PreSonus BlueTube DP v2
PreSonus BlueTube DP v2 is a 2-channel microphone preamp, and is an improvement on the classic BlueTube DP preamp. The solid-state path now feeds PreSonus’ pure Class A XMAX mic preamplifier with 80dB of variable gain – an upgrade from the original BlueTube DP’s solid-state stage. The tube path features a 12AX7 tube, which operates on voltages double that of other preamplifiers in its class, producing lots of headroom and big tone. The BlueTube DP v2 provides lower noise, more high-end clarity, and an even smoother tube sound than its predecessor.
All the secondary features you expect in a professional-grade preamp include 48V phantom power, an 80Hz high-pass filter, -20dB pad to control hot input signals, and a polarity-reverse switch. Each channel has an illuminated VU meter so you can visually monitor your input levels.
The BlueTube DP v2 features a Tube Drive control that offers a wide range of sounds. When it’s clicked off, you’re using the solid-state preamp for quiet, transparent amplification. When it’s engaged, your signals flow through the tube preamp and you can achieve anything from gentle warmth to edgy distortion.
PLEASE NOTE: the “DP” in BlueTube DP v2 stands for Dual Path.
Versatile and Affordable
With two combo mic/instrument inputs, the half-rackspace BlueTube DP v2 is a great choice for guitars and basses as well as for vocals. 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. It also serves as a DI box, thanks to balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4 outputs, and is housed in a new, rugged, 1/2U case. Try the BlueTube DP v2 as a front end for a DAW, too; sure, your recording interface might already include preamps, but few of them give you both tube and solid-state operation.
A value-packed 2-channel preamp that lets you dial in a huge range of tone
XMAX Class A solid-state preamps give you clean and clear sound
Parallel 12AX7-driven tube preamps lets you blend in tube saturation to warm up your tone
Switchable 48V phantom power provides compatibility with any kind of microphone
Concentric hi-Z instrument inputs on both channels allow you to directly plug in your guitar or bass
80Hz highpass filters let you roll off troublesome low frequencies
20dB pads accommodates extra hot sound sources, signal levels, and active pickups
Polarity-reverse switch lets you fix phase issues at the source
Backlit VU meters with LED clip indicators make it easy to keep an eye on your levels
Rugged rackmountable 1/2U chassis is also perfect for tabletop use
Connector Type: XLR, female, balanced
EIN: -131 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40 Ohms, A-wtd -128 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40 Ohms, unwtd
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, -0.3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain 5 Hz – 120 kHz, -3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain
THD+N: 0.01%, -10 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd
Dynamic Range: 115 dB, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd 107 dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd
Input Impedance: 1.3 kOhms
Phantom Power: +48 VDC, 10 mA
Connector Type: 1/4 inch TS, female, unbalanced
Input Impedance: 1.3 MOhms
Connector Types: XLR, male, balanced 1/4 inch TS, female, unbalanced
Maximum Output: +20 dBu
Output Impedance: 51 Ohms
Type: +12 VDC, 1000mA, center pin positive
PSU Barrel Dimensions: 5.5 millimeter O.D., 2.1 millimeter I.D., 9.5 millimeter length