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NAMM 2014: Chandler to release TG2-500 pre-amp

Chandler will be showcasing the follow up to the TG2 pre-amp / DI at NAMM 2014, the TG2-500.

Chandler will be showcasing the follow up to the TG2 pre-amp / DI at NAMM 2014. The company writes: The TG2-500 produces the same sound of the EMI TG12428 pre-amp, used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles in the late 60s and early 70s in the company’s 500 series module form factor.” The company’s new pre-amp delivers the exact same frequency response, high frequency bump and mid forward tone as the TG2 and the sound is described as a “creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top end.”

The TG2-500 uses an identical circuit to the TG2, as well as the same transistors and transformers. It is capable of 10 – 60 dB of gain and has coarse and fine gain control as installed on EMI consoles. As on the TG2, the TG2-500 provides 300 and 1200 Ohm input impedance. Owner of chandler and chief product designer, Wade Goeke says:“The TG2-500 is a product we’ve been asked about for a number of years. In the past, I always commented that I had not yet found the right way to engineer this in the 500 series form factor.

“I’m pleased to report that, after working on this challenge for quite some time and attempting a number of different methods in the process, I’ve made everything work to my satisfaction. I’m glad I was patient because I genuinely believe our users will be pleasantly surprised and very pleased with the results!”