Chandler TG2 Special Edition preamp features the same discrete transformer balanced amplifiers and offers a creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top end.
The Chandler Limited TG2 Pre Amp/DI is a recreation of the rare EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles in the late 60s and early 70s. The sound was used on many famous recordings done at Abbey Road including The Beatles "Abbey Road" and Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon.
The sound, as explained by many users, has "warmth" and punch, but with a "beautiful" expanded top end. In fact the unit does have a small rise in its top end frequency response and some warmth inducing distortion which contribute to its sound.
All TG units require and function on the PSU-1, Chandler Limited power supply. The PSU-1 has an internal switch for setting voltage to 120V or 220V (115V/230V).
Recreation of Rare EMI TG12428 Preamp
Discrete Transformer-Balanced Amplifiers
Balanced XLR Inputs and Outputs
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Hi-Z DI Inputs
Input Impedance Switching
Individually Switchable Phantom Power
Channels: 2 x Mono Mic/DI Circuit Design: Discrete, Transistor Inputs:
2 x XLR balanced
2 x 1/4" TS Hi-Z Gain Range: +5 to +75 dB Input Impedance: 300 or 1200, switchable Phantom Power: +48V Output: 2 x XLR balanced both channels can be summed to one XLR Output Impedance: 600 Maximum Output Level: +28 dB Power Requirement: Chandler PSU-1 MKII is required for operation (sold separately) Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 x 12 x 1.75" (48.26 x 30.48 x 4.45 cm) Weight: 12 lb (5.44 kg)