PreSonus BlueTube DP Version 2 Stereo Tube Microphone Preamplifier

PreSonus BlueTube DP Version 2 Stereo Tube Microphone Preamplifier

Dial in gentle warmth -- or edgy bark -- with separate Tube Drive and Gain knobs on the two-channel PreSonus BlueTube DP Version 2 microphone preamplifier.

PreSonus BlueTube DP Stereo Tube Microphone Preamp

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This is an affordable two-channel microphone/instrument preamp from PreSonus.

The new BlueTube DP two channel microphone/instrument preamplifier with Dual Path technology delivers the best of both worlds, offering a solid-state preamplifier stage and a tube preamplifier stage in each channel. This new Dual Path feature delivers the most flexible preamplifier in its price range by delivering both fat warm tube tone or invisible solid state transparency. The BlueTube DP replaces the original award-winning BlueTube as PreSonus' most affordable two-channel microphone/instrument preamplifier.

Each channel of the BlueTube DP includes a -20 dB pad, polarity reverse, 80Hz filter, and +48V phantom power. Front panel controls include solid-state Gain control and switchable on/off TUBE DRIVE. When the Tube Drive is clicked off, the tube preamplifier stage is bypassed delivering ultra-quiet and transparent preamplification. The front panel also includes illuminated analog VU meters for each channel for easy visual monitoring.

The BlueTube DP's inputs are professional-quality Neutrik Combo connectors for accepting both XLR and 1/4" TS sources. Outputs include both XLR and TS jacks, allowing for ultimate flexibility.

The PreSonus BlueTube Dual Path is great for enhancing all types of microphones including condensers, dynamics, and ribbons, as well as instruments including keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars and bass. The BlueTube DP is the perfect front-end preamplifier for any project studio delivering a wide range of sounds and tonality all at an amazingly affordable price. read more

Features

- Stereo dual-path mic/instrument preamp using 12AX7 tube
- High-headroom, class A gain stage (55 dB gain)
- XLR and 1/4" Hi-Z Neutrik combo connectors
- -20 dB pad
- Polarity reversal
- 80 Hz filter on each channel
- 2 illuminated VU meters
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 225-216-7887
Web: https://www.presonus.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (47 ratings)
Submitted December 22, 2009 by a customer from jandradevox.com
"This is a fantstic pre amp for the money!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I am going to keep this one for a long while. For what I do, I don't think there is anything better out there for less than $500. If you would like to hear samples of my work, using this unit, please visit www.jandradevox.com. Thanks, Joseph Andrade

Sound
This is a fantastic pre amp. I purchased it to replace a usb interface that was not supplying enough power to the mic, even though it has 48v phantom power switch. I could not believe the sound of this pre, especially when the tube is engaged. I use it primarily for voice over work. The sound is awesome: warm, clear, beautiful. I cannot believe the difference.

Features
It is truly feature rich. Most of which I will never use but you might. Fist off it has two channels. You can run the pre amp in tube mode or solid state. Also, it has mirror controls for both, with very nice pots that are responsive to your every adjustment. It has an 80Hz filter switch, some great VU meters to monitor your signal, 48v phantom power switches, as well as a -20 pad.

Ease of Use
Could not be easier to use. Simply plug in your mic or instrument and away you go!

Quality
Very well built, good looking unit. I don't know if this pre would be good for the road as I do not use it for that purpose. However, it is small enough that you could probably take it with you on the road with no problems.

Value
Tremendous bang for read more the buck! This does the job of a $500-$750 pre amp, it is that good! The tube which it came with sound fantastic, so I can only imagine what it would sound like with a different tube.

The Wow Factor
I would replace it in a second if was to get stolen.

Musical Background:
Professional Voice Over Actor
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