Tech 21 QStrip

Channel strip / preamp

  • High-quality channel strip / preamp for acoustic instruments or bass
  • 3 different operational modes
  • A very high impedance input handles piezos as well as low impedance signals equally well
  • The XLR output is capable of driving power amps and can be lowered to 20 dB to, ex., accommodate mic inputs on mixers
  • Jack output can be increased by 10 dB to drive power amps or tube amplifiers
  • Phantom power via XLR
  • Controls for: volume, low, mid 1, mid 2, high, shift 1, shift 2
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack or XLR with phantom power
  • HPF suppresses unwanted frequencies which can occur with direct connections
  • LPF can be used as a speaker simulation
  • Power supply via 9V battery or AC adapter (not included)
  • Robust metal housing
  • Suitable power supply: Thomann NT 0910 art. 409939 (not included)
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Really secret sound weapon!
vitaliistep, 03.07.2018
I love this box, it's extremely versatile and musically sounding!
The knobs are precise and smooth, but without snap to the middle position. Anyway it sounds quite neutral with knobs at about a noon position and this is good.

Build quality is decent, but not perfect: XLR output is a bit misaligned, soldering quality is average, internal board is thin and a bit bent. And I think it's a shame for such price!

Strange manufacturer decision that when you power-on pedal it's always in the ON-state, so it doesn't remember its last state before power-off. According to the support it's normal behavior and you can switch it to default ON or OFF-state by re-soldering some elements on the circuit board! I don't think it's quite elegant and intuitive solution :) Also ground lift is cable dependent: if your cable has
ground pin connected with shield of the plug (I think most of them does), you can't use ground lift and this is also normal behavior according to the manufacturer support :)

But sound and feature-wise it's very good, especially it shines when you feed it with a bit hotter input signal allowing MOSFET elements to add a bit of tube-like saturation.
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