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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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    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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    ART ProMPA II - 2-Channel Tube Mic Preamp
    $379.00 $29900
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    $263.12
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    Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
    $179.00 $14900
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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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    ART Tube MP Project Series Tube Microphone/Instrument Preamp
    $89.00 $6900
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    ART Tube MP Studio Mic Preamp
    $86.00 $3999
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  1. BAE 1073MPF Single Channel
    $1,500.00 From $1,30000
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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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    Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 Duo Mic Preamp
    $1,895.00 $1,72500
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    $1,518.00
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  4. Behringer 8-Channel Microphone Preamp AD/DA Converter w/MIDAS
    $299.99 $19999
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  1. A Designs EM-Gold Preamp Module
    $750.00 $67500
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  2. BAE 1084 Rackmount
    $6,870.00 From $3,33500
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  3. Rupert Neve Designs Half Rack Joining Kit
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  4. BAE 1028 Rackmount
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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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