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Retro Powerstrip Recording Channel  From Retro

A rich Tube Mic Preamp, Passive Tube EQ and a Variable-Mu Tube Compressor all rolled into one vintage-style channel strip! Breath more depth and dimension into your tracks with the Retro Power Strip!

Retro Instruments Inc.


Retail:  $4,389.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Retro

The Retro Powerstrip recording channel is a high powered "channel strip" or "vintage studio in a box", capturing the tone of a tube mixing desk, Pultec-style tube EQ and British tube compressor all in one compact 2u rack unit. It has all the right inputs and enough gain for every microphone and instrument you can throw at it. It has a balanced line level input for pro-interface instruments and for use during mix time. The performance is purely musical. It is perfect for use in any size recording studio or on stage. 

Features :

  • Transformer coupled Class-A tube microphone preamplifier with phantom power. 
  • Industry-standard Passive EQ with authentic feel, controls and equalization curves. 
  • Classic British compression using a variable-mu tube. 
  • Front panel 1/4' instrument jack. 
  • Rear panel XLR mic and line inputs and line output are fully-floating transformer balanced to eliminate ground-induced hum and noise. 
  • Interstage-coupled Subsonic High-Pass Filter provides Peaking LF Boosts with alternate tonal characteristics. 
  • LF Boost Settings of 20, 30, 60 and 100 Hz Complementary LF Cut settings of 20, 30, 60 and 100 Hz. 
  • HF Boost Settings of 1.5 kHz, 3 kHz, 4 kHz, 5 kHz, 6 kHz, 8 kHz, 10 kHz, 12 kHz, 14 kHz and 16 kHz. 
  • Complementary HF Cut Settings of 5 kHz, 10 kHz and 20 kHz. 
  • Six selectable compressor attack/release time-constants. 
  • 90 / 250 Hz compressor high-pass sidechain filter. 
  • Easily recallable 100-position knob scales. 
  • The compressor and equalizer can be independently bypassed. 
  • Phase reversal switch. 
  • Front panel meter zero adjustment. 
  • IEC power inlet with 120/240VAC 50/60Hz power mains standard. 
  • Ability to use current production and new-old-stock tubes. 
  • Tube enthusiasts have many options and resulting tone variations. 
  • Tube changes require no alignment. 
  • The instrument input loops to a rear panel jack for stage amplifier. 
  • Rear panel line level XLR output and low-level balanced output for processed stage amplifier. 
  • Design minimizes tube heat generation. 
  • High stability components used throughout. 
  • Steel Chassis built to last. 
  • Manufactured in the USA. 
  • Full factory support.
Retro Instruments Inc.

About Manufacturer

Retro Instruments was founded by Phil Moore in 2006 to re-introduce classic-quality tube audio products to the professional recording industry. The initial product brought to market was a re-creation of the classic Gates Sta-Level, re-designed by Phil simply because it was his favorite piece of gear and he wanted to recreate it for the modern market. Over the years, Retro has evolved into a company with a diverse and extensive portfolio including re-imagined vintage products that are used by award-winning recording professionals around the world.