Joemeek TwinQ Studio Channel Strip

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Input impedances:
Mic: 1.2kohm
Line: 20kohm

Pre-amp overall gain: 0dB to 60dB

Common mode rejection: 70dB

Equivalent input noise: -128.5dBu (unweighted)

Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)

Maximum input before clipping:
Mic: +21dBu
Line: +45dBu

Headroom before clipping: +21dBu

Compressor threshold: -6dBu to +22dBu (variable)

Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)

Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)

Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)

Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv

Output impedance: 75ohm

Output Level switch: 12dB attenuation

Noise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)

VU Meter: Analogue movement

Power supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60Hz

Power consumption: 30W

Mechanical: 482W x 88H x 220D (overall)

Weight: 3 kilos

High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80Hz

EQ Boost & Cut: +/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)

LF Frequency: 40Hz to 650Hz variable

MID Frequency: 300Hz to 5kHz variable

HF Frequency: 6kHz/12kHz switchable

Digital Output Specifications
Sampling: 24 Bit

Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz selectable

Output Formats: XLR AES/EBU, coaxial S/PDIF digital out

External Word Clock input: 75ohm, 1.25V - TTL level, 44.1kHz to 96kHz (auto synchronising)
Joemeek Warranty Joemeek products are warrantied for a period of three years.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-563-6335
(37 ratings)
Submitted April 27, 2010 by a customer from
"Awesome stereo channel strip for budget minded tone freaks."
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
I've had this for years now, and I've bought more Meek ( a OneQ ), and also a UA LA610mKII ( because I could, and because I wanted a tube pre in my studio, not because the JoeMeek stuff missed anything for my needs : you sometimes, we just want stuff ). It's heads and shoulders above average mixing board channel strips, and on par with high-end strips that retail for a lot more money.

Very high quality sound if you know how to set levels and use EQ and compression.

A very complete stereo preamplifier. It's actually 2 pres in one as the Iron switch redefines the general preamp tone and adds punch and color. Very clean with the Iron switch off, very thick and colored with the Iron switch on... The rest of the machine is equally impressive with a great sounding EQ, a very effective compressor, and an insert per channel, as well as line imputs... the onboard convertors are really good too, so you can feed you audio interface with converted audio via TOS link or Spdif...

Ease of Use
It's not rocket science, and the pre sounds great. Just set the levels right and dial to taste.

I've had mine for years, and I have yet to experience a single glitch. No scratchy pot, not failure whatsoever.

Sounds just as good as unit costing 3 times as much. Great great value. read more

Manufacturer Support
Talked to Allan on the PMI forum : very nice, helpful person.

The Wow Factor
This is highly under-rated as a preamplifier, and should be considered before spending anymore money that this costs. I also own a UA LA610mKII and consider the JoeMeek unit in the same league. It's solid, looks good, but most of all sounds absolutely great.

Musical Background:
pro recording musician

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