TitanMKII is our completely revised hybrid tube tape head preamp using the excellent 6922/E88CC/6N23P-EV family triode and is designed for use with most reel to reel tape decks, consumer or pro.
The preamp circuit is a ground up design by our partner, the renowned tube circuit guru Ray Waters. His brilliant circuit has been mated with our in-house designed regulated solid state power supplies.
The result is a fantastic sounding tape head preamp that is able to work with a wide range of playback head impedances.
The VU meters are calibrated to +3dB @ 0dB VU. This can also be calibrated to +6dB @ 0dB VU on request.
We also offer an optional VU meter, see below.
Another unique feature of this design is that TitanMKII can be switched between NAB (7.5 & 15 IPS), IEC 7.5IPS and IEC 15IPS. Or, TitanMKII can be built for IEC only, 7.5, 15 & 30IPS, NO NAB.
Standard with Titan MKII is a playback EQ which can be calibrated to suit a particular tape or for general EQ fine adjustment.
Three adjustable frequencies are provided. Low @ 50Hz, high @ 25KHz and shelve @ 16KHz. Gain control is also provided.
For those who prefer to just have a 'basic' tape head preamp, we can build TitanMKII without the EQ, please inquire when discussing your TitanMKII with us.
TitanMKII is built with either RCA in and outputs or as an option with XLR balanced in and outputs using the superb Lundahl LL1544A audio transformer. TitanMKII can also be built with 'unbalanced' XLR, where pins 1&3 are shorted, this version will not use the Lundahl LL1544A audio transformer.
TitanMKII is built to order and will take around 6 weeks to complete and ship.
We have written an article on using an external tape head preamp, we feel this is VERY worthwhile reading before you decide to go ahead with Titan MKII. Click here.
TitanMKII is a tape head preamp, so it must be connected directly to the decks playback head, NOT the tape deck audio output! There are a number of articles on how to best do this mod for your deck model, on the Net.
TitanMKII is housed in a 2U all metal custom chassis. For dimensions, go to the specifications page.