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TB12 Tonebeast Mic Preamp 19" Rack by Warm Audio

Warm Audio TB12 Tonebeast 19" Rackmount Mic Preamp - Cinemag Transformers, Swappable Opamps, Capacitor Selector

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Scan code: LN76515 Manufacturer code: TONEBEAST
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Product Overview Any customer who spends £1100 including VAT in one transaction will qualify for a Free WA-87 Black Edition to be arranged by Nova Distribution from 1st - November until 31st December 2019.

Please send a copy of the invoice at point of sale directly to Nova Distribution and then they will arrange for a WA87 to be shipped 30 days after the end of the sale period directly to you. Email - [email protected]

Unleash The Beast
The Tone Beast is a great mic pre with loads of gain that can effortlessly capture an array of sources very well. With top notch CineMag transformers and multiple discrete signal paths, it's hard to beat its big, bold, fully-professional sound at its price.

The Tone Beast is a mic pre that likes to be pushed and when pushed will colorize your signal ever so sweetly. The 2 opamps and 2 output transformers at the flip of their switches won't appear to be much different, but as one drives the pre into harmonic distortion, the unique character of each of these components becomes apparent. Additionally the Tone Beast is customizable and allows for other opamps to be sourced and easily swapped into the unit. I've pulled my best tones from this pre right at the saturation point (as loud as I can push the gain before clipping). The output control on the TB12 allows you to limit the signal exiting the preamp even when pushing the gain to really hot levels, giving you maximum control.

Tone Shaping Mic Preamp w/ DI - Made Affordable.
Our goal was to make a microphone preamplifier affordable for the first time, without compromising the quality and design parameters that make this type of microphone preamplifier so desirable.

Premium Components in every Warm Audio product.
The TB12 "Tone Beast" is a high-voltage microphone preamplifier, utilzing CineMag USA Transformers. Have no fear of hurting the Beast, you can push it very hard into full-on distortions if you wish, and these can sound quite nice on electric guitar, bass or anything else that likes some nice grit. When hand building mic pres I learned a bit about the "subtle" differences component choices can make. A little change here, and another there often times became a huge deal in a finished mix, but often times is not very noticeable at first take. The different component options in the TB12 are subtle, but when driven into saturation are noticeable and can make a big difference to the way your final mix will sound. Home-based musicians and professional studios alike will find the Tone Beast to be an extremely powerful and fully professional piece of gear that is capable of warming and shaping signals/mixes in a way that is very pleasing to the ear.

More information can be found in the User Manual below:
Data Sheet Features • Utilizes premium grade CineMag USA Transformers.
• 71db of gain.
• Transformer selection provides both Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output transformers for varying character.
• Transformer bypass switch allows for removal of the output transformer from the circuit.
• Discrete Opamp selection allows for choosing between a 1731(vintage) and 918(cleaner) style opamp. These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.
• Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance.
• 2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input on front panel sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag Transformers and the discrete operational amplifier. Great for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4" output jack.
• Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters.
• 80hz hipass filter.
• Polarity Reverse.
• +48V phantom power.
• Output attenuation allowing for saturation flexibility of both the opamps and transformers.
• ¼" insert for the use of inline compressors, eq's etc.
• Balanced XLR mic (front and back), balanced TRS line, and ¼" instrument inputs.
• Balanced XLR and TRS outputs.
• -20db Pad.
• LED VU Meter.
• 19" rackmountable.
• External line-lump 24V AC power transformer for low noise.

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TB12 Tonebeast Mic Preamp 19" Rack by Warm Audio
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