BAE's latest take on the classic Neve 1073 preamp design is presented in a sturdy, portable format. But does it deliver the familiar Neve sound?
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It takes a lot these days to set a boutique mic preamp apart from the crowd. Does Ingram’s flagship design have what it takes?
This two‑channel tube preamp offers a range of useful features, and all for a very modest asking price. Is it too good to be true?
Raindirk consoles have been used in the past by the likes of Deep Purple, the Who, and even Rupert Neve. Do these new modules live up to the company’s illustrious heritage?
If you’re searching for the perfect match of mic and preamp, this useful gadget could help you achieve it...
Neve’s venerable 1073 preamp and equaliser are both now available in API’s popular ‘Lunchbox’ format. Were they worth waiting for?
Do these in-line mic preamplifiers mean you can use a passive ribbon mic with any preamp?
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With two channels and four ‘flavours’ on offer, Slate’s mic preamp promises plenty of flexibility. Does it also deliver on quality?
We check out this eight-channel preamp and A-D converter, the first four channels of which feature a solid-state/tube hybrid mic preamp based on the company's Twinfinity 710 and a compressor derived from their ever-popular 1176.
Neve believe that there’s scope to bring classic designs up to date — and that’s exactly what they’ve done here, taking their revered 1081 mic preamplifier as the starting point.
Can a preamp and D‑A converter successfully straddle the pro-audio and hi‑fi markets? Drawmer believe it can...
James Dunkley is on the case of the Radial Tonebone PZ Preamp.
This novel preamp design features a variable impedance and slew rate — which opens up a whole new world of possibilities from your mic locker...
This hybrid mic preamp can go from solid‑state clean to valve warmth — and for a surprisingly low price, too. Is there a catch?
Can Sicilian manufacturers MC AudioLab bring a touch of Mediterranean magic to your recordings with their new boutique preamp?
Should you build outboard gear to do the job as well as possible, or to meet a price point? Grace Design prefer to do the former, and it seems to be a philosophy that pays off...
The new recording channel from Rupert Neve is more than just the sum of his existing Portico processor modules...
The patchbay remains the cornerstone of most commercial studios, but using one to patch mics into different preamps can be risky — which is where the MicMAID comes in...
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