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    PreSonus ADL 600 Stereo High Voltage Tube Microphone Preamp
    $2,699.95 $1,59995
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    ART S8 8-Channel Balanced Mic Splitter
    $23900
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    ART SplitCom Pro 2 Way Mic Splitter / Combiner
    $45.00 $3500
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    Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp
    $59.99 $3999
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  1. Avalon M5 Pure Class A Mono Microphone Preamplifier & DI
    $1,850.00 $1,66500
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    Focusrite ISA One Classic Single Channel Mic Pre
    $799.99 $49999
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  3. Cloud Cloudlifter-Z Microphone Activator
    $369.00 $29900
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  4. Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
    $179.00 $14900
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    ART Tube MP Studio Mic Preamp
    $86.00 $3999
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  2. Earthworks 1024 Four Channel ZDT Preamp
    $4,499.00 $3,59900
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  3. BAE 1073 Dual DMP
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  4. Nady PRA-8 Mic Preamp
    $139.99 $10999
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    Studio Projects VTB-1 Tube Blend Mic Preamp
    $199.99 $17999
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  2. Burl B1 Mic Preamp/DI
    $89900
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  3. Millennia HV-3C Stereo Microphone Preamplifier
    $2,059.00 $1,85299
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  4. Avalon AD2022 Pure Class A Dual Mono Microphone Preamplifier & DI
    $3,300.00 $2,97000
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    Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
    $149.99 $9999
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  2. BAE 1028 Rackmount
    $7,300.00 From $3,55000
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  3. Millennia M-2B Transformerless Stereo Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier
    $3,719.00 $3,34699
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  4. BAE 1073MP Dual Channel without Power Supply
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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.

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