PreSonus BlueTUBE DP V2 Tube Preamp
The PreSonus BlueTUBE DP V2 Tube Preamp is a 2-channel, dual-path mic/instrument preamp designed to offer the vacuum tube and solid-state performance in one amazing unit. The separate instrument and microphone inputs make it a handy direct box for guitars and bass.
The PreSonus BlueTUBE DP V2 Tube Preamp is a dual-personality preamp with an amazing variety of tones. Compact, affordable, and capable of a stunningly wide range of tones, the PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 dual-path mic/instrument preamplifier offers two independent channels, each with an XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A Tube Drive control provides a wide range of sounds: When clicked off, you’re using the solid-state preamp for quiet, transparent amplification; when engaged, your signals flow through the tube preamp, and you can achieve anything from gentle warmth to edgy distortion. Equipped with instrument and mic inputs and built tough for serious gigging, the PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 is a great choice for guitarists, bassists, singer/songwriters, and more.
Transparent Solid-State, Warm Tube Distortion, and Everything In Between
With the PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 dual-path preamp, you get the best of two worlds. PreSonus' popular Class A XMAX solid-state preamps are widely lauded for their clarity and transparency, delivering incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound. Found in many PreSonus products, it has received nothing but raves from users and the media alike. PreSonus' tube preamps are beloved for their warm, smooth sound, and the 12AX7 vacuum tube in the PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 are hand-selected and carefully tested to ensure top audio performance. Whether you want clean, transparent sound; ear-shredding fuzz; or something in between, you can achieve it with the PreSonus BlueTube DP V2.
The Most Versatile Preamp in its Class—and Built to Travel
The PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 offers far and away the widest variety of tone-shaping capabilities of any preamp in its class. Housed in a rugged, half-rackspace case that is built to travel, its rear panel sports two combo mic/instrument inputs and unbalanced ¼” and balanced XLR line outputs. With two dual-path channels and this complement of I/O, you can use it as a preamp and as a direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. Singer-songwriters can run their vocal through one channel and their guitar through the other, feeding both to the P.A.—no guitar amp needed. And PreSonus didn’t forget the extras: an 80 Hz highpass filter, phantom power, a -20 dB pad to control hot input signals, polarity reverse, and a backlit VU meter. Yet the PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 is small enough to carry in a gig bag—or screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.
Two Channels of Great Sound, Live or in the Studio
Live or in the studio, the PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 is a great-sounding tool you’ll use on a variety of sources. Add just the right amount of tube distortion to guitars, basses, and mic signals. Go lightly for gentle warmth or go all-out for solid crunch. Use one channel as a solid-state preamp and the other as a tube preamp—it’s up to you.
PreSonus BlueTUBE DP V2 Tube Preamp Features
- 2 Input channels, each with:
- High-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifier with 80 dB gain range
- 12AX7 vacuum tube gain stage
- Tube Drive tube-saturation control
- 48V phantom power
- 80 Hz high-pass filter
- -20 dB pad to reduce hot input levels
- Polarity-reverse switch
- Illuminated analog VU input-level meter
- 2 Balanced combo mic/unbalanced instrument inputs
- 2 Balanced XLR main (L/R) line outputs
- 2 Unbalanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs
- Compact 1/2U chassis
- External 12 VDC, 1A power supply
PreSonus BlueTUBE DP V2 Tube Preamp Specifications
- Connector Type: Neutrik® Combo
- XLR Microphone Impedance: 1.3 kO
- 1/4” Instrument (Hi-Z) Impedance: 1 MO
- THD+N (Unweighted), Solid-State: <0.005%
- THD+N (Unweighted), Tube Stage: 0.01% to 30%
- Signal-to-Noise: >95 dB
- Power-Supply Rejection: >98 dB
- Connector Type: XLR and ¼” TS
- Impedance: 51O
- External Adapter Type: +12 VDC, 1A, Center Pin Positive
- Dimensions: 1/2U Rack-Mountable (Screw-Mount to Standard Rack Tray, Not Included)
- Height: 1.75” (44.45 mm)
- Depth: 5.5” (139.7 mm)
- Width: 9.5” (241.3 mm)
PreSonus BlueTUBE DP V2 Tube Preamp Includes
- 1 x PreSonus BlueTUBE DP V2 Tube Preamp
- 1 x 12 VDC, 1A Power Supply
- 1 x Power Cord
- 1 Year Warranty
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What We Think
"I really like these preamps. They have a nice range, and overall smooth sound, and fairly well balanced (but with just a bit of low mid fullness). Add in the tube to the path, and you get some nice tube saturation injected. Presonus makes great gear, and the BlueTube is a solid versatile preamp. I love using mine on Kick and Snare. Good punch and depth, and it sounds great on vocals."
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