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DBX 580 Microphone Preamp (50% Off)

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DBX 580 Microphone Preamp

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The DBX 580 is a 500 Series Mic/Instrument Preamp with 20dB Pad, Low Cut Filter, High/Low Detail EQ, Polarity Invert, +48V Phantom Power and VU Meter.

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DBX 580 - 500 Series Mic Preamp

Special Offer! BULK PURCHASE!: 50% OFF While Stocks Last!

The dbx 580 Microphone Preamp is the perfect partner to your microphones, providing sonically-transparent gain that will reveal the detail and audio signature of even the most esoteric microphones. It will transform their low level output signal to a high level, high current output for direct connection to the line level inputs of your mixer, sampler or any other recording medium that accepts line level, analog input.

With its modular 500 Series design, the dbx 580 delivers up to 60dB of gain, features a variable-frequency Low-Cut Filter and unique Low and High Detail Equalization Controls, a 20dB Pad, Polarity Invert, +48V Phantom Power, a Front Panel Instrument Input, VU Metering and Peak Indicator.

Add warmth and definition to your microphones with the dbx 580 Microphone Preamp!

Technical Specifications

Input Type

Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

Input Impedance


Max Input Level

+15 dBu balanced or unbalanced (20dB PAD disabled) +35 dBu balanced or unbalanced (20dB PAD enabled)

Maximum Gain



>60 dB; typically >70 dB from 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Instrument Input Connector

Tip-Sleeve ¼” Jack

Instrument Input Type


Instrument Input Impedance

500 k Ω

Max Instrument Input Level

+21 dBu unbalanced

Output Type

Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

Output Impedance

Balanced 30 Ohms, unbalanced 15 Ohms

Max Output Level



Typically > -128.0 dBu, 150 Ω source impedance, 22 kHz bandwidth, unweigh

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-1dB; <10Hz - 30kHz, +0/-3dB


<0.006% typical, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0dBu out

Power Requirements

+/- 16V DC

Power Current Draw

80 mA per power rail

Power Draw

2.56 watts

Rack System Compatibility

500 Series Compatible Power-frame

Rack Space

1 Slot

Dimensions (H x W x D)

5.25” x 1.5” x 6” (13.34 cm x 3.81 cm x 15.24 cm)


1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)

Shipping Weight

1.7 lbs (0.77kg)

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