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Tree Audio The Roots + The Stem

Circa 2012 tube-hybrid console, hand-built in California and currently residing in Portugal. Includes The Stem 8 x 2 submixer.

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Circa 2012 tube-hybrid console, hand-built in California and currently residing in Portugal. Includes The Stem 8 x 2 submixer.

Description

Our dream console (and we’re not alone): it has long been our ambition to have a Tree Audio Roots here. Sadly this one is not actually here with us, so for now we have to make do with it just being for sale on our site. This doesn’t stop us staring longingly at the pictures…

If you’re seriously looking at bringing this beautiful slab into your set up then you probably don’t need to know the spec, but it is included below. There you will also find information on how our brokerage sales work.

This first generation Roots 8 Channel console was originally owned by Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and has seen regular use with its second owner since 2017. It is all working with the following noted minor issues (which the seller is aiming to have rectified before shipping):

Full working order; recently checked over and minor issues fixed.

A few highlights of this console are:

  • All channels are pure tube and transformers
  • All tube EQ and limiter on each channel
  • Discrete Class A Solid State buss and master section
  • Fully regulated Vacuum tube and linear power supplies
  • Four slots for 500 Series modules
  • plus the The Stem 8 x 2 submixer included with the console (at the top of the left-hand rack in the shots – more info below).

Stem info:

The Tree Audio Stem is a submixer designed to be used as part of a Roots mixing console or as a stand-alone summing mixer.

The Stem by Tree Audio features 8 input channels each featuring level controls, pan, as well as a mute/on/solo three-way switch. The master section includes two outputs and a big master level control. A stereo buss insert is also included allowing the connection of a mixbuss compressor or EQ. An insert bypass switch lets you engage the insert point.

Inside the 3U summing mixer can be found SP690 all discrete class A op amps designed to offer increased headroom.

Tree Audio Stem Summing Mixer Overview:

8×2 standalone submixer for sidecar or standalone applications
SP690 All Discrete Op Amps for increased headroom
Level, Pan Pot, Mute/On/Solo Controls per channel
Stereo Buss Insert with insert switch
3U

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All information and photos have been provided by the seller. This is a brokerage sale by Soundgas on behalf of the owner. This item is not at Soundgas and we have not (sadly) had a chance to use it ourselves. As such, we can offer no guarantee on this item. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction.

IMPORTANT: Currently located in Portugal. Due to the nature of this item it will need to be transported by specialist or private courier within Europe, or will need to be crated for overseas transport. The buyer should have access to a suitable engineer as even with careful handling it may need adjustment on arrival. Collection also possible.

International shipping is possible – please get in touch for a quote.

Full terms available on request.

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Input Module Features (From top to bottom):

  • Meter
  • Meter select (input, gain reduction, output)
  • Pan
  • Stereo buss switch (removes signal from stereo buss for direct out)
  • Aux send 1
  • Aux send 2
  • Pre, off, post switch
  • Lo Freq EQ – 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz ,400 Hz
  • Hi Freq EQ – 7K, 10K, 12K, 16K
  • Gain reduction pot (limiter)
  • Limiter switch (out, in , HPF) 250 HZ 12DB per octave
  • Line, mic, mic reverse phase
  • Pad switch (off, -10, -20)
  • Mute, on , solo
  • Big knob level pot

Meter Bridge

  • Buss Master 1 & 2
  • Aux master 1 & 2
  • Talkback mic XLR
  • Talkback level
  • External Aux in 1 (mute, on, solo)
  • External Aux in 2 (mute, on, solo)
  • Monitor
  • Source Select
  • Speaker Select
  • Big knob monitor level

Rear Panel:

  • Mic in, line in, direct out
  • Phantom power switch (all modules and talkback mic)
  • Master section ins and outs
  • Control room monitor outputs

Condition

Very good – only minor signs of use. See photos or get in touch if you need more information.

Tax

Zero rated for VAT.

Voltage Information

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.

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