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LaChapell Audio 992EG Boutique Tube Mic preamp
LACHAPELL AUDIO 992EG
Two channel tube instrument and microphone preamplifier
MSRP: $3900

The LaChapell Audio Model 992 is a two channel fully balanced all-tube preamplifier and instrument input amplifier. Meticulously hand assembled, every aspect of the 992 speaks of our dedication to quality of sound and solid, robust construction. With a total of eight vacuum tubes the 992 will awaken your ears with its warm melodic character and rich low-end response.

But, what makes the 992 such a powerful preamplifier is the level of control the user has over both the input and output stages. Allowing the user to actually throttle gain in or out of either the input stage (for loads of character) or the output stage (for a more clear, transparent response) by way of fully variable potentiometers secures the 992 as one of the most flexible vacuum tube preamplifiers available in today’s market.

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PRODUCT FEATURES

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    DUAL DRIVE KNOBS

    The Dual Drive knobs on the 992EG provide an incredible array of tonal options. The input knob drives the input to the first vacuum tube and the second knob drives the input to the output tube. Together, you can dial in sounds from pristine to warm and harmonically rich.

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    VERSATILE TONE WITH PAD SWITCH

    The pad switch not only provides a -20dB gain reduction for high input sources, it also works with the Dual Drive knobs to create color and headroom options. Engage the pad and dial in warm tones with lots of headroom.

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    FRONT PANEL HI-Z INPUT

    The front panel Hi-Z input allows you to plug a bass or other instrument directly into the 992EG. As an instrument front end, the 992EG allows for natural tube compression and harmonics to any input source.

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    ILLUMINATED VU METERS

    The illuminated VU meters make it dial in the perfect amplification levels. It runs from a separate signal chain so there is no interference with the amplified signal.

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    HEAVY DUTY BOUTIQUE CHASSIS

    The 992EG chassis and front panel are incredibly robust ensuring your 992EG is not just a piece of gear for now, but one that will be handed down for generations.

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    NOTHING BUT THE FINEST

    Cinemag input transformers, Jensen output transformers, the finest components, carefully selected 12AX7 (input stage) and 12AU7 tubes (output stage)… The 992EG is incredibly quiet even when being driven.  A true audio heirloom.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

INTERNAL GAIN0 to >74dB
THD+N0.25% (variable)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE10Hz to 100KHz
MAX OUTPUT (1% THD+N)+24dBu
TYPICAL EIN-125dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE1.5KΩ
TUBE COMPLEMENT4 x 12AX7 / ECC83
4 x 12AU7 / 5814

PREAMPLIFIER USE EXAMPLES

Click the button below to see some examples of how the LaChapell Audio 992EG preamplifier can be used.

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SELECTED QUOTES AND REVIEWS

“I’ve been using the 992 now for several years and it is my “go to” mic/line instrument preamp for all of my recordings. It is clean and any mic or instrument that I plug into it sounds good. I use it for acoustic guitars, vocals and other instruments as well. It is a fine piece of professional recording gear that I highly recommend!” – Phil Keaggy, Guitarist

I’ve used my LaChapell 992 as my primary go to vocal preamp for a number of years.  It responds flawlessly, without over coloring, when paired with a large diaphragm microphone. I’ve recorded a wide variety of vocalists though it (Keb Mo, Frank Stallone, Andrew W.K., Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, Terry Blackwood, Kenny Marks, Margaret Becker, Wayne Berry & The McCrary Sisters – to name a few) and they’ve all been delighted with the results.” – Mike Pachelli, Engineer/Producer

“The LaChapell 992EG is the crème de la crème in the world of high voltage stereo tube mic preamps. Achieving the difficult and delicate balance of rich/creamy tube sound with an incredibly high level of detail places the 992EG in an elite club that few others can claim to be a part of.” – Chuck Giardino, Sound Pure Pro Audio Specialist

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