Listing this for a little more than I bought this unit for but it is absolutely worth more than this considering It has the legendary V76 tube sound with 50db adjustable gain mic preamp, Line amp, and U73 quality optical compressor /w adjustable release all in one. This is also a one of a kind vintage project hybride. This is one of last available TAB/Telefunken U70 (originally amplifiers to drive VUmeters) amplifiers transformed into very good tube microphone/line preamplifiers with smooth and musical optical compressors. Serial numbers are 696 and 1004. They were custom made for the Rogalow Analogowy location recordings project.The Preamp is really awesome with lots of selectivity, excellent frequency range and nice bottom end. You have microphone preamp (upper switch M) with around 50 dB gain, line preamp (upper switch L) and optical compressor with regulated time of release, which is useful when making live recordings. The input transformers are vintage Fonia of the best quality and sound. Output transformer was custom hand made design made specifically for this project.
The tubes are vintage and very good sounding Telefunken ECC83 and Valvo ECC81. Power transformer and some components are coming from original U70. Result is very good and reliable. This unit is working very well s nr.
Preamp will come with matching connector to be wired. Like all vintage Telefunken, it is powered from 220-230V but will work fine with a step up transformer for 120v operation.Having in mind V76 preamps and the U73's compressors are hard to get and insanely expensive, this is just reasonably cheaper and the same league of tube sound. You can expect to get the unbelievable tube sound quality you can expect from top of the line vintage brands like Maihak, Siemens, Telefunken, TAB, Malotki, klangfilm, Lorenz, etc.
You have the right to send the unit back within 14 days if it is not as described. Please feel free to ask questions. The item "Heavily modded Vintage Telefunken U70 Tube Mic/Line Preamp with Compressor ECC83" is in sale since Saturday, July 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips".The seller is "dubstephead" and is located in Sandpoint, Idaho. This item can be shipped worldwide.