Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition

2-channel Preamp/DI with Discrete Transformer-balanced Amplifiers and Summing — Based on the EMI TG12428
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Capture the Sound of Abbey Road Studio!

The Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition preamp is an spot-on re-creation of the rare EMI TG12428, found in the recording and mastering consoles of EMI (and later Abbey Road) studios in the late '60s and early '70s. The TG2 gives you a pair of top-shelf preamps, built using the original TG12428 schematics provided by Abbey Road and EMI. Get the sound of the preamp used in such recordings as The Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon albums - with Chandler Limited's TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition.

Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition 2-channel Preamp at a Glance:
  • There's history behind this amazing-sounding pre
  • You get warmth and punch - plus an open, airy high end
  • Put this in your rack and brace yourself for some serious tone
There's history behind this amazing-sounding pre

The Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition is a re-creation of the rare EMI TG12428 preamp fitted in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles of the late '60s and early '70s. This instantly identifiable sound was used on many legendary Abbey Road recordings, including The Beatles Abbey Road and Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon.

You get warmth and punch - plus an open, airy high end

The Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition preamp incorporates the same discrete transformer-balanced amplifiers as the TG Series limiter, giving you a creamy, smooth tone with an open, airy high end. The sound, as described by many users, is imbued with classic Neve warmth and punch - but with a more open top end. The unit does indeed have a small rise in its high frequency response, along with some warmth-inducing distortion which contribute to its unique, punchy sound.

Put this in your rack and brace yourself for some serious tone

Chandler Limited's TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition preamp gives you a pair of top-shelf pres, built using the original EMI TG12428 design notes and circuit board drawings provided by Abbey Road and EMI. With an genealogy like that, this preamp's a no-brainer. When you plug into the Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition preamp, you plug into the sound behind some of the most memorable recordings in classic rock history. Put the Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition preamp in your rack and brace yourself for some serious tone.

Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition 2-channel Preamp Features:
  • Topology based closely on the original EMI TG12428 at EMI/Abbey Road studio
  • Discrete transformer-balanced amplifiers produce a warm tone with clear highs and rich lows
  • Both channels have 1 x XLR I/O, plus 1 x TS for high-impedance instrument-level input
  • Input gain ranges from +5dB to +75dB, in 15 steps
  • Both channels have +48V phantom power, a phase reverse, and an impedance switch
  • Impedance switch toggles between 300 ohms and 1200 ohms, to match any mic
  • Channel output gain control lets run the input gain hot for extra color
  • Summing option mixes both preamps using the TG2's discrete circuitry for a minimal signal path
  • Note: this unit requires the Chandler Limited Power Supply
Get legendary sound, with the Chandler Limiter TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition!

Additional Media

Studio Preamp Buying Guide
TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition Cue Sheet
TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition User Manual

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Phantom Power Yes
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR (Mic), 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR
Rack Spaces 1U
Depth 19"
Manufacturer Part Number TG2

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Pro Top 40 Sound!!

This is a great company and great piece of gear. I never realized how much my sound was missing something before I acquired this piece of gear. Very easy to use and adds a character that just sounds amazing. A special thanks to Nick Church who helped me with this purchase. If you're thinking about buying this or any other piece of gear Nick is the guy to talk to. Not only was he super knowledgeable on several items I inquired about but he also was not your typical pushy salesman trying to jam a sale down your throat. Great guy, great experience, great piece of gear. I'll definitely be buying from Nick and Sweetwater for all future purchases. You guys rock!
Music background: Producer, Recording Engineer,
5/5

Solid Pre

I bought this preamp because it got great reviews on drums and guitar bass tones. It adds a great colored sound from the source. with the right application you can really drive the input hard to get even a more colored tone from the preamp. Its a great flavor to have in the studio. Extremely happy with my purchase and use it in all my sessions. love it on everything especially metal guitars.
Music background: Producer,Mixing/Recording Engineer, Pro Musican,
5/5

Sick!

Yes, it's wonderful on guitars. Mojo for days. But try it on your plain vanilla microphone (TLM-103, sE Titan) and it's pure caramel. Sweet! An incredible addition to my quiver.
Music background: musician
5/5

TG2, The dream come true..

The sound of this pre amp is incredible!! Best ever customer service received!! Thank you Wayne Davis.
Music background: Pro-musician
5/5

TG2 : ``T`` rue ``G`` lory ``2`` !!!

I play and record guitar as a pro for 15 years now, and... how difficult it is to translate a rich guitar amp`s tone through the monitors in a studio... But since I got a Chandler TG2 I feel like flying in a higher level. NO MATTER WHAT I record, it sounds good!! The iron bite is unbelievable and the creamy low end always makes me smile!! Abbey Road. Period. Together, the TG2 and my Universal Audio 2-610 give me the best of both Tranny and Tube worlds ever ! And I can live with that! LOL!
Music background: Pro musician.

Sweetwater Advice

Aaron Rom

I recently got my hands on the Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition for a drum tracking session. I used it for my overheads, and I was really impressed by it. It added just the right amount of attitude and punch to the sound of the drums.
See also: Chandler Limited, Chandler Limited Preamps