A versatile preamp with impressive dynamic range and detail.
Compact and affordable, the ever-popular TubePre V2 professional tube preamplifier employs our popular XMAX™ Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage lets you boost the signal to smoking hot levels without significantly increasing noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation offer dynamic range and detail not found in other single-channel tube preamps in its class. Built tough enough for serious gigging, the TubePre V2 is a great choice for guitars and microphones alike.
From gentle warmth to total fuzz with the twist of a knob.
XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound garnering them rave reviews from users and the media alike. The 12AX7 vacuum tube that follows the XMAX in the TubePre V2 was hand-selected and carefully tested for electrical conformity and freedom from microphonics. Twist the Drive saturation control to add the “color” that only a hand-selected 12AX7 can deliver — from gentle warmth to total fuzz.
A versatile tool that’s built to travel.
Housed in a rugged case that is built to travel, the TubePre V2 rear panel sports separate unbalanced, ¼” instrument and balanced, XLR mic inputs and unbalanced ¼” and balanced XLR line outputs. Use it as a straight-up tube preamp or a dynamite direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. We’ve provided all of the extras you need, including a highpass filter, phantom power, polarity reverse, and a backlit VU meter. Yet with all its features, it’s small enough to carry almost anywhere—or simply screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.
Great sound, live or in the studio.
Live or in the studio, the TubePre V2 is a great-sounding tool you’ll use on a variety of sources. Add just the right amount of tube distortion to guitars, basses, and mic signals. Go lightly for gentle warmth or go all-out for solid crunch—it’s up to you. So give your ears a treat and test the TubePreV2 at your favorite PreSonus dealer. Then check out the price— and prepare to be amazed. Because with PreSonus, big sound does not have to cost big money.
- 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
|Connector Type||XLR, female, balanced|
|EIN||-131 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, A-wtd -128 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, unwtd|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz – 20 kHz, -0.3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain 5 Hz - 120 kHz, -3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain|
|THD+N||0.01%, -10 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd|
|Dynamic Range||115 dB, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd 107 dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd|
|Input Impedance||1.3 kΩ|
|Phantom Power||+48 VDC, 10 mA|
|Connector Type||¼” TS, female, unbalanced|
|Input Impedance||1 MΩ|
|Connector Types||XLR, male, balanced ¼” TS, female, unbalanced|
|Maximum Output||+20 dBu|
|External Power Adapter||+12 VDC, 1A, center-pin positive|
|PSU Barrel Dimensions||5.5 mm O.D., 2.1 mm I.D., 9.5 mm length|
|Dimensions||1/3U rack-mountable (screw-mount to standard rack tray, not included)|
|Height||1.75” (44.45 mm)|
|Depth||5.5” (139.7 mm)|
|Width||5.5” (139.7 mm)|
|Weight||5 lb. (2.27 kg)|