PreSonus TubePre
PreSonus TubePre

TubePre, Tube Pre-amp from PreSonus.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 26 reviews )
 13 reviews50 %
 8 reviews31 %
 4 reviews15 %
 1 user review4 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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jerhexa's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus TubePre
Pre-tube amp (12AX7) for voice, guitar and bass.
DI can be used as well.
Connectors XLR and JACK
Model 1 / 3 of Unit


getting started simple enough, if still manual and some forums ;-)


The quality is pretty good I think.
with a good microphone and a good investment (especially a good guitarist), we have taken the beautiful acoustics.
For voice, the sound is warm and friendly: no worries.
nice output of pedal power scraper (but it's still a foot)
I will try soon on a bass.


I for 2 years now.
I have not tried other models (at home I prefer to compare with the same sound and the same stuff behind)

we can always do better, but the price / quality ratio is still outstanding!
I think we just improve it, including changing the lamp (without a miracle, but small streams make big rivers ...)

I can redeem a soon by putting two different lamps to each (two different colors for instruments and vocals).

06/09/2011: I changed the original lamp with a "SPAX 12AX7 Mesa Boogie."
(Test carried out with a looper, MXL 9000 microphone, babyface RME)
not a huge difference but it will be felt still in a mix.
The lower medium is more friendly, better defined.
Treble better too but it is less obvious.

zuzu62's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" great value for money"

PreSonus TubePre
transistor preamp lamp


super simple
the manual is almost incidental


given the price it really changes the sound of my guitar and bass taken
it adds a je ne sais quoi of mieu warmer dynamic
cons for the determination of gain and drive should be done sparingly if ^ ave it quickly becomes unusable broullon but thanks to the LED and the light meter we arrive at what is seen. c on sound super clear and very well on a saturation in terms of price. I also change the Mullard 12AX7 for a (not our) and it magnifies the sound, c either but not drastic c mieu c clear. the sound is more clean singing least this effect at the bottom of spray decourse c exmloitable more
soil with a tung c dynamic ave a little less compression c nice too
I'll try a dd gold, a gold and a pe ei or another to show our


excellent price for me to c my first recording preamp and c super
frankly happy
My only regret is that c can not really push the gain or drive without it becoming too disgusting ms to 70 euro OCCAZ ....
very well for a small budget

Bear2Beer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus TubePre
Preamp tube and transistor with "metering" of the lamp, phase, low cut at 80Hz, atténuatteur. Can be used in active DI. I find it impossible at present to give him a place in my config saw mobile format "bastard" ... The conection is complete, the meter having fun, the pots plastics, and no standby (low voltage lamp ds) or off switch.


It can be easier to use: gain and drive.


The sound ...? For my part, I must change the lamp to give an objective opinion, for now it is a plant to rot sound. He screwed up all the bass tracks (taken on the amp C3000) of a recording session that day when I had cancer of the ears, I did not even notice the headphone of the massacre! But HP, ugly. On a live recording I've used DI for the bass (Fender jazz bass 1974), and cons there he was fabulous in this role, presence, warmth, roundness, soft grain ...
For voice it is nice but not all purpose.
In short, I have not explored all of the tool so it's not advice I can give total:
I deem useful and proper. For the price should not expect to either the Avalon or the upscale brand either!
J'updaterai my mind when I changed the lamp (I'll try Sovtek: thank you internet <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" /> ) And multiplied its uses.
<strong>Update: I'll try Groove tube 12AX7 12AX7 m r2 or more!</strong>


I've had almost a year. I do not know the world of lights before him.
What I like is the versatility of use and connectivity of this machine.
What I strongly dislike is the lack of switch and format.
Unbeatable value for money necessarily.
I would do so this election but if I could afford to tell me that I have another preamp tube (a real) for this purpose, and the tube was first dedicated to being a DI for bass. I'm waiting for the light to change back (or not) on this.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus TubePre
Preamp / di MOITI lamp ...

One dose "quantitquot; of his lamp on the signal. It's pretty cratif in fact, a wide range of its offers us.

I / O and XLR jack

Are available: pad, phase reverse, 80Hz bypass (effectively, the slope must be very steep!) And phantom power supply

Golable construction seems solid, except the meter that moves littralement if touched a finger!


Edit quite simple if you what. Please note that in light-nitre rpond strangely transient ...


Your exact trs is convincing, to color the signal a little. The sound without lamp, I find it extremely clear and bright, the lamp amne an advanced and enjoyable medium that breaks this. I do not use no means to take a transparent ...


I use it for 15 days, nice update on sax (C414 and Beta 57), trs persuasive on a guitar in direct branch.
Your exact trs is quite warm and enjoyable ...

I have a DTC Mindprint. The dye is TubePre (c'tait my goal) and really helps to get another sound. This is also not ashamed to compare the two. The DTC is more complete but what is the pure pramp, another on the two machines and I find it shameful rendering TubePre

Kamele0n's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus TubePre
Pramp lamp!


It's not complicated it is a small lamp pramp home-studio owners!


Not bad to start .... In any case no breath if used correctly.

No it's not really the color.


It is this small boiboite!

Lapostrof's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus TubePre
2 buttons, a drive, a gain, phantom power supply, cut down etc.


Very good report qualitprix good product, the effects of the lamp drive out good.
I use it with a COMP16 (presonus), on a pro mic B2-all on a sound card Terratec DMX 6 Fire 24/96, the terrible thing not c the doc in English, but hey ....


Very good sound (especially for its meager price) but there aun catch all of the same level of sibilance, a good desseur would not tropo I think.
For me, the preamp is very transparent


In short, for those without a big budget and looking for sound quality "I highly recommend it (a condition to make a good mix because there can be surprises to see the time). What I like c over it is very easy to use but they are forgetting one ACPM on / off button (even when! lol)

Marech21's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus TubePre
Ok, but no on / off button




I used the bone with a t sc 1100 and quatit for voice is really good if you place well mic.La condition is not to be too heavy hand on the drive especially on deep voices.


It does its job without complications, I was good enough for me.

nicolaskenzy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus TubePre
Mono tube microphone preamp consists of a backlit VU meter, a gain knob, a phantom power, a button Drive, a phase inverter, a-20dB pad, and a low cut.

The connector on the back has a XLR input jack for instrument 6.35, an XLR output and unbalanced output jack 6.35.

I think the model is rack just visit


The configuration of this little amp could not be simpler. Drive button that makes all the originality of the unit lets you adjust the sound level coming out of the lamp. The VU meter is a little unclear but certainly you can adjust your output level.

In short a very simple device to use and more may well be used as direct case because of its small size.


As for sound quality, I am very satisfied. I used it on an electric guitar and percussion, the sound is of good quality with good reproduction of the attacks and transients. Button delivers a Drive you a pretty good heat which makes it particularly well on acoustic guitars.

Compared with the Blue Tube, I find the sound of tube pre-slightly better.

At drums and toms, the result is up as well.
Remains to be seen on the voice ...


I have 2 and it's been two months that I use. I find the quality / price unbeatable for the lamp.
Of course you can not compare it to another category such AVALON, but for the price it's a good start for a home studio and an interesting solution to cope with the coldness of digital.

In addition he won an Award.