Explore Sonic Versatility with the 86B-2 Stereo Tube Preamp
Discover a world of sonic possibilities with the 86B-2, an American-style stereo tube preamp meticulously designed for engineers and producers seeking exceptional versatility in their recordings. From luscious vocals to vibrant acoustics, punchy drums to richly saturated tube warmth, this preamplifier offers an expansive sonic palette that will elevate your music to new heights.
Embrace the Harmonic Footprint of Authentic Tube Circuitry
Drawing inspiration from the golden age of 1950s American-style tube circuitry, the 86B-2 leaves a colossal harmonic footprint on your audio, injecting life and character into every note. Say goodbye to sterile, lifeless signals and welcome the vibrant warmth and organic sound that only genuine tubes can provide.
Yearning for Flavor and Color?
Longing for more color options without the hassle of switching between preamps? Perhaps you’re tight on rack space or just beginning your journey with outboard gear and crave the utmost versatility. Look no further, as the 86B-2 offers precisely the flexibility you seek. Record with mics, then utilize the ‘Line’ mode to send audio back through tubes and transformers, infusing your sound with captivating coloration.
Uncompromising Quality: Transformers and Tubes
Prepare for sonic excellence with the 86B-2’s premium MuMetal shielded inputs and nickel & steel outputs. These exceptional transformers lay the foundation for pristine audio transmission, ensuring remarkable fidelity and clarity. With an EF86 input tube and a 12AY7 output tube, the 86B-2 amplifies your signal with up to 75 dB of maximum gain, providing ample headroom for any recording scenario.
Signal Level at a Glance
Keep a close eye on your levels with the built-in output level LED indicator. The three-color LED (green, yellow, and red) offers instant visual feedback, allowing you to maintain optimal signal levels throughout your recording process.
Effortless ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Recording
Experience worry-free recording with dedicated XLR input connectors designed for seamless audio transmission without the risk of phantom power interference. Simply connect and record with confidence, knowing that your signal is protected.
Unlock Sonic Versatility with the 86B-2 Stereo Tube Preamp
Enhance your recordings with the remarkable sonic versatility of the 86B-2 stereo tube preamp. Say goodbye to bland, uninspiring audio and infuse your music with the vibrant warmth and coloration that only genuine tubes can provide. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your sound. Order your 86B-2 now and embark on an unforgettable sonic journey.
Microphone and high impedance
One EF86 & one 12AY7 per channel
4-Position Input Switch: 500 Ω & 1.8K Ω Mic, 10k Ω Line, 1.6meg Ω
Polarity reverse switch
20 dB pad switch
100 Hz low cut filter switch
DI on for each channel
+48 V phantom power
XLR mic input, line input and line output connections
Premium input and output transformers
Wima polypropylene capacitors in signal path
Built in USA
Heavy 16 gauge steel chassis
115 V/230 V AC mains option on rear
Backed by lifetime warranty parts and labor, excluding tubes
Microphone input load impedance: 500 Ω or 1.8k Ω
Line Input load impedance: 10k Ω
Output impedance: 300 Ω
1/4″ DI impedance: 1.6meg Ω
Output Level LED Color: Greater than -10 dBu = Green Greater than +10 dBu = Orange Greater than +18 dBu = Red
75 dB of gain
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Maximum 20 Hz & 1 kHz input level for 1% THD: -18 dBu (+2 dBu with Pad)
Maximum output level: +24 dBu
S/N ratio: >70 dB
Dimensions: 19″ W x 3.5″ H x 10″ D (2u rackspace)
Shipping Weight: 18 lb
Power Consumption (120/240 VAC): 25 watts