Warm Audio TB12 “Tone Beast” Mic Pre

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Warm Audio TB12 “Tone Beast” Tone-Shaping Microphone Preamp

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The Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast Microphone Preamplifier is designed to provide a wide range of tonal options for mic, instrument, and line-level sources, making it an indispensable tool for audio engineers, producers, and muscians. The TB12 is capable of up to 71 dB of input gain, and employs an output attenuator allowing you to drive your input signal harder for color and saturation while keeping your signal from peaking.

The TB12 Tone Beast lives up to its name by allowing you to select between two different discrete op-amps, two different output transformers that can be bypassed altogether, two input impedance settings for dynamic, condenser, or ribbon mic optimization, and two different capacitors. The preamp is capable of producing colored, vintage-style tones with early break up and clean, transparent modern tones. Thanks to its front-panel Hi-Z instrument input, the preamp can be used to record DI tracks, while the rear-panel 1/4″ line input allows you to use the TB12 to provide color or warm up previously recorded tracks.

The rear-panel insert send and receive 1/4″ connectors let you integrate an external signal processor, such as an EQ or compressor, into the TB12’s signal flow before the output transformers. The unit features 48V phantom power, a high-pass filter at 80 Hz, a 20 dB pad, and a polarity reverse switch.

Features:

  • Mic, Instrument & Line Inputs
  • Up to 71 dB of Gain
  • Output Gain Attenuator
  • Switchable Discrete Op-Amp
  • Switchable Input Impedance
  • Switchable Output Transformer
  • Switchable Capacitor
  • 48V, Polarity Switch, 20 dB Pad

More Features:

Unleash The Beast!

The TB12 Tone Beast Black is a fully professional preamp design with loads of gain that can effortlessly capture an array of sources very well. It is a swiss army knife full of options and tones. With top notch CineMag transformers and multiple discrete signal paths, it’s hard to beat the Tone Beast’s big, bold, fully-professional sound at this price.

The Tone Beast Black is a mic pre that likes to be pushed and when pushed will colorize your signal ever so sweetly. The 2 opamps and 2 output transformers at the flip of their switches won’t appear to be much different, but as one drives the pre into harmonic distortion, the unique character of each of these components becomes apparent. The Tone Beast Black is customizable and allows users to source and swap in their own opamps. The output control on the TB12 allows you to limit the signal exiting the preamp even when pushing the gain to really hot levels, giving you maximum control.

When designing the TB12 Tone Beast Black our goal was to make a microphone preamplifier affordable and jam packed full of options, without compromising the quality and design parameters that make this type of microphone preamplifier so desirable.

Premium Components

The TB12 “Tone Beast Black” is a fully discrete, high-voltage microphone preamplifier, utilzing CineMag USA Transformers. Have no fear of hurting the Beast, you can push it very hard into full-on distortion if you wish, and these can sound quite nice on electric guitar, bass or anything else that likes some grit.

The different component options in the TB12 are subtle, but when driven into saturation are noticeable and can make a big difference to the way your final mix will sound. Home-based musicians and professional studios alike will find the Tone Beast Black to be an extremely powerful and fully professional piece of gear that is capable of warming and shaping signals/mixes in a way that is very pleasing to the ear.

Specs:

  • 71DB OF GAIN
  • TRANSFORMER SELECTION PROVIDES BOTH STEEL AND 50% NICKEL CINEMAG OUTPUT TRANSFORMERS FOR VARYING CHARACTER
  • TRANSFORMER BYPASS SWITCH ALLOWS FOR REMOVAL OF THE OUTPUT TRANSFORMER FROM THE CIRCUIT
  • DISCRETE OPAMP SELECTION ALLOWS FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN A 1731(VINTAGE) AND 918(CLEANER) STYLE OPAMP. THESE ARE SOCKETED/SWAPPABLE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF 2520 6 PIN FOOTPRINT OPAMPS
  • IMPEDANCE SWITCH LABELED TONE TO SWITCH BETWEEN 150 AND 600 OHMS INPUT IMPEDANCE
  • 2 MEG OHM TRUE HI-Z INPUT ON FRONT PANEL SENDS INSTRUMENT SIGNAL THROUGH ENTIRE CIRCUIT INCLUDING BOTH CINEMAG TRANSFORMERS AND THE DISCRETE OPAMPS. GREAT FOR GUITARS, BASS, KEYBOARDS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS THAT HAVE A 1/4″ OUTPUT JACK
  • 80HZ HIPASS FILTER
  • POLARITY REVERSE
  • UTILIZES PREMIUM GRADE CINEMAG USA TRANSFORMERS
  • 48V PHANTOM POWER
  • OUTPUT ATTENUATION ALLOWS FOR SATURATION FLEXIBILITY OF BOTH OPAMPS AND TRANSFORMERS
  • ¼” INSERT FOR THE USE OF INLINE COMPRESSORS, EQ’S ETC
  • BALANCED XLR MIC (FRONT AND BACK), BALANCED TRS LINE, AND ¼” UNBALANCED INSTRUMENT INPUTS
  • BALANCED XLR AND TRS OUTPUTS
  • -20DB PAD
  • LED VU METER
  • 19″ RACKMOUNTABLE
  • SWITCHABLE 115/230 VOLT IEC POWER INLET.
  • CAPACITOR SELECTION BETWEEN TANTALUM AND ELECTROLYTIC FOR DIFFERENT CHARACTERS

Warm Audio TB12 “Tone Beast” Tone-Shaping Microphone Preamp

Overiew:

The Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast Microphone Preamplifier is designed to provide a wide range of tonal options for mic, instrument, and line-level sources, making it an indispensable tool for audio engineers, producers, and muscians. The TB12 is capable of up to 71 dB of input gain, and employs an output attenuator allowing you to drive your input signal harder for color and saturation while keeping your signal from peaking.

