Australia’s Wayne Jones Audio has unveiled the bass amp builder’s latest creation: the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp. The comprehensive unit has two independent channels with the second channel having the option of phantom power.
“Listening to endorsees Scott Colley & André Berry I designed this new edition for the endorsee family,” designer Jones writes. “Scott needed one channel for his double bass pick up and a second channel for the phantom powered mic he uses on the bass. Andre needed extended treble frequencies. I also made a few of my own changes to the WJBPII. The WJBPII is designed with a no compromise attitude in Cost, Quality, Components & Features just as are WJ High End High Powered Bass Cabinets.”
The WJBPII’s front panel has independent channels, each starting with an input gain level with a -10dB pad and input clip indicator. Next in the circuit is an optical compressor with a level. Its EQ section has six bands plus a 30hZ boost. A channel selector toggles between the strips while a stereo pan control lets you pan your signal when you’re using dual outputs.
The rear panel has plenty of connectivity with stereo XLR balanced outputs, a stereo/mono effects loop, a foot switch for silent tuning, DI pre or post EQ with level control, an Auxiliary input, and a headphone output.
Here’s a demo/review by Wayne Jones endorser André Berry:
The Wayne Jones Audio WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp is available now with a direct price of $1,799.99.
Wayne Jones Audio WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp Features:
|2 Independent channels that also can be used together|
|Channel 1 – 1/4″ stereo/mono input|
|Channel 2 – Has the option of phantom power or just use it as a second channel|
|2 XLR balanced Inputs|
|2 Input gain level controls with -10dB pad & Input clip Indicators for both channels|
|Optical compressor with level|
|6 band EQ plus 30hZ boost|
|Stereo pan control (for use when using 1 or 2 outputs to 1 or 2 WJ 1000 Watt Powered 2×10 cabs)|
|Channel selector Independent volume control of both channels|
|Master Stage volume Pre amp Output Indicator|
|Outside power supply to ensure studio quality noiseless operation, switchable 115/230V|
|DI Output – Stereo XLR balanced outputs out with Level control, pre or post EQ button & 1/4″ unbalanced. Works in conjunction with the pan control|
|Stereo/Mono FX loop|
|Foot switch mutes all output for silent tuning|
|DI pre or post with level control|
|Ground Lift for DI|
|Aux in – 1/4″ or mini jack|
|Headphone out with level control|