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Solid-State Pre-amps user reviews

  • Focusrite ISA 220

    Focusrite ISA 220 - "A good piece of gear with many features"

    01/11/11

    This is a microphone pre-amp channel, which includes the pre-amp as well as compression, de-essing, and EQ. It's got a lot more features than your average mic preamp. The pre-amp itself has a phantom power switch as well as a phase reverse which is i…

  • BAE Audio 1272

    BAE Audio 1272 - "Great Recreation of a Neve Classic!"

    01/10/11

    This is a remodeling of a classic Neve 1272 solid-state preamp. You don't need to be an expert recording engineer to know that a Neve 1272 is one of the best preamps ever made, as it's been ubiquitous on many classic recordings. I wasn't sure how the…

  • BAE Audio 1028

    BAE Audio 1028 - moosers's review

    01/10/11

    The Brent Averill 1028 is a single channel microphone preamplifier designed for use in professional recording studios. The 1028 has the same preamp as a Neve 1073, with slightly more options as far as equalization goes, borrowing the low pass filter…

  • BAE Audio DMP

    BAE Audio DMP - moosers's review

    01/02/11

    The Brent Averill DMP (desktop microphone preamplifer) is essentially a Neve 1073 in a box. It’s perfect for at home recording and anywhere where you might not have a console or too many external mic preamps. The DMP has everything you need to know…

  • Mackie Onyx 800R

    Mackie Onyx 800R - moosers's review

    12/26/10

    The Mackie Onyx-800R is a set of eight microphone preamplifiers. It comes in a single space rack mountable casing and also features digital outputs. Each of the eight preamps has it's own XLR input, with the last two having 1/4" inputs in the front…

  • Daking Mic-Pre IV

    Daking Mic-Pre IV - "Fantastic new mic pre!"

    12/14/10

    This is a 4- channel solid state microphone pre amp that is made by Daking. While not as well-known as a API or SSL, they are certainly a quality company on par with those two. This mic pre is a perfect example of their mastery of craft. It's a solid…

  • A-designs EM-red

    A-designs EM-red - moosers's review

    11/18/10

    The A-Designs EM-Red is a 500 series microphone preamp that is part of A-Design's line of mic preamps. There are a few others that are different colors both in sound and look. The B room at the studio where I work has a rack that's loaded up a bunc…

  • A-designs EM-blue

    A-designs EM-blue - moosers's review

    11/11/10

    The A-Designs EM-Blue is a 500 series microphone preamp that is part of A-Designs line of different colored 500 series preamps. The B room at the studio that I work at has a rack with a few different models in this series, which I think is a really …

  • A-designs EM-silver

    A-designs EM-silver - moosers's review

    11/07/10

    The A-Designs EM-Silver is