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A versatile mic pre that allows you to gain stage it properly before adding in (or taking away) different flavors as you build your music! The DP-1 is a dual channel preamp based on a unique hybrid design including both vintage and modern circuits. Germanium and silicon transistors, along with integrated circuits, make the sound character expand over several decades. 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 and the modern tone from the 80's and 90's; all in the same box.The input-stage is built around a high quality Swedish Lundahl transformer and an IC that operates in class-A. The preamp section is followed by a germanium unity-gain stage for coloration. Finally the DP-1 has two different output stages, an electronically balanced output stage or a discrete transformer-balanced class-A stage, built around a heavy Carnhill output transformer. The vintage class-A mode produces a fat and punchy sound with mid range character and a warm top-end; the germanium mode adds even more harmonics to the sound. The IC-based output stage is less colored and perfect for clean amplification.With up to 80 dB gain the DP-1 can handle quiet sound sources like ribbon microphones. High impedance inputs are positioned on the front for easy access when connecting guitar, bass or synthesizers. It's also possible to crank up the input gain really loud and run a hot signal through the preamp to make it distort, and then use the output volume control to lower the output gain. DP-1 offers a unique set of flavors at a very sensible price. DP1 now has an updated electronically balanced output stage. Lower distortion and a better low-end.TK Audio DP1*Features Unique hybrid design offering plenty of flavor * Up to 80 dB gain available Vintage class-A mode selectable Germanium drive available Lundahl input transformers * Carnhill output transformers Hi-Z inputs on the front * Sensibly priced Hi-Z input, instrument input with more than 1Mohm input impedance. Impedance switch, 1200ohm / 300ohm. 48v phantom power. Stepped gain switch in 5dB steps, input range +5dB to -50dB. -30 to -80dB with +30dB boost. +30dB gain boost switch. Germanium drive, inserts a germanium unity-gain stage after the input stage. Output level control. Phase-reverse switch. Vintage transformer balanced class-A or an electronic balanced output stage. Input impedance: 1.600ohm / 400ohm. Max output: +26dB @ 600ohms load. All switches are illuminated. Internal, regulated power supply with a toroidal transformer. 230v Main voltage is selectable between 115v / 230v.

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Dual Pre from TK-ProAudio

DP-1 is TK-ProAudio’s follow-up after the huge success with the BC1 buss/mastering compressor. The new DP-1 preamp is a hybrid between vintage and modern circuits. Germanium stage, silicon transistors and integrated circuits, all in the same box. DP-1’s various sound-characters extends over several decades, the germanium sound from the mid 60’s, British class-A from the...

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El capitan compatibility info

... and if anyone can demonstrate that AU validation for Arturia plugins for example, was absolutely fine when DP1 was released back in June, and somehow all hell broke loose suddenly in the past few days, or maybe Apple kept changing & changing that stuff across beta versions, and poor plugins makers really couldn't...

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Deadpool 2

DP1 had people laughing DP2 had people sometimes snickering (until the end credits shenanigans which was the best part) And that choral piece was stupid. South Park has done stuff like that way, way better. This fell flat in the theater I was in (lots of rolling eyes); like a by-committee joke song that was focus grouped.

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