Available at $129 street, PreSonus’s new TubePre is a “warm, versatile tube preamp” built to pro-grade standards, featuring dual-servo, 12AX7 vacuum-tube-based preamp with tube-saturation control, and separate instrument (unbalanced quarter-inch) and mic (balanced XLR) inputs in a 1/3U chassis. Offering PreSonus’s Tube Drive saturation and a “no capacitors” gain stage, TubePre provides hot signal with minimal noise. Other features include high-pass filter, 20 dB pad, polarity reverse, and more. TubePre also serves as a handy direct box. An optional 3UMR rack adapter is also available.
Price: $159.95 list
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