Blue Robbie Tube Mic Preamp (Discontinued)

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$600
Blue Robbie Tube Mic Preamp
Blue Robbie Tube Mic Preamp

Coming from Blue Microphones, it's no surprise that Robbie comes in a distinct looking form factor that looks like a... robot toy.

But the premium price tag is an easy giveaway that this is no mere toy, rather Robbie is their flagship tube mic and instrument preamp.

Inside this preamp is a class A tube circuit with an ECC88 twin triode, that allows for high gain, while it's zero IC architecture keeps unwanted noise at bay.

Features

  • Channels: 1
  • Mic Preamps: ECC88 Tube Driven Preamp Class A
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 100kHz, (±2dB)
  • Input Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
  • Output Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
  • Controls: Knobs: Gain | Buttons: Phantom Power, Mic/Instrument, -20dB Pad, Phase
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.25" x 8.25"
  • Weight: 7 lbs.

Pro

The Blue Robbie's crystal clear sound continues to impress users, with many reporting that it exceeded their expectations. Build quality also gets a lot of thumbs up, while others are happy with how easy it is to use - considering the improvement that it adds to the overall sound.

Cons

While its distinct form factor got a number of commendations, there are a few users who find its shape to be awkward, and wish that it came in a more compact form factor.

Overall

The Blue Robbie's combination of distinct visual appeal, simplicity and premium sound quality makes it a good addition to any studio.

Unfortunately it's very hard to find one in stores these days, so if you're looking for a new preamp then check out our guide to The Best Microphone Preamps - All Prices up to $1000.

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