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LaChapell Audio 500CS Channel Strip

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Professional-quality EQ, preamp and compression.

Compression, EQ and preamp are critical tracking processors. Get all three in a single piece of rack-mounted gear.The 500CS Channel Strip from LaChapell Audio is a complete channel strip featuring an Op Amp-based solid state preamp, high and low pass filters, full 3-band EQ and VCA compressor in one unit.

Each section of the unit can function independently for maximum value and versatility. Track with the preamp, eq and compressor together, then switch to independent mode and use the eq/compressor side as an outboard processor.


  • Complete 500 series channel strip

  • Mastering quality eq
  • Front panel hi-z
  • 500 series compressor
  • 500CS channel strip preamp with switchable eq and compressor icon
  • Two in one split module operation
  • Multifunction VU

Three critical pieces of processing in a single unit. Order today.


500CS Channel Strip Specifications:

  • Internal gain: 60 db
  • Thd+n: 0.0009%
  • Frequency response: 6 hz – 45.5+ khz
  • Max output: 28.12 dbu
  • Typical ein: -128
  • Input impedance: 3 kω mic / 20 kω hi-z
  • Maximum input level: 7 dbu
  • Noise floor: < 94.5 db – 20 hz to 20 khz
  • THD+N: 0.0015%
  • Frequency response: 5 hz – 36 khz (+/- .28 dbu)
  • Cut/boost range: +/- 12db
  • Maximum input level: 27.65 dbu
  • bands: 3 band
  • High pass filter: 6 db per octave at 142 hz
  • Low pass filter: 6 db per octave at 7 khz
  • Type: VCA
  • Knee: hard/soft selectable
  • Slow setting: 5 ms attack, 65 ms release
  • Fast setting: 3 ms attack, 13 ms release

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