Chandler Limited TG2-500 Pre Amp Module

Chandler Limited TG2-500 Pre Amp Module

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Chandler Limited TG2-500 Pre Amp Module - 500-Series Preamp

500-series preamp reissue of the rare EMI pre amp used in Abbey Road consoles

Building upon the popularity of the company’s acclaimed TG2 Pre Amp / DI, the new TG2-500 is a 500 series recreation that delivers the classic sound of the EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles in the late 60s and early 70s.

Chandler Limited EMI Abbey Road Studios TG2-500 Pre Amp - Using the identical TG2 circuit, transistors, and transformers, the TG2-500 delivers 10 – 60 dB of gain and uses a coarse gain control and a fine gain control as found on EMI consoles. The unit provides 300 and 1200 Ohm input impedance as on the TG2, which the company’s customers have come to value.

Equally important, the Chandler TG2-500 delivers frequency response identical to the TG2. Equally notable, the TG2-500 has the same high frequency bump and mid forward tone that users enjoy with the TG2, along with the warmth inducing distortion which contributes to its sound. The end result is a creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top end. The sound, as explained by many users, has the ‘warmth and punch’ of the Neve, but with a nicer, expanded top end.

Create an EMI TG console channel today by adding the TG12345 MKIV EQ, TG Opto compressor and TG2-500 preamp to your 500 Series rack!

Chandler Limited is the only company in the world authorized to develop, manufacture and market the “Official Equipment” of EMI/Abbey Road Studios.

Chandler Limited TG2-500 Pre Amp key features:

  • True classic sound scaled down for the 500 series format
  • Class-A, transformer-balanced circuits
  • No power-up issues with current lunchboxes and rack systems

Don’t forget to check out RSPE’s Rack Revolution, a virtual 500-series rack builder that lets you custom-configure the perfect 500-series lunchbox for your studio, DAW, or mobile recording rig. RSPE carries every 500-series module imaginable, including mic preamps, compressor-limiters, equalizers, and 500 power racks.

Chandler Limited 500-Series Compatibility

All Chandler 500 series units have now been tested and proven to have no power issues in the following racks: API 500V 10-slot with L200 PSU; API 500-6B Lunchbox; API 500-6B HC “new version” Lunchbox; BAE 11-slot with power one supply; BAE 6-slot portable with power one supply; BAE 6-slot with Avedis designed supply; A-Designs 2-slot; Purple Sweet 10; and Empirical Labs 2-slot.

Little Devil EQs and Little Devil Compressors have been upgraded to eliminate the power conflict experienced with some 3rd party racks and lunchboxes. The upgrade has been tested in the racks listed above. Any Little Devil EQ or Little Devil Compressor with compatibility issues can be returned to Chandler Limited for a free upgrade (parts and labor), however, Chandler Limited will not cover shipping costs.

Who's using Chandler Limited:

Abbey Road Studios
Curve Bender, Zener Limiter, TG1, TG2, Channel, Germ Pre

Bill Stevenson
(Black Flag, Descendants, Rise Against, The Lemonheads, Only Crime ) - TG Channel, TG2, Germ Pre, Ltd-1

Billy Bush
Producer, Engineer, Mixer (Garbage, Tegan & Sara, Muse) - TG2 Pre Amp/Di, TG1 Limiter, Germanium Pre Amp/Di, Germanium Tone Control

Blackbird Studios

Michael Wagener
(Mötley Crüe, Overkill, Accept, Great White, Poison, Alice Cooper, Extreme, Megadeth, Janet Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, Dokken, Metallica, White Lion, Skid Row)

Blues Saraceno
(Melissa Etheridge, Ziggy Marley)

Brad Fernquist
(Goo Goo Dolls)

Chase Park Transduction
(REM, Drive By Truckers, Queens Of The Stone Age)

Chris Testa
(Jimmy Eat World, Dixie Chicks, Switchfoot, Backstreet Boys, Hoobastank, Barenaked Ladies, Pink, Matchbox 20, Edie Brickell, Audioslave)

Claudius Mittendorfer
(Interpol, Glasvegas, Ash)

Counting Crows

(Guns N' Roses, Angels And Airwaves)

Dave Wood
(Jesse Mccartney, Marie' Digby, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Gladys Knight, Music Director For Hilary Duff )

David Kahne
( Paul Mccartney, Stevie Nicks, Sublime, Mtv Unplugged: Tony Bennett, Sugar Ray, The Bangles )

Dennis Sands
( Erin Brockovich, American Beauty, Pleasantville, Good Will Hunting )

Emanuel Kiriakou
(Celine Dion, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta, Nick Lachey, Backstreet Boys, Jesse Mccartney)

Erykah Badu
(Grammy Award Winner)

Ethan Mates
(Linkin Park, Korn, Black Eyed Peas, Tupac, Slipknot, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Petty, Motley Crue, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Haze, Good Charlotte, Sting)

Evan Taubenfeld
(Avril Lavigne, Tyga, Mtv, Warner Bros Records, Emi Music)

Goo Goo Dolls

Greg Wells
(Deftones, Mika, Pink, Rufus Wainwright)

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Messer
(Kelly Clarkson)

Joe Barresi
(Hole, Weezer, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool)

John Feldmann
(Goldfinger, Story Of The Year, Good Charlotte, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Atreyu)

John Mcbride

John Paterno
(Joan Osborne, Los Lobos, Faith Hill, Phil Vassar, Bonnie Raitt, Tim Mcgraw, The Black Molly's)

Matt Bayles
(Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Mastodon)

Matthew Sweet

Michael Beinhorn
(Korn, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Soul Asylum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Verve Pipe, Ozzy Osbourne, Social Distortion, Black Label Society)

Michael James
(Jawbreaker, New Radicals, Janes Addiction, Chicago, Hole)

Peter Katis
(Interpol, Guster, Longwave, Ours, Robbers On High Street)

Ralph Patlan
(Megadeth, Jamie Foxx, Rick Derringer, Michael Schenker, Brian “Head” Welch, Chris Poland/Ohm)


Ross Hogarth
(John Fogerty, Ziggy Marley, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Eat World, Lifehouse, Clay Aiken, John Mellencamp, Melissa Etheridge, Coal Chamber, Roger Waters, Jewel, Black Crowes, Mötley Crüe)

Ross Robinson
(Vanilla Ice, Slipknot, At The Drive-In)

Ryan Hewitt
(Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers, Blink-182, Tom Petty)

Shawn Dealey
Engineer, Counting Crows


Steve Evetts
(Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure, He Is Legend, Sepultura, Story Of The Year, Every Time I Die, Earth Crisis And Our Last Night)

About Chandler Limited

Based in a small Iowa town in the middle of nowhere, Chandler Limited signal-processing equipment is highly regarded for its ability to add the warmth of analog to today's digital recording process. Chandler Limited works directly with EMI and Abbey Road studios to reintroduce some of the exact equipment used at Abbey Road Studios to record such bands as The Beatles and Pink Floyd. Priding itself on hand-wiring all their products, Chandler products have been featured prominently in albums, movies, television, and even video games. And now, Chandler Limited enters the 500 race with its new line of 500-series modules for your favorite lunch box. Using all-discrete circuits that combine Chandler's best designs with the hottest designs from the past; transformer balanced everything; and the American handmade quality you expect, the Chandler Limited 500-series modules will take your lunchbox or rack system to a new level.

If you've been looking for the classic warmth of a Chandler TG2 in a 500-series format, put a TG2-500 preamp module in your 500 rack/PSU. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.

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