Vintage 1960s stereo valve tube mic preamp... As used by John Lennon in his home studio setup. A beautiful sounding preamp mic unit which will add lots of sparkle to your recordings. Designed as a Mic and Line input preamplifier but also perfect for use with a computer DAW system to add some analogue flavour to warm your sound! Sound quality is fantastic, very warm, bright and clear with almost no background noise at all!
Amazing considering it's about 50 years old. This is a genuine vintage item built to the highest standards with top quality circuits and components. Mullard Mustard capacitors used throughout the audio path. Track synths and drum machines through this and it brings your tracks to life!This is a bargain price for a stereo unit so grab it while you can... Ready to use high end studio unit complete with power supply built in Valve types used: 4 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82. This type of unit was used by John Lennon at his home studio. Fully working and just serviced too in superb condition and sounding fantastic!
I have had pro quality 19 rack enclosures made just for these units to be housed. Vocals sound stunning recorded through these! Original 1960s British Valve Preamp unit custom built into a 19 rack enclosure. Removed from a high quality British recording equipment and adapted for modern studio use. These units have been used in studios all over the world for recording music, tv shows, film sound tracks and just about any sound recording application.
Used at the BBC in the 1950's and 1960's. Also used by Joe Meek on his recordings and as effects. To keep the original vintage valve sound characteristics, quality and sparkle the components and circuits have been left unchanged as much as possible.
Only real change was to build into a standard rack to be housed with other studio gear. Fully tested and serviced too. Some old capacitors were changed to higher quality types to improve reliability. They only way to get that vintage valve sound is to use the original equipment and not some modern replica built from low cost components and valves. I have tried various modern versions but found them to be lacking in any real warmth or sound quality.
This is as good as it gets! Sound quality is fantastic with hardly any background noise or hum even at high output levels. Not only is this a high quality mic preamp but also works as sound processor to add sparkle to any line / instrument inputs required. In my personal setup i use this with vintage analog synths like the Minimoog, Sh-101 and Sequential Circuits Pro-One to add gain as well as a superb smooth distortion effect from overdriving the amps.
Same can be done with guitars to give the valve amplifier overdrive effect and great for real punchy drums. This version Pre was designed with high grade components - Mullard Mustard capacitors, higher grade resistors. Will work with Dynamic mics, phantom powered mics and great for ribbon mic use too if you have the correct step up transformer.
Can be used as 1 x mono, 2 x mono, 1 x stereo in/out as completely independent channels. 2 x mic inputs - Can also be used for direct connection of guitars. 2 x inputs for direct line/instrument connection. 4 x input level controls.
2 x Output level controls. VU level meter - Single meter switchable between inputs. 3 pin fused mains input socket. 50 hz - 18 khz +/- 2 dB. All in/out have 1/4 sockets - XLR upgrade available.Fully tested, serviced and calibrated. Frequency response, noise levels and gain all checked. Listen to this video's raw-vocal sample.
The Signal Level Ferrograph light bulb needs to be replaced, but it's not needed unless you wish to impress your clients... The item "Vintage 1960s Stereo Valve Tube British Mic Preamp (As used by John Lennon)" is in sale since Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "airstereo" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.