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DBX Mini-Pre


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DBX Mini-Pre

Category:  Products / studio equipment / pre-amp

Added: 15-Mar-02  |  Author: admin

New price: discontinued  |   S/H price: Not listed

DBX Mini-Pre

DBX Mini-Pre Single channel tube microphone preamp, handselected premium 12AX7 vacuum tube, XLR microphone input, 1/4" TS line input, balanced 1/4" TRS and XLR outputs, selectable +48 volt phantom power, 20dB Pad, phase reverse switch, peak LED

In this same tradition, dbx is proud to introduce the all-new Mini-Pre Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamp. The Mini-Pre takes the classic dbx Tube Microphone Preamp sound and puts it in an easy to use, compact, affordable package. With the new dbx Mini-Pre Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamp you will no longer need to compromise tone for affordability.

Classic dbx Tube Microphone Preamp tone, portability, and affordability are the hallmarks of this new microphone preamp from dbx. From its uncompromising crystal-clear, high-bandwidth, low-noise circuitry, to its roadworthy construction, the Mini-Pre offers a feature set that includes: a hand- selected, Soviet-made premium 12AX7 vacuum tube to add warmth and tone to any microphone signal, selectable 48 volt phantom power, 20 dB Pad and Phase reverse switch, the new Vacuum Tube Mini-Pre has the features that you would expect, at a price that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.


  • Single channel tube microphone preamp
  • Hand-selected, Soviet-made, premium 12AX7 vacuum tube
  • 60 dB gain and -infinity to +10dB of output level
  • XLR microphone input
  • 1/4 in. TS line input
  • Balanced 1/4 in. TRS and XLR outputs
  • Selectable +48 volt phantom power
  • 20 dB Pad
  • Phase reverse switch
  • Peak LED


Microphone Input
  • Connector: Female XLR Pin 2 Hot
  • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced
  • Impedance: 2k
  • Maximum Input Level: -10 dBu or +10 dBu with 20 dB pad engaged
  • CMRR: Typically >80dB at 1kHz
  • Equivalent Input Noise: Typically -125 typical dBu with a 150ohm source load "A-weighted"

Line Input (Rear Panel)

  • Connector: TS 1/4 in. Jack
  • Type: Electronically unbalanced
  • Impedance: >1 meg
  • Maxium Input Level: 0 dBu or +20dBu with 20dB pad engaged
  • Gain (Drive Control) 26dB to 60dB


  • Connector: Male XLR Pin 2 Hot and impedance balanced TRS 1/4 in.
  • Type: Balanced/unbalanced
  • Impedance: Balanced 600ohm, unbalanced 300
  • Maximum Output Level: (XLR) > +27dBu; (Õ in.) > +21dBu

Digital Outputs

  • Connectors: XLR for AES/EBU, RCA for S/PDIF
  • Impedance: 110 ohm for AES/EBU, 75 ohm for S/PDIF

System Performance

  • Gain Control Range: +26dB to +60dB for Mic Input | +16dB to +50dB for Line and Instrument Inputs
  • Output Level Control Range: -inifinity to +10dB
  • Phantom Power: +48V
  • Pad: 20dB pad
  • Phase: Reverses pins 2 and 3 of the output XLR
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 45kHz (-3dB points)
  • THD+Noise: <0.08% typical at -10dBu out, 1kHz, 30 dB gain "A-weighted"

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