The Chandler Limited TG2 is a recreation of the rare EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles used in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The sound was used on many famous recordings done at Abbey Road including The Beatles “Abbey Road” and Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon.” The amplifiers were also used in many EMI circuits of the time. Our version was remade from original design notes and circuit board drawings, provided by Abbey Road and EMI to ensure extreme authenticty!
This pre features the same discrete transformer balanced amplifiers as the TG series limiter and offers a creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top end (dare we say nicer than Neve….) The sound, as explained by many users, has the Neve “warmth” and punch, but with a “nicer” expanded top end. In fact the unit does have a small rise in its top end frequency response and some warmth inducing distortion which contribute to its sound.
Options: Stepped Output (Stereo)
“Thanks for the support and for such a great pre/DI (TG2). My other pres have been feeling distinctly ‘un-loved’ since this baby arrived! After spending a week with the TG2, I now understand what all the talk has been about. The TG2 delivers the sound I have been searching for – a ‘creamy’ sounding mid to high frequency emphasis with punch.
– Anthony Lim
“I found the preamp’s sound quality somewhere between an API 512 mic preamp and Neve’s 1272 amplifier as used in the 1073 and 1084 modules. You’ll find a whole new sonic world here: higher dynamic range than the Neve combined with API’s “harder, punchier” sound character. Doesn’t disappoint with a wide open sound”
– Barry Rudolph, “Mix Magazine” Feb ’03
“Just a quick (belated) note to say thank you for the TG2 – wow! Spectacular sounding pre. I ran our bass player direct using the TG2 and the sound was amazing – crystal clear with full, deep low freq response. I’ll be cutting vocal tracks with Barry tomorrow; I’m looking forward to hearing your pre with his U47.”
– John Merchant, Engineer- Bee Gees