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    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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    Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
    $179.00 $14900
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    $131.12
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    Cloud Cloudlifter-Z Microphone Activator
    $369.00 $29900
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    Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
    $149.99 $9999
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    Rupert Neve Designs Horizontal Joining Kit
    $4995
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  3. BAE 1066D Rackmount
    $5,800.00 From $2,80000
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  4. D.W. Fearn VRP-1 Red Vented Rack Panel
    $5000
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    PreSonus TubePre V2 Single-Channel Tube Preamplifier/DI Box
    $159.95 $12995
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    $114.36
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  2. BAE 1028 Rackmount
    $7,300.00 From $3,55000
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  3. BAE 312A Rackmount
    $1,000.00 From $80000
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  4. A Designs Pacifica Solid State Stereo Microphone Preamplifier
    $2,350.00 $2,09500
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    Summit Audio 2BA-221 Tube Mic and Line Module
    $749.00 $67900
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    $597.52
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    Retro Instruments OP-6 Portable Microphone Preamp
    $4,200.00 $3,50000
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  3. Heritage Audio DMA-73 Dual Microphone Amplifier
    $2,20000
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  4. Focusrite ISA Two Classic Dual Mono Transformer-Based Microphone Preamplifier
    $1,124.99 $79999
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    ART Tube MP Project Series Tube Microphone/Instrument Preamp
    $89.00 $6900
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  2. Millennia HV-3C Stereo Microphone Preamplifier
    $2,059.00 $1,85299
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  3. A Designs P1 Single Channel Microphone Preamp Module
    $895.00 $79500
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  4. BAE 312A Dual Rackmount
    $1,900.00 From $1,70000
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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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