Chandler Limited TG2

Posted by Rob B

‘It sounds musical yet polite at the same time, with tons of vibe and a sleek, retro/vintage character!’ - Alex B, Chandler TG2 Owner

Chandler Limited TG2

 

Chandler TG2 is a hardware preamplifier based on the classic TG12428 preamp unit developed in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s for the EMI consoles of Abbey Road Studios. An interesting fact about the TG2 has to do with Chandler Limited owner, Wade Goeke, who had devised a set of scrutinizing tests which lasted a few years before the unit met Wade’s standards and was ready to be officially launched.

Sonically, the Chandler TG2 has a round, solid low end, a focused midrange and a clean and somewhat airy top end.  Yet overall, its defining feature is its faithfully-reproduced British sound. The TG2 offers its distinctive British flavor in varying degrees, depending on how hard the unit is driven – the plot below shows the frequency response for various gain settings.

 

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Source: Sound on Sound Magazine

TG2 owner Alex B prefers using his unit for vocals and solo instruments. He tells us the Chandler works really well on bass guitar because it allows you to achieve different effects by adjusting the input and output gain and thus controlling the amount of coloration added to the original signal. He mentions the TG2 is a versatile preamp:

‘It sounds musical yet polite at the same time, with tons of vibe and a sleek, retro/vintage character!’

 

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