The TB12 Tone Beast lives up to its name by allowing you to select between two different discrete op-amps, two different output transformers that can be bypassed altogether, two input impedance settings for dynamic, condenser, or ribbon mic optimization, and two different capacitors. The preamp is capable of producing colored, vintage-style tones with early break up and clean, transparent modern tones. Thanks to its front-panel Hi-Z instrument input, the preamp can be used to record DI tracks, while the rear-panel 1/4″ line input allows you to use the TB12 to provide color or warm up previously recorded tracks.

The rear-panel insert send and receive 1/4″ connectors let you integrate an external signal processor, such as an EQ or compressor, into the TB12’s signal flow before the output transformers. The unit features 48V phantom power, a high-pass filter at 80 Hz, a 20 dB pad, and a polarity reverse switch.

Features:

  • Mic, Instrument & Line Inputs
  • Up to 71 dB of Gain
  • Output Gain Attenuator
  • Switchable Discrete Op-Amp
  • Switchable Input Impedance
  • Switchable Output Transformer
  • Switchable Capacitor
  • 48V, Polarity Switch, 20 dB Pad

More Features:

Unleash The Beast!

The TB12 Tone Beast Black is a fully professional preamp design with loads of gain that can effortlessly capture an array of sources very well. It is a swiss army knife full of options and tones. With top notch CineMag transformers and multiple discrete signal paths, it’s hard to beat the Tone Beast’s big, bold, fully-professional sound at this price.

The Tone Beast Black is a mic pre that likes to be pushed and when pushed will colorize your signal ever so sweetly. The 2 opamps and 2 output transformers at the flip of their switches won’t appear to be much different, but as one drives the pre into harmonic distortion, the unique character of each of these components becomes apparent. The Tone Beast Black is customizable and allows users to source and swap in their own opamps. The output control on the TB12 allows you to limit the signal exiting the preamp even when pushing the gain to really hot levels, giving you maximum control.

When designing the TB12 Tone Beast Black our goal was to make a microphone preamplifier affordable and jam packed full of options, without compromising the quality and design parameters that make this type of microphone preamplifier so desirable.

Premium Components

The TB12 “Tone Beast Black” is a fully discrete, high-voltage microphone preamplifier, utilzing CineMag USA Transformers. Have no fear of hurting the Beast, you can push it very hard into full-on distortion if you wish, and these can sound quite nice on electric guitar, bass or anything else that likes some grit.

The different component options in the TB12 are subtle, but when driven into saturation are noticeable and can make a big difference to the way your final mix will sound. Home-based musicians and professional studios alike will find the Tone Beast Black to be an extremely powerful and fully professional piece of gear that is capable of warming and shaping signals/mixes in a way that is very pleasing to the ear.

Specs:

  • 71DB OF GAIN
  • TRANSFORMER SELECTION PROVIDES BOTH STEEL AND 50% NICKEL CINEMAG OUTPUT TRANSFORMERS FOR VARYING CHARACTER
  • TRANSFORMER BYPASS SWITCH ALLOWS FOR REMOVAL OF THE OUTPUT TRANSFORMER FROM THE CIRCUIT
  • DISCRETE OPAMP SELECTION ALLOWS FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN A 1731(VINTAGE) AND 918(CLEANER) STYLE OPAMP. THESE ARE SOCKETED/SWAPPABLE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF 2520 6 PIN FOOTPRINT OPAMPS
  • IMPEDANCE SWITCH LABELED TONE TO SWITCH BETWEEN 150 AND 600 OHMS INPUT IMPEDANCE
  • 2 MEG OHM TRUE HI-Z INPUT ON FRONT PANEL SENDS INSTRUMENT SIGNAL THROUGH ENTIRE CIRCUIT INCLUDING BOTH CINEMAG TRANSFORMERS AND THE DISCRETE OPAMPS. GREAT FOR GUITARS, BASS, KEYBOARDS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS THAT HAVE A 1/4″ OUTPUT JACK
  • 80HZ HIPASS FILTER
  • POLARITY REVERSE
  • UTILIZES PREMIUM GRADE CINEMAG USA TRANSFORMERS
  • 48V PHANTOM POWER
  • OUTPUT ATTENUATION ALLOWS FOR SATURATION FLEXIBILITY OF BOTH OPAMPS AND TRANSFORMERS
  • ¼” INSERT FOR THE USE OF INLINE COMPRESSORS, EQ’S ETC
  • BALANCED XLR MIC (FRONT AND BACK), BALANCED TRS LINE, AND ¼” UNBALANCED INSTRUMENT INPUTS
  • BALANCED XLR AND TRS OUTPUTS
  • -20DB PAD
  • LED VU METER
  • 19″ RACKMOUNTABLE
  • SWITCHABLE 115/230 VOLT IEC POWER INLET.
  • CAPACITOR SELECTION BETWEEN TANTALUM AND ELECTROLYTIC FOR DIFFERENT CHARACTERS

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