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Douglas Amplifier Corporation was founded in 2008 by Jeremy Douglas and Paul Babiak. Hand-built at Paul’s Boutique in Toronto, the DB5A was designed as a high-quality amplifier for modern home studios and small club performance. Combining a classic 5 watt guitar amp and a high quality tube preamp in one box, the DB5A is the perfect 2-in-1 amplifier for every musician. With emphasis on quality, hand wired boutique build, and point to point, class A design techniques, Douglas amplifiers strive to deliver dependability, performance and vintage guitar tone.
The Douglas DB5A
Paul Babiak is the the owner and operator of Paul’s Boutique, a small vintage guitar haven located in the heart of Kensington Market in Toronto. Prior to opening the shop he spent 5 years in California playing in bands and learning the guitar business. He still enjoys playing and recording music with friends.
Jeremy Douglas – Electronics enthusiast, designer and builder of Douglas Amplifiers. As a guitarist with 8 years of experience as an electronics technician, attention to detail, quality and originality remain at the top of priorities while building each custom made Douglas Amplifier.
At Douglas Amplifier Corporation we hope to provide quality hand made products to musicians.
69½ Nassau St.
TUBE GUITAR AMP AND HIGH-QUALITY
RECORDING PREAMP IN ONE
Basic Guitar Model: $799.99
Basic Guitar Model w/ Balanced Out: $974.99
Studio Model (Mic In Unbal Out): $925.00
Studio Deluxe (Mic In Bal Out): $1099.99
Preamp Kit (3 different preamp tubes): $80
For more info, or to place an order
or call (416) 603-9477
DB5A Amp Specs
Sturdy .50 Cal Metal ammo box chassis
5 watt Class-A single ended EL84/6BQ5 Pentode Power tube
High Impedance Instrument Input (1MΩ)
4, 8, 16, or 32 Ω Speaker output impedance
High quality components. (Hammond power and output transformers, Jensen microphone and line out transformers, JJ Tesla Filter Capacitors, Illinois Capacitor polyester signal-chain capacitors)
Adjustable Front Panel VU meter
Volume and Tone controls
1/4″ speaker output
5 5/8″ W x 7 1/4″ H x 11 3/4 D
Classic Tube guitar/bass tone!
DB5A Preamp Specs
Balanced XLR Microphone input
Variable Line level recording out
Optional TUBE KIT with 3 preamp tubes for a variety of applications: Microphone, guitar, bass, harmonica 12AU7 Low Gain (20), 12AT7 Medium Gain (35), 12AX7 High Gain (100)
Broadcast quality Microphone transformer (optional)
Transformer-Coupled Balanced XLR output (optional)
About the DB5A
The Douglas DB5A: A high-quality amplifier for modern home studios and small club performance. Combining a classic 5 watt guitar amp and a high quality tube preamp in one box, the DB5A is the perfect 2-in-1 amplifier for every musician. With it’s low wattage power section and variable line level output, the vintage warmth and tone attained at maximum settings will not shake the foundation of your apartment!