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Chandler Germanium Pre/DI

Chandler Ltd Germanium Pre Amp/DI

4.65 4.65 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

i have it i you dont. :)

25th December 2011

Chandler Ltd Germanium Pre Amp/DI by GoldMember

  • Sound Quality 4 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.25
Chandler Germanium Pre/DI

Things i like:
the DI has no transformer = cleaner than the Mic-Pre Input.

has a feedback knob to tweak

things i dont like:
noisy, hummy, buzzy. (just give it a ht signal.)
It has that very nice analog sound,
with an AKG 414ULS it sounds incredible.

the {Thick} EQ button its amazing.
those lows just glow beautiful.

i love the Germanium.
has a Carnhill output transformer, very nice sound,
the germanium transistor its encapsulated in a black box inside the mic-pre.
similar to JH 990 op-amp, but bigger.

the input transformer has midbass wamth, maybe too much, depends on the source, mic, etc...

some facts:

Originally Posted by wade goeke View Post
Hi again-
The intro price was $800 usd not including the supply. They went up to $1050 on March 1st 2006...
In the UK they are available through Unity Audio.

Best wishes
nice read:
Chandler Germanium's
Germanium high noise floor / fuzziness?

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2nd January 2012

Chandler Ltd Germanium Pre Amp/DI by piperopigeon

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Chandler Germanium Pre/DI

This is my favorite piece of gear. Period. I get a big, phat, warm sound from everything I put through it. If you want transparent, buy some saran-wrap. I'd like to say it excels on vocals, but truthfully it sounds great on everything. Separate feedback and gain controls allow for a variety of tones that make this a very versatile piece of gear. I could use ten more.

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