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For engineers both new and seasoned, a 500 Series setup saves time, space, and funds in a versatile format that functions well in both both studio in live settings. Here on Reverb, you can find staples for your studio from mic preamps like the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 to EQs like the API 550A at the best prices for new and used models.

Whether you want to know the benefits of a 500 Series setup, our picks for affordable mic preamps, or a breakdown on downsizing your studio, a world of inspiration for your 500 Series rig is right here. You can also take a look at our Essential 500 Series Modules Buying Guide for even more direct and curated recommendations.

Types of 500 Series Modules & Chassis

Originating in the API consoles of the 1970s, the 500 Series quickly grew in popularity for its modular nature that translates classic studio gear into a compact, affordable format.

For those new to the realm of 500 Series, here are the types of modules and the necessary chassis:

  • Chassis: This is the case, power source, and ins/outs for your 500 Series modules. A chassis (or rack, depending on who you ask) can be as small as a two-slot operation and as large as north of 10 slots for all the processing power you want.
  • Preamp: Much like its studio rack counterpart, a 500 Series preamp can capture the warmth of tubes, the clean power of solid state, or a combo of the two in a hybrid model. Despite their small size, 500 preamps can also sport channel strips with onboard EQ and compression.
  • Dynamics: These include compressors, limiters, expanders, and gates.
  • Equalizer: A vital component of any recording rig. Options range from parametric EQs with three or four bands (in some cases many more) to fully-rendered graphic models with added tone-shaping controls and filters for carving out a novel sound.
  • Effects: What's a signal chain without a little fun? Warm tape echo emulations, shape-shifting phasers, subharmonic synthesis and more fall in this category.

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