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Presonus TubePre V2 Single-Channel Tube Preamplifier/DI Box
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      Presonus TubePre V2 Single-Channel Tube Preamplifier/DI Box (H80979)
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Improved quality in sound and design in the PreSonus TubePre preamp/DI box.

The masters at PreSonus have been designing preamps for a long time, and they always focus on audio quality first and foremost. Now they’ve upgraded on their most popular single-channel preamp, the TubePre v2 is focused on improving an already high-quality sound. Like the original TubePre, the new version is a fully professional tube preamp, with a dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage that lets you boost the program signal to smoking hot levels without significantly increasing the background noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation offer dynamic range and detail not found in other single-channel tube preamps in its class.

The TubePre v2 provides an even wider palette of sound options, and a much more focused tube saturation than the original TubePre. It has been upgraded to employ PreSonus’ popular XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, which is followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. Twist the TubePre v2 Drive saturation control to add the “color” that only a hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube can deliver — from gentle warmth to total fuzz.

Housed in a rugged case, the TubePre v2 rear panel sports separate unbalanced 1/4” instrument and balanced XLR mic inputs and unbalanced 1/4” and balanced XLR line outputs. Plenty of professional extras including a high-pass filter, phantom power for condenser mics, polarity reverse switch and a backlit VU meter.

The TubePre v2 is more than a mic preamp, though. Thanks to its separate instrument and mic inputs, it also serves as a dynamite direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. And it’s small enough to carry almost anywhere, although you also can screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.

Presonus TubePre V2 Single-Channel Tube Preamplifier/DI Box Features:

  • XMAX Class A preamp input stage
    12AX7 Dual-servo vacuum tube output stage
    Input Gain control
    48V Phantom power
    80 Hz High-pass filter
    -20 dB Pad
    Instrument input select
    Polarity-reverse switch
    Backlit VU meter
    Clip LED
    1 Unbalanced ¼” instrument input
    1 Balanced XLR mic input
    1 Unbalanced ¼” line output
    1 Balanced XLR line output
    Compact 1/3U rack-mount chassis
    External 12 VDC, 1A power supply


Presonus TubePre V2 Single-Channel Tube Preamplifier/DI Box Specifications:

  • INPUTS
    Mic Input:
    Connector Type: XLR, female, balanced
    EIN: -131 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40O, A-wtd -128 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40O, unwtd
    Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz, -0.3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain 5Hz – 120kHz, -3dB, +4dBu, unity gain
    THD+N: 0.01%, -10dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd
    Dynamic Range: 115dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd 107 dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20kHz BW, unwtd
    Input Impedance: 1.3 kO
    Phantom Power: +48 VDC, 10 mA
    Instrument Input:
    Connector Type: 1/4” TS, female, unbalanced
    Input Impedance: 1 MO
    OUTPUT
    Analog Output:
    Connector Types: XLR, male, balanced 1/4” TS, female, unbalanced
    Maximum Output: +20 dBu
    Output Impedance: 51O
    Tube Stage:
    Type: 12AX7
    Power:
    Type: +12 VDC, 1A, center pin positive
    PSU Barrel Dimensions: .5 mm O.D., 2.1 mm I.D., 9.5 mm length


Presonus TubePre V2 Single-Channel Tube Preamplifier/DI Box

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  • Great choice.

    As reviewed by John Miller on 4/22/2014

    So I wanted a tube pre amp to act as a DI box for a cheep keyboard as well as a ribbon mike I have. I went and bought a cheep unit and it worked nice. Long story short, it died in a few days. I returned it and wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money on the PreSous. After talking with the sales guy at GC I thought, what the hell, I'll spend the extra cash (even though these are ver inexpensive). WOW what a great unit. Not only did this sound better than the other one, I was also surprised at the complete lack of noise, even when cranked up. After some test recordings, I can honestly say, this unit rocks! Can't wait to us it on my next project.

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  • PreSonus TubePre V2

    As reviewed by James Nicklas on 1/21/2013

    First off this preamp is awesome! I hooked it up to my Audio Technica AT2035 condenser microphone and then hooked it up to my Tascam audio interface. There was absolutely no noise to be heard except my voice and the input level was perfect with no clipping. All I needed to do was add a little compression and presto that's all I needed. I then connected my bass guitar to it and recorded some bass playing. The input level was again perfect with no clipping and after some level adjustments and compression, the final recording sounded awesome! If you're looking for a preamp to use with either microphones and/or instruments, this is the one. Just make sure when you pick this up to also get some balanced Mogami cables and you're set.

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  • Amazing

    As reviewed by David Mazanec on 3/27/2012

    I was going to get the $99 version but I recently upgraded from the Presonus Audiobox USB to the Audiobox 22VSL USB 2.0 and decided to get the upgraded version of the TubePre in the process. It was a few dollars more and I am so glad I did. I use Logic Pro, which is amazing just on it's own, but the TubePred V2 adds just enough tone to make the amp and pedal board really sound amazing. And it's really easy to use. I haven't used it with a microphone yet so I can't comment on that. My main reason for buying it was to improve the sound of my guitar.

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