The Eighteen Xs MkII is a one channel transformer coupled Microphone Preamplifier, DI, Line Amplifier and Passive Pultec Equalizer. It’s an Class A design based upon our Hybrid amplifiers. (It can be upgraded with our Vintage OPA)
The Equalizer is our take on the magical classic Pultec design. It’s got 15db boost of the creamiest high end you’ve ever heard and the most punchy low end heard the 21th Century.
We have also incorporated our famous ”Mix Knob” from the 17X compressor. This means that you can parallel equalize your line input. This gives you more flexibility and a way of creating new tones
Thanks War. I'm now leaning towards two 18XS mkII, for the occasional 2-bus duty.
Hi- There is 2 opamps in there.... so you need two Vintage 1731's.
Nope, you can just hot swap to the vintage opamp: Lindell Audio Vintage OPA1731 | AltoMusic.com
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