Vintage Audio Technology for the Modern Studio
V78M Mono Tube Mic Pre

V78M: Mono Tube Mic Pre with a modern twist!

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V78M with new face plate

The V78M was designed to deliver the great sound of the historic V-series modules while remaining affordable for home studios.  The V78M is a modern update of the historic V72s (manufactured by Siemens) with a slight twist.  The historic V72s came with a fixed input sensitivity of -60 dB and make-up gain of +40 dB and typical modifications of this unit allow you to attenuate the make-up gain only.  In our V78M, we split the controls into an Input Sensitivity selector and a Make-up Gain selector.  This allows the unit to be set up like a stock historic V72s (-60 dB/40 dB), adjust the input sensitivity to ideally match a modern mic's output impedance, or overload the input stage to create tube harmonics, providing your recorded material with a nice edge.  Utilizing the same transformers as our high end V72S and NOS tubes, this V78M delivers that vintage sound with the modern controls needed in today's studio.

Product Features:
  • Schematic based on historic V72s
  • Transformers constructed faithfully to the historic V72s specs
  • NOS tubes (Telefunken, Valvo, Philips)
  • 60 dB of gain
  • Split Input Sensitivity and Make-up Gain switches
  • Ramped Phantom Power supply with a true +48V
  • Phase Reverse
  • 120 Hz Shelf EQ
  • 100 Ohm Resistive Ground Buffer
  • 5-year warranty

This unit is currently available.  List price:  $1599.

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New face and back plates shown at 2009 AES Show

Click here to download the V78M owner's manual.

Check out Alan Silverman's review of the TAB Funkenwerk V78M in Pro Audio Review.

Matthew Sweet uses the V78M on his latest album.