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PRESONUS TUBEPRe V2 (Front Angle view)
PRESONUS TUBEPRe V2 (Front Angle view)

PRESONUS TUBEPre V2 - Mono Tube Preamp with Large Blue Backlit VU Meter

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  • XMAX™ Class A preamp input stage
  • 12AX7 dual-servo vacuum tube output stage
  • Input Gain control
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones (global); Mixer control (blends the input signal with the computer playback stream for zero-latency monitoring); Main-output level control; Power/USB sync LED; LED clip indicator for each channel; Mix, adjust input and playback-returns levels, and add effects and signal processing from your laptop or other computer
  • 80 Hz high-pass filter
  • -20 dB pad
  • Instrument input select
  • Polarity-reverse switch
  • Backlit VU meter
  • Clip LED
  • Input/Output:1 unbalanced ¼” instrument input; 1 balanced XLR mic input; 1 unbalanced ¼” line output; 1 balanced XLR line output
  • Physical:Compact 1/3U rack-mount chassis; External 12 VDC, 1A power supply
PRESONUS TUBEPre V2 - Mono Tube Preamp with Large Blue Backlit VU Meter

Improving on a Great Sound

At PreSonus, we’ve been designing preamps for a long time,

and we always focus on audio quality first. So when we decided to upgrade our popular TubePre V2, we focused on improving an already high-quality sound—without jacking up the price. Like the original TubePre, the new version is a fully professional tube preamp, with a dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage that lets you boost the program signal to smoking hot levels without significantly increasing the background noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation offer dynamic range and detail not found in other single-channel tube preamps in its class.

But the TubePre V2 provides an even wider palette of sound options, and a much more focused tube saturation, than the original TubePre. It has been upgraded to employ PreSonus’ popular XMAX™ Class A solid-state preamp, which is followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. Twist the TubePre V2 Drive saturation control to add the “color” that only a hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube can deliver — from gentle warmth to total fuzz. 

Versatile and Feature-Rich

Housed in a rugged case, the TubePre V2 rear panel sports separate unbalanced, ¼” instrument and balanced, XLR mic inputs and unbalanced ¼” and balanced XLR line outputs. We’ve included all of the extras you need for professional operation including a high-pass filter, phantom power for condenser mics, polarity reverse switch, and a backlit VU meter. 

The TubePre V2 is more than a mic preamp, though.

Thanks to its separate instrument and mic inputs, it also serves as a dynamite direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. And it’s small enough to carry almost anywhere, although you also can screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.

So if you are a fan of our original TubePre, you’re going to love the improved TubePre V2. And if you are checking out the TubePre for the first time, your ears are in for a real treat. Then check out the amazing low price—but sit down first because you’re in for a shock. Because with PreSonus, big sound does not have to cost big bucks.


Mic Input

Connector TypeXLR, female, balanced
EIN-131 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40O, A-wtd -128 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40O, unwtd
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz, -0.3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain 5 Hz - 120 kHz, -3 dB, +4 dBu, unity gain
THD+N0.01%, -10 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd
Dynamic Range115 dB, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd 107 dB, 1kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd
Input Impedance1.3 kO
Phantom Power+48 VDC, 10 mA

Instrument Input

Connector Type¼” TS, female, unbalanced
Input Impedance1 MO

Analog Output

Connector TypesXLR, male, balanced ¼” TS, female, unbalanced
Maximum Output+20 dBu
Output Impedance51O

Tube Stage



External Power Adapter+12 VDC, 1A, center-pin positive
PSU Barrel Dimensions5.5 mm O.D., 2.1 mm I.D., 9.5 mm length


Dimensions1/3U rack-mountable (screw-mount to standard rack tray, not included)
Height1.75” (44.45 mm)
Depth5.5” (139.7 mm)
Width5.5” (139.7 mm)
Weight5 lb. (2.27 kg)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein at any time, without notification.

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