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Dtar Solstice Blender Preamp   

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The D-TAR Solstice is a high quality 2-channel preamp mixer that blends virtually any type of sound source. The low-noise hybrid circuitry and intern...Read More

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A high-quality 2-channel preamp mixer suitable for both live and studio use.

The D-TAR Solstice is a high quality 2-channel preamp mixer that blends virtually any type of sound source. The low-noise hybrid circuitry and internally adjustable gain from 0 to 24db make the Solstice blender preamp suitable for both live and studio use. Solstice is a perfect preamp for musicians looking to live-mix up to 4 sources such as piezo pickups, magnetic pickups, standard mics, and high output condenser mics.

D-TAR - Duncan/Turner Acoustic Research
Seymour Duncan and Rick Turner are two legends who spent years working with musicians, perfecting their tone. Seymour founded his self-named company in 1978 which has become well-known for its wide variety of guitar and bass pickups used by just about every name player from Billie Joe Armstrong to Angus Young. Rick co-founded Alembic, was president of Gibson Labs West Coast R&D Division, co-founded Highlander Musical Audio making piezo acoustic guitar pickups for Lindsay Buckingham, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Andy Summers, and runs his own Renaissance Guitars. Now Seymour and Rick are working together to create innovative products for acoustic musicians. Their D-TAR motto: "With respect to acoustic tone."

FEATURES
  • ¼" and XLR inputs on each channel allows either a microphone or pickup input on either channel
  • Balanced XLR mic input with true gain control for optimum headroom and lowest noise
  • Utilizes discrete hybrid circuitry as in high end mixing consoles
  • Full 3 way level / clip indicator helps set optimum gain for best headroom and signal to noise ratio
  • Phase reverse switch helps control acoustic feedback
  • Channel effects loop with send and return jacks can be used as independent signal output or as insertion point for external signal
  • Mute switch allows complete shut off of rig
  • Tuner output (unaffected by mute switch) allows quiet tuning
  • Stereo input jack allows access to both channels with one stereo cable
  • External wall mount power supply allows AC operation
  • High quality components provide extremely low noise and distortion, audiophile quality sound
  • Mic stand adapter available as an option

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SPECIFICATIONS

Solstice Blender Preamp

  • Input
  • Two Channel Preamp
  • +15 volt phantom power
  • Two Ultra-High impedance 10 Meg Ohm stereo ¼" input jacks
  • Two XLR input jacks with 40dB of gain and switchable 20dB pad
  • OutputMain XLR output
  • Two post EQ balanced XLR outputs
  • Single-ended buffered output with very low output impedance
  • Master Effects signal output (line level)
  • Two ¼" stereo insertion points
  • Tuner / auxiliary output
  • Dimensions: 8.5" wide x 6.5" deep x 2.7" high
  • Weight: 2.9lb.
  • Gain: Single Ended Input: 30dB (adjustable); Mic Input: 50dB (20dB pad available)
  • Noise (Referred to input): Single Ended Input: >110dBV; Mic Input: >125dBV
  • THD (@ 2Vo, tone controls flat): Single Ended Input: < .01%; Mic Input: < .01%
  • Frequency response (±3dB): Single Ended Input: 20Hz — 80 KHz; Mic Input: 20Hz — 80 KHz
  • Maximum Input Level: Single Ended Input: 1 Vrms; Mic Input: 75mV 700Mv w/20dB pad
  • Maximum Output Level: Single Ended Input: 7.2 Vrms; Mic Input: 7.2 Vrms; Input Impedance: Single Ended Input: 10 MegΩ; Mic Input: 8 KΩ (differential)
  • Slew Rate: Single Ended Input: 13 V/uS; Mic Input: 13 V/uS
  • EQ Frequencies
  • Bass: 155Hz / .61Q
  • Midrange: 796Hz / .56Q
  • Treble: 10KHz / .37Q
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DtarSolstice Blender Preamp
 
4.0

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5.0

Have only tried it with the DTAR MultiSource - hard to beat

By DGeetar

from Siloam Springs, AR

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dtar Solstice Blender Preamp:

      I've used this extensively with DTAR's MultiSource. I think Seymour Duncan may have recently retired the DTAR name in favor of folding it into the SD brand (bummer!). I imagine it would work well with the LR Baggs Anthem as well. It gives you significantly more control over the mic and pickup and I like the frequency ranges it deals with, especially the way you can dial in the highs. I tend to roll a little of the bass out of the microphone and a little of the highs out of the undersaddle, then boost lows vice-versa. I end up with a crisp, even tone with nice clarity in the bass and shimmer in the highs.

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      3.0

      Underwhelmed

      By Wengr

      from Wilkes Barre, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dual Channels
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

      • Made in China
      • No On Off Switch

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dtar Solstice Blender Preamp:

        I'm using this Solstice for a guitar with a Highlander UST, and for a Heil dynamic mic which I put on the same guitar. I was previously running both directly into a Mackie 1202 mixer. The Solstice makes a definite improvement in quality of the UST as expected. However, it does not have eq in the band which would help with the quack. Also, using it as a pre for the dynamic mic provides a decent sound, but I must say that the mic plugged right into the board souds more open and better. I like the layout and features, but I expected more from the sound quality. I will use it, simply because it provides me with controls right at my side, but I cannot say it has improved my sound as I had hoped for.

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