British Console Colour Module

$59.00 ex. VAT

  • Mix and Match HRK Colour Modules!
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Colours Mix & Match 4 - 5 15%
Colours Mix & Match 6 + 20%


British Console | The Sound of Classic British Mic Preamp!

  • Inspired by Classic British Mic Preamp Design
  • Class A Discrete Vintage Circuitry
  • Two Independent Discrete Semi-Opamps
  • NOS Silicon Transistors from the ’60s and ’70s
  • Optimised for 2nd Order Harmonics
  • Asymmetrical Clipping Pattern
  • 3 Modes of Operation
  • 8/16dB Gain Mode for Saturation and Recording
  • On Board Voltage Regulators

British Console delivers the sound of the Vintage British Mic Preamp in the compact and affordable Colour Module Format!

The British Console Colour Module circuitry relates to the heritage of the famous British mic preamp designed and launched in 70’s.

The British Console Colour Module adds subtle saturation and compression to the signal in all modes of operation.

In normal conditions, British Console produces less than 0.3% of THD – mostly second harmonics.

Although the British Console module is not an overdrive colour, it can be driven harder to achieve more audible results.

Depending on music material it will produce different results due to the asymmetrical clipping behaviour.

Designed for Professional Use!

The British Console Colour Module was explicitly designed for professional studio use. The circuitry was optimised for low noise performance.

On-board voltage regulators stabilise supply rails and filter-out any power supply noise.

This is very important since many 500 racks are equipped with Switch Mode Power supply which may introduce switcher noise.

The British Console Colour Module can be used for recording or mastering of a finished mixdown.

Audio Samples

      Drums Dry

      Drums More Drive

      Synth Dry

      Synth More Drive

      Guitar Dry

      Guitar More Drive

Audio Samples from Video


Samples recorded with MP568C Studio Grade Colour Preamp

Circuitry From Classic British Console

British Console Colour Module contains 2 independent Discrete Opamps.

Each Opamp is built with 3 NOS Vintage Transistors made in the 60’s and ’70s. A similar type of transistors which were used to build the most famous classic British Mic Preamp.

The technology of manufacturing transistors in the 60’s and ’70s was far different than today. This is why older, classic recording equipment produces a completely different type of sound.

Use the British Console Colour Module together with the MP568C for recording and get the sound of the Classic British Mic!

The British Console is perfect for Recording and Mastering!

British Console has three modes of operation. The gain of each of the on-board Opamp can be set to 0dB or to +8dB.

To engage the Gain BOOST for each Opamp the jumper should be inserted.

For Mastering purposes, the gain of both Opamps should set to 0dB – both jumpers removed. Best results can be achieved at moderate drive levels before the audible clipping appears.

Such application will produce warm, little bit compressed and saturated sound. Even if the overall gain is 0dB, Opamps are still operating with +8dB of gain producing harmonics and colouring the sound.

The British Console colour module will always produce warm harmonics regardless of the application. For recording a total of +8dB or +16dB gain should be set. When used with MP568C, British Console creates fully functional Classic Mic Preamp!

You can record in real-time, with real-life analogue hardware!

Demo Video


User Manual:

How to use the British Console Colour Module ->

Item Condition

Brand New, Assembled and Tested.

Every single HRK product is carefully tested with Audio Precision test equipment before the shipping to ensure hassle-free operation.

Payment & Shipping


All Items are dispatched from the European Union within 1-3 working days.

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FREE delivery is available for orders over the 249USD to EU, USA and Canada.

FREE delivery is available for orders over the 299USD to Australia, New Zeland, Japan and other destinations.

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Delivery to other WorldWide destinations – 24.99USD

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Input impedance: 10kOhm

Output impedance: 100R

Phase inverse: none

Gain: 0dB

All HRK Colour Modules are fully compatible with DIYRE Colour Format

All HRK Colour Processor and Preamps fully compatible with DIYRE Colour Format

All HRK 500 products are fully compatible with API 500 Format

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