Slide Throughout the history of rock guitar, the Plexi tone has become the standard, the reference point that all other tones are compared to. It's not about high gain, it's about power, sensitivity and the ability to scream, whisper and flatten all those that date to stand before. Le Crunch has two independent channels (parallel or 'jumped') and with a packed feature set, your inner tone chaser will recognize Le Crunch as the perfect pedal board high voltage tube preamp, instantly. Dual-channel tube preamp for your pedalboard The Classic British Crunch LE CRUNCH PRODUCT TOUR

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Slide Channel A gives you the classic crunch tone with all the bite you'd expect from a Plexi. With bass and treble controls (based on the original M style tonestack) that are placed before the gain stages, allows you to fine tuning the tone before it hits the tube. 12 volts pedal on the outside
200 volts tube preamp on the inside
Switch it to Hot Fusion and you jump channel A into B. In this mode, channel A effectively becomes a boost pedal for B. Both channel's EQs cascade giving you the power and response like no other pedal.  
Mix them together      
Two unique channels
with independent voicing and EQ
Channel B steps outside in the overdriven territory with a fuller, rounder response, ideal for that rhythm stack roar. The three-band EQ (with sweepable mids) is placed after the gain stages for precise, responsive, tone shaping. Going direct from a pedalboard comes with the drawback of leaving all the tube warmth your amp brings, at home. The preamp section of the amp is critical for fully developing the identity of your tone.

The Two notes Le Crunch is a tube pre-amp featuring our trademark True High Voltage design. At its heart is a 12AX7 preamp tube, running at 200 volts internally, that has been specifically chosen for this pedal.

The dynamics, headroom, warmth and that legendary response you'd expect from a vintage British Plexi amp is just there, right on your pedalboard - The perfect preamp for when you want to go direct. Le Crunch is the perfect tool to slot in as a tube overdrive in front of, or in the loop of, your favorite amp.
HOT FUSION COLD FUSION MIX AND BALANCE CHANNELS A & B JUMPING FROM CHANNEL A TO CHANNEL B Hitting both channels at once will let you run channel A and B in parallel. This is the Cold Fusion mode. In this mode, the Fusion knob lets you balance the output level of both channels for rich, fat, doubled tones.

Slide Le Crunch has an analog cabinet simulation ideal to go direct from your pedalboard. The simulation is based on Brit VintC DynIR cabinet with Dyn57 microphone. With great power comes great flexibility Plug your headphones straight to Le Crunch and play your pedalboard silently thanks to the internal analog cabinet simulation. The Two notes Le Crunch is a dual-channel tube preamp designed for rock tones. It features channel stacking 'fusion' functionality, MIDI connectivity, Headphones Out and FX Loop. More Two notes Preamps : LE CRUNCH COMES WITH TORPEDO WALL OF SOUND HEADPHONES OUT ANALOG CAB SIM Thanks to Le Crunch's powerful MIDI control, you can switch the Preamp channels and Fusion modes remotely or even control your other MIDI pedals from Le Clean's footswitches. MIDI CONTROL Build a preamp-specific pedal chain by using Le Crunch's FX Loop. Bypass the pedal to bypass the whole chain. The effects are applied before the analog cab sim. FX LOOP Experience the most authentic cab sims and power amp emulations when Le Crunch is plugged in to a computer using the Torpedo Wall of Sound plug-in, complete with 16 free DynIR Virtual Cabinets. Want to have portable power amp and DynIR cabinet features on stage? Pair Le Crunch with Torpedo C.A.B. M+ and have total control and sound quality - straight from your pedalboard. IT GETS EVEN BETTER WITH TORPEDO C.A.B. M+ LE CLEAN
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Le Crunch Preamp comes with a lifetime licence of Torpedo Wall of Sound, complete with an incredible selection of 16 DynIR cabinets. With a wide range of included effects, you can mix your Amp DIs to studio standards.

