The BlueTube DP V2 offers far and away the widest variety of tone-shaping capabilities of any preamp in its class. Housed in a rugged, half-rackspace case that is built to travel, its rear panel sports two combo mic/instrument inputs and unbalanced ¼” and balanced XLR line outputs. With two dual-path channels and this complement of I/O, you can use it as a preamp and as a direct box (DI) for guitars and basses. Singer-songwriters can run their vocal through one channel and their guitar through the other, feeding both to the P.A.—no guitar amp needed. And we didn’t forget the extras: an 80 Hz highpass filter, phantom power, a -20 dB pad to control hot input signals, polarity reverse, and a backlit VU meter. Yet the BlueTube DP V2 is small enough to carry in a gig bag—or screw-mount it to a standard rack tray.Enjoy solid-state clarity or tube warmth with the BlueTube DP dual-path mic/instrument preamp, which features both PreSonus’ classic Class A XMAX solid-state mic preamplifier and a high-output,12AX7 tube preamp that operates on voltages double that of other preamps in its class, providing lots of headroom and big tone. A Tube Drive control produces anything from gentle warmth to edgy distortion. With two combo mic/instrument inputs, the half-rackspace BlueTube DP is a great choice for guitars and basses as well as vocals.