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Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast Microphone Preamp

$599.99
SKU: TB12
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  • Description
  • Features

Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast Microphone Preamp

 

If you’re looking for more tonal options from your mic pre, this is the guy. The Tone Beast uses quality components—like outstanding CineMag transformers—with multiple discrete signal paths to give you flexibility over your saturation level, amount of color and overall tonal character.

 

This isn’t just a multi-input preamp. The TB12’s tone section actually lets you choose from different discrete signal paths. Different op-amps (Jensen 918 or Melcor 1731), different output transformers (half nickel or 100% steel), even different style capacitors (vintage or clean) give you tons of flexibility. You can also bypass for a super-clean tone (but what fun is that?).

 

The two-stage Gain and Saturation output section allows you to push your signal for maximum color—or over-the-top breakup. This preamp is anything but a one-trick pony.The TB12 Tone Beast encourages and rewards creativity like few others, especially others anywhere near its price range.

 

Why We Like Warm Audio

This one is simple: Warm Audio builds outstanding products at beyond-fair prices. Bryce Young runs an efficient one-man shop, uses quality components, and builds large enough quantities to make money without over-pricing his gear. Warm Audio products sound great and make your recordings sound better without costing you an arm and a leg. Great stuff, highly recommended.

 

Features

  • Discrete 312 preamp design with coupled CineMag Transformers
  • 71db of gain
  • Transformer selection provides both Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output transformers for varying character
  • Transformer bypass switch allows for removal of the output transformer from the circuit
  • Discrete Opamp selection provides both the classic 1731(vintage) and 918(cleaner) style opamps.  These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.
  • Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance
  • Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters
  • 80hz hipass filter
  • Polarity Reverse
  • +48V phantom power
  • Output attenuation allowing for saturation flexibility of both the opamps and transformers
  • ¼" insert for the use of inline compressors, eq's etc..
  • Balanced XLR mic (front and back), balanced TRS line, and ¼" instrument inputs
  • Balanced XLR and TRS outputs
  • -20db Pad
  • LED VU Meter
  • 19" rackmountable
  • External line-lump 24V AC power transformer for low noise

Features

  • Discrete 312 preamp design with coupled CineMag Transformers
  • 71db of gain
  • Transformer selection provides both Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output transformers for varying character
  • Transformer bypass switch allows for removal of the output transformer from the circuit
  • Discrete Opamp selection provides both the classic 1731(vintage) and 918(cleaner) style opamps.  These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.
  • Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance
  • Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters
  • 80hz hipass filter
  • Polarity Reverse
  • +48V phantom power
  • Output attenuation allowing for saturation flexibility of both the opamps and transformers
  • ¼" insert for the use of inline compressors, eq's etc..
  • Balanced XLR mic (front and back), balanced TRS line, and ¼" instrument inputs
  • Balanced XLR and TRS outputs
  • -20db Pad
  • LED VU Meter
  • 19" rackmountable
  • External line-lump 24V AC power transformer for low noise