X-Amp 500™ Specifications

The X-Amp 500 is an active Re-amp™ device that interfaces the balanced line-level output from professional recording systems with guitar effects and amplifiers. Two active buffered high impedance outputs with active level controls connect to effect pedals and instrument amplifiers. Each output is transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. Output-2 includes polarity invert for achieving proper phase alignment between two amps. When installed in a Workhorse 500 series rack the user has access to the Omniport connector. The X-Amp's Omniport is configured as an instrument preamp allowing a guitar to connect and drive the amplifier outputs.


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Specifications are subject to change without notice. The connectors referenced are typicaly found on most 500 series racks. *Refers to use with Radial Workhorse rack and mixer
Circuit type: Class-A discrete, transformer coupled
Power requirement: 40mA, ±16VDC
Frequency Response: 20Hz~20kHz (adjusted for guitar signals -5dB@20kHz) w 100K Ω load
  XLR Input to XLR Output Omniport to XLR Output* XLR Input to ¼" outputs
Voltage Gain: 0dB ±0.5dB -3dB ±0.5dB -0.6dB ±0.5dB
THD+N: <0.002% @ 0dBu
<0.002% @ 0dBu
<0.006% @ 0dB
Noise: -114dB below 0dBu -95dB below 0dBu -98dB below 0dBu
Intermodulation Distortion: <0.04% @ 0dBu input <0.005% @ 0dBu input <0.027% @ 0dB input
Maximum input: +26dBu +20dBu +19dBu
XLR input: +4dB, balanced female XLR, AES standard
XLR input impedance: 1.2k Ohms
XLR output: Parallel 'thru-put' with XLR input, +4dB balanced
XLR output impedance: 600 Ohms
¼ OUT-1 & OUT-2: Instrument-level (variable), unbalanced ¼", transformer isolated,
¼ output impedance: 3k Ohms
Omniport*: Instrument-level input, unbalanced ¼"
Omniport input impedance: 220K Ohms
Shipping Weight: 1.5lbs (0.7kg)
Size: Standard 500 series rack format
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty: 3 years, transferable
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