Talking with Johnny Balmer over at Alchemy Audio yesterday, he mentioned that he’s involved with a great project. He teamed up with Kevin at Aion Electronics to put together a limited run (only 50 units) of the Aion Electronics Lab Series L5 Preamp. This is a faithful reproduction of the preamp section of the Moog-designed Lab Series L5 solid state amplifier from the late 70’s. These have a cult following as the most “tube like” solid state amps available.
Johnny mentioned that the Lab Series L5 Preamp could be used with a power amp, a direct box into a live or studio console or connected to your amplifier’s effects return. Additionally, it sounds great stacked with other pedals.
Check out this great demo video on the Alchemy Audio Assembled Aion Electronics Lab Series L5 Preamp:
Alchemy Audio Assembled Aion Electronics Lab Series L5 Preamp
The Alchemy Audio Assembled Aion Electronics Lab Series L5 Preamp will cost $359 and can be purchased directly from Alchemy Audio’s website or on Reverb.com. These are only available for PRE-ORDER currently and should be shipping out in late April. Remember, only 50 units will be made, so these will snatched up pretty fast, so if you’re interested, be sure to get the pre-order put in before it’s too late.