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    Presonus Studio Channel

    Manufacturer: Presonus
    Single Channel Tube Strip - Mic Preamp / Comp /EQ
    SKU: Studio Channel
    GTIN: 6 73454 00341 7
    Availability: In stock
    Old price: $449.95 excl tax
    $349.95 excl tax
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    The Anywhere Channel.

    We named this channel strip the Studio Channel, and indeed it’s a wonderful studio tool. But it’s great for live performance, too. Featuring tube preamplification, a VCA-based compressor, and three-band EQ, it delivers a huge variety of timbres. Produce luscious, in-your-face vocals, dynamic acoustic piano, and fat, solid bass guitar, not to mention crystal-clear acoustic guitars and cracking snare. Yes, we got the name wrong; we should have called it the Anywhere Channel. But we got the design right.


    1 channel with Class A 12AX7 vacuum-tube mic/instrument preamplifier

    • Gain control with +10 dB to +54 dB gain range
    • Tube Drive control
    • 48V phantom power switch
    • 80 Hz high-pass filter
    • -20 dB pad
    • Polarity-reverse switch

    Fully Variable VCA compressor

    • Attack, Release, Ratio, Threshold, and (makeup) Gain
    • Auto Attack/Release switch
    • Soft/Hard Knee switch
    • Bypass switch

    3-band parametric equalizer

    • Gain, Frequency, and Q controls (mid band)
    • Gain and Frequency controls (low and high bands)
    • Shelving/peak switches (low and high bands)
    • Switchable pre-/post-compressor
    • Bypass switch

    Master level control

    • Backlit VU meter
      • Gain Reduction to Meter switch (selects gain reduction or output gain)


    • 1 unbalanced ¼” instrument input (front panel)
    • 1 balanced ¼” line input
    • 1 balanced XLR mic input
    • 1 balanced ¼” line output
    • 1 balanced XLR line output


    • 1U 19” rack-mountable, rugged steel chassis
    • Sealed, detented, metal rotary controls
    • External 16 VAC power supply

    Technical Specifications


    Dynamic Range>115 dB
    Frequency Response10 Hz to 50 kHz
    Internal Operating Level0 dBu = 0 dB

    Microphone Preamp

    Gain-6 dB to +66 dB (± 10 dB trim on line input)
    Noise Floor-96 dBu
    EIN-126 dB
    THD + Noise (0% Tube Drive)< 0.050%
    THD + Noise (100% Tube Drive)< 0.10%
    Microphone Input ConnectorXLR
    Microphone Input Impedance1.3 kΩ
    Instrument Input Connector¼” TS
    Instrument Input Impedance1 MΩ
    Line Input Connector¼” TRS
    Line Input Impedance10 kΩ
    Phantom Power (switchable)+48V
    Pad (switchable)0 dB / -20 dB
    Phase (switchable)0°, 180°
    High-pass filter (switchable)-3 dB at 80 Hz


    Threshold (variable)-40 dBu to +-2 dBu
    Ratio (variable)1-10 (1:1 to 10:1)
    Attack (variable)0.1 to 200 ms
    Release (variable)0.05 ms to 3S
    Gain Makeup-10 dB to +10 dB
    MeteringAnalog VU (Gain Reduction / Output)


    LF Band Controls:
    FrequencyVariable from 40 Hz to 500 kHz
    GainVariable between ±10 dB
    Q0.7 (on Peak setting)
    MF Band Controls:
    FrequencyVariable from 200 Hz to 3 kHz
    GainVariable from -10 dB to +10 dB
    QVariable from 0.7 to 2.5
    HF Band Controls:
    FrequencyVariable from 2 kHz to 20 kHz
    GainVariable between ±10 dB
    Q0.7 (on Peak setting)


    Output Fader-80 dB to +10 dB
    Output ConnectorsXLR Balanced and ¼” TRS Balanced/Unbalanced
    Output Impedance51Ω
    Metering (Output level)Analog VU (-20 dBu to +6 dBu)
    Metering (Gain Reduction)Analog VU -20 dB to 0 dB
    Output Headroom+22 dBu

    Power Supply

    Input16 VAC / 1000 mA
    Power Requirements (Continuous)16W
    TransformerExternal (country specific)


    Dimensions1U rackmount
    Height1.75” (44.45 mm)
    Depth5.5” (139.7 mm)
    Width19” (482.6 mm)
    Weight5 lbs. (2.27 kg)


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