Presonus TubePre V2

1-Channel tube preamp for microphones and instruments

  • XLR Microphone input with XMAX preamp and 12AX7 tube
  • 48V phantom power
  • Instrument input (jack)
  • Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (jack) output
  • Pad switch -20 dB
  • 80 Hz highpass filter and phase shift switchable from the front
  • Backlit VU meter
  • Adjustable gain and tube saturation
  • Incl. Power supply

Further information

Channels 1
Number of microphone inputs 1
Instrument input Yes
Tubes Yes
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse Yes
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs XLR, jack
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter Yes

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Divaynne Larissa, 18.05.2018
Great preamp for home recording or even professional studios. Warm sound and also it can make any "cheap" condenser mic sound like a really expensive one.
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Makes a bit noisy

Markus185, 18.09.2012
Unfortunately, the Presonus can not meet the expectations of a semi-professional. It is just enough for ambitious homerecorders. The TubePre V2 is murmurable and amplifies an AKG C3000 only usable when you turn it 3/4 up. A pity, because that would be a reason for an external preamp: low-noise pre-amplification.

The other additional features, such as the phase shift, I would trade at any time. Good microphones have a home sound filter from home, so it does not necessarily need in the preamp.

The tube must be dosed very sparingly, otherwise it simply tugs. However, this is such a thing, because you notice the tube also only about half of the control path. After all, you get a "velvety" compression.

One thing I did not understand at the best will and with my order also overlooked: Why has the device no on / off switch? If I'm mixing, the part does not have to go now. The entire IT division has already set off in the direction of "Green" some years ago. As a manufacturer of music accessories perhaps you should think about it.

Overall, I find the value for money not convincing. If you have a sound card in the middle area, or a smart desk, does not need the TubePre V2. The quality increase is too small and the price at least 60 euros too high.
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