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    Grace Design M201

    Microphone Preamplifier

    Regular readers will know that our Technical Editor isn't prone to excessive use of hyperbole — so when he calls a product "awesome", "stunning" and "sublime", it's probably time to sit up and take notice...

    Reviews Jan 2009
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    Thermionic Culture Rooster

    Valve Microphone Preamp & EQ

    Is this latest addition to the Thermionic Culture flock something for the company to crow about?

    Reviews Dec 2008
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    Focusrite ISA One

    Mic Preamp

    The ISA preamp range has graced professional recording facilities the world over — but this classy single-channel model is within reach of the home and project studio.

    Reviews Oct 2008
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    Synchronia Sound Skulptor

    DIY Mic Preamp System

    The DIY approach to audio equipment needn't mean bargain basement, and if you apply this principle to high-end vintage gear it might just save you a small fortune — without compromising on quality.

    Reviews Sep 2008
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    Sebatron VMP 2000eVU

    Valve Mic Preamp

    Australian company Sebatron aim to start building their brand in the UK with this 'character' preamp.

    Reviews May 2008
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    Aphex 207D

    Dual-channel Mic Preamp

    Can a two-channel preamp at this price really give you the best aspects of tube and solid-state circuitry?

    Reviews Apr 2008
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    SSL XLogic VHD Pre

    Four-channel Mic Preamp

    Some people love the sound of SSL's modern consoles, while others prefer the 'dirt' of their older models. The VHD Pre aims to offer you the best of both worlds...

    Reviews Apr 2008
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    URS Classic Console Strip Pro

    Channel Strip Plug-in [Mac/Windows]

    Unique Recording Software have modelled a vast array of vintage compressors and EQs and presented the results in a single plug-in.

    Reviews Mar 2008
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    Focusrite Liquid 4 Pre

    Four-channel Convolution Preamp

    The manufacturers proudly claim that this is "the most flexible four-channel preamp in history." And it's no idle marketing boast...

    Reviews Mar 2008
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    Universal Audio DCS Remote Preamp

    Dual Preamp & Cue Mixer

    This unusual new preamp from UA is designed to make life easier, both for the recordist and 'the talent'.

    Reviews Feb 2008
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    Audio & Design DMA2

    Digital Mic Preamp

    This unassuming device has a price that makes it look like a bargain alongside competitors of similar quality.

    Reviews Jan 2008
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    Focusrite ISA828

    8-channel Mic & Line Preamp

    Eight top-class preamps priced within reach of the serious project studio...

    Reviews Oct 2007
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    Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 & 5033

    Duo Mic Preamp & 5-band Equaliser

    We take our first look at the excellent new Portico range by Rupert Neve Designs - and they don't disappoint.

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    TF Pro M16

    16-channel Mic Preamp

    With 16 mic preamps and a built-in mixer, the M16 certainly delivers on quantity. Can it deliver on quality too?

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    PreSonus Digimax FS

    Mic Preamp & A-D Converter

    A useful studio workhorse offering eight channels of mic pres plus ADAT I/O, that does just what it says on the tin.

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    Groove Tubes The Brick

    Microphone & Instrument Preamp

    Well, it looks and feels as solid as a brick, hence the name. But there's more to this tube-based preamp than the gimmick. Let's find out...

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    SSL Alpha Channel

    Channel Strip

    In the last few years, Solid State Logic have been concentrating a lot of effort on the project studio market, and this new Alpha Channel makes their high-end console technology available in an affordable rackmounting channel strip.

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    TL Audio 2 Fat & Fatfunker

    Valve Processors

    TL Audio's latest additions to their popular Fat Man range are more versatile than their names suggest.

    Reviews Feb 2007
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    Emerson Williams Dark Blue

    Guitar Tube Preamplifier

    If you are looking for an authentic tube-amp guitar sound from a DI recording system, then maybe the Dark Blue's all-tube preamp and speaker simulation is just what you need.

    Reviews Jan 2007
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    True Systems P-Solo

    Microphone Preamplifier

    Can this mic preamp really deliver 'expensive' sound quality at a mid-market price?

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    Chandler Germanium

    Mic & Instrument Preamp

    Chandler revive a vintage technology in their unique new preamp. We put it to the test...

    Reviews Nov 2006


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