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A pentode tube hybrid microphone and instrument preamplifier, our flagship product!

Creamer Dual Pentode Preamplifier


The word of mouth is faster than the speed of sound! The Creamer is becoming the “go to” preamp for more and more discriminating engineers and producers!

How is Creamer different from the rest of “the pack”? Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it has a very pleasing pentode coloration while retaining transparency until now achieved only with meticulously designed solid state preamps. The advanced hybrid design enables a switchable solid state or transformer output for two distinctively different characters. When you add a choice of pentode or triode tube mode, there are in fact 4 preamp sounds in it.

Unlike some highly popular pro-audio gear manufacturers who use cheap Chinese transformers, we use only the highest quality Cinemag types on both input and output. The bottom line: Creamer will love everything you throw at it: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, percussion, acoustic instruments, etc.

But don’t take our word for it. Hear what the pros are saying:

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Design concept: (tube) pentode hybrid preamp, transformer input and output
2 tube modes: triode and pentode
2 channels
Switchable input impedance (for mic input only): 900Ohm, 10kOhm, 2.4kOhm
Instrument (DI) input impedance: 2.2MOhm
Output mode: Transformer or solid state balanced driver
Frequency response: 10Hz-50kHz +/- 3dB
Maximum gain: 74dB
Harmonic distortion: <2% before clipping level, quickly decreases if driven less.
Maximum output level: 32dBu
Minimum output load: 600Ohm
Connectors: XLR mic and output, balanced only
Instrument input: 1/4” unbalanced, mono
Power consumption: 30W
All supply voltages regulated.
285V Plate voltage for huge headroom
Gold plated printed circuit boards with a double copper layer.
Gold plated tube sockets

The Creamer can be ordered with Ni-Fe alloy or pure Steel output transformers:
Creamer A:  2 Ni-Fe alloy core output transformers
Creamer B:  2 pure Steel core output transformers (the choice of most people)
Creamer AB:  Ch1 with Ni-Fe transformer, Ch2 with pure Steel.
Please specify mains voltage when ordering: 115VAC or 220-240VAC.
Different input impedances available on special request, please call or email.
We give a one year warranty on parts and labor.

Download Creamer Manual (PDF)

Creamer Pentode Preamp – CAD $2125.00 Buy Now

Creamer Plus

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Same as the Creamer but with an added line input with a separate 1:1 transformer on each input. Great for inserting into the mix buss or individual tracks for tonal coloration! The Line gain is the same as that of the instrument input, except that it is transformer balanced.

A switchable two position high and low frequency boost can be handy when tracking to add air or fatness to the signal. It utilizes the tube gain stage, without adding another one. The idea is to keep the circuit simple, to preserve detail and transients.

The intensity of the boost can be adjusted with 2 trim-pots. The use of inductors yields a very musical sound. The manual explains more, please click below to download.

Download Creamer Manual (PDF)

Creamer Plus Pentode Preamp – CAD $2650.00 Buy Now

For those who don’t like reading manuals, here’s a Creamer Plus quick start-up guide video, thanks to Sean Holowaychuk and Steven Drake:

 


 
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