Chandler Limited TG2-500 500 Series Microphone Preamp
The Chandler Limited TG2-500 pre-amp is a recreation of the rare EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road Studios recording and mastering consoles from the late 60s and early 70s.
- Topology based closely on the original EMI TG12428 at EMI/Abbey Road studio
- Discrete transformer-balanced amplifiers produce a warm tone with clear highs and rich lows
- Input gain ranges from +20dB to +50dB
- 48V phantom power, phase reverse, and an impedance switch
- Impedance switch toggles between 300 ohms and 1200 ohms, to match any mic
- Channel output gain control lets you run the input gain hot for extra color
- Requires compatible 500 Series chassis
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The sound of the EMI/Abbey Road Studios equipment is world renowned, and imparts a unique and pleasing sonic character as heard on many famous recordings done at Abbey Road including The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' and Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' albums. For the first time ever, the legendary TG2 pre-amp sound is available in 500 Series format.
The TG2-500 microphone pre-amplifier features the same discrete, transformer-balanced amplifiers as Chandler Limited's TG series: TG2 Pre Amp/DI, TG Channel MKII, and TG1 Limiter.
Chandler have taken the microphone pre-amplifier and line amplifier from their highly acclaimed TG2 Pre Amp/DI and packaged it for the industry standard 500 Series format, while retaining the sound of Chandler Limited's TG2 Pre Amp/DI. The aural quality has often been characterised as a creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top-end. The sound, as explained by many users, has 'warmth' and punch, but with a 'beautiful' expanded top end. In fact, the TG2-500 microphone preamplifier does have a small rise in its top-end frequency response and some warmth inducing distortion, which contributes to its sound.
Abbey Road Studios, EMI and TG and their associated logos are trade marks of EMI (IP) Limited.
TG2-500 Pre Amp Technical Specifications
Circuit: Discrete, Transistor, Transformer Balanced I/O
Total Gain: +60db
Coarse Gain: +20db to +50db (stepped, 5db)
Fine Gain: ±10db (variable)
Input: Mic/Line switchable
Input Impedance: 1200/300 Ohm switchable
Phantom Power: +48v switchable
Phase: 0/180 degrees, switchable
I/O: 500 Series format (frame dependent)
500 Series format: +/-16v
Max. current draw: +16v @ 110ma / -16v @ 80ma