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IGS DTL
IGS DTL
 
List Price: $1,995.00
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Product Code: 9999-17056

 

IGS DTL Tube Microphone Preamp & Limiter

The IGS DTL Tube Microphone Preamp & Limiter gives you a wonderfully vintage, 2-Channel, classic tube triode microphone preamp combined with a stereo tube custom photocell limiter. Versatility is the IGS DTL's specialty.

The IGS DTL (Double Triode Limiter) is more than classic tube triode microphone preamp. The old-fashioned design was upgraded with a musical opto-limiter. The limiter is based on circuit used in 60’s and 70’s.

The Preamp
The DTL is a tube microphone preamp adapted to work with any type of microphone. A wide range of amplification makes it possible to record drums as well as the quietest ribbon microphone. DTL does a great job of recording tracks from external devices such as synthesizers or drums machines (like Akai MPC). Great results are achieved with reamping tracks from DAWs. The DTL adds a nice tube saturation to the sound. The high impendance inputs (HiZ) allow for connecting an electric or bass guitar directly into the grid of the first step of tube amplification (Typical HiZ solution).

The Limiter
Additional device capabilities are activated by the Limiter section. This can be used to limit peak levels of the input signal. The component in charge of compression is an IGS Audio custom designed photocell. When the limiter is working it is indicated by a LED labeled “Limit” on the front panel. The limiter controls the louder parts of the signal and prevents from the digital clipping at the inputs of you ADC. Another trick could be using the DTL as a drum compressor or mix buss compressor. It can improve the overall dynamics of the mix and give it a brighter sound. This is a very versatile device for audio processing.

Full of features
The audio path of the preamp is a two stage tube amplifier with individual drive on both steps. The saturation at the first step depends on the input signal level (with possibility to use Pad -20dB). The saturation of the second step is dependent on the Output regulator. Inputs and outputs are balanced with Sowter (UK) and Edcor (USA) transformers. The anode voltage is set close to 300V DC. For each of the channels Output and Limiter threshold can be regulated smoothly. The featured switches are: GAIN, +48V, Mic/HiZ, Phase, Pad -20dB. Hi-Z inputs are located on the front panel. The meters show output signal level.

IGS DTL Tube Microphone Preamp & Limiter Features

  • The audio path of IGS DTL Tube Microphone Preamp is a two stage tube amplifier with individual drive on both steps
  • The saturation at the first step depends on the input signal level (with possibility to use Pad -20dB)
  • The saturation of the second step is dependent on the Output regulator
  • Inputs and outputs are balanced with Sowter (UK) and Edcor (USA) transformers
  • The anode voltage is set close to 300V DC
  • For each of the channels Output and Limiter threshold can be regulated smoothly
  • The featured switches are: GAIN, +48V, Mic/HiZ, Phase, Pad -20dB
  • Hi-Z inputs are located on the front panel
  • Outputs: 2 balanced XLR
  • Tube Only audio path
  • Soft Start Power Tube Timer
  • The meters show output signal level
  • 3 Year Warranty

IGS DTL Tube Microphone Preamp & Limiter Specifications

  • Device type
    • Optical Compressor Yes
  • Input & Output
    • Input Pad Yes, -20 dB
    • Input Impedance (balanced) 300 ohm (1M ohm for Hi-Z instrument input)
    • Phantom Power Yes
    • Output Impedance (balanced) 600 ohm
    • Audio transformers Yes
  • Levels
    • Operating Level +4 dBu
    • Max output level +22 dBu
    • Max. gain 60 dB
    • Max Gain Reduction 18 dB
  • Bandwidth
    • Fequency response 20Hz to 20kHz; +/- 0.3dB
    • Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    • THD+N <0.1%
  • Front Panel
    • VU Meters Yes, output level
  • Power
    • Voltage 115/230V AC, 50 - 60Hz
    • Power consumption 40W
    • Power supply internal
  • Packing box
    • Dimensions
      • 70 x 50 x 30 cm
      • 27.56 x 19.69 x 11.81 inches
    • Shipping weight 7kg / 15.43 lbs
  • Others
    • Tube set 6N1P, 6N2P

IGS DTL Tube Microphone Preamp & Limiter Includes

  • DTL Tube Microphone Preamp & Limiter
  • IEC power cable
  • Manual & Literature
  • 3 Year Warranty

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What We Think

IGS Audio gear is some of the most impressive 500 series and full 19-inch rack offerings we've seen, to date. All of it is incredibly beefy both in regards to sound and build quality. Front End Audio is seeing something quite special with all of IGS's products and we are excited to be bringing them to you!

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