Hudon's Dual Broadcast is a transformer coupled, discret Class-A germanium pre-amplifier based on the classic broadcast consoles of the 1960s. In the low-gain setting, the Broadcast can cover everything from sparkling clean boost through to transparent overdrive, all with a healthy dose of volume available to push your amp.
The gain mode (Low or High) is selectable via the right hand footswitch (The green LED indicates when the pedal is in High gain mode). Each mode its own Level control and in addition, the pedal has two internal trimmers that allow you to fine tune the amount of gain each mode has.
NOS germanium transistor
The Broadcast features a specially selected Trid steel-core transformer and a NOS germanium transistor. Advancing the gain on the Broadcast starts to saturate the transformer and the pedals discrete circuity, giving rise to a gentle and dynamic compression couple with subtle thickening of the midrange.
With the gain switch in the high setting and the trim control wound up, the Broadcast starts to deliver heavier distorted sounds with a warm and fuzzy edge to them. The Broadcast covers a wide range of driven and distorted tones whilst remaining dynamic, responding well to pick attack and the subtle nuances of every player.
- Hand selected NOS Germanuim transistor
- Specially chosen TRIAD magnetics steel-core transformer
- BI Technologies potentiometers
- Lumberg jack sockets (rated for >5000 cycles)
- Heavy duty Alpha footswitches (rated for >30 000 cycles)
- Left footswitch - bypasses the pedal (red LED indicates the pedal is active)
- Right footswitch - toggles between LOW and HIGH gain modes (green LED indicates HIGH gain mode is selected)
- Level LOW - controls the volume of the pedal in LOW gain mode
- Level HIGH - Controls the volume of the pedal in HIGH gain mode
- Gain trim - Controls the gain level (both in LOW and HIGH gain modes) of the Broadcast (at higher setting the high-end of the signal is gently rolled off)
- Low Cut - Attenuates the low-end of the Broadcast.
- Internal trimmers - Sets the total amount of gain available in each mode.
- DC Socket - The broadcast requires a DC power supply (PSU) and can run at voltages between 9v and 24v; running the Broadcast at 18v or 24v gives it more headroom, output level and clarity. This is great for use with bass or when using the Broadcast as a clean pre-amp boost.
- The Broadcast requires a DC power supply unit (PSU).
- Current draw - 20mA maximum.