INCLUDED VIRTUAL CABINETS (16)
  • Alichino : Inspired by Cornford® Harlequin 1×12” OB Celestion® Vintage 30 UK
  • Angl VintC : Inspired by Engl® 4×12″ Celestion® V30
  • Bayou : Inspired by Jenkins® Sound Lab 2×12” OB Eminence® Patriot Swamp Thang
  • Blonde 63 : Inspired by Fender® Bassman ’63 Blonde Tolex Piggy Back 2×12″
  • Brit 65O : Inspired by Marshall® 1965A 4×10″ Celestion® G10L-35 open back
  • Brit Std : Inspired by Marshall® JCM900 2×12″ Celestion® G12T
  • Brit VintC : Inspired by Marshall® Slash Signature 4×12″ Celestion® V30 closed back
  • Green Tri : Inspired by Hughes & Kettner® Triamp 4×12″ Celestion® Greenback
  • Can Abyss : Inspired by Supro® Clone 1×12” OB Eminence® Patriot Cannabis Rex Hemp Cone
  • Ferret :Inspired by Suhr® Badger 2×12” OB Warehouse® Veteran30
  • Forest : Inspired by Elmwood® 2×12″ Celestion® V30
  • Free Rock2 : Inspired by VHT® Deliverance 2×12″ Eminence® P50E
  • Prime B : Inspired by Divided by Thirteen® FTR37 2×12” OB Celestion® Blue
  • Silver Jen : Inspired by Vintage Fender® Twin Reverb® 2×12″ Jensen® C12K
  • Voice 30 : Inspired by Original Vox® AC30 JMI 2×12″ Celestion® “Silver Bell”
  • Watt FanC : Inspired by Hiwatt® 2×12″ Fane® closed back
EFFECTS

POWER AMP EMULATOR :

  • Four classic tube types : EL84, EL34, 6L6, KT88
  • Two circuit types : Class A (Single Ended) and Class A/B (Push-Pull)
  • Two tube modes : Pentode and Triode
  • Volume, Contour and Depth knobs

5-BAND EQUALISER

  • Sculpts the tone coming out of the Virtual Cabinet
  • Five customisable semi-parametric bands going from -20dB to +20dB (and a low-cut filter)

EXCITER :

  • Dynamics and frequency shaping tool to beef up your tone
  • Low and High knobs for low-end and high-end emphasis

REVERB :

  • 8 legacy Room Ambience algorithms (Studio A & B, Loft, Cathedral, Basement, Hall A & B, Crypt)

COMPRESSOR :

  • Based on high-end studio rack compressors
CABINET MIKING

DYNAMIC IR SPECIFICATIONS :

  • Virtual Cabinets come with captures from 8 studio and live microphones (Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon)
  • Dynamic IRs are phase-corrected, preventing any phase issue
  • Blend two microphones together
  • Have direct access to 400+ Virtual Cabinets via the DynIR Cabinet Collection

MICROPHONE POSITIONING :

  • Distance : from close miking to room tone, seamlessly
  • Axis : from cone center to speaker shell, seamlessly
  • Front and back of the cabinet

Everything you need to know about the Preamp pedals
There is simply too much to write here about what sets these apart from the others. If you want to go full nerd, you can in this article.


What is “Fusion Mode”?
Fusion mode allows you to stack the two difference channels of the Preamps. You can find more about it in this article.


What’s the difference between Channel A and B?
With two very distinct voicings, it’s like having two very different preamps in one unit. You can find more out about the channels in this article.


Is it 100% analog?
Apart from a couple of internal microcontrollers that are not within the audio path, the Preamps are 100% analog.


Can I change the built-in cab sim? Can I load IRs?
The speaker sim within the Preamps are analog and are hardwired in. There are no Virtual Cabinets or IRs within the unit.


Preamp tube

Model:
Ruby 12AX7AC5 HG

Input / Output

Input :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) 1 MOhms impedance

Return* :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) 2.2 MOhms impedance
Max input level : 17dBu
*Unbuffered, directly connected to Output when active

Output :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) 300 Ohms impedance
Max output level : 11dBu

Thru* :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) 1 MOhms impedance
*Unbuffered, directly connected to Input

Send :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) 300 Ohms impedance
Max output level : 11dBu

DI Output :
XLR balanced 600 Ohms impedance
Max output level : 10dBu

Phones :
1/8″ Jack balanced (TRS)

Tone control 

Channel A :
Passive Bass / Treble tonestack

Channel B:
Passive Bass / Treble tonestack
Active Mid/Sweep control
Gain : -18 to +6 dB
Frequency : 300Hz to 1.5kHz

Power

Power input connector:
DC connector, 2.1mm x 5.5mm, center negative

Supplied adapter:
100-240v AC to 12v DC 1A

Power consumption:
Approximately 6W

Current consumption:
500mA

Dimensions & weight

Width x Depth x Height*:
12.4cm x 18.9cm x 5cm – 4.9″ x 7.5″ x 2″
*Including connectors and knobs

Weight: 750 g / 1.65 lbs