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Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe Preamplifier

$570.00

The Stereo Vibe is available as a drop-in replacement for existing suitcase preamplifiers or as a full conversion kit for stage piano models.

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Description

Vintage Vibe Stereo Vibe Preamplifier

Whether paired with a classic Fender Rhodes piano or a new Vintage Vibe piano, the Stereo Vibe preamplifier is the first choice for that original Rhodes suitcase sound. With its sonic possibilities, the new and improved Stereo Vibe unlocks greater potential from any Rhodes piano and renewed inspiration for players.

The new design will leave you feeling incredibly satisfied if not inspired with your newfound tone and stereo tremolo.

What is new about the Stereo Vibe?

The Stereo Vibe has been around for over 10 years and we have made many improvements in that time. Our latest is also our greatest; with a lower noise floor, improved EQ circuit that offers 15db of boost and cut for both treble and bass, a much wider range of stereo tremolo rates; from slow-pulse panning to hyper speed ping-pong and an improved headphone circuit (accessible with Cheek Block power supply models only). We have also designed our new board with a smaller footprint for less obtrusive fitting.

Due to overwhelming demand, we have sold out of the first production run of the new Stereo Vibe MK I preamplifiers. We have already begun the next production run and will have units available very soon.

Specifications

Is it compatible with my piano?

•Early MKI Pianos 1970-73: Feature Peterson Era (“4-Pin”) Electronics, but no FX loop jacks

Suitcase: Conversion requires changing the name rail for a compatible MKI rail that has FX loop jacks, modifying your current MKI rail or ordering a unit without FX loop jacks*. Powered by existing suitcase amplifier & power supply.
Stage: Conversion requires changing the name rail for a compatible MKI rail with FX loop jacks, modifying your current MKI rail or ordering a unit without FX loop jacks* and power supply; choose from our Cheek Block or External power supplies.
*Contact orders@vintagevibe.com to order a Stereo Vibe without the FX Loop jacks.

•MKI Pianos 1974-77: Feature Peterson Era (“4-Pin”) Electronics

Suitcase: Drop-In Replacement preamplifier assembly. Powered by existing suitcase amplifier & power supply.
Stage: Conversion requires faceplate change and power supply; choose from our Cheek Block or External power supplies.

•Late MKI Pianos 1977-79: Feature Janus Era (“5-Pin”) Electronics

Suitcase: Conversion requires changing the name rail for a compatible MKI rail and installation of our Matchmaker modification to the suitcase power supply.
Stage: Conversion requires changing the name rail for a compatible MKI rail and power supply; choose from our Cheek Block or External power supplies.

•MK II Pianos: Feature Janus Era (“5-Pin”) Electronics

Suitcase: Preamplifier pre-mounted to a gorgeous new faceplate. Conversion requires installation of our Matchmaker modification to the suitcase power supply.
Stage: Preamplifier pre-mounted to a gorgeous new faceplate. Conversion requires power supply; choose from our Cheek Block or External power supplies.

What power supply do you recommend?
Both options will do the job perfectly but have different looks, installation requirements and features to consider when deciding which is right for you. If we can help with any questions, just ask.

Cheek Block Power Supply: Is installed in place of the left cheek block for a very clean look. Offers left and right ¼” output jacks, a stereo headphone jack and power indicator LED. The unit interfaces with the preamp via one easily seated plug and is powered by the included AC adapter. You will need to plug the AC adapter into a wall outlet using the standard C13 IEC cable for your region (not included). Will work with all mains voltages around the world.

External Power Supply: Handsomely hangs from the piano’s handle. Offers left and right ¼” output jacks and power indicator LED. The unit interfaces with the preamp via an external 4-pin cable (use your original suitcase cable or add-one to the cart from the drop-down menu) and plugs into a wall outlet with the standard C13 IEC cable for your region (not included). Will work with all mains voltages around the world.

Ensure that your piano's rail has the necessary holes in order to mount the Stereo Vibe or that you are willing and able to modify your rail to accept the preamplifier prior to ordering.

We do not offer instructions or technical support for this item other than what is listed here. We are not responsible for damage to the preamplifier or your piano during installation. If you are not confident in your abilities to perform this type of installation you may send the unit to us for service

What's Included

Suitcase Replacement Model includes:

1) Stereo Vibe Preamplifier PCB, pre-wired with Effects Loop, Female 4-Pin DIN Connector and 6-Pin Molex Connector*
2) Concentric Knob Set
Option to include 4 Pin Round DIN Suitcase Cable or 4 Pin Round to Square Suitcase Cable

Stage Conversion Model includes:

1) Stereo Vibe Preamplifier PCB pre-wired with Effects Loop, Female 4-Pin DIN Connector and 6-Pin Molex Connector*
2) Concentric Knob Set
3) Rhodes Suitcase Rail Faceplate
4) Cheek Block Power Supply with Stereo Left & Right Outputs, Stereo Headphone Output** and internal 6-Pin Molex Connector
OR
External Power Supply with Stereo Left & Right Outputs
Option to include 4 Pin Round DIN Suitcase Cable

MK II Suitcase Replacement Model includes:

1) Stereo Vibe Preamplifier PCB pre-mounted to MKII Faceplate, pre-wired with Effects Loop, Female 4-Pin DIN Connector and 6-Pin Molex Connector*
2) Matchmaker
3) Concentric Knob Set

MK II Stage Conversion Model includes:

1) Stereo Vibe Preamplifier PCB pre-mounted to MKII Faceplate, pre-wired with Effects Loop, Female 4-Pin DIN Connector and 6-Pin Molex Connector*
2) Concentric Knob Set
3) Cheek Block Power Supply with Stereo Left & Right Outputs, Stereo Headphone Output** and internal 6-Pin Molex Connector
OR
External Power Supply with Stereo Left & Right Outputs
Option to include 4 Pin Round DIN Suitcase Cable

* Stereo Vibe preamps are pre-wired with a Female 4-Pin DIN connector and a 6-Pin Molex connector.  The DIN connector allows the preamplifier to be interfaced with a 4-Pin Suitcase Amplifier.  The Molex connector allows for interfacing with Vintage Vibe’s 4 Pin Cheek Block Power Supply, which can be easily installed at a later time if desired. Please contact us if you are interested.

** The Stereo Vibe’s built in Headphone Amplifier is accessible via the Conversion Style Cheek Block Power Supply only.  It cannot be interfaced via the vintage 4-Pin DIN style connector.