04-25-2012 03:32 AM
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04-25-2012 06:03 AM
The discontinued Groovetubes "Brick" is the only affordable real tube pre, AFAIK. The FMR RNC is solid-state and would be the entry level for a decent pre. The best bang for buck is a used Sytek MPX-4, which can be had for $600-650 and is 4 channels of really nice preamp, pro all the way. To hook up an external pre, you'd want to set the input on your interface to "line level" and just plug it in. MG
Have any examples of high voltage tube preamps WRGKMC? I'm just collecting names.
04-25-2012 06:46 AM
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04-25-2012 06:59 PM
The Pre73 is transformer based, which is really more of the 'classic' sound that people rave about on old console pre's (although they often attribute it to tubes, just like in a tube amp, a nice transformer has a HUGE impact on the sonic quality.) It's based on the Rupert Neve 1073 and is purported to have a slightly exaggerated 'color' compared to the original, which is probably what you are going for anyway.
The Golden age pre73mkii is a very cool Pre and in my opinion sounds much better than anything in it's price range. If you can't afford an expensive tube pre, it is worth checking out.
04-26-2012 04:55 AM
Thanks for that list, though I'll have to forget about saving up and rob me a bank
Heres some examples whats out there Beatpoet. It will give you something save up for.
04-26-2012 12:39 PM
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