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PreSonus Studio Channel Vacuum Tube Channel Strip Mic Preamp

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Step up the quality of your recordings with the top notch PreSonus Studio Channel!
This fully featured channel strip delivers a class A tube microphone/instrument preamplifier, a variable VCA compressor, and a 3 band parametric Equalizer complete with VU metering. You won't believe how incredible your recording will sound through the Studio Channel.

PreSonus Studio Channel Features:

  • Class A vacuum tube microphone / instrument preamplifier
  • Tube gain and tube drive
  • Variable VCA Compressor (threshold, ratio, attack, release, make up gain, auto, soft)
  • 3 band parametric Equalizer
  • Precision analog VU meter for gain reduction and output
  • Equalizer Pre/Post compressor switch
  • 80Hz high pass filter
  • 20dB pad
  • Phase invert
  • Rugged metal chassis
  • High-headroom
  • Ultra-low-noise design
Enhance your signal path
The PreSonus Studio Channel is set to take your sound well into the next level, as it noticeably outperforms the preamplifiers built into most audio recording interfaces and affordable mixers. You get essential tube tone along with the ability to sculpt and shape it in whatever direction you want. Fatten up a vocal with compression or sweeten up a piano track with EQ, you'll be ready to make the most out of whatever source you're recording with this versatile audio toolbox.

Class A tube preamplifier
The Studio Channel has everything you need to achieve big, radio-worthy sound straightaway. The preamplifier stage of the Studio Channel is based on PreSonus's award-winning BlueTube preamplifier that's known for its high headroom and big tone, thanks to a high-output 12AX7 vacuum tube. What's more, dual control Gain and Tube Drive let you dial in a wide range of sounds for sonic variety. You can give a DIed guitar track a bit of that overdriven tube edge then record a warm, smooth vocal track - it's all onboard the Studio Channel.

Fully featured VCA compressor
The PreSonus Studio Channel's compressor features a fully variable, ultra-fast and smooth VCA-based circuit. You have all the must-have compression controls at your fingertips, including ratio, threshold, attack, release, and gain make up. VCA-based compressors are known for both their musicality as well as their ability to tame even the fastest transients. Whatever source you're recording, you'll enjoy the ability to get the signal in as hot as needed without clipping.

3 band Parametric Equalizer
Use the Studio Channel's superb equalizer section to carve out unwanted frequencies and tailor your tone to enhance your overall sound. The custom-designed amplifiers in the equalizer deliver sweet-sounding gain/cut so you can have ultra-smooth highs, deep solid lows, and clear midrange. What's more, the mid-band of the EQ section has variable Q for controlling the width around the center point of the selected frequency. Plus, high and low frequency bands let you select peak/dip or shelving frequencies.

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Phone:  225-216-7887 Warranty:  New Products: 1 Year. WorxAudio, AIR, and ULT loudspeakers: 6 years. B-stock: 90 Days.

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Presonus Studio Channel Strip Tube Preamp Specifications

General
  • Channels: One
  • Dynamic Range: >115dB
  • Headroom: +22dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 50kHz
  • Output Connectors: XLR balanced and 1/4 inch TRS
  • Output Impedance: 51 ohms
  • Output headroom: +22dBu
Physical
  • Size: 1 rack space
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 1.75 x 5.5 inches
  • Weight: 5 lbs


Customer Reviews

Kevin Village-Stone Submitted: 12/5/2018
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Studio quality with good bang-for-the-buck
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We own a studio writing/recording for major film, games, and TV. We researched the reviews on this product before purchasing and since purchasing it, we are happy with our choice. We recently started producing a new show where we have multiple simultaneous interacting voices. We had to add in one more mic and it's associated gear for the show. We needed to match the "hard-to-reproduce" tube tonal quality and compression signature of a vintage Presonus mic preamp from the 90's so the voices sounded consistent. This vintage unit has warmth and clarity hard to find today except in tube vocal processors over $4k. This unit actually exceeds our expectations. Warm consistent sound with good control. After installation we went to immediate recording time and matched the sound of the vintage unit in seconds. Wish it had a desser but that can be applied in pre via DAW. Sound is clean and consistent. Worth three times what we paid for it versus the benefit we have from it in the studio.
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Matt Submitted: 9/26/2018
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Fantastic product
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Won’t break the bank and definitely warms up vocals, only con is the power switch but hey for the price you can’t complain.
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Melvis Submitted: 9/7/2018
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Better than expected
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I used to think adding an external preamp was not necessary with the current preamps in audio interfaces. Boy was I wrong. This thing makes my vocals, guitar, and bass great!
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Heath Martin Submitted: 9/5/2018
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I love my PreSonus Studio Channel Vacuum Tube Channel Strip Mic Preamp
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This is my first Preamp and am very impressed! PreSonus knocks this one out of the park with ease of use and true tube sound, what a great addition to my studio and a great price as always from American Musical Supply.
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Alian Submitted: 9/5/2018
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I love this product
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The best option for low prices.
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Tito Munoz Submitted: 12/17/2017
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Great sound
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I am very impressed with the sound quality that is coming out of this thing , I most definitely buy another one , that’s how good is , and I do own high end Universal Audio equipment , but this one has its own character. Very happy
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Brian K. White Submitted: 9/28/2017
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Well worth my money
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Definitely made my vocals sound better
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Scott Submitted: 6/12/2017
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Another winner from Presonus
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Presonus makes great stuff and this is another winner. Sounds as good as compressors costing upward of 1k. Impressed. I will probably change out the tube but in the near future but I like it a lot.
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AggressiveAudio Submitted: 4/21/2015
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Excellent as expected
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Great channel strip! captured some bass lines through it already and vocals are next...the recommended settings for each application are really good...but you can definitely spend time tweaking and experimenting... My only criticism is that it takes a pretty hot signal to make the meter work...but all you have to do is listen
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Tha Kidd from Waco, Tx, United States Submitted: 12/7/2012
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Best Bang For Your Buck!!
Yes made very well and durable no problems with mine.
I like how it have an on board EQ and Compressor along with the tube. That made 3 things in my rack 1!
Very Easy to use almost plug and play easy to set to your recording needs.
Very nice and warm sound best deal I have come across.
Have not had it that long but I know somene that has and that is one of the reasons I Purchased it/
Your general opinion of this product.
Best Bang for your Buck!!
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