EMI-inspired two-channel microphone preamp
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's
"Dark Side of the Moon" and its amplifiers used in many EMI circuits
of the time.
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 a familiar 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.