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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

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    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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    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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    BAE 1073 DMP

    Microphone Preamplifier

    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?

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    BAE 1073 DMP | Media

    Microphone Preamplifier

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    Reviews Mar 2012
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    Ingram Engineering MPA685

    Dual-channel Microphone Preamplifier

    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?

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    ART Pro MPA2

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    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?

    Reviews Feb 2012
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    Raindirk RM4 & RM6

    Recording Channel Strips

    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?

    Reviews Feb 2012
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    Magneto Audio Labs VariOhm

    Microphone Impedance Converter

    If you’re searching for the perfect match of mic and preamp, this useful gadget could help you achieve it...

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Neve 1073LB & 1073LB EQ

    500-series Microphone Preamplifier & Equaliser

    Neve’s venerable 1073 preamp and equaliser are both now available in API’s popular ‘Lunchbox’ format. Were they worth waiting for?

    Reviews Dec 2011
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    Cloud Microphones Cloudlifters

    In-line Microphone Preamplifiers

    Do these in-line mic preamplifiers mean you can use a passive ribbon mic with any preamp?

    Reviews Nov 2011
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    Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter

    Audio Examples

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    Reviews Nov 2011

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