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Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast Microphone Preamp (B-Stock)

The TB12 Tone Beast is a fully professional preamp design with loads of gain that can effortlessly capture an array of sources very well. It is a swiss army knife full of options and tones. With top notch CineMag transformers and multiple discrete signal paths, it's hard to beat the Tone Beast's big, bold, fully-professional sound at this price.

The Tone Beast is a mic pre that likes to be pushed and when pushed will colorize your signal ever so sweetly. The 2 opamps and 2 output transformers at the flip of their switches won't appear to be much different, but as one drives the pre into harmonic distortion, the unique character of each of these components becomes apparent. The Tone Beast is customizable and allows users to source and swap in their own opamps. I've pulled my best tones from this pre right at the saturation point (as loud as I can push the gain before clipping). The output control on the TB12 allows you to limit the signal exiting the preamp even when pushing the gain to really hot levels, giving you maximum control.

When designing the TB12 Tone Beast our goal was to make a microphone preamplifier affordable and jam packed full of options, without compromising the quality and design parameters that make this type of microphone preamplifier so desirable.

Specifications
  • Utilizes premium grade CineMag USA Transformers.
  • 71db of gain.
  • Transformer selection provides both Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output transformers for varying character.
  • Transformer bypass switch allows for removal of the output transformer from the circuit.
  • Discrete Opamp selection allows for choosing between a 1731(vintage) and 918(cleaner) style opamp. These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.
  • Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance.
  • 2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input on front panel sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag Transformers and the discrete opamps. Great for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4″ output jack.
  • Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters.
  • 80hz hipass filter.
  • Polarity Reverse.
  • +48V phantom power.
  • Output attenuation allows for saturation flexibility of both opamps and transformers.
  • ¼" insert for the use of inline compressors, eq's etc.
  • Balanced XLR mic (front and back), balanced TRS line, and ¼" instrument inputs.
  • Balanced XLR and TRS outputs.
  • -20db Pad.
  • LED VU Meter.
  • 19" rackmountable.
  • External line-lump 24V AC power transformer for low noise

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B-Stock (Used)
B-Stock items are sold by an authorized dealer or original builder, but have been opened, blemished, or used in some manner.learn more
Brand
Warm Audio
Model
TB12-BSTK
Categories
Microphone Preamps

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