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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 stereo vacuum tube preamplifier with mic/line-level inputs. Using the GAIN control, you can achieve 5 - 60 dB of gain from the uniquely-biased tube input stage, followed by a MASTER attenuation control in the 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 allows for a broad tonal palette depending on how hard you hit it with signal. It is designed to interface with all types of microphones (including ribbons), and the line-level input pad allows you to add analogue warmth to any track from a digital audio workstation; making it an indispensable tool for adding colouration and harmonic distortion!

Two flavors, one box, all discrete, and proudly hand-crafted in Canada.

Features:

  • 12AX7 input stage with 12-position gain switch, 5 – 60 dB (5 dB steps)
  • High-voltage transistor buffer output stage (4x FJP5200)
  • Discrete Class-A operation, low-noise topology
  • Hermetically-sealed relay switching, with gold-plated contacts
  • Variable input impedance for mic: 300 ohms, 1200 ohms
  • Source selection switch: Mic and Line-Level
  • Phase inversion switch
  • Selectable high-pass filter of 10 Hz, 80 Hz, and 200 Hz (first order)
  • Regulated low-noise power supply, with +48V DC phantom power
  • High-quality Beldfoil shielded cabling throughout
  • Custom Lundahl input and output transformers
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Product Specifications

Condition New
Unit Weight 13.2 lb
Tube or Solid State Tube
Channels Dual-Channel
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 2u
Input Connectors Analog XLR
Output Connectors Analog XLR
Tube Complement 12AX7

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