Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast Discrete Microphone Preamp

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    Product Description

    Offering a preamp of the highest quality microphone preamplifier on the market in its price range, the Warm Audio Tone Beast TB12 uses quality USA made components found in preamplifiers with much loftier price tags.  The Tone Beast has unique tone-shaping features including selectable Opamp and Transformer output that gives you the versatility and flexibility you need for home and project studio environments without having to purchase an assortment of preamps.

    Warm Audio TB12 Tonebeast Mic Preamp Features

    • Discrete 312 preamp design with coupled CineMag Transformers
    • 71db of gain
    • Transformer selection with Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output for varying character
    • Transformer bypass switch removes the output transformer from the circuit
    • Opamp selection provides the classic 1731(vintage) and 918(modern) style opamps.
      • These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.
    • Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance
    • Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters
    • 80hz hipass filter
    • Polarity Reverse
    • +48V phantom power
    • Output attenuation allowing for saturation flexibility of both the opamps and transformers
    • 1/4 inch insert for the use of inline compressors, eq’s etc.
    • Balanced XLR mic (front and back), balanced TRS line, and ¼” instrument inputs
    • Balanced XLR and TRS outputs
    • -20db Pad
    • LED VU Meter
    • 19 inch rackmountable
    • External line-lump 24V AC power transformer for low noise
    Home-based musicians and professional studios alike will find the Tone Beast to be an extremely powerful and fully professional piece of gear that is capable of warming and shaping signals/mixes in a way that is very pleasing to the ear.

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    Greg Staton
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    "high end quality and sound at budget friendly prices"
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    I did a lot of research before finally choosing the WA TB12 and could not be any happier. This is a "do it all" workhorse that is built with quality parts that produces a wide range of tonal options. Warm and vintage tone is what I was looking for and the TB12 delivers it in spades. If a clean sound is what you are looking for, fear not as the TB12 covers that with ease as well. With two Op amps and two transformers, a lot of tonal variations are readily available here. And the Op amps are switchable???? Just crazy at these prices. All in all, a must have for any budget minded studio. I'll be getting another one of these for sure. Superb sound at a superb price!
    Don (MrRiteNow) Mckethan
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    Man this thing sounds great
    What is your opinion of this product?
    With the price point and the quality, this piece of gear is a no brainer. its clear, precise, and nice harmonics. I have to buy 3 more
    judson snell from louisville, ky
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    The best pre I've heard under a grand by far.
    Tom Edwards from Fremont, CA
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    stacks up to UA
    Your general opinion of this product.
    Amazing value for the $
    John Dong
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    Great product-don't read Noob reviews before passing judgement
    Your general opinion of this product.
    This product is a great product. Preamps are not effects, so fore anyone new to audio recording or live sound the preamp to untrained ears is not super noticeable. But at the same time is super important. By reading Steve VKTM's review you can tell he has little experience in the audio industry, and might have thought that a preamp should be an effect. This is not the case. For more info on what a preamp should do and should not do go to gearslutz, or something. Also zenproaudio has a thing called a clipinator which can be helpful in deciding which color or uncolored preamp might be worth you looking into. Always try before you buy, and record different stuff with it, drums;bass;guitars;vox; synths; etc. This unit has quality parts and can do clean and variations of other sounds as well. Including API, Neve, ish type of sounds. It just verywell maybe close to a Slate Fox pre, which has different styles of pre's in it as well.
    Steve VKTM from San Francisco,CA USA
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    So far so good!
    Your general opinion of this product.
    Still experimenting with the unit. 1 rack space, affordable, and smooth sounding. I'm playing punk rock, so the gain is a nice feature. I really don't need all that much hi end stuff. Vocals can get gnarly in a good way and guitars are pretty good so far. Bass is next.
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