Welcome to your source for quality audio online
Log In

Log In

Forgot Your Password?

Cart Subtotal: 0.00


Shipping: Usually within 24h

Regular Price: CHF1,325.00



Quick Overview

Click images to enlarge


Simplicity of design. Purity of sound. Introducing Robbie, Blue's new Class-A discrete tube microphone and instrument preamplifier. All of the technical quality and design innovation that goes into our line of award-winning microphones has been engineered into making Robbie one of the finest tube preamps available today. With no ICs and only the highest- quality discrete components from input to output, Robbie is one of the quietest (-131 dB EIN @ 50?) and most detailed (THD 0.006%) tube preamps available today. It features audiophile-grade ultra low noise metal film resistors and polystyrene capacitors, and provides the user with the best of both worlds: An electronically-balanced, fully discrete input stage, tube gain stage (ECC88 twin triode), and an electronically-balanced solid-state output stage. There is no switching crossover distortion anywhere in the completely balanced audio signal path. And if that's not enough, Robbie achieves and amazing 34dB headroom before clipping!

Elegance and simplicity are the driving forces behind our design philosophy. Robbie is no exception. The front panel features only a large backlit potentiometer (gain) and 1?4 hi-Z instrument input. On the back, you'll find the power cable input, power switch, balanced XLR mic input, balanced XLR line output, polarity switch, -20 dB pad, input selector switch (mic/instrument) and phantom power on/off.

Robbie's gorgeous design and ease of use will quickly make it one of the most valuable lifeforms in your studio.

For added convenience, our custom Adapter will fit Robbie on any rack shelf or tray

Technical Specs

Minimum Gain: 8 dB
Maximum Gain: 68 dB
Frequency Response (+ / - 2 dB ): 10Hz - 100kHz
Noise @ 60 dB gain (10 Hz - 30 kHz, 50Ω source): -131 dB EIN
Noise @ 60 dB gain (10 Hz - 30 kHz, 150Ω source): -129 dB EIN
THD + Noise @ 60 dB gain (10 Hz - 20 kHz, +22 dBu output): < 0.006%
Phase Response @ 60dB gain (50 Hz - 20 kHz, +22 dBu output): < 5°
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (50 Hz - 20 kHz, 100 mV input): 60dB gain > 64dB; 30dB gain > 75 dB
Maximum Input Level (8 dB Gain, 20 Hz - 20 kHz): +22 dBu w/o pad
Maximum Output Level (20 Hz - 40 kHz @ 10 kΩ): +34 dBu
Mic Input Impedence (20Hz - 20kHz): 5kΩ (2x 2,5kΩ)
HI-Z Input Impedence: 1MΩ
Output Impedence: 50Ω (2x25Ω)
Phantom Power: +48 VDC, +/- 1.5 VDC
Power Consumption: 8W
Power Requirements: 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions: 1/2'L X 81/4'W X 51?4'H

Additional Information

Warranty N/A