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Old 11th June 2020
Very helpful Adam, thank you. And of course the optical compressor on the Microphone Cassette is a bonus. Are the coarse & fine gain controls on the Cassette analogous to the gain and feedback controls on the Chandler Germanium pre, or is that a different circuit entirely? I loved the sound of the Germanium pre when I had an opportunity to use it.

Originally Posted by adam_f View Post
Hi, I hope this helps...

Your are correct, the EQ sections are different types—EMI EQs were nicknamed 'Curve Bender' regardless of topology,—and both units are great for the sources you've mentioned, however, some things to ponder in your quest...

The TG12411's (formerly known as TG Channel MKII,) implementation of the TG2 preamp coupled to the 4 band passive equalizer section will sound a little more hi-fi as compared to the other TG2 incarnations we offer; beautiful in its own right, it's a slight hi-fi sheen.

The TG Microphone Cassette—and TG2-500—implementation of the TG2, provides the ability to color the preamp darker or brighter by way of the variable 'Fine Gain' control and compensating in the opposite direction with the 'Coarse Gain;' pretty handy and how its configured on the EMI TG123345 console's microphone input cassettes. Same sound as the TG2 rackmount, however, however, with the added flexibility, your controls will be positioned differently to arrive there.

again, I hope this helps.