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SM Pro Audio TB202 2-Channel Tube Microphone Preamp/Compressor

Switchable phantom power per channel. Switchable phase reversal. optical compressors. independant EQ circuitry. (25) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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SM Pro Audio TB202 Preamp

The new "Red Valve" series TB202 valve (12AX7) mic pre-amp is a twin channel valve mic preamplifier that features independent switchable phantom power, phase reverse, -20dB Pad, optical compressor, and fully functional EQ all housed together in a single 1U rack mount chassis.

Tailored use in the home project studio, the "Red Valve" TB202 is perfectly suited for use as front end mic inputs for your digital recorder or any other application requiring mic preamplification.

Features:
Hand tested tubes 12AX7 tube

Class A transformless high voltage signal path

Switchable phantom power per channel

Switchable phase reversal per channel

Optical compressors

Independant EQ circuitry

Input gain control per channel

-20dB pad per channel

Master volume control

zZounds is an authorized dealer of SM Pro Audio products.
Performance:
THD + Noise (un-weighted): 0.05%@0dB
Tube, Drive: 10%@30dB Tube Drive

Input Impedance:
XLR: 5k ohms 5k Ohms
1/4 in. High Z: 1Meg ohms

Output Impedance:
XLR Balanced: 51 ohms
1/4 in. TRS Unbalanced: 51 ohms

Panel Controls:
Gain: 0dB to +30dB, 20dB pad, Phase Reverse, + 48V Phantom Power

Metering: 8 Segmented LED: -25dBu to +18dBu

Power Supply:
Type: Linear Supply
Switchable: 110V / 220V
Input: 17 VAC / 1000mA

Physical:
Mounting: Steel
Front Panel: Steel
External power supply: 110v-240v
Size: 1U Rack
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-343-0353
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"$1,000 sound for a quarter of the price."
Sound: This product has an excellent smooth sounding compression. I tried it with the Behringer B-1 and it sounded exceptional for a budget microphone like that. The Slow Release setting is the best if you really want to make a certain instrument stand out. Feature: The Equalization is the best feature. I like being able to adjust and equalize my microphone like a mixer. The only thing that it doesn't have is de-essing but this preamp sounds so clear I don't really think it even needs de-essing. I was really impressed. Quality: Nothing has broken on me yet. Everything looks built really well.Nice Maroon finish. Value: Excellent value, this definitely rivals the Focusrite optical preamps and is $400 cheaper. Manufacturer Support: Never had to contact them at all. The Wow Factor: This will bring you the big sound you have been searching for in professional recordings. You Want It!!! Overall: I would definitely replace it with another one exactly the same. My recordings havent been better. I own an A.R.T. MP studio and that is retired in the closet forever.
Style of Music: Metal
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Sound: For a nice rich sound, turn up the INPUT knob very high ~9, turn up COMPRESSION knob (to 5 for vocals and 10 for acoustic guitar), and then turn the OUTPUT down low to reduce the volume to the final desired level. This drives the tubes, compresses the signal and give a nice rich sound. Use equalizer to bring the mids down a bit and perhaps add some highs. Excellent EQ section! The signal path listed here gives a very rich/expensive sounding mix for reasonable prices: SM58 Mic (channel 1) Taylor 714CE (channel 2) into SM TB 202 preamp/compressor into Behringer Mixer into QMS Power Amp into Mackie Speakers. Feature: Simple yet has all the necessary features
Style of Music: Classic Rock / Acoustic
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