Shell Rock, IA (January 31, 2014)—Chandler Limited has announced the new TG2-500 Pre Amp, a 500 series pre amp designed from the company’s TG2 Pre Amp/ DI. This new product is intended to provide the sound of the EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Using the identical TG2 circuit, transistors, and transformers, the TG2-500 delivers 10 to 60 dB of gain and uses a coarse gain control and a fine gain control as found on EMI consoles. The unit provides 300 and 1200 Ohm input impedance as on the TG2, which the company’s customers have come to value.
The TG2-500 has the same high frequency bump and mid forward tone that users get with the TG2, along with the warmth inducing distortion, which contributes to its sound.
“The TG2-500 is a product we’ve been asked about for a number of years,” explained Chandler Limited owner and chief product designer Wade Goeke. “In the past, I always commented that I had not yet found the right way to engineer this unit in the 500 series form factor. Now, I’m pleased to report that, after working on this challenge for quite some time and attempting a number of different methods in the process, I’ve made everything work to my satisfaction.”