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ART ProMPA II - 2-Channel Tube Mic Preamp (PROMPAII)
ART ProMPA II - 2-Channel Tube Mic Preamp
  • New: $299.00
  • Blemished: $263.12
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ART Tube MP Studio Mic Preamp (TUBEMP STUDIO)
ART Tube MP Studio Mic Preamp
  • New: $39.99
  • Blemished: $35.19
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ART TubeOpto8 Mic Preamp with ADAT I/O (TUBEOPTO8)
ART TubeOpto8 Mic Preamp with ADAT I/O
Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamic (AMS-OCTOPRE MKII DYNAMIC)
Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamic
  • New: $699.99
  • Blemished: $615.99
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Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Mic Preamp (OctoPre MkII)
Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Mic Preamp
  • New: $499.99
  • Blemished: $439.99
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Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator (CL-1)
Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
  • New: $149.00
  • Blemished: $131.12
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ART TPS II 2-Channel Variable Impedance Tube Preamp (TPSII)
ART TPS II 2-Channel Variable Impedance Tube Preamp
  • New: $185.00
  • Blemished: $162.80
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Focusrite ISA One Two Channel 192K A D Card (AMS-ISA 2CH A-D Card)
Focusrite ISA One Two Channel 192K A D Card
  • $399.99
  • Restock: $319.99
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dbx 386 Dual-Vacuum Tube Preamp (DBX386)
dbx 386 Dual-Vacuum Tube Preamp
  • New: $529.95
  • Blemished: $466.36
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Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box (710TF)
Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Mic Pre & DI Box
  • New: $799.00
  • Blemished: $703.12
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"Microphones are sensitive pieces of equipment, which means that the signals they produce aren't always powerful enough to drive recording and amplification equipment. That's just a fact of life based on the way they work, and there's a simple solution: microphone preamps. These can take any microphone signal and give it a line-level boost, which makes them important parts of virtually every pro audio setup. One of the first things to think about when you're looking for a microphone preamp is what sort of mics you'll be using with it. For example, condenser microphones usually require a source of phantom power. That narrows down your options to preamps that can provide it. Dynamic microphones, on the other hand, produce a weaker signal than condensers. So, for your dynamic mics, a preamp with high gain and low noise is essential. On top of that, keep an eye on the tonal character of the preamp: it can really go a long way to making the sound from the mic warmer or clearer. If you're looking for a high-performance rack-mounted microphone preamp to install in your studio or road case, take a look at the ART ProMPA II for starters. It's surprisingly easy to use for its powerful feature set, delivering rich tube sound paired with cutting-edge tech that supports Mid-Side stereo recording. Maybe you'd rather experience the sound of a classic? If so, check out the Universal Audio UA-S610. It's based on the legendary Putnam 610 console, a favorite of artists from Sinatra to Van Halen. Developing your skills as a sound technician, recording engineer or performer is definitely step one to getting the best results - but step 2 is having pro audio equipment that can keep up with your talent. Microphone preamps are a crucial part of that, and they're a key ingredient to getting the most out of your mics."