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    Default Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the dual K&K preamp for a Phoenix Jazz mandolin which has two pickups. I have used the Radial Tonebone PZ-Pre
    Any comments or comparisons would be welcome.
    Here is a link to the product on the K & K website!

    https://kksound.com/products/dualchannelpreamp.php

    Here is the link to the Radial Website

    https://www.radialeng.com/product/pz-pre

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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    I may be remembering wrong, but the Phoenix Jazz has one magnetic pickup and that doesn't need a preamp and should go straight into an amp. Preamp on a transducer is a must, magnetic pickup, not necessary.
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    Thanks Pops,
    It was designed to to plug them both into the suggested Tonebone PZ which has 2 inputs. Each input has a possibility to be adjusted for either a piezo or non piezo pickup. You then blend the two and send it to an amplifier or sound board. The cable demands the use of a stereo cable. I am looking at the K & K as a possibility to enable me to go completely battery operated. There is no battery option for the Tonebone. If anyone else has any ideas please join the discussion. I know this quite a specific topic.

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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    Don't know if I fully understand but...
    https://www.headwaymusicaudio.com/pr...h-e-pre-order/
    and the older
    https://www.headwaymusicaudio.com/product/edb-2/
    the latter seems to have been replaced by the former.
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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    You could use a stereo plug, simply split it into two cords, one to a single K&K and one to the amp. Or you could make a box on the floor where you can split the stereo cord into two outputs, same thing one to the K&K, other to the amp.
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    Pops,
    Why not blend the 2 and have 1 out to the amp or board and control the output with the preamp?

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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    Barry
    To elaborate on what I sent you - my bass player was using his for mixing his two pickups on his double bass. One's a kind of magnetic, the other a piezo in the bridge.

    Hope that helps.
    You'll be able to find an EDB2 somewhere on ebay I'm sure.
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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    Opps, double posted this, sorry.
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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    You can send a mixed signal to the board, but you would have to have a pre with a piezo input (1M) and a more standard input. A fishman amp might be an easy way to blend, it has one channel for a piezo, the other for a mic, the magnetic p/u could to the 1/4" on the mic channel. It has an XLR out to the board and independent volumes/tone on each channel. There may be a dual pre with both inputs that would be smaller and more convenient, but I can't think of one, still drinking coffee.

    Rob shows the Headway, but the mic channel is XLR so you would have to use a high Z to low Z adapter.
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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    it's got the optional mic input - there are two jack ins. the switches above the jack inputs dictate what type of input IIRC
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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    I see it now Rob, missed it the first time I looked.
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    Default Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    that's OK
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    Question Re: Has anyone use a K&K Dual channel preamp

    @ 1 Mega Ohm impedance , both channels , I assume, you need to route your magnetic pickup into a guitar amp not thru that pre..

    1 mega ohm is OK for Piezos but a mismatch for a magnetic pickup..

    The Radial as I Read it, PZ B input Mega Ohm Piezo range, .
    Input A is a much lower impedance, an may be suitable for the magnetic pickup signal..

    AC Via Wall wart powered rather than 9v battery too..





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