NEW TG500 Mic Preamplifier
TG500 mic pre
is a 2 FET 6 transistor Class A
design giving 75dB of gain. It is based on early NEVE, BBC, EMI gear
simple transistor gain stages fully redesigned to includes heaps of
extra useful features and to run on API+/-16v rails (run fully
symmetrically so output head room is not lost and no DC to DC
inverters are needed) Uses modern easy to get transistors and our
custom audio transformers. It is NOT a EMI TG clone but to compare
the tone to a EMI it is fatter, smoother sounding and has more
clarity in the low mids than a Neve 1073. It is the go to pre for
Electric Guitars. And if you want old school tone all over your
recording that will gel it together without turning everything to
mud this is the one.
I am not a big fan of samples because if you didn't hear the original
instruments sound in the studio with your own ears then really you don't
have a true point of reference to gauge the samples against. These
samples are more to show the difference between the Dual99v500 and
All instruments recorded by Matt Redlich with no EQ or
compression. Pres had Impedance left centred in the Z detent and no HPF.
Pres were used in there cleanest mode with output trim not pulled to
allow for gain overdrive.
Colin O'Reilly. Acoustic Guitar - Ben Stewart. Electric Guitar - Greg
Features for each Channel
- Balanced in Rack XLR
which is switched to 1meg Fet DI input when jack plugged in.
48v phantom power switch with red LED indicator for rack XLR in.
(All below features work for XLR and DI input.)
20dB pad switch
Input transformer inline.
Variable Impedance 200ohm to 3k with centre detent at starting Z
80Hz HPF switch with orange Led indicator.
Gain switch in 12 x 5dB steps from 20dB to 75dB.
Output trim pot with -5dB to 0dB range (with pot knob pulled out
-90dB to 0dB range).
Huge output transformer (same size as Neve LO1166).
Internal jumper for output ground lift.
Internal JLM 8 buss connector with jumper settings.
- Double sided Gold plated rear edge
And of course
the DI jack is backlit soft blue so you can find it in the dark
The TG500 mic pre amps are
In the near future, when
I'm a little clearer on my studio situation maybe if your interested
you could be involved in designing some kind of studio set up.
Thanks again, all the best,