The dbx 386 Dual-Vacuum Tube Preamp is a 2-channel microphone preamp with digital outs and the dbx Type IV conversion system. It features selectable 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz sampling rates, 24-, 20-, ... Click To Read More About This Product
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The dbx 386 Dual-Vacuum Tube Preamp is a 2-channel microphone preamp with digital outs and the dbx Type IV conversion system. It features selectable 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz sampling rates, 24-, 20-, and 16-bit wordlengths, selectable dither and noise shaping, AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outputs, word clock sync input and output, separate analog and digital output controls, 60dB of gain and +/- 15dB of output gain, a selectable mic/line switch, 48V phantom power, a 75Hz low cut filter, phase reverse, 12 segment LED, and a 20dB pad. With its impressive features, the dbx 386 lets you work in the digital world while retaining the indispensable warmth of analog.
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I recently got the DBX 386 Dual Vacuum Tube Preamp. I have been using it quite a bit lately, and I have to say that I am not hugely impressed with it. It is a solid preamp, but it does not even add a lot of warmth to your sound, which is why I was interested in it. It has quite a few features, such as a digital to analog converter, the ability to handle both digital and analog signals, and an instrument in line in the front. Unfortunately, when all is said and done, it is basically your typical mic preamp that, while not crystal clear, does not add too many artifacts to your signal. I believe you should only look into this if you are interested in its digital/analog abilities.