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Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI Package

Chandler Limited Germanium
Chandler Limited Germanium
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Product Code: FEA0132


Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI Package

Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI Package

Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI Package Details

The Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI Package, is an FEA bundle, we designed to conveniently provide everything you need for two channels of Chandler Germanium Preamp/DIs. The PSU-1 is designed to power two Chandler units, simplifying the set up.

Chandler Limited LTD-1 Stereo Package Includes:

  • Two Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DIs
  • One Chandler Limited PSU-1 Power Supply
  • Two 4-pin XLR power connection cables

Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI Details

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 Chandlerâ??s new custom wound transformers that combine the best parts of our favorite St. Ives and Gardner input and output transformers.

Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI Features

  • DI Input: Unbalanced 1/4" jack with 100k input impedance
  • Germanium Drive Control: Controls the input gain of the Germanium amp. The amount of gain from this is related to the Feedback control position.
  • 48 volt and Phase Reverse switches
  • Pad and "Thick" switches: Both of these can be used to greatly control the tone of the pre amp. Use Pad to run the Drive and Feedback controls near full for increased low end and harmonic distortion. The thick adds a gentle low frequency rise for warmth and roundness.
  • Feedback Control: Controls the amount of signal fed from the amplifier output back into its input, as well as acting as a volume type control. This knob seriously affects the tone of the unit. With feedback to the left there is less volume, less Total Harmonic Distortion, lower noise floor, and more high frequencies. With feedback to the right there is more volume, more Total Harmonic Distortion, and a low end peak around 30hz. Combine this with the Germanium Drive control, Thick, and Pad switches for a cool variety of sounds.
  • VU Range switch: Low range -12 to +3 db. High range +5 to +20 db.
  • VU Meter: 10 segment LED meter that shows the unit output in two ranges.

Chandler Limited PSU-1 Power Supply Details

The Chandler Limited PSU-1 Power Supply is required for all Chandler Germanium, TG, and LTD units. The PSU-1 is a 1.5-amp supply and can power 2 Chandler units. The units connect with a 4-pin XLR cable. A connector cable is included with each Chandler Limited piece, but is also available separately here.

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