PreSonus TUBEPre (No Longer Available)
Single-channel Tube Microphone Preamp with Direct Instrument Input
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From Our Research Team:
The Amazing Shrinking Mic Preamp!The TubePRE from PreSonus is possibly the best sounding tube preamp that can fit in one hand! Taking a simple is better approach, the TubePRE features a mic and instrument input, balanced and unbalanced output on the back panel and Gain and Drive controls, pad, rumble filter, phase reverse and phantom power buttons on the front panel! A backlit vintage VU meter rounds out this pint-sized powerhouse! Whether you're warming up your vocals, or recording your guitar or bass direct - the TubePRE has what it takes to be another PreSonus best seller!
PreSonus TubePRE at a Glance:
The PreSonus TubePRE is equipped with both a balanced XLR input and 1/4" hi-Z input to accommodate mic- and instrument-level signals. In fact, many engineers have sung the praises of the TubePRE as a DI with bass guitar, and the Tube Drive control lets you dial in the perfect amount of grit and warmth. As a mic pre, source sounds come through loud and clear thanks to the low -98dB noise floor.
The TubePRE represents a stunning value in the world of mic/instrument preamps. Not only is it tube-driven, a great direct box, and quiet, but it's also equipped with necessary studio tools such as a phase inversion button, 10dB pad, phantom power, and an 80Hz low-cut filter. As an added bonus, there's a front-panel VU meter (who doesn't love VU meters!).
PreSonus TubePRE Preamplifier Features:
The PreSonus TubePRE is a genuine recording value!
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by Billy Guilty from Salisbury MAYour reading this because you know what your doing. You want to warm up some vocals or or put them a little more up front. This will do it. More than enough gain and just the right amount of drive to ... read more [+]fatten em up. Plenty of head room if you take the time and dial it in. I first bought one to use with an SM 58. Liked it so much i bought another to use with my Super 55. I'ts powereful be carefull. Every gig i've played since i bought it i have recieved good compliments on the vocals sound. You can spend more money on another if you want but why??? Great for a gigs... close [-]
August 19, 2011
Music Background: 60's and 70's rock giging musician
by from FlBought one of these several years ago. Great for vox, and I sometimes use this on bass guitar when on gigs. There's a significant difference when using on the bass guitar. Also, its a nice switch l... read more [+]ooking at that glowing VU meter instead of LEDs. close [-]
July 10, 2010
Music Background: Live sound Eng., Musician
Very, very nice preamp!
by Jeff Harker from Columbia City, INThis is one nice preamp. I use the TUBEPre as a live vocal preamp and love the sound coming from a Sennheiser e935 on the input, with the tube drive set at about 1 o'clock. I did replace the stock t... read more [+]ube with an Electro-Harmonix "Mullard," and this combination yields an incredibly nice smooth and rich sound on my own voice. Very nice single channel preamp. close [-]
October 1, 2009
Music Background: Electrical Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Vocalist
Great Vocal Pre for the Money
by John Purcell from In Transition, USAThis PreAmp does a really nice job of smoothing things out, and has (along with a Focusrite Saffire Pro) greatly improved the front end of my project studio. It's quite easy to get good levels (I'm no... read more [+]t sure the meter is all that accurate, but it helps) I replaced the tube with a Mesa SPAX7, and that REALLY made things better in terms of noise. I'm sure lots of you home studio types have experienced difficulties in reducing ambient noise - AC, dishwasher, computer hum, traffic, sirens, etc.. The TUBEPre has really helped with this - so much so, that when I stop speaking I hear basically nothing. I really recommend switching out the tube - It's very easy, and the difference is worth it. close [-]
July 11, 2011
Music Background: Keyboard Player, Sound Sculptor, Obsessive Autodidact
Can beat the vocal warmth for the $$$!
by G from Yap, MicronesiaThis is a really solid vocal preamp. I use it for live shows and it does a really nice job warming up the vocals when you turn up the drive. It gives you a nice, heavy, "breathy" sound for you guys ... read more [+]out there that like to sing close to the mic (like me). I don't belt it out in most songs, and this little preamp helps deliver the warm sound I want and it really sounds so much better than just running my vocals through a mixer. I did upgrade to the Mullard tube and replaced the stock tube, but the stock tube sounds good too...the Mullard just has a certain quality I personally like. Oh, bonus: it has an instrument input, so you can warm up your guitar or bass while you at it ;-) Buy this preamp! close [-]
December 1, 2009
Music Background: Live Singer, Hobbyist
Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
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