Finally, a superior quality, stereo tube microphone/instrument preamplifier that speaks to everyone’s budget. The Presonus BlueTUBE provides impressive results for vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars as well as bass guitars. The BlueTUBE’s output flexibility of XLR and TS jacks lets you send signals to both your amp and console simultaneously. The BlueTUBE allows you to create a multitude of audio textures and characters by using the variable tube-drive circuit. The BlueTUBE is a true hhybrid that blends the best of dual-servo solid-state technology with a 12AX7 tube-stage.
I have been in studios with tube mic preamp setups that cost more than my car; this isn't quite as featured or esoteric but you can't go wrong with a rackable (or stackable) dual channel tube mic pre with 48v phantom, pad, and lighted VU meters. It's a definite step up from the small tube pre I used to use and the option to have a solid-state pre, a tube, or in between is phenomenal-it can smooth out a harsh mic or give you a boosted clean signal to process. nice 1/2 rack 2 ch preamp w/ some tube-y color! Seems to have some headroom for the acoustic gtrs that are passing through it.
Input Connector Type: Neutrik™ Combo XLR
Impedance: 5K Ohms Hi-Z,
1/4": 1 Meg Ohms Output Connector
Type: XLR and 1/4" TS Panel Controls Tube
Drive: 0dB to +20dB
Gain: 0dB to 40dB Phase Reversal -20dB Pad Phantom Power Performance THD + Noise
LED: -28dBu to +18dBu
Physical Weight: 7lbs
Dimensions: 8" x 4.5" x 1.75"
Mounting: BMRA Rackmount Adaptor
Input: 18V AC
Power: 20 Watts