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    Trident Series 80B Dual Channel strip.

    Trident Audio Series 80B

    Stereo Preamp & EQ

    For decades, Trident’s Series 80 consoles have graced world-class recording facilities. The new Series 80B dual channel strip makes this classic sound available with a much smaller footprint — and cost.

    Reviews Apr 2013
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    Microtech Gefell AP1 | Media

    Discrete Transistor Mic Preamp

    Frequency plot, internals and tech specs to accompany the main product test.

    Reviews Mar 2013
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    Microtech Gefell AP1.

    Microtech Gefell AP1

    Discrete Transistor Mic Preamp

    German manufacturers Microtech Gefell share origins with Neumann and make some of the best mics currently available. Does that pedigree come through in their first preamp?

    Reviews Mar 2013
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    PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 & TubePre V2.

    PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 & TubePre V2

    Microphone Preamplifiers

    Tubey or not tubey? That is the question you can answer with the help of these affordable preamps!

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Warm Audio WA12 mic preamp.

    Warm Audio WA12

    Microphone Preamplifier

    Warm Audio are a relatively new Texas-based company who have set out to produce a world-class preamp for rather less than a world-class price.

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Joemeek TwinQ2.

    JoeMeek TwinQ2

    Dual Recording Channel

    JoeMeek gear has always been about adding a nice vintage vibe to your recordings without having to pay through the nose. Does the new Q2 deliver the goods?

    Reviews Jan 2013
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    Preamp Post-mortem

    SOS/Realpiano Preamp Comparison: Results & Analysis

    When we compared eight mic preamps with very different designs and price tags, we found it hard to tell them apart. Could SOS readers do better?

    Reviews Dec 2012
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    Chandler Little Devil 500-series preamp.

    Chandler Little Devil Preamp

    500-series Mic, Line & Instrument Preamplifier

    Chandler's Little Devil preamp takes the warmth and mangling side of things to another level.

    Reviews Dec 2012
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    Neve 88R LB

    500-series Mic Preamp

    The preamp from Neve’s “ultimate analogue console” is now available ‘to go’...

    Reviews Nov 2012
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    Pick A Preamp | Media

    Do Expensive Mic Preamps Make A Difference?

    Audio examples to accompany the article.

    Reviews Oct 2012
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    Pick A Preamp

    Do Expensive Mic Preamps Make A Difference?

    There’s a lot of hype about mic preamps, but there has never been a reliable way to compare them — until we got hold of the world’s cleverest piano...

    Reviews Oct 2012
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    GP Electronics PML200E

    Hybrid FET/Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    The man behind well-known French mixing console manufacturers Freevox has created a preamp — and it sounds très bon!

    Reviews Sep 2012
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    GP Electronics PML200E | Media

    Precision Analyser plot test images

    The following test plots were taken with an audio Precision Analyser during the course of Hugh's review.

    Reviews Sep 2012
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    AEA RPQ500

    500-series Preamplifier & EQ

    Matt Houghton takes a look at this preamp that's much more than just a preamp.

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Cartec Pre-Q5

    Mic Preamp & EQ For API 500 Format

    Whether you prefer to record your sounds cleanly or with coloration, the Cartec Pre-Q5 can deliver the goods.

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Cartec Pre-Q5 | Media

    Mic Preamp & EQ For API 500 Format

    Audio files to accompany the article

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Focusrite ISA Two

    Microphone Preamplifier

    Making professional‑quality preamps available at project-studio prices has been Focusrite’s forté for many years, and this design doesn’t disappoint.

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    Lavry Engineering AD11

    A-D Converter & Mic Preamp

    Dan Lavry has gained a reputation for creating some of the best A-D converters on the planet — and this time you get mic preamps as well!

    Reviews Jun 2012
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    Lavry Engineering AD11 | Media

    A-D Converter & Mic Preamp

    Test plots to accompany the article.

    Reviews Jun 2012
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    Q. Which budget tube preamp should I buy?

    I'm looking to get a tube preamp but am on quite a small budget. I've already looked at the ART Tube MP and PreSonus TubePRE....

    Sound Advice Apr 2012
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    Sound Skulptor MP573 'Lunchbox'

    Microphone Preamplifier

    Hugh Robjohns tests out this redesigned version of the MP73 module from the 1U rack system.

    Reviews Apr 2012

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