I'm selling my PreSonus Dual Path Tube and Solid State Two Channel Mic/Line Pre-Amp. Everything works as it should. All lights, meters, buttons, pots and jacks work without crackle. Original power source included.
This is a really nice little box with great tone and a lot of handy features. I've used it on drums, DI bass, vocals, acoustic guitar, and probably anything else you can think of. To my ears it has a very present and slightly silky tone to it. The solid state pre is transparent with a nice amount of headroom that you can dial in a blend of tube tone on top of to add that creamy, silky, harmonic-filled smoothness. I don't think you'll really distort anything with it (though I was able to crunch up some drum overheads once) but it's very helpful in evening things out and taking the edge off of your source.
Separate phantom power on each channel (48v), -20 db pads, and 80Hz high pass filters. Each channel also has a phase/polarity switch - very handy when using this for stereo applications: top and bottom snare mics, drum overheads, stereo acoustic guitar, etc.
Its very solidly built and it will be securely packed and shipped vis UPS with signature required.
Here's what PreSonus says about it:
End the Debate!
Solid-state clarity or tube warmth, which to choose? We suggest you stop wasting time pondering that old argument and choose the BlueTube DP dual-path mic/instrument preamp, which lets you apply fat, warm 12AX7 tube tone or go with solid-state transparency.
The solid-state path leads to our classic high-headroom, Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifier with 54 dB of gain. The tube path features a high-output, 12AX7 vacuum tube that operates on voltages double that of other preamplifiers in its class, producing lots of headroom and big tone. You get all the secondary features you expect in a professional-grade preamp: 48V phantom power, an 80 Hz high-pass filter, -20 dB pad to control hot input signals, and a polarity-reverse switch. Each channel has an illuminated VU meter so you can visually monitor your input levels.
A Tube Drive control provides a wide range of sounds: when it’s clicked off, you’re using the solid-state preamp for quiet, transparent amplification; when it’s engaged, your signals flow through the tube preamp, and you can achieve anything from gentle warmth to edgy distortion.
Versatile and Affordable
Thanks to its two combo mic/instrument inputs, the BlueTube DP is an excellent choice for guitars and basses, as well as for vocals. With balanced XLR and unbalanced ¼” main outputs, it serves as a dandy direct box (DI). If you’re a singer-songwriter who performs solo with a guitar, you can run your vocal through one channel and your guitar through the other, then feed both to the house system—no guitar amp needed. Try the BlueTube DP as a front end for your DAW, as well; sure, your recording interface might already include preamps, but few of them give you both tube and solid-state operation.
The BlueTube DP is packaged in a compact, rugged, 1/2U chassis so it can be used as a desktop unit or rack-mounted with the optional 2UHR rack adapter. To top it off, we offer the BlueTube DP at a very affordable price.
So if you’re debating between getting a tube preamp or a solid-state preamp, quit torturing yourself! Get the best of both worlds with the most versatile, best-sounding mic/instrument preamplifier in its price range: the BlueTube DP.
Finish:Silver / Black
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