No, it's nothing to do with the privatisation of the London Underground - it's a new line of valve gear 29/04/02
Drawmer launches a new product range:
Tube Station 1 Stereo Mic Pre/Tube Compressor (TS1)
Tube Station 2 Dual Tube Compressor (TS2).
The TS1 offers a wide dynamic range Class A mic/inst pre-amp with fully variable high-pass filter, phase reverse, 48V phantom and HF Contour to enhance signal definition. This is followed by a stereo soft-knee compressor limiter with independent variable ‘Tube Drive’ control which can be switched in and out of circuit. An optional digital output module (DC1) with SPDIF, AES/EBU and Word Clock enables high quality 24 bit/96K digital conversion.
The TS2 is a dual mono or stereo linkable soft knee compressor limiter with each channel equipped with independent controls and a variable ‘Tube Drive’ switchable in/out for instant A/B comparison. The TS2 will also accommodate the optional DC1 24 bit/96K digital output module.
Sales Director, Ken Giles, comments, “For some time Drawmer users have requested an affordable high quality signal path to route their audio directly into PC/MAC soundcards and bypass completely the poor quality internal A/D conversion and dynamic processing that many of these low cost systems offer. Our beta testers reported that porting their audio digitally via SPDIF from the Tube Stations directly into their soundcards resulted in significantly superior results.”