Blue Robbie

Blue Robbie - Class A discrete tube microphone and instrument preamplifier, one of the quietest (-131 dB EIN @ 50 Ohm) and most detailed (THD 0.006%) tube preamps available. The front panel features only a large backlit potentiometer (gain) and 1/4" hi-Z instrument input. On the back, you’ll find the power connection, power switch, balanced XLR mic input, balanced XLR line output, polarity switch, -20 dB pad, input selector switch (mic/instrument) and phantom power on/off. Maximum input level (8dB gain, 20Hz-20kHz): +22dBu w/o pad; maximum output level (20Hz-40kHz @ 10 kOhms): +34dBu. Dimensions: 8 1/2"x8 1/4"x5 1/4"

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
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter Yes
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very good product

Norbert9947, 03.02.2014
Good partner of Blue microphones, and not only, also works well with other microphones, warmth and precision are at the RDV.
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Giuseppe3705, 09.03.2016
I've ordered the Blue Robbie bundled with the Blue Kiwi-Mic ...

When he was then delivered the first negative ...
The Blue Robbie was broken.

1 call at Thomann Rücksendeschein received 2 weeks later the "new" Blue Robbie unpacked and already much plastic tube cover down ... for a now 1.200 ¤ Expensive device I expect more from the manufacturer ...

Again at Thomann called and the coworkers wanted to send me as a bridging equal another ... Top service!

When the 3rd of Blue was finally sent to Thomann and checked for possible deficiencies I finally had him in the hands.

And what can I say ... it sounds nice warm and analogy as you imagine it!

However, I feel the built-in Preamps in the RME Fireface 802 already by nature more clear / linear than the Robbies ... but for that you get the yes the external preamp for the sound coloring.

The guitar can be particularly useful for guitar instruments or instrumental recordings by the small Robbie, which gives the instruments a certain something.
Also when vocalrecording bass-heavy voices he plays his strengths fully (it sounds very warm and analog).
At lower depths, however, I tend to tend to the integrated preamps in the Fireface.

Conclusion:

+ Great !!! Recordings of instruments
+ Excellent for bass-heavy or deep voices

- 2x defective device get
- current price (1,200¤)
- For higher voices, I tend to tend to the integrated preamps of my Fireface

If you are looking for a good preamp for bass-heavy voices or instrument declines, this is the right place!
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