Chandler Limited TG2 Microphone Preamp and DI
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.”
This microphone pre-amplifier features the same discrete transformer balanced amplifiers as the TG series limiter and offers a creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top end (dare we say nicer than Neve). The sound, as explained by many users, has the Neve “warmth” and punch, but with a “nicer” 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.
Options: Stepped Output (Stereo)
All TG units require and function on the PSU-1, Chandler Limited power supply. For more information please call us at (319) 885-4200.
*Please note: Not all of the early Abbey Road TG2 Pre Amp/DI units have the “impedance” as a standard feature of the unit. If buying a used unit, please inquire as to whether the unit is equipped with the impedance before purchasing.
Abbey Road Studios, EMI and TG and their associated logos are trade marks of EMI (IP) Limited.
TG2 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
CHANNELS: Dual Mono
CIRCUIT: Discrete, Transistor
Gain: +5db to +75db
Input Impedance: 1200 to 300 Ohm
I/O: XLR, Transformer Balanced, Pin 2 Hot
DI, 1/4″ Unbalanced, 100k input impedance
All Connections Transformer Balanced Pin 2 Hot
Phantom Power: +48v
Requires Chandler Limited PSU-1 MKII power supply.