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TK Audio
DP1 MK3 Dual Preamp

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Item: N13-1992

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DP1 MK3 Dual Preamp

TK Audio DP1 MK3 Dual Preamp

The TK Audio DP1 MK3 is a dual-channel preamp comprised of both Germanium and silicon transistors and integrated circuits that ensure a sonic range extending from vintage to modern. The unit’s signal path attests to its usefulness: the input stage is constructed around is pristine Lundhal transformer, the preamp section leads to a germanium unity-gain stage, lending some coloration to the signal. There are two separate output stages: one electronically-balanced output stage, and one discreet transformer-balanced class-A stage constructed around a Carnhill output transformer. The latter stage produces a characteristically punchy sound with a creamy top end and lots of mid-range personality. The former output is ideal for clean amplification. 

DP1 MK3 Dual Preamp Features

  • Unique design offering plenty of flavours
  • Up to 80dB gain availableHP filter
  • Vintage class-A mode selectable
  • Germanium drive available
  • Lundahl input transformer
  • Carnhill output transformer
  • Hi-Z input on the front
  • Sencibly priced
  • Hi-Z input, instrument input with more than 1Mohm input impedance
  • Impedance switch, 1600ohm/400ohm
  • 48v phantom power
  • Stepped gainswitch in 5dB steps. -25 to 80dB. +5dB to -50 with pad
  • -30dB pad
  • Germanium drive, inserts a germanium gain stage after the input stage
  • Output level control
  • Polarity switch
  • Vintage transformer balanced class-A stage selectable
  • All switches illuminated
  • Internal, regulated powersupply with a toroidal transformer
  • 115 or 230V, selectable


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  • Max output: +26dBm @ 600ohms load
  • DP1mk3 updates: HP filter, Updated power supply for lower noise, Updated Germanium circuit, Mains on/off on front

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