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  1. BAE 1073 Dual DMP Road Case
    $17500
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  2. A Designs P1 Single Channel Microphone Preamp Module
    $895.00 $79500
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  3. Nady PRA-8 Mic Preamp
    $139.99 $10999
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    $96.79
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  4. Avalon RM-1 2U high rack kit for one U5-M5-V5
    $8000
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  1. BAE 1066D Rackmount
    $5,800.00 From $2,80000
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  2. Avalon M5 Pure Class A Mono Microphone Preamplifier & DI
    $1,850.00 $1,66500
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  3. ART Tube MP Professional Mic Preamp/Processor
    $60.00 $4900
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  4. Nady DMP-2 Dual Microphone Preamp
    $89.99 $4999
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  1. LaChapell Audio Vacuum Tube PreAmp with Jensen Mic Xfrmr
    $1,34900
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  2. ART SplitCom Pro 2 Way Mic Splitter / Combiner
    $45.00 $3500
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  3. Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
    $149.99 $9999
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  4. BAE 1084 Rackmount
    $6,870.00 From $3,33500
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  1. BAE 1073MP Single Channel
    $1,150.00 From $95000
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  2. A Designs EM-Gold Preamp Module
    $750.00 $67500
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  3. Daking Mic-Pre IV
    $2,899.00 $1,79900
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  4. ART ProSplit High Performance Mic Splitter
    $65.00 $5000
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  1. ART S8-3Way Eight-Channel Three-Way Mic Splitter
    $349.00 $27900
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  2. Cloud Cloudlifter CL-2 Phantom powered gain booster for dynamic and ribbon mics
    $299.00 $24900
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  3. dbx 386 Dual-Vacuum Tube Preamp
    $649.95 $52995
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    $466.36
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  4. Daking Mic Pre One 500
    $695.00 $49900
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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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