PRESONUS TubePre V2 Microphone Preamp

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PRESONUS TubePre V2 Microphone Preamp

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MSRP: $159.95

PAL Price: $129.95


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PreSonus has been designing preamplifiers for a long time, and they always focus on quality first.  When they decided to upgrade their popular TubePre, they focused on improving an already high-quality sound, without raising the price.  Like the original TubePre, the new version 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 has been upgraded from the original TubePre 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 gently warmth to total fuzz.

Thanks to its separate instrument and mic inputs, it also serves as a dynamite direct box (DI) for guitars and basses.  Its small enough to carry almost anywhere, although you can screw mount it to a standard rack tray.

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
nstrument input select
Polarity-reverse switch
Backlit VU meter
Clip LED

1 unbalanced ¼” instrument input
1 balanced XLR mic input
1 unbalanced ¼” line output
1 balanced XLR line output

Compact 1/3U rack-mount chassis
External 12 VDC, 1A power supply


Tech Specs

Mic Input
Connector Type     XLR, female, balanced
EIN     -131 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, A-wtd -128 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, 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 kΩ
Phantom Power     +48 VDC, 10 mA

Instrument Input
Connector Type     ¼” TS, female, unbalanced
Input Impedance     1 MΩ

Analog Output
Connector Types     XLR, male, balanced ¼” TS, female, unbalanced
Maximum Output     +20 dBu
Output Impedance     51Ω

Tube Stage
Type     12AX7

External Power Adapter     +12 VDC, 1A, center-pin positive
PSU Barrel Dimensions     5.5 mm O.D., 2.1 mm I.D., 9.5 mm length

Dimensions     1/3U rack-mountable (screw-mount to standard rack tray, not included)
Height     1.75” (44.45 mm)
Depth     5.5” (139.7 mm)
Width     5.5” (139.7 mm)
Weight     5 lb. (2.27 kg)

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