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The Friedman IR-X dual-channel tube preamp is an entire Friedman rig in a compact pedalboard-friendly package. Powered by two high-voltage 12AX7 preamp tubes, each channel delivers the harmonic richness and touch response of Dave Friedman’s finest designs. DSP IR cabinet/power amp simulation sends a studio-quality miked-up tone to your DAW or front-of-house.

All-Tube Friedman Tone

IR-X isn't simulating a Friedman tube preamp. It is one. While many available preamp pedals utilize tubes to "warm up" their digital or solid state circuit, two glowing 12AX7 preamp tubes, running at a proper high voltage, are this pedal's beating heart. A genuine preamp in every way, IR-X delivers all the tone, response, gain characteristics and harmonic complexity you expect from a Friedman design.

Two Fully Independent Footswitchable Channels

Like the famed Friedman flagship amps, channel one takes your tone from bluesy, British-voiced cleans to a muscular Plexi-style roar. Engage channel two for the Friedman signature higher-gain voice and all the percussive punch, note clarity and singing sustain that comes with it.

Dual Independent Boosts

Both channels feature their own independent and highly tweakable boost circuits. This essentially gives you four channels, accessible with the tap of your toe.
Friedman IR-X Dual-Tube Preamp DI+IR Dual-Channel 12AX7 Tubes Effects Pedal Black
Friedman IR-X Dual-Tube Preamp DI+IR Dual-Channel 12AX7 Tubes Effects Pedal Black
Friedman IR-X Dual-Tube Preamp DI+IR Dual-Channel 12AX7 Tubes Effects Pedal Black

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  • 2 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Two independent channels + boost
  • Channel 1 (Top channel) clean to gritty
  • Channel 2 (Bottom channel) high gain drive
  • Power amp simulation with software editable Presence and Thump (per channel)
  • Low-latency Impulse Response cabinet simulation (bypassable)
  • Three-position CAB/IR select switch per channel (programmable via software)
  • 12 free Friedman IRs or load your own
  • Boost Volume and Gain controls (per channel)
  • Volume and Gain controls (per channel)
  • Full EQ consisting of Bass, Middle, Treble (per channel)
  • 3-way Bright switch (Channel 1)
  • 2-way Tight switch (Channel 2)
  • Three multi-function footswitches
  • Ultratransparent series FX loop (bypassable)
  • TRS balanced output
  • Headphone output
  • MIDI 5-pin standard connector and USB MIDI
  • USB software editor—powered by SYNERGY

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  • Dimensions (including knobs) (DxWxH): 5.5" x 6.5" x 2.3"
  • Weight: 1.5 lb.

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