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Old 8th June 2006
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True class a preamplifier from buzz audio.

NEW TRUE CLASS A PREAMPLIFIER FROM BUZZ AUDIO.

The Elixir - warm, sweet, liquid.

Buzz Audio, a New Zealand based manufacturer of high end analogue recording equipment announces the release of a new microphone and instrument preamplifier, the ELIXIR. The ELIXIR is designed to fit into the popular API(TM) 500 Series rack format and features a transformerless mic input using the proprietary Buzz Audio True Class A Amplifier technology coupled with a high specification Swedish Lundahl(TM) output transformer.

The sound of the ELIXIR preamplifier is best described as "warm sweet and liquid" with the Lundahl output transformer adding a subtle amount of low frequency colour to the pristine midrange and top end characteristic of the Buzz Audio True Class A electronics.

The ELIXIR features up to 70dB of microphone gain, a massive +34dBu of output level before clipping, a very low -132.5dB EIN noise level and an ultra wide frequency response out to 300kHz!. Controls include a handy output mute switch, high and low input impedance selection plus the usual phase change, input pad and phantom power switching. A front panel 1/4" jack allows for the amplification of all instrument and keyboard types via the on board "boot strapped FET" high to low impedance convertor.

The Buzz Audio ELIXIR offers the user a modern, fast sound and adds yet another option in the growing number of preamplifiers becoming available for the 500 Series format. Future True Class A 500 Series products from Buzz Audio (to be released in 2006) include a Light Dependant Compressor and Parametric Equaliser.

Contact; Tim Farrant
Managing Director
Buzz Audio Ltd
PO Box 6677
Wellington 6035
NEW ZEALAND
Telephone 64+4+385.2478

www.buzzaudio.com
[email protected]
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Old 8th June 2006
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Mine should be here in this afternoon. Woohoo!
Old 8th June 2006
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Any pricing information ?
Old 8th June 2006
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Its street price in the US is $695. They are in stock ready to ship.
Old 9th June 2006
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I've only tried mine for a few minutes so far. Not enough time to make any real determination but long enough to realize that this one is special. They should sell like crazy once the word gets out.

For anyone who thinks you can only get a narrow range of flavors from a lunchbox, this one sounds quite a bit different from the usual 312 type preamps.
Old 5th July 2006
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What 1) type & 2) size of racks are everyone using for their 500 series preamps?
Old 5th July 2006
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What 1) type & 2) size of racks are everyone using for their 500 series preamps?
Good Question, because I think I'm going to fall into the "lunch box" hole soon, wallet and all.
Old 5th July 2006
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What 1) type & 2) size of racks are everyone using for their 500 series preamps?
BAE 6 slot right now. The 11 slot will probably be in my future though. I'm thinking about making my own modules. Everyone's doing it. heh
Old 7th July 2006
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6 Slot lunch now, but gonna have to go to a 10 or 11 space soon. I'll probably get an API unless you're asking the question because one of the girls in your stable is about to make a new option available.

Old 11th July 2006
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6 Slot lunch now, but gonna have to go to a 10 or 11 space soon. I'll probably get an API unless you're asking the question because one of the girls in your stable is about to make a new option available.


No, nothing new like you are thinking. I'm asking for mostly technical reasons.
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