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PreSonus TubePre v2 - Tube Preamplifier/DI Box

B&H # PRTUBEPREV2 MFR # TUBEPRE V2
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You Pay: $129.95
Product Highlights
  • Single Channel
  • Preamp and DI
  • Solid State Preamp
  • 12AX7 Vacuum-Tube Stage
  • Balanced and Unbalanced I/O
  • Phantom Power
  • High-Pass Filter
  • Phase Reverse
  • Backlit VU Meter
  • Rugged and Compact Enclosure

The TubePre V2 from PreSonus is a fully professional tube preamp with a dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage that allows for boosting the program signal to high levels without significantly increasing the background noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation provide wide dynamic range without sacrificing detail. The preamp also serves as a direct box (DI) for guitars and basses and it's small enough to carry almost anywhere.

Housed in a rugged case, the unit features an XMAX Class A solid-state preamp followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube output stage. Also included are high-pass filter, phantom power for condenser microphones, a phase reverse switch, and a backlit VU meter. The rear panel contains an unbalanced 1/4" instrument and a balanced XLR microphone input, along with unbalanced 1/4" and balanced XLR line outputs.

Mono, tube based microphone preamp with DI functionality
XMAX Class A preamp input stage
12AX7 dual-servo vacuum tube output stage
Input Gain control
48V phantom power
80Hz high-pass filter
-20dB pad
Instrument input select
Phase reverse switch
Backlit VU meter
Clip LED
Powered via an external (included) 12VDC, 1A power supply
Number of Channels Single
Inputs 1 x XLR Microphone
1 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument
Input Impedance Microphone
1.3kΩ
Instrument
1MΩ
Gain Range Microphone
-15dB to +65dB
Instrument
-30dB to +50dB
Output 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone
Output Impedance 51Ω
Maximum Output Level +20dBu
Phantom Power 48V switchable
Multi Function No
Frequency Response Microphone
20Hz to 20kHz, -0.3dB (+4dBu, unity gain)
5Hz to 120kHz, -3.0dB (+4dBu, unity gain)
Noise Microphone EIN
-131dB, 20kHz BW, maximum gain, Rs=40Ω, A-weighted
-128dB, 20kHz BW, maximum gain, Rs=40Ω, unweighted
THD + N Microphone
0.01%, -10dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 20kHz BW, unweighted
Dynamic Range Microphone
115dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20kHz BW, A-weighted
107dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20kHz BW, unweighted
Power Requirements +12VDC, 1000mA, center pin positive, via included external power supply
PSU Barrel Dimensions: 5.5mm outer dimension x 2.1mm inner dimension x 9.5mm length
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1/3U rack-mount chassis
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
PreSonus TubePre v2 - Tube Preamplifier/DI Box
  • External Power Supply
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    PreSonusTubePre v2 - Tube Preamplifier/DI Box
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Rush_Fan_1

          from Rockingham, NC

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

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              Comments about PreSonus TubePre v2 - Tube Preamplifier/DI Box:

              I absolutely love this preamp. I bought it and tried it and it sounds pretty good right out of the box, but I upgraded the tube to an American made RCA 12AX7 and it sounds absolutely terrific on my bass and on vocals as well. Haven't had a chance to try on anything else but I have no reason to believe I wouldn't get the same results on other sources as well.
              Its very well made as it has a nice metal enclosure and not a cheap plastic one.

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              4.0

              Good for the price

              By JB

              from Philly

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                  Comments about PreSonus TubePre v2 - Tube Preamplifier/DI Box:

                  Got this to use as a (cheap) mic pre for a DAW. I don't often do audio, mostly use it for recording scratch track VO. Does the job, and certainly good for the price. Hard to get enough gain without adding a little distortion though. Fairly quiet, and for about one c-note, can't complain. After using it for 6 months, I'm looking to upgrade to a better channel strip for a cleaner sound.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Chico

                  from Atlanta, GA

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                  • Great Sound Quality

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                      Comments about PreSonus TubePre v2 - Tube Preamplifier/DI Box:

                      I got this to pre-amplifiy wireless microphones into an amp using 1/4" inputs. IT woked perfect but amazinegly it gave a nice tonal to the voice sound making the sound very beatiful.

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