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Item Reviews for: Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast Discreet Microphone Preamp  -  WAU TB12 LIST

The best pre I've heard under a grand by far.
By: judson snell from louisville, ky      Submitted: 2/7/2014

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stacks up to UA
By: Tom Edwards from Fremont, CA      Submitted: 11/29/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Amazing value for the $ Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Built as good as my Vintechs Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Extremely easy to understand and put to use, right out of the box Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The ability to switch between transformers and op amps is brilliant. Very subtle changes in sound, but great versatility, come mix time Sound How is the tone? Kick ass tone. Holds up to my UAD pres Reliability How has it stood up over time? Built like the proverbial brick house
Great product-don't read Noob reviews before passing judgement
By: CMcG from Chicago      Submitted: 10/22/2013

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General 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. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Easy as pie, turn knobs till it sounds good. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? It's options and variable switching of opamps, and saturation. Sound How is the tone? Phat, clean, warm, gritty Reliability How has it stood up over time? .......
So far so good!
By: Steve VKTM from San Francisco,CA USA      Submitted: 10/18/2013

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General 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. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes, it's a good piece of gear for it's price range! The Tone section is a bit subtle for my ears, but I've only had it 2 weeks. In 2 months I'm sure I'll know more. As the heading said, So far so good! Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Only a few knobs. Everything is where it should be. I guess a stereo one might be good. I'm sure that will happen soon. It has everything it needs for a recording. I bet pro studios might use it for it's unique sonic qualities, especially in the rock genre. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Has all the standard features for a unit in it's price range. I have no complaints so far. I'm happy! Sound How is the tone? I've only had it 2 weeks. In 2 months I'll know more. As I said, So far so good! Reliability How has it stood up over time? It's been in operation for 2 weeks and has performed flawlessly. Ask me a year from now.
"I love this thing"
By: Deependra Rai from Santa Roas CA USA      Submitted: 8/3/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. This thing is fantastic!! Nice warm tone, great features.. Lot of option to process your signal through it. Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar , bass guitar.. You name it . It's sounds" WARM" Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Solid built. It will last for a long long time. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? It's easy to use. It's a must to read a manual to understand the great features this beast has to offer. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The best features are switchable 2 cinemag transformers,it can be bypassed as well( neat idea). Op amp selection options and vintage & clean selection switch. Sound How is the tone? Nice warm tone.. If you want some color to your tone this is it and it can be clean as well. Reliability How has it stood up over time? it's working great.. No issues at all.
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