Great River MP-500NV
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Great River MP-500NV

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MP-500NV, Solid-State Pre-amp from Great River.


2 user reviews
Prices starting at $795 average price: $795

Great River MP-500NV tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Great River
  • Model:MP-500NV
  • Category:Solid-State Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 12/19/2009

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Great River MP-500NV user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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moosers12/19/2009

moosers's review

Great River MP-500NV
The Great River MP-500NV is analog solid state pre amplifier and direct input box.  The unit is very basic and simple to follow as it has the bare minimum.  It has XLR connections in the back of it and a Hi-Z 1/4 inch input for plugging your instrument directly in.  It isn't in a traditional rack mountable form and I believe Great River has a module that this will fit into.

UTILIZATION

Using the Great River MP-500NV is quite simple and won't present any problems for those who have experience with mic pres.  It simply has two knobs - one for gain and one for output cal in addition to buttons for polarity, phantom power, impedance, and loading.  Beyond this there isn't anything that you need to know about the MP-500NV in terms of configuration, so I don't think that a manual is really necessary.


SOUND QUALITY

The tone of the Great River MP-500NV is overall really great.  I love recording everything from vocals to drums through this as it has a fat tone that is perfect for getting a clean yet full bodied sound.  It is also a great sounding direct input box in general as it is just about as good as a DI box as any I have used.  While this isn't the most versatile mic pre in terms of parameters and knobs to play with, I find that the simplistic nature of the pre helps me to get a quick sound without having to worry about too many controls.


OVERALL OPINION

In my opinion, Great River is one of the best in the business when it comes to mic pres and the Great River MP-500NV falls right in line with their best gear.  Obviously this doesn't offer up the same features as some of their higher end outboard gear, if you are on a budget and looking for a great mic pre/DI box, there is no way that you can go wrong with the MP-500NV as it simply has a great tone quality.  While this might be too expensive for most home studio owners, it is still very reasonably priced for such a good sounding mic pre and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking in this market.
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rbo02/21/2011

rbo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" High quality"

Great River MP-500NV
transistor preamp
detiné this model is to be inserted into a rack PLC 500. This format provides numerous advantages, starting with the space saving.
for the preamp signal pickups, it also excels in DI for bass or electric guitar.
commands: input gain, output level, phantom power, phase reverse, AC impedance and load button, which we might call magic button.

UTILIZATION

Knob the input gain is notched and exudes strength. at each step, it saves our 5dB signal, we can then refine the output level.
the two VU meters (In & Out) are very significant.

SOUND QUALITY

Quality is superb. very transparent, it gives punch to the sound.
The engagement of the button Loading immediately gives another color, fantastic.

OVERALL OPINION

Good value for money. format 500 becomes more and more interesting.
if it over again, I repeat the same even if it takes two slots in the rack, it's deserved.
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