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Joemeek's most advanced, full-featured channel strip.

The OneQ is the most full-featured, technologically advanced studio channel Joemeek has ever made! The Joemeek OneQ is a single-channel combining Mic Pre (with Burr-Brown IC), four-band EQ”the most flexible yet”Joemeek's "signature" optical compressor, a De-Esser, and an Enhancer. It's a master channel like no other.

Housed in a 2u chassis, the elegantly sculpted faceplate is intelligently laid out, with clear, easy to read legends and a large analog VU meter. The OneQ also features 24-bit/96kHz A/D converters with word clock input and output.

Ultra-clean microphone preamp with Burr-Brown IC
"Iron" switch (add transformer-coupling)
Highly musical 4-band EQ with sweep low-mid and high-mid, selectable LF and HF
Full-featured optical compressor with stereo link for two OneQs
Large, accurate VU metering
Harmonic enhancer adds definition without gain
24-bit/96kHz sampling, optical and S/PDIF outputs
Word Clock in
XLR mic inputs front and rear
Front-panel instrument input
Input impedances:  Mic: 1.2kohm; Line: 20kohm
Pre-amp overall gain: 10dB to 60dB (variable)
Common mode rejection: 70dB
Equivalent input noise: 128.5dBu (unweighted)
Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)
Frequency response: 15Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)
Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +21dBu; Line: +45dBu
Headroom before clipping: +21dBu
Compressor threshold: infinity dBu to -20dBu (variable)
Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)
Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)
Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv
Output impedance: 100ohm
Output Level switch: 12dB attenuation
Noise Floor: 85dBu (typical, with 40dB mic gain)
VU Meter: Analogue movement
Power supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 30W
Mechanical: 482W x 88H x 220D (overall)
Weight: 3 kilos
High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80Hz
EQ Boost & Cut:+/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)
LF Frequency: 80Hz/120Hz switchable
LMF Frequency: 200Hz to 2kHz variable
HMF Frequency: 1kHz to 6kHz variable
HF Frequency: 7kHz/14kHz (selectable)
EQ "Q": 0.9 (1.6 octaves)

Digital Output Specifications
Sampling: 24 Bit
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz selectable
Output Formats: AES3 compliant (balanced), S/PDIF electrical, S/PDIF optical
External Word Clock input: 75ohm, 1.25V - TTL level, 44.1kHz to 96kHz (auto synchronizing)

JM37 FET Condenser Mic:
Frequency response: Substantially flat 25Hz to 20KHz
Sensitivity: 6mV/PA-40 +/-2dB (0dB= 1V/Pa 1000Hz)
Recommended load impedance: 200 ohm
Signal to noise ratio: 74dB
Dynamic range: 126dB
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JoemeekOneQ Mono EQ Compressor Mic Pre

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


One of the better channel strips out there

By Chris-E24PV

from Paris, France

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Comments about Joemeek OneQ Mono EQ Compressor Mic Pre:

This channel strip sits in my studio rack alongside a UA LA610MkII and a TwinQ. The oneQ is a VERY serious piece of equipment, and if it was made in Europe or the USA it would cost much more than it does, and rightly so. It can be clean and transparent or rough and full of attitude depending on how you set it. It sounds extremely good on voice, acoustic guitars, as a D.I. box for bass, violin, cello, flute, sax and what not... It's not even a full step away from the UA and the UA is considered to be one of the best out there ( and it deserves that reputation )... It's more a little different than "not as good". It's just solid state, so it's a bit edgier and punchier, slightly more aggressive than the full tube UA. The compressor is impressive and the EQ really good. The rest of the machine is equally nice to have but sees less usage from me.Honestly get one while they are around, it's a very good channel strip with a lot more heart than the price tag will make you believe. I know a lot of studios own the TwinQ and the OneQ and absolutely swear by them.... And so do I...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By Rodrix

from Spain

Comments about Joemeek OneQ Mono EQ Compressor Mic Pre:

Just amazing!! I was so confused what preamp to buy, i was thinking in expensive ones, like Avalon and UA, but at the shop they told me to try this one. Ive never tried Avalon, but i tested UA and i can tell you that this Joemeek one Q maybe is not better but have character and some color that is perfect for my voice, and the compresor is incredible, i have a very dynamic voice and this Joemeek handles it without any problem.... soft and easy. My best buy in years. Very recommended for male voice.

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By Tounez

from Puerto Rico

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Comments about Joemeek OneQ Mono EQ Compressor Mic Pre:

I have used this as a main strip on a "vocal only" recording studio and WOW... just WOW... using the normal preamp (with NO Iron) its sounds so freaking CLEAR and just amazing! No EQ needed maybe a little of 100-200Hz boost... With the IRON on its sound too warm for my taste! it has great warmth (vintage) sound but not for my taste! i end up boosting the highs! the compresor works wonders if theres not too much gain reduction, if there is then the compressor sounds a little bit grainy IMO. havent used the other features yet!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome features - all you need!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Joemeek OneQ Mono EQ Compressor Mic Pre:

It's awesome to have very controllable compression, EQ (which sounds sweet and clear to thick and punchy), de-essing, and enhancement all in one unit. Very low noise, clean sound, digital outs only help things along. Not so "colored" or "warm" but very clean and nice.

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By Robert

from NC

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Comments about Joemeek OneQ Mono EQ Compressor Mic Pre:

A quality unit for someone that enjoys doing home recordings.
If you are recording at home, this unit really cleans up the sound of alot of things (guitar, vocals, keyboards, etc) and makes them sound clean and professional. You do not have to be some gear geek to know how to use this thing either, you can mess around with it until you hear something you like.
Even though this is few bucks, immediately I could hear exactly what I paid for and felt it was worth every last dime.
It has lots of knobs and tweeks to make things sound awesome.
To be honest I have no idea what some of the buttons do or what they make things sound one way or another but it is very easy to dial in on sounds you are looking for.
lots of quality. this preamp is totally up there with any thing your going to hear in studios.

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