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Warm Audio TB12 500 Mic Preamp
[DISCONTINUED] Warm Audio TB12 500 Mic Preamp

[DISCONTINUED] Warm Audio TB12 500 Mic Preamp

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MPN: TB12-500
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The "Tone Beast" TB12 500 from Warm Audio 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.

Warm Audio TB12 500 Mic Preamp Features

In the Box

  • 1x TB12 500 Mic Preamp
  • 1x One Year Warranty

Product Specifications

  • 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 transofrmer 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. changes the tone of all inputs (mic, line, and Hi-Z).
  • 2 meg ohm true Hi-Z input on front panel sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag transofrmers 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.
  • +48 phantom power.
  • Output attentuation allowing for saturation flexibility of botht he opamps and transofrmers.
  • 1/4" insert for the use of inline compressors, EQ's, etc.
  • Balanced XLR mix, balanced TRS line, and 1/4" instrument inputs.
  • -20dB pad.
  • LED VU meter. Compatible with standard 500 series racks.

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