Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI
Single-Channel Microphone Preamp & DI without Power Supply


Chandler's newest series of units starts off with the GERMANIUM preamp.
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Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp/DI
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Chandler's newest series of units starts off with the GERMANIUM preamp. A completely new design by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke that uses classic germanium transistors in all class A, transformer-balanced circuits. The use of germanium devices opens a whole new sound palate not found in any pro audio equipment currently manufactured.

These incredibly smooth sounding transistors were the basis of the earliest transistor designs by Neve (1053, 1055, 1057), EMI (TG12345 MKI), Telefunken, and Fairchild. Those familiar with these units can attest to the special sound of the germanium transistor. The GERMANIUM series runs on +40 volt power, high current, and has a huge +34 output before clipping. The sound is warm and smooth as with many vintage style circuits, but you'll find a whole new world of smooth here as well as a sound that settles in perfectly to your tracks without fighting. Add these new circuits to Chandler's new transformer line that combines the best parts of Chandler's favorite trannies, St Ives and Gardners, into new great sounging input and output transformers.


  • DI
    Unbalanced 1/4" jack with 100k input impedance
  • Germanium Drive
    This controls the input gain of the Germanium amp. The amount of gain from this is related to the Feedback control position.
  • Pad and Thick switches
    Both of these can be used to greatly control the tone of the pre amp. Use Pad to run the Drive and Feedback controls near full for increased low end and harmonic distortion. The Thick adds a gentle low frequency rise for warmth and roundness.
  • Feedback control
    Controls the amount of signal fed from the amplifier output back into its input, as well as acting as a volume type control. This knob seriously affects the tone of the unit. With feedback to the left there is less volume, less Total Harmonic Distortion, lower noise floor, and more high frequencies. With feedback to the right there is more volume, more Total Harmonic Distortion, and a low end peak around 30Hz. Combine this with the Germanium Drive control, Thick, and Pad switches for a cool variety of sounds.
  • VU Range Switch
  • VU Meter
    10 segment LED meter that shows the unit output in tworanges.
    Low range -12 to +3dB.
    High range +5 to +20dB.

*Power Supply NOT included. Requires Chandler PSU-1 power supply.

Chandler Limited PSU-1 1.5A Power Supply
Chandler Limited PSU-1 1.5A Power Supply
This 1.5 Amp power supply can power 2 Chandler units.

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