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PreSonus TubePre Version 2 Microphone Preamp

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Product Description

Like the original TubePre, the Presonus TubePre Version 2 Microphone Preamp is a fully professional tube preamp, with a dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage that lets you boost the program signal to smoking hot levels without significantly increasing the background noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation offer dynamic range and detail not found in other single-channel tube preamps in its class.

The TubePre V2 provides an even wider palette of sound options and a much more focused tube saturation than the original TubePre. It has been upgraded to employ PreSonus' popular XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, which is followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. Twist the TubePre V2 Drive saturation control to add the color that only a hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube can deliver, from gentle warmth to total fuzz.

Housed in a rugged case, the TubePre V2 rear panel sports separate unbalanced, 1/4 inch instrument and balanced, XLR mic inputs and unbalanced 1/4 inch and balanced XLR line outputs. We've included all of the extras you need for professional operation including a high-pass filter, phantom power for condenser mics, polarity reverse switch and a backlit VU meter.

Thanks to the V2's separate instrument and mic inputs, it also serves as a dynamite direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. It's small enough to carry almost anywhere, although you also can screw-mount it to a standard rack tray. The Presonus TubePre Version 2 Microphone is more than a mic preamp, and with PreSonus, big sound doesn’t have to cost big bucks.

Presonus TubePre Version 2 Microphone Preamp Features

  • XMAX Class A preamp input stage
  • 12AX7 dual-servo vacuum tube output stage
  • Input Gain control
  • 48V phantom power
  • 80 Hz high-pass filter
  • -20 dB pad
  • Instrument input select
  • Polarity-reverse switch
  • Backlit VU meter
  • Clip LED
  • Input/Output
    • 1 unbalanced 1/4 inch instrument input
    • 1 balanced XLR mic input
    • 1 unbalanced 1/4 inch line output
    • 1 balanced XLR line output
  • Physical
    • Compact 1/3U rack-mount chassis
  • External 12 VDC, 1A power supply

Product Specifications
Presonus TubePre Version 2 Microphone Preamp Specifications

  • Mic Input:
    • Connector Type: XLR, female, balanced
    • EIN: -131 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40 Ohms, A-wtd -128 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40 Ohms, unwtd
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -0.3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain 5 Hz - 120 kHz, -3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain
    • THD+N: 0.01%, -10 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd
    • Dynamic Range: 115 dB, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd 107 dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd
    • Input Impedance: 1.3 kOhms
    • Phantom Power: +48 VDC, 10 mA
  • Instrument Input:
    • Connector Type: 1/4 inch TS, female, unbalanced
    • Input Impedance: 1 MOhms
  • Output:
    • Analog Output:
      • Connector Types: XLR, male, balanced 1/4 inch TS, female, unbalanced
      • Maximum Output: +20 dBu
      • Output Impedance: 51Ohms
    • Tube Stage:
      • Type: 12AX7
    • Power:
      • Type: +12 VDC, 1A, center pin positive
      • PSU Barrel Dimensions: .5 millimeter O.D., 2.1 millimeter I.D., 9.5 millimeter length
  • Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  225-216-7887 Warranty:  New Products: 1 Year. B-stock: 90 Days.
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