Based on the 583S, this two channel tube preamp brings LaChapell Audio quality to a single rack space.
The Model 983S is a high quality tube preamplifier that integrates many of the key features that distinguish LaChapell Audio studio gear in a package developed for personal and professional studios as well as live sound applications. Based on the popular 583S, the 983S tube microphone preamp offers 2 channels of tube amplification in a single rack space unit.
In addition to the low profile single rack space design, the 983S has an ultra-low output impedance for unparalleled sound transfer across long cable runs such as are common in theaters and remote systems. You will find many of the features you expect from a piece of LaChapell Audio gear.
LaChapell Audio is passionate about sound. We live for music. We love recording, electronics, and gear. But when it came time to start a company, we were thinking about all the producers, engineers, musicians, and friends who would be using our gear. Our aim is, and has always been, to design and make the best quality gear with practical, original features that make records sound great.
Scott LaChapell grew up in a home where both music and electronics were a part of life. Piano lessons and electronics kits gave way to professional composing and recording. It was while working in studios in California and Nashville that seeds of LaChapell Audio were planted.
Together with his father, a retired senior design engineer at Lawrence Livermore Labs with a lifetime of experience in electronics, they collaborated and experimented for over nine years to produce the predecessor to the 992 and ultimately the 992 itself. Testing out circuits and prototypes in actual studio sessions allowed Scott to develop a signature unique sound that sits in the mix perfectly. The next products to come off the workbench carried that same signature sound and attention to detail and quality that customers have come to expect from LaChapell Audio.
We are committed to listening to our users. Many of the refinements and new products have come from listening to users talk about what they would like to see and how the product would work better for them. It’s this type of commitment that will keep producing great products that consistently perform above expectations.