The Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp is a completely new design by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke. The preamp uses classic germanium transistors in a class A, transformer balanced circuit. The use of germanium devices opens a whole new sound palette not found in any pro audio equipment currently manufactured.
These incredibly smooth sounding transistors were the basis of the earliest transistor designs by Neve (1053, 1055, 1057), EMI (TG12345 MKI), Telefunken, and Fairchild. Those familiar with these units can attest to the special sound of the germanium transistor. The Germanium series runs on +40 volt power, high current, and has a huge +34 output before clipping. The sound is warm and smooth as with many vintage style circuits, but you'll find a whole new world of smooth here, as well as a sound that settles in perfectly to your tracks without fighting. The Germanium uses Chandler's new custom wound transformers that combine the best parts of our favorite St. Ives and Gardner input and output transformers.
This Chandler Limited unit requires a PSU-1 Power Supply. The PSU-1 can power two Chandler units.
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