First, please forgive me, there was a topic I found via Google from a few years ago asking a similar question but I couldn't find it to post in that thread... so sorry for that.
I'm going to get a Focusrite Saffire 6 audio interface and was recommended to buy a DAV BG1 pre-amp to go with it. However, there was an article on SOS which made the following two points:
The output level is pretty high with intended peaks to +21dBu, so this is not the ideal preamp to match with semi-professional recorders. Operating at a lower output level, while obviously possible, is not recommended, as it will compromise the noise performance significantly. So, professional recorders and A-D converters only please!
Don't even think about partnering this preamp with a domestic DAT or Minidisc recorder, or any semi-professional -10dBV recorder — even a lot of so-called professional equipment will struggle to deal with transient peaks which reach above +20dBu.
Unfortunately, I'm very new to this whole recording malarky and am somewhat baffled, especially when technical talk and numbers comes into it (probably another apology due in there somewhere).
Cutting a long story brief (I know you're all short on time), I would be very grateful to know whether the Saffire 6 will work at all well with the BG1 or if the latter will be limited horribly by the former.
The tech specs (which I'm struggling to interpret) for both are here:
Focusrite Saffire 6
If anyone also happens to know, is the combination any good for miccing (sp.?) up an electric guitar amp with a cheapo combination of an SM56 and SM57?
Thanks so much people - very much appreciated. <3