Koch Amps Superlead Guitar Preamp

Guitar Tube Preamp

  • 2 Channels
  • Tubes: 12AX7
  • Clean Channel with volume control
  • Overdrive channel with gain- & volume controls
  • Noiseless buttons
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Non-buffered Pre-FX loop
  • Fully buffered Post-FX loop
  • Monitor output with -10 dbV for power amps
  • -10 dbV for FX Return and (Re-Amp) for Clean Channel
  • Balanced XLR DI Rec/PA output with speaker emulation
  • Remote control input for Midi switcher or external switching
  • 12V AC power supply input
  • 9V DC/200 mA output
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.2 x 20.5 x 6.4 cm
  • Weight: 1.2 kg
  • Incl. power supply

Further information

Design Floorboard
Tube(s) Yes
Amp Modeling No
Effects No
Headphone Output No
Direct Out No
MIDI Interface Yes
Integrated Expression Pedal No
Connections for Pedals or Switches Yes
Aux-Input No
Integrated Tuner No
USB-Port No
Drum-Computer No
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magany, 19.06.2018
in short:

Handling&features: a lot of space with settings, flexible at first sight

Sound: too soapy for me. I tried to use it in line of interfaces (Clarett 8PreX, RME Fireface), with Vox AC30, Yerasov Detonator, - too soapy sound for me, not enough punch, crisps in overdrive channel. In the mix, it sounds OK (live with a band or in a recording) but definitely it is not my sound. Clear channel is nice, butter, smooth sound.
Anyway, the preamp sounds very nice and has a lot of sustain for deep, piercing solos in Gary Moor manner. Also, when you go for boost, you can get very nice feedback from you guitar and amp. Huge!

quality: the power supply became dead in a month. it has specific polarity, so I couldn't found a replacement quickly so now preamp is not in use at all :/ Someday I will try to use it again but now... heh..
The box made as a tank, solid, nice knobs, rotating smoothly. When using switches, they go with clicks, little clutches in sound, so it is not so nice as I would be expected from the preamp in this price range.

Overall: I will try to check this box again to try all other stuff. But I need to fix the power supply first :)
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very good

Arnaud123, 31.10.2015
this preamp is the best buy out there for a good tube sound without breaking the bank. You can do every thing you want (rock, blues, metal) with a realistic heavy tube sound.
I have owned many preamps and this one is the best.
realy a good choice. I use it with a rocktron velocity or my 44 magnum poweramp. well done Koch.
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