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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.

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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 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.

TubePre V2- Mono tube preamp. 

The PreSonus TubePre V2 compact microphone preamplifier gives you serious value for your money. Affordable, portable, and packed with a wide range of rich tube tone, TubePre V2 is one piece of gear you'll constantly find new uses for. First, there's the TubePre V2's XMAX Class A preamp, an astonishingly clean pre that plays well virtually any microphone you can get your hands on. Then there's a the tube tone circuit, which lets you dial in the perfect amount of color. And that's just part of what makes the PreSonus TubePre V2 one of Sweetwater's favorite affordable preamps.

PreSonus TubePre V2 Compact Single-channel Microphone Preamplifier and DI at a Glance:
  • Class A XMAX microphone preamp gives you award-winning sound
  • Dual-servo vacuum tube output stage provides rich tube saturation
  • Doubles as a killer tone box for your guitar or bass
Class A XMAX microphone preamp gives you award-winning sound

Featured on high-end gear such as their StudioLive mixers and their super-popular AudoBox VSL series audio interfaces, you'll find PreSonus's XMAX preamplifiers in studios all over the world. At Sweetwater, we've rarely come across an integrated Class A preamp that's so universally esteemed. No matter what microphone you plug in, you can count on the TubePre V2 to give you quality sound you can use. You're sure to be amazed by how clean and clear the TubePre V2's preamp section sounds, especially considering the price.

Dual-servo vacuum tube output stage provides rich tube saturation

Unlike most tube preamps, the TubePre V2 lets you add as much or as little tube warmth as you like. That's because PreSonus design it with a 12AX7-driven tube circuit that's completely separate from its preamplifier, allowing you to can cleanly amplify your signal and then dial in tube saturation to taste. From completely clean to total tube fuzz and everything in between, the TubePre V2 gives you an absolutely huge range of tone.

Doubles as a killer tone box for your guitar or bass

The PreSonus TubePre V2 isn't just great for microphones - it also serves as an incredible instrument preamplifier. That's because PreSonus designed it with a separate hi-Z instrument-level input. Plug in your bass and crank up the TubePre V2's tube circuit to get rich and dimensional fuzz, or add the perfect touch of bite to your guitar tone. And with a built-in 20dB pad and highpass filter, the TubePre V2 can accommodate a wide range of other sources as well.

PreSonus TubePre V2 Compact Single-channel Microphone Preamplifier and DI Features:
  • A value-packed portable preamp that lets you dial in vibrant tube tone
  • XMAX Class A preamp input stage gives you clean and clear sound
  • 12AX7-driven dual-servo vacuum tube output stage lets you blend in tube saturation to taste
  • Switchable 48V phantom power provides compatibility with any kind of microphone
  • Separate hi-Z instrument input allows you to directly plug in your guitar or bass
  • 80Hz highpass filter lets you roll off troublesome low frequencies
  • 20dB pad accommodates extra hot sound sources and signal levels
  • Polarity-reverse switch lets you fix phase issues at the source
  • Backlit VU meter with LED clip indicator makes it easy to keep an eye on your levels
  • Rackmountable 1/3U chassis is also perfect for tabletop use

The PreSonus TubePre V2 preamplifier gives you huge tube tone with a small price tag!

Technical Specifications

Mic Input

 
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

Instrument Input

 
Connector Type ¼” TS, female, unbalanced
Input Impedance 1 MΩ

Analog Output

 
Connector Types XLR, male, balanced ¼” TS, female, unbalanced
Maximum Output +20 dBu
Output Impedance 51Ω

Tube Stage

 
Type 12AX7

Power

 
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

Physical

 
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)
Weight 5 lb. (2.27 kg)
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Weight: 0.00 KGS
SKU: TUBEPRE V2

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