.

—API 500 series module format
—Ultra high-resolution musicality combined with analog depth and warmth
—Rail-to-Rail design provides higher internal headroom, higher maximum input level without pad, and higher output level without transformer and excessive power supply current
—Discrete FET DI with IN and THRU jacks for easy hookup to amps for simultaneous DI and amped tracking or live sound, or easy hookup to other DIs or effects for simultaneous tracking
—Detented, dual-range Gain Control for easy setting/resetting over wide gain ranges (from 7.5 to 76dB)
—0.1 percent precision resistors provide exceptional common-mode and output signal balance performance, and excellent unit-to-unit sonic consistency

TRUE Systems
Sennheiser USA


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