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Aguilar DB 659 Tube Bass Preamp

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A direct descendent of the legendary Aguilar DB 680, it gives you the famous Aguilar sound in a ready-to-rock, one rackspace unit.

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Overview

A direct descendent of the legendary Aguilar DB 680, it gives you the famous Aguilar sound in a ready-to-rock, one rackspace unit.

FEATURES

  • Inputs for both passive and active basses
  • All tube gain stages and transformer-balanced output
  • Tube-driven 3-band EQ
  • Parallel/series effects loop with gain control for using studio effects units or stomp boxes
  • Bright switch
  • Deep switch
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Active/Passive inputs: One active and one passive input, for matching with the output gain of your bass. Controls the input gain to the preamp.
  • Deep Switch: The deep switch adds 3dB of broad band boost at 30 HZ. This is the instant fatness switch that makes bass sound warm and full.
  • Equalization: Treble: Tube driven shelving type, boosts/cuts up to 12 dB. The center frequency is set at 4kHz. Bass: Tube driven shelving type, boosts/cuts up to 12 dB. The center frequency is set at 40Hz. Midrange: Tube driven shelving centered at 400Hz. This pot is very smooth and useful for scooping the mids for funk, or adding mids that are clear and musical.
  • Bright Switch: This switch is a passive RC pre-emphasis circuit @ 5-7 kHz. The bright switch will add a brighter timbre to the entire range of your bass.
  • Effects Loop: The Send pot is push/pull for line or instrument level. This allows you to use a studio efx unit (line level) or a stomp box (requires instrument level) in the efx loop. The parallel/series pot is push/pull for parallel or series option.
  • Master Output Control: This pot controls the output level to your power amp.
  • Noise: > -80 dB (unweighted)
  • Fuses: One external 1/4 amp slo-blo for 100-120 volt operation, or one 1/8 amp slo-blo for 220-240 VAC operation.
  • Preamp tubes: 2 - 12AX7s.
  • Power supply: Regulated high voltage plate supply, regulated filament supply for lowest noise.
  • Outputs: 2 unbalanced 1/4" outputs, one XLR balanced output with Jensen transformer.
  • Inputs: One active input -39kOhm, one passive input -1meg ohm.
  • EFX Send: Variable send level.
  • EFX Return: One return with -20 dB to 0 dB compatibility.
  • Weight: 6 lbs.
  • Chassis: Aluminum construction provides sturdiness without excessive weight
  • Warranty: 10-year limited.
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Aguilar Amplification's DB series of electronics are covered under warranty to the original owner for a period of ten years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship. AG series electronics, GS series speaker cabinets, and S series speaker cabinets are covered by the warranty for a period of 3 years. Tubes are covered by the warranty for a period of six months.

The warranty period starts from the date of purchase from an authorized Aguilar dealer. Your sales slip or purchase invoice is necessary for warranty service.

Before sending your unit to Aguilar for repair, you must receive a return authorization number from us. Contact us via phone, fax, or email (techsupport@aguilaramp.com) with a description of the problem. We will then issue to you a return authorization number.

You are responsible for all shipping charges. You must ship the unit to us freight prepaid. We will return the unit to you freight collect. If the unit is being sent from outside the United States you will also be responsible for customs brokerage, if applicable. Please check with your freight forwarder for assistance.

Aguilar Amplification LLC is not responsible for shipping damage, either to or from our service center. Claims must be filed with the carrier.

The only company authorized to perform work under this warranty is Aguilar Amplification LLC of New York, NY.


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