517 – 500 Series Mic Pre / DI / Comp

Based on the Portico 5017 Mobile Pre, the 517 provides world-class transformer-coupled micpreamp, compressor and DI circuitry with Vari-phase, “Silk” and DI/mic blending capabilities – all in a single 500 series module.

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Description

The 517’s mic pre – based on the TEC Award-winning Portico 5017 – provides up to 66dB of gain, polarity-reverse and phantom power switches, and the “Silk” circuit for a more vintage vibe. The separate instrument amplifier includes 30dB of gain, a ground lift, variable phase and an instrument Thru connection.

Gain Range:
Continuously variable from 6 dB to +20 dB.

Threshold Range:
Continuously variable from 36 dB to +22 dB.

Ratio Range:
Continuously variable from 1.1:1 to Limit (40:1).

Attack Range:
Continuously variable from 20mS to 75mS

Release Range:
Continuously variable from 100mS to 2.5 Seconds.

FF/FB:
Feed-Forward or Feed-Back VCA control.

Maximum Output Level:
Balanced and Floating Transformer Output
Maximum output from 20 Hz to 40 kHz is +23 dBu.

Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:
@ 1kHz, +20 dBu output level, no load.

Main Output, compressor bypassed
Better than 0.0006%.

Main Output, compressor engaged
Better than 0.02%

Noise:
Measured at Main Output, un-weighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms.
With Gain at Unity, Compressor disengaged
Better than 103 dBu.
With Gain at Unity, Compressor engaged:
Better than 92 dBu

Frequency Response:
Main Output, Unity Gain
@ 18 Hz, +/- .1dB
@ 150 kHz -3 dB.

Crosstalk
Measured Channel to Channel:
Better than 90 dB @ 15kHz.

METERS:
Monitor INPUT LEVEL and GAIN REDUCTION