More than just a mic preamp, the Studio Channel lends warm tube character to your tracks and helps shape your sound with a VCA compressor and three-band EQ.

Warm Up Your Tracks with this Fat-Sounding Front End!
What do you get when you combine a VCA-based compressor, a tube preamplifier, and a three-band parametric EQ? You get the PreSonus Studio Channel, a multi-functional tube-based microphone preamp/channel strip ideal for all types of mics and instruments. Designed to make any sound source pop (in the good way), the Studio Channel enhances signal paths with the desirable warmth and fatness associated with vacuum tubes.

Big Tube Warmth for Small Studios
The slim Studio Channel mic pre has everything needed to deliver high headroom and big tone. The preamplifier stage of the Studio Channel features a high-output 12AX7 vacuum tube operating on voltages twice as high as other preamps of its type, according to PreSonus. Dual control Gain and Tube Drive facilitate an extensive range of sounds spanning from crystal clear to edgy and overdriven.

Tone-Shaping VCA Compressor
Thanks to the compressor, the Studio Channel is able to impart dimension and musicality to any track. Available as a fully variable, fast and smooth VCA-based circuit, the Studio Channel's compressor sports all the essential controls needed for a wide range of compression settings, such as ratio, threshold, attack, release, and gain make up. Tame even the fastest transients and get complete dynamic control over everything from percussion to vocals to acoustic guitars.

3-Band EQ When You Need It
The mic preamp's bypassable three-band equalizer lets you shape your sound further, right on the front end. The PreSonus Studio Channel's fully parametric EQ section gives you 10 dB of gain/cut on highs, mids and lows. What's more, the mid band of the EQ section has variable resonance (Q) for controlling the width around the center point of the selected frequency, and high and low frequency bands are there for selecting peak/dip or shelving frequencies.

- Professional tube microphone/instrument preamplifier
- Tube gain and tube drive for a custom sound, from transparent and clear to hard and overdriven
- Variable VCA compressor has many compression settings: threshold, ratio, attack, release, make up gain, auto, soft
- 3-Band parametric EQ keeps all the good sounds in and unwanted frequencies out
- Ideal for all types of mics, instruments, synths, and keyboards
- Analog VU meter for gain reduction and output
- EQ Pre/Post compressor switch
- 80 Hz high-pass filter
- 20 dB pad
- Phase invert
- Housed in a rugged metal chassis
- High headroom
- Low noise design Specifications

Channels: One
- Dynamic Range: >115 dB
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 50 kHz
- Internal Operating Level: 0 dBu = 0 dB

Microphone Preamp
- Gain: -6 dB to +66 dB (+/- 10dB trim on line input)
- Noise Floor: -96 dBu
- EIN : -126 dB
- THD + Noise (0% Tube Drive): < 0.050%
- THD + Noise (100% Tube Drive): < 0.10%
- Microphone Input Connector: XLR
- Microphone Input Impedance: 1.3 k ohms
- Instrument Input Connector: 1/4" TS
- Instrument Input Impedance: 1 M ohms
- Line Input Connector: 1/4" TRS
- Line Input Impedance: 10 k ohms
- Phantom Power (switchable): +48V
- Pad (switchable): 0 dB / -20 dB
- Phase (switchable): 0 degrees, 180 degrees
- Hi-pass filter (switchable): -3 dB at 80 Hz

- Threshold (variable): -40 dBu to +2- dBu
- Ratio (variable): 1-10 (1:1 to 10:1)
- Attack (variable): 0.1 to 200 ms
- Release (variable): 0.05 ms to 3 S
- Gain Make Up: -10 dB to +10 dB
- Metering: Analog VU (Gain Reduction / Output)

- LF Band Controls:
-- Frequency: Variable from 40 Hz to 500 kHz
-- Gain: Variable between +/-10 dB
-- Q: 0.7 (on 'peak' setting)
- MF Band Controls:
-- Frequency: Variable from 200 Hz to 3 kHz
-- Gain: Variable from -10 dB to +10 dB
-- Q: Variable from 0.7 to 2.5
- HF Band Controls:
-- Frequency: Variable from 2 kHz to 20 kHz
-- Gain: Variable between +/-10 dB
-- Q: 0.7 (on 'peak' setting)

- Output: Fader -80 dB to +10 dB
- Output Connectors: XLR Balanced and 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced
- Output Impedance: 51 ohms
- Metering (Output level): Analog VU (-20 dBu to +6 dBu)
- Metering (Gain Reduction): Analog VU -20 dB to 0 dB
- Output Headroom: +22 dBu

Power Supply
- Type: Linear
- Input: 16 VAC / 1000mA
- Power Requirements (Continuous): 16W
- Transformer: External (country specific)

- Size: 1U Rack
- Dimensions: 19" x 1.75" x 5.5"
- Weight: 5 lbsShipping Weight: 7 lbs

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