10% price drop

 ***Brand New with 1 Yr Warranty. These are listed as a pre-order because I have the parts in stock, but they're not yet built. Estimated lead time is 10-14 days. *** Discounts for pairs, so send me a message if you want more than one! I can also do bundle deals if you want a combination of different CAPI pres***

This an awesome preamp, great for any source, and my go-to for acoustic instruments, drums, and electric guitar. It's also amazing on the 2-bus using the 'line' switch to give your mixes some extra depth and analog goodness. This bad boy has 3 transformers and 2 discrete opamps, so you're getting a ton of analog mojo in a really small, affordable package.On top of that, you get the switchable high pass filters, which make this even better for both tracking and 2-buss duties. AND you get that lovely little LED signal indicator which is so useful when you're trying to track down issues in your signal chain.
Note, this includes the Litz wire output transformers, which is an upgrade over the stock model, and tends to have a more uniform frequency response and an overall bigger and deeper sound than the stock transformers.
As for opamps, by default, I include the Gar2520 and Gar1731 -- this seems to be the favorite opamp configuration for most people, but I can also provide dual 2520s or 1731s if you would prefer. If you want to experiment and try different combinations, I can include extra opamps for $35/each. I can also offer Red Dot opamps for an extra $40/each.

US Shipping is $14 including insurance. Shipping with insurance through Reverb.com requires signature upon delivery, so let me know if that's an issue. I ship very quickly, typically within 24 hours of payment.
I'll also ship worldwide, and I believe $35 should cover just about anywhere. If not, I'll add or subtract per actual shipping cost. International buyers, please contact me before purchasing so that I can get you a shipping quote.

*Warranty guarantees 100% functionality during warranty period. If item becomes defective during warranty period, it must be returned to ShadowTree Studios for repair. Damage due to abuse or misuse is not covered. Wear and tear, and other physical damage is not covered. Warranty is not transferable.

Product Specs

Brand New (New)
Classic Audio Products of IL
500 Series, Microphone Preamps
Made In
United States

About The Seller

ShadowTree Studios
Joined Jun 2016
Durham, NC, United States


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ShadowTree Studios

Durham, NC, United States
Joined: Jun 2016

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CAPI VP28 - 500 series API Style Preamp - Litz Wire - Multiple Available
+ $14 Shipping