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A high-quality 2-channel preamp mixer suitable for both live and studio use.

The D-TAR Solstice is a high quality 2-channel preamp mixer that blends virtually any type of sound source. The low-noise hybrid circuitry and internally adjustable gain from 0 to 24db make the Solstice blender preamp suitable for both live and studio use. Solstice is a perfect preamp for musicians looking to live-mix up to 4 sources such as piezo pickups, magnetic pickups, standard mics, and high output condenser mics.

D-TAR - Duncan/Turner Acoustic Research
Seymour Duncan and Rick Turner are two legends who spent years working with musicians, perfecting their tone. Seymour founded his self-named company in 1978 which has become well-known for its wide variety of guitar and bass pickups used by just about every name player from Billie Joe Armstrong to Angus Young. Rick co-founded Alembic, was president of Gibson Labs West Coast R&D Division, co-founded Highlander Musical Audio making piezo acoustic guitar pickups for Lindsay Buckingham, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Andy Summers, and runs his own Renaissance Guitars. Now Seymour and Rick are working together to create innovative products for acoustic musicians. Their D-TAR motto: "With respect to acoustic tone."

Dtar Solstice Blender Preamp Features:

  • ¼" and XLR inputs on each channel allows either a microphone or pickup input on either channel
    Balanced XLR mic input with true gain control for optimum headroom and lowest noise
    Utilizes discrete hybrid circuitry as in high end mixing consoles
    Full 3 way level / clip indicator helps set optimum gain for best headroom and signal to noise ratio
    Phase reverse switch helps control acoustic feedback
    Channel effects loop with send and return jacks can be used as independent signal output or as insertion point for external signal
    Mute switch allows complete shut off of rig
    Tuner output (unaffected by mute switch) allows quiet tuning
    Stereo input jack allows access to both channels with one stereo cable
    External wall mount power supply allows AC operation
    High quality components provide extremely low noise and distortion, audiophile quality sound
    Mic stand adapter available as an option


Dtar Solstice Blender Preamp Specifications:

  • Input
    Two Channel Preamp
    +15 volt phantom power
    Two Ultra-High impedance 10 Meg Ohm stereo ¼" input jacks
    Two XLR input jacks with 40dB of gain and switchable 20dB pad

    OutputMain XLR output
    Two post EQ balanced XLR outputs
    Single-ended buffered output with very low output impedance
    Master Effects signal output (line level)
    Two ¼" stereo insertion points
    Tuner / auxiliary output

    Dimensions: 8.5" wide x 6.5" deep x 2.7" high
    Weight: 2.9lb.

    Gain: Single Ended Input: 30dB (adjustable); Mic Input: 50dB (20dB pad available)
    Noise (Referred to input): Single Ended Input: >110dBV; Mic Input: >125dBV
    THD (@ 2Vo, tone controls flat): Single Ended Input: < .01%; Mic Input: < .01%
    Frequency response (±3dB): Single Ended Input: 20Hz — 80 KHz; Mic Input: 20Hz — 80 KHz
    Maximum Input Level: Single Ended Input: 1 Vrms; Mic Input: 75mV 700Mv w/20dB pad
    Maximum Output Level: Single Ended Input: 7.2 Vrms; Mic Input: 7.2 Vrms; Input Impedance: Single Ended Input: 10 MegO; Mic Input: 8 KO (differential)
    Slew Rate: Single Ended Input: 13 V/uS; Mic Input: 13 V/uS

    EQ Frequencies
    Bass: 155Hz / .61Q
    Midrange: 796Hz / .56Q
    Treble: 10KHz / .37Q


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  • Best bang for the buck

    As reviewed by Mike on 11/24/2010

    I have used many preamps and blenders and this ranks near the top. The price is right and the sound is clean. I suggest this for anyone in a live set up.

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