New TK Audio DP2 Germanium Circuit Stereo Microphone Preamp
TK Audio releases DP2 stereo class-A preamp
TK Audio replaces their flagship DP1mk3 with the DP2. DP2 is a unique hybrid design including both vintage and modern circuits built around two SP501 modules. The midrange crunch of the germanium sound of the mid 60’s, the low mid punch and thick sound associated with British class-A from the early 70’s as well as the more modern tone from the 80’s and 90’s. The input stage is built around a high quality Swedish Lundahl transformer and a hi-gain input stage followed by a selectable germanium circuit that adds more harmonics. Two different output stages can be selected – either an electronically balanced stage, or a discrete Carnhill transformer-balanced class-A stage. The vintage class-A mode produces a fat and punchy sound with mid-range character and a warm top end, while the electronically balanced output stage is less colored and perfect for clean amplification. The major updates from the DP1mk3 to DP2 are a sweepable HPF from 30Hz to 400Hz which allows precision crafting of the low end, and a separate switch to activate the instrument input. The power supply has also been updated to for lower noise.
• Hi-gain input-stage, up to 80dB • Selectable germanium circuit for extra harmonics • Sweepable hi-pass filter, 30-400Hz, 12dB/oct • Hi-Z instrument input • Selectable transformer balanced class-A output • Lundahl and Carnhill transformers • Headroom meter with eight LED’s