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Traverse Analogue 652 Dual-Channel Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Dual-channel vacuum tube preamplifier featuring a 12AX7 input stage with 12-position gain switch, high-voltage transistor buffer output stage, and discrete Class-A operation and low-noise topology
MFR# THE 652

Product Description

The Traverse Analogue 652 is a dual-channel vacuum tube preamplifier with mic, line, and instrument inputs. The unique circuit provides up to 60 dB of gain using the vacuum tube input stage, followed by a master attenuation control in the discrete output buffer stage. Want a clean yet musical replication of the source? How about the creamy saturation of an esoteric vintage preamplifier?

The 652's gentle drive characteristics allow for a broad tonal palette, depending on the gain selection and how hard you hit it with signal. It can be used with all types of microphones (including ribbons) and the line level input pad allows you to add warmth and coloration to any track from a digital audio workstation. The switched ¼” DI jack on the front is perfect for the direct recording of unbalanced instruments.

Vintage sound, feel, and vibe. Hand-soldered and crafted with passion. The ultimate stereo tube preamp for the modern studio.

FEATURES:

  • Vacuum tube (12AX7) input stage with 12-postion GAIN rotary switch (5 – 60 dB)
  • High voltage transistor buffer output stage with MASTER variable attenuator
  • Sifam AL20SQ isolated VU metering with traditional “ballistics”
  • Class A operation, low noise topology
  • Custom Lundahl input and output transformers
  • Sealed switching relays with gold-plated contacts
  • Input impedance switch for XLR (300 ohms, 1200 ohms)
  • Line-level pad switch for XLR (15K ohms)
  • ¼” DI instrument input (4.7 Meg ohms)
  • Phase inversion switch
  • High-pass filter switch (80 Hz)
  • Phantom power switch (+48V DC)
  • Regulated linear power supply with current limiting
  • High-quality Beldfoil shielded wiring used throughout
  • 16-gauge steel chassis with 3/16” thick anodized aluminum front
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Unit Weight13.2 lb
Tube or Solid StateTube
ChannelsDual-Channel
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces2u
Input ConnectorsAnalog XLR
Output ConnectorsAnalog XLR
Tube Complement12AX7

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