Joe meek ThreeQ


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Big-time Features, Big-time Value!

Packing the great Joemeek sound and vibe into a compact desktop device, the threeQ is a super-affordable way to improve your recorded sound right now. Incorporating the same Burr-Brown ICs found in the higher-end studio channels, the threeQ gives you a stellar front end for the money — but the magic doesn’t stop there! You also get a Joemeek EQ to dial in your sounds, along with top-notch optical compression. That’s right, the same magic that made Joemeek gear a studio staple is included inside the threeQ — and at a price that makes the threeQ one heck of a bargain! Pro studio sound on a project studio budget — that’s what you get with the Joemeek threeQ!

Joemeek threeQ Desktop Studio Channel Strip Features at a Glance:

  • Ultra-clean microphone preamplifier
  • Highly musical 3-band EQ with Sweep midrange
  • Full-featured optical compressor with settings from "silk" to "in your face!"
  • Accurate LED metering for quick monitoring of level and gain reduction
  • Line instrument input for use as a DI during sessions
  • Balanced and unbalanced I/O for proper interfacing with any system
  • Intuitive panel layout for "transparent" use while recording
  • Compact half-rack design for desktop or rackmount use
  • Input impedances: Mic: 1.2 Kohm; Line: 20 Kohm
  • Preamp overall gain: 0dB to 60dB
  • Common mode rejection: 70dB
  • Equivalent input noise: -128.5dBu (unweighted)
  • Distortion: 0.001% (below compressor threshold)
  • Frequency response: 10Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)
  • Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +19.5dBu; Line: +44.5dBu
  • Headroom before clipping: +19.5dBu
  • Compressor threshold: +∞dBu to -20dBu (variable)
  • Compressor ratio: 5:1 (typical)
  • Compressor attack time: 1 ms to 100 ms (adaptive)
  • Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)
  • EQ boost and cut: +/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)
  • LF frequency: 80Hz (fixed)
  • Mid frequency: 300Hz to 5kHz variable
  • HF frequency: 12kHz (fixed)
  • EQ "Q": 0.9 (1.6 octaves)
  • Output gain: -∞dBu to +16dBu (variable)
  • Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv (selectable)
  • Output impedance: 75 ohm
  • Output level switch: 12dB attenuation
  • Noise floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)
  • VU meter: 8-segment bar graph
  • Power supply: 12V AC mains adapter
  • Power consumption: 12 watts



Additional information

Weight 1 kg