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  • Power:
    0
    Size:
    1u
    Inputs:
    2 1/14" 1 active and 1 passive
    Outputs:
    Several
    EQ / Controls:
    Semi parametric
    Price:
    850
    Other Specs:
    Tube preamp

Recent User Reviews

  1. Jrussblues
    5/5,
    "I took a shot in the dark on a Demeter"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Tube preamp, super quiet with active basses, super warm and still detailed.
    Cons - The eq is parametric but only for mids and bass and a little difficult to figure out at first. Still, no mater what the setting this preamp is on fire as far as sound.
    The HPB-1 sounds fantastic and is super quiet behind a active bass. I took a chance because I have been disappointed by so many items on the market that at a hum to an active bass and sound dead so I spent the money and found this one used for about 500 bucks. Awesome, awesome, awesome preamp. Not much tone wise that you can't pull out of it once you get used to the fairly simple controls. I have played a ton of equipment with tube preamps, this is the first tube preamp that sounds like a tube preamp, but it still retains the solid state detail. So incredibly happy with this purchase.
    Price Paid:
    500 used
    barry irwin and pacojas like this.

User Comments

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  1. pacojas
    got one years ago and can't find a reason to replace it! sound very HiFi
  2. bassbooty
    Can't go wrong with Demeter! Nice review! I have the rare head version of the HBP-1 preamp (HB-600) for sale in the TB classifieds right now.