Chandler TG Channel MKII - EQ and Mic/Line Preamp

Chandler TG Channel MKII - EQ and Mic/Line Preamp

Chandler TG Channel MKII - EQ and Mic/Line Preamp

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Chandler TG Channel MKII - EQ and Mic/Line Preamp

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  • Vintage, Analog, "Beatles-Era" Sound
  • Circuit Design from Abbey Road Studios
  • Inductor-Based Passive EQ
  • Sound Comparable to Pultec and Lang EQs
  • Contains TG2 Preamp
  • Direct Input for Line-Level Sources
  • 600Ω Mic In, 10kΩ Line In
  • Separate Input and Output Controls
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  • 1Description

The Chandler Limited TG Channel MKII is a single-rackspace EQ and mic/line preamp with a vintage sound. Its circuit design comes from classic studio gear used at Abbey Road Studios during the Beatles era.

The EQ contains both passive and active sections, and uses circuitry replicated from the TG12410 Transfer, a console that was the mastering counterpart of the "Beatles Desks." Chandler used the original design information and circuit-board drawings, which were provided by Abbey Road. The passive portion of the EQ is all inductor based. The active part uses discrete amplifiers and transformers from Chandler Limited's TG1 Limiter and the TG2 preamp. The EQ sound has been compared to that of Pultec and Lang program EQs, but with TG circuitry.

The preamp section comes from the TG2, which is based on the EMI TG12428 preamp, also from Abbey Road. The output knob functions like a console fader, allowing you to adjust the output to compensate for the input level. As a result, you can push the input without distorting your recorder.

The TG Channel MKII is powered by Chandler Limited's PSU-1 power supply, which must be purchased separately.

Vintage Design
Circuitry replicates that of gear used in Abbey Road Studios during the Beatles era, including the TG12410 Transfer console and the EMI TG12428 preamp.
Input Control
Governs either the 600Ω mic input or the 10kΩ line input. The 15-position switch gives a large range of control for normal and not-so-normal uses.
Direct In
Bypasses the mic-in transformer and jacks directly into the high-impedance microphone circuitry
Output Control
Functions as a console fader and is placed after the input stage and before the output stage. It allows for trimming of the input signal, and lets the user run the input very hot (for extra coloration) without distorting the recorder.
Front-Panel Switches
Phase, Mic/line, EQ, and 48V phantom power.
High Boost
A capacitor-based high-boost control with 18 dB of gain and a shelving characteristic.
Mid Boost
An inductor-based mid-frequency peak with 18 dB of boost and a high Q switch to sharpen the curve.
Mid Cut
A mid-frequency EQ with 20 dB of cut and six frequency points set at a very sharp Q. It's specially designed to fix problem areas.
Low Boost
The Low Boost control has 20 dB of gain and a select switch that combines shelf and peak settings.
Low Cut
The Low Cut switch has five positions and the slope is relatively gentle.
In the Box
Chandler TG Channel MKII - EQ and Mic/Line Preamp
  • XLR Cable for Connecting to PSU-1 Power Supply (not included)
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Number of Channels Single
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" TS Direct (unbalanced) 1 x XLR Mic/Line (balanced)
    Outputs 1 x XLR (balanced)
    Frequency Response Not Published By Manufacturer
    Preamp
    Gain Range Mic -5 dB to 65 dB
    Line -15 dB to +35 dB
    Input Impedance 600Ω Mic, 10kΩ Line
    Output Impedance 600Ω
    Phantom Power 48V
    Equalizer
    Filter Type Low Cut, Low Boost, Mid Cut, Mid Peak, High Shelf
    EQ Frequency Bands (Fixed) Low Cut: 30, 60, 90, 150 and 300 Hz
    Low Boost (+20 dB): 50, 70, 100, 200 Hz (peak) 100, 200 (shelf)
    Mid Cut (-20 dB): 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 850 Hz
    Mid Boost (+18 dB): 1.2, 1.8, 2.2, 3,9, and 5.8 kHz
    High Boost (+18 dB): 6.8, 8.1, 12, and 16 kHz
    Physical
    Controls 9 x Rotary EQ Controls
    1 x Phase Switch
    1 x Mic/Line Switch
    1 x 48V Phantom Power Switch
    1 X EQ In Switch
    1 x Line Switch
    1 x Input Control
    1 x Output Control
    Power Supply Requires Chandler PSU-1 Power Supply (not included)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 12 x 2" (483 x 305 x 51 mm)
    Weight 13 lbs (5.9 kg)

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