Abbey Road Studios and Chandler Limited have announced the release of the new TG2-500 microphone pre amp. Building upon the popularity of the TG2 pre amp, the new TG2-500 delivers the classic sound of Abbey Road’s TG12428 pre amp, used in the studios’ recording and mastering consoles in the late 60s and early 70s, in the 500 series format.
The Chandler TG2-500 delivers frequency response identical to the TG2 and has the same high frequency bump and mid forward tone, along with the warmth-inducing distortion which contributes to its sound. The end result is a creamy, smooth tone with an open, clear top end.
Chandler Limited owner and chief product designer Wade Goeke commented: “The TG2-500 is a product that customers have urged us to develop for several years.
"In the past, I always commented that I had not yet found the right way to engineer this unit in the 500 series form factor. I’m now pleased to report that, after working on this project for quite some time and attempting a number of different methods in the process, I’ve made everything work to my satisfaction. I’m glad I was patient because I genuinely believe our users will be pleasantly surprised and very pleased with the results!”
Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products at Abbey Road Studios stated: “Over the years Abbey Road Studios has hugely enjoyed working with Chandler Limited. Wade’s hardware designs, based on the classic TG technology, are a great way of ensuring this part of the Abbey Road legacy lives on.
"We are delighted that the TG2 pre amp has now been redesigned to work in the popular 500 series format, enabling a new generation of recording engineers to fall in love with the unique TG sound.”