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Joemeek twinQ Dual Channel EQ/Compressor/Mic Preamp   

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The Joemeek twinQ Dual Channel EQ/Compressor/Mic Preamp takes microphones or instruments, amplifies them, compresses them, and equalizes them so they...Read More

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An all-in-one processor with that gorgeous, fat Meek tone.

The Joemeek twinQ Dual Channel EQ/Compressor/Mic Preamp takes microphones or instruments, amplifies them, compresses them, and equalizes them so they're ready to be recorded. Simple to use yet extremely powerful, the TwinQ will bring out the best in any microphone or instrument and give the gloss of a professional studio production to all your performances. You'll find it useful for recording as well as for live work.

FEATURES
  • Dual-channel operation
  • Ultra-clean microphone preamp with Burr-Brown IC
  • "Iron" switch (add transformer-coupling)
  • Highly musical 3-band EQ with swept Low and Mid bands, and selectable High band (6k or 12k)
  • Full-featured optical compressor, from "silk" to "in your face!"
  • Accurate VU metering
  • 24-bit/96kHz sampling, optical, and S/PDIF outputs
  • Word Clock in
  • Balanced and unbalanced I/O

Upgrade the heart of your home studio today—Meekamize it!

SPECIFICATIONS

twinQ Dual Channel EQ/Compressor/Mic Preamp

  • Input impedances: Mic: 1.2kOhm; Line: 20kOhm
    Preamp overall gain: 0dB to 60dB
    Common mode rejection: 70dB
    Equivalent input noise: -128.5dBu (unweighted)
    Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)
    Frequency response: 10Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)
    Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +21dBu; Line: +45dBu
    Headroom before clipping: +21dBu
    Compressor threshold: -6dBu to +22dBu (variable)
    Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
    Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)
    Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)
    Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv
    Output impedance: 75 ohm
    Output Level switch: 12dB attenuation
    Noise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with 40dB mic gain)
    VU Meter: Analogue movement
    Power supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60Hz
    Power consumption: 30W
    Mechanical: 482W x 88H x 220D (overall)
    Weight: 3 kilos
    High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80Hz
    EQ Boost & Cut: +/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)
    LF Frequency : 40Hz to 650Hz variable
    MID Frequency : 300Hz to 5kHz variable
    HF Frequency : 6kHz/12kHz switchable
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4.5

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love the Twin Q!

By Bob

from JoeGia

Love the fact that this is a dual strip. Well built and looks pretty nice. The face is easy to get around and the VU meters are awesome, but due to their size, can be a little hard to read from across a room. All in all, very cool product. Also seems to retain most of it's value.
This dual channelstrip is perfect for any home studio. I use this thing for anything from, guitars, drum overheads, or vocals. The IC pre-amps are very decent. Although they are not tube pre's, don't let it get you down, you'll have plenty of a chance to warm it up with the IRON switch and EQ your track with the on-board Meequalizer. I liked this unit so much, I decided to purchase the One Q. It pretty much does everything that the Twin Q does, but it has an enhancer (mid frequency thingymajig), and a de-esser... a slightly different EQ, inlcudes a Low Mid and a High Mid sweep where the twin Q only has a Middle Sweep....and has a word clock IN and Out. Honestly, with these two units, the Twin Q and the One Q, I have nearly eliminated my use of crappy plug-ins.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A definite upgrade

By Bob

from JoeGia

A perfect strip for the hobbyist or pro. I bought this for the dual channel capabilities. Will definitely be buying the OneQ in the very near future. Right out of the box, I experimented with laying some grooves on the kit. Used the 1st channel for snare and the 2nd for the kick drum. All I can say is ..."WOW!" Big difference from what I was getting before, simply running into my preamps and into the DAW. I have used lots of software, plug-ins, etc....you can't beat this analog stuff. Plus your PC/MAC , what have you, can concentrate on other more import things...such as RECORDING!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great stereo mic pre.

By Chris-E24PV

from Paris, France

I've owned this for quite a while now, pretty much since it came out. I can't praise it enough. If you know how to set levels properly and your way around EQ and compression, then it'll give great results, just as good as many supposedly higher-end strips. If you can't get a great sound from this, then there's something wrong with you, as this thing sounds awesome. I also own a OneQ and a UA LA610mKII and the twinQ is just as good as the UA, albeit a little different in the tone department. To me the TwinQ/OneQ are like solid state UA... Very warm and vintage, yet contemporary when set right. If you're looking for TONE, then JoeMeek delivers in spades...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad for the Money.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I picked this unit for a very good price. I use it for vocals. After taking some time to set it up, I'm fairly happy with the results. There may be better products available, but for the price I don't think I could beat it.

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