JHS Colour Box V2 Preamp


- Addition of an Output transformer
- Safely Passes 48v Phantom Power
- EQ Shift Knobs for precision EQ control
- Hi/Lo Switch for ultra clean headroom
- 100% available clean signal even on acoustic guitar
- Silent switching, aka no "switch-pop"
- Runs on standard 9V DC Neg power
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CBoxV2
(3 ratings)
Submitted May 22, 2020 by Devoye Folkes in New Rochelle, NY
"Magical Inspiration Box"
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Wow. Ok so a little backstory. I was in the market for a Neve style pre. After extensive research i was going to go with the Warm Audio 1073, classic sound cant go wrong am i right?? Anyways, after some video reviews i saw of the colourbox v1 and v2... as a producer i was just blown away. I mean, the versatility and application you get from this is just BONKERS. And of course zZounds with crazy delivery speeds i mean its basically free next day delivery. The company is a godsend.

So the colourbox has a nice gainstaging stepped control. Can get Pristine clean to downright speaker broken fuzzy dirty and anywhere inbetween. I lean more on the slight coloration/distortion side of things so i thought it was perfect. Plus i play guitar and bass so this is a no brainer for me to have in ANY situation. Have it be live or in studio, this is going to get plenty of use from me.

Honestly have had the thing for less than a week so no 'least useful features to me yet'i mean its basically a world class preamp in a pedal box... yeah corona may be hurting us in 2020 but this is healing me hahah.Easy use of the controls and the knobs have great resistance, so key because you can really fine tune how much the Pre-vol and step gain function work together.

Ease of Use
Unbelievably easy, plug it in turn some knobs and you have heaven from your amp or monitors.

Love read more the feel and size, thing is very well built. My first JHS product and im very happy.

Honestly i would buy two of these for stereo capabilities but im holding my horses for now... the future does look quite COLOURFULL though ;)

Manufacturer Support
zzounds, easy choice!

The Wow Factor
It looks beautiful. Its Eyecandy, has a vintage console on the front with a sleek design and sexy knobs. Im enamored with the thing.

Musical Background:
Producer, Drums, Guitar, Bass

Musical Style:
Electrionic, Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, Ambient, House Music
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