The EM-Silver has a custom wound steel output transformer which will translate into a darker sound than the P-1, EM-Red, and EM-Blue. We find the EM-Silver to be a very good match with “Ribbon Microphones”. This is a good combination due to the fact that steel transformers were widely used in the early days of recording and broadcast along with ribbon microphones.

It depends on which ribbon you have or use which will determine the sound/color/flavor you will receive.
With today’s influx of ribbon microphones there is a wide choice of character range available for you to determine which tone you are looking for or need.

Another feature of the EM-Silver is a “DI” (direct inject) for use with electric instruments. We find that this is a great pre for Bass Guitar and Keyboards. Also, you may like to try the EM-Silver (depending on microphone) for your “kick” when recording drums! This is a very versatile tool for any recording situation.

All of the A Designs Audio 500 Series compatible pres have the following features:

1. -20dB Pad
2. Phase
3. 48v Phantom
4. Cast aluminum knob
5. Thumb Screws (for easy install and un-install)
6. Solid construction
7. Custom Wound Transformers (input and output)
8. Original Design (no CLONES)
9. Red LED indicator for Phantom power

When developing our product(s) A Designs Audio feels the need to place units into the hands of both the professional and the average end user. In doing so, we have learned from their experiences and they have passed valuable information on to us. This helps us to produce a product with pride of craftsmanship and knowing we helped, in some way, to continue to inspire the art of creating and recording. So, no matter what your needs are for recording the perfect sound, A Designs Audio can help you by providing a solid tool to contribute to the job.