Presonus TubePre V2 Tube Preamp
A versatile preamp with impressive dynamic range and detail.
Compact and affordable, the ever-popular TubePre V2 professional tube preamplifier employs our popular XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage lets you boost the signal to smoking hot levels without significantly increasing noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation offer dynamic range and detail not found in other single-channel tube preamps in its class. Built tough enough for serious gigging, the TubePre V2 is a great choice for guitars and microphones alike.
From gentle warmth to total fuzz with the twist of a knob.
XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound garnering them rave reviews from users and the media alike. The 12AX7 vacuum tube that follows the XMAX in the TubePre V2 was hand-selected and carefully tested for electrical conformity and freedom from microphonics. Twist the Drive saturation control to add the “color” that only a hand-selected 12AX7 can deliver — from gentle warmth to total fuzz.
A versatile tool that’s built to travel.
Housed in a rugged case that is built to travel, the TubePre V2 rear panel sports separate unbalanced, ¼” instrument and balanced, XLR mic inputs and unbalanced ¼” and balanced XLR line outputs. Use it as a straight-up tube preamp or a dynamite direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. We’ve provided all of the extras you need, including a highpass filter, phantom power, polarity reverse, and a backlit VU meter. Yet with all its features, it’s small enough to carry almost anywhere—or simply screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.
Great sound, live or in the studio.
Live or in the studio, the TubePre V2 is a great-sounding tool you’ll use on a variety of sources. Add just the right amount of tube distortion to guitars, basses, and mic signals. Go lightly for gentle warmth or go all-out for solid crunch—it’s up to you. So give your ears a treat and test the TubePreV2 at your favorite PreSonus® dealer. Then check out the price— and prepare to be amazed. Because with PreSonus, big sound does not have to cost big money.
- XMAX Class A preamp input stage
- 12AX7 dual-servo vacuum tube output stage
- Input Gain control
- 48V phantom power
- 80 Hz high-pass filter
- -20 dB pad
- Instrument input select
- Polarity-reverse switch
- Backlit VU meter
- Clip LED
- 1 unbalanced ¼” instrument input
- 1 balanced XLR mic input
- 1 unbalanced ¼” line output
- 1 balanced XLR line output
- Compact 1/3U rack-mount chassis
- External 12 VDC, 1A power supply
|Connector Type||XLR, female, balanced|
|EIN||-131 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, A-wtd -128 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, unwtd|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz – 20 kHz, -0.3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain 5 Hz - 120 kHz, -3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain|
|THD+N||0.01%, -10 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd|
|Dynamic Range||115 dB, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd 107 dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd|
|Input Impedance||1.3 kΩ|
|Phantom Power||+48 VDC, 10 mA|
|Connector Type||¼” TS, female, unbalanced|
|Input Impedance||1 MΩ|
|Connector Types||XLR, male, balanced ¼” TS, female, unbalanced|
|Maximum Output||+20 dBu|
|External Power Adapter||+12 VDC, 1A, center-pin positive|
|PSU Barrel Dimensions||5.5 mm O.D., 2.1 mm I.D., 9.5 mm length|
|Dimensions||1/3U rack-mountable (screw-mount to standard rack tray, not included)|
|Height||1.75” (44.45 mm)|
|Depth||5.5” (139.7 mm)|
|Width||5.5” (139.7 mm)|
5 lb. (2.27 kg)