CHIMERA is a single-channel preamplifier/DI with two discrete circuits. At the flick of a switch you can choose between the lightning-quick transient character of the solid-state amplifier and the silky-smooth, naturally compressed tones served up bythe Electro-Harmonix® ECC82 valve preamp.
With a near-linear frequency response and ultra-low self noise, CHIMERA offers the classic vintage tone and engineering quality you'd find in a premium-branded preamp, but at a fraction of the price.
The transformer-balanced inputs ensure that your signal reaches your recording or PA system with perfect integrity. CHIMERA will also happily re-amplify signals such as the output from a guitar amp.
With over 60dB of distortion-free headroom, anything from a delicate whisper to pure thunder can be reproduced.
Further fine adjustments cn be made using the six-step high-pass filter, -20dB attenuation and phase controls, enabling you to create a kaleidoscope of sonic colourations.
CHIMERA is supplied with its dedicated power supply and cables, and a detailed instruction manual telling you how to get the best out of your preamp.