Chandler Limited has announced the TG2-500 preamp, a new 500 series module delivering the classic sound of the EMI TG12428 preamp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles in the late 60s and early 70s. It will be on display at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim at booth 6254.
Using the identical circuit, transistors, and transformers of the company’s original TG2 preamp/DI, the TG2-500 delivers 10 – 60 dB of gain and uses a coarse gain control and a fine gain control as found on EMI consoles. The unit provides 300- and 1200-ohm input impedance, again as found on the TG2.
It also has the same high frequency bump and mid forward tone as the TG2, along with the warmth-inducing distortion, which contributes to its sound. The end result is a creamy, smooth tone with an open, clear top end.
“The TG2-500 is a product we’ve been asked about for a number of years,” notes Chandler Limited owner and chief product designer Wade Goeke. “In the past, I always commented that I had not yet found the right way to engineer this unit in the 500 series form factor. Now 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.”
Pricing and availability for the TG2-500 are not yet determined.