This all-tube, two-rackspace preamp is the latest in Mesa Boogie's legendary Rectifier line of amplifiers. This preamp is designed to replicate direct, the sound and feel of the Dual Rectifier Solo He... Read More
This all-tube, two-rackspace preamp is the latest in Mesa Boogie's legendary Rectifier line of amplifiers. This preamp is designed to replicate direct, the sound and feel of the Dual Rectifier Solo Head pushing a Rectifier 4x12 mic'd up in a good room without the power amp, speaker, and microphone. As well as great direct sounds, the Recto pre packs all the urgent authority of its forefathers into this rack format and is an equally powerful live preamp as well. When combined with its mate, the Mesa Boogie Rectifier Stereo 2:100, these two create an all-tube stereo wall of crushing Recto aggression. Six 12AX7A preamp tubes create the sic modes in the two discreet channels.
The top Clean Channel offers Clean, Fat, and Brit modes for three distinct styles of rhythm work. The Rectifier tube preamp's bottom Lead channel is comprised of the three signature sounds from the Dual and Triple Recto heads raw, vintage, and modern. A parallel effects loop with a mix control is provided to ensure tonal integrity when using outboard processing. The buffered stereo record outputs are balanced 1/4" TRS type jacks.
The live outputs are also stereo. Both record and live outputs include the Return signal from the Effects Loop, so that processing may be printed and used live simultaneously. External switch jacks are provided to access the channels and the solo feature remotely from an external MIDI controller. A triggerport for the Mesa Boogie preamp's switchable MODERN feature on the matching rectifier stereo 2:100 or stereo simul-class 2:90 poweramps is also included and ensures gain sounds will be ferocious. A two-button footswitch provides instant access to the channels and solo feature for live performance applications. Mesa Boogie also included a cool switching feature that allows you to switch between the channel 2 vintage and modern modes when the footswitch is connected, giving you 3 footswitchable sounds from a two-channel platform.