Joemeek twinQ2 - Dual Studio Channel

Joemeek twinQ2 - Dual Studio Channel

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Product Highlights

  • Ultra-Clean Mic Preamps
  • IRON Switch for Transformer Coloration
  • Optical Compressor with Stereo Link
  • Large, 3-Mode VU Meters
  • Balanced and Unbalanced I/O
  • Front Panel Instrument Input
  • 3-Band "Meequalizer" EQ
  • Updated Version of the Original twinQ
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The Joemeek twinQ2 is a dual-mono preamp and channel strip that's equipped with a comprehensive set of useful features. An updated version of the original twinQ, it improves on its predecessor by providing increased headroom and level, and more flexible routing of line-level signals.

Joemeek designed the preamp section for low noise and sonic purity. For each channel you get an XLR mic input, a 1/4" balanced line input, and a front-panel 1/4" high-impedance instrument input. The mic inputs are routed through high-quality Cinemag transformers, which provide pleasing sonic coloration. By activating the IRON switch, you can route line-level sources through the transformers. A Preamp Gain control is provided for adjusting the amount of amplification. A switchable high-pass filter helps eliminate rumble, pops, and handling noise.

A 3-band "Meequalizer" EQ is available on each channel, offering sweepable low and mid bands, and a high band with a selectable center frequency of 6 or 12 kHz. Each channel is also equipped with a full-featured optical compressor that includes Compress (threshold), Slope (ratio), Attack, Release, and Makeup Gain controls. Activating the Comp Link button couples the two channel's Compress, Attack, and Release controls, which helps prevent image shifts when inputting stereo signals. Large and accurate VU meters can be set to display output level, preamp level, or gain reduction.

The twinQ2 offers a range of output options: Each channel has XLR and 1/4" analog outputs, as well as AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and optical digital outputs. A Wordclock input on a BNC connector allows synchronization with an external clock source.

Ultra-clean microphone preamps, designed for high-quality, low-noise performance, and equipped with high-end Cinemag transformers
IRON switch selects transformer coupling of the Line inputs.
Full-featured optical compressor with Comp Link for stereo applications
Large, accurate VU meters; switchable between output level, preamp level, and gain reduction
24-Bit/96 kHz analog-to-digital converters feed the AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and Optical digital outputs, allowing connection with external digital gear
Balanced and unbalanced I/O allow for proper connection with any system
Front-panel instrument inputs let you plug in high-impedance sources like guitars and basses
Highly musical 3-Band EQ includes sweepable low and mid frequencies, and selectable high frequencies (6 and 12kHz)
UPC: 850207000842
Number of Channels 2
Inputs 2 x XLR Microphone (transformer balanced)
2 x 1/4" TRS Line(balanced) 2 x 1/4" TS Instrument (balanced)
Input Impedances Mic: 1.2kΩ
Line: 10kΩ
Instrument: 2.2MΩ
Preamp Overall Gain -2 to 60 dB
Equivalent Input Noise -128.5 dBu (unweighted)
Distortion 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 70 kHz (-3 dB)
Maximum Input Before Clipping Mic: +24 dBu; Line: +45 dBu
Headroom Before Clipping +29 dBu
Common Mode Rejection 70 dB
Pad 20 dB attenuation
High-Pass Filter 12 dB per octave cut below 80 Hz
Phantom Power 48 V (switchable per channel)
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR (balanced)
2 x 1/4" TRS (balanced) Nominal Output Levels +4 dBu/-10 dBv
Nominal Output Levels +4 dBu/-10 dBv
Output Impedance Output Impedance: 75Ω
Output Level Switch 12 dB attenuation
Noise Floor -85 dBu (typical, with -40 dB mic gain)
VU Meter Analog movement
Threshold Range -6 dBu to +22 dBu (variable)
Ratio 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
Attack Time 1 to 100 ms (adaptive)
Release Time 0.1 to 3 sec (adaptive)
Q 0.9 (1.6 octaves)
Range (Boost/Cut) ±15 dB on all bands (bell response)
Frequency Bands Low Frequency: 40 to 650 Hz (variable)
Mid Frequency: 300 Hz to 5 kHz (variable)
High Frequency: 6/12 kHz (switchable)
Digital Interface
Sampling 24-bit
Resolution 24-bit delta sigma using Wolfson WM8738 ADC
Sampling Rate 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96 kHz (selectable)
Output Formats AES3 compliant (balanced), S/PDIF electrical
Oversampling 2.4 x sample frequency
Noise Floor Typically 92 dB A-weighted (referenced to 0 dBFS = +18 dBu). For a +4 dBu signal, the SNR is 78 dB
Distortion 0.01% @ 0 dBu at 96 kHz sample rate
0.02% @ 0 dBu at 48 kHz sample rate
0.02% @ -1 dBFS at all sample rates
External Wordclock Input 1 x BNC; 75Ω, 1.25 V - TTL level, 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz (auto synchronizing)
Crosstalk Typically -67 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Power Supply 115V/230V AC mains, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 30 W
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 8.7 x 3.5" (482 x 220 x 88)
Weight 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 13.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 10.8 x 5.0"
Joemeek twinQ2 - Dual Studio Channel
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  • Three (3) Year Warranty
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