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Joemeek twinQ2

The Joemeek twinq2 is everything you ever wanted in a dual studio channel - and then some!

The microphone input transformer is permanently assigned to the "Mic" Input. The "IRON" switch now optionally sends the "Line" input through the transformer, to add some colouration to Line sources.

The input "GAIN" control now operates over the range 18dB to 60dB, with improved resolution in the crucial 25dB-45dB range. Microphone inputs up to +4dBu can be accommodated without distortion
(+24dBu by using the "PAD" switch).

As before, with the "LINE" input selected the gain is unity (0dB) at the top of the dial; the gain range is now -19dB to +22dB.

The "INSTRument" input now has a gain range of 0dB to +40dB.

"PEAK" LEDs now light at +16dBu (2dB below Full Scale Digital).

We started with high quality Burr-Brown IC's for the preamp, added an extremely musical EQ section and an optical compressor for that signature "Meek" sound. Then we included some new and innovative features, like an "Iron" switch that switches the IC front end to a transformer - completely changing the topology of the circuit. It even has 24bit, 96k A/D converters built in.

All of this comes housed in a rugged 2u chassis with a beautifully sculpted aluminum faceplate.

With sonic quality rivaling mic pre's priced thousands of dollars more, the twinq2 sets a new standard for dual channels!
  • Input impedances: Mic: 1.2kohm; Line: 10k ohm
  • Pre-amp overall gain: -2dB to 60dB
  • Common mode rejection: 70dB
  • Equivalent input noise: -128.5dBu (unweighted)
  • Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)
  • Frequency response: 10Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)
  • Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +24dBu, +45dBu
  • Headroom before clipping: +29dBu
  • Compressor threshold: -6dBu to -22dBu (variable)
  • Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
  • Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)
  • Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)
  • Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv
  • Output impedance: 75ohm
  • Output Level switch: 12dB attenuation
  • Noise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)
  • VU Meter: Analogue movement
  • Power supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 30W
  • Mechanical: 482W x 88H x 220D (overall)
  • Weight: 3 kilos
  • High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80Hz
  • EQ Boost & Cut: +/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)
  • LF Frequency: 40Hz to 650Hz variable
  • MID Frequency: 300Hz to 5kHz variable
  • HF Frequency: 6kHz/12kHz switchable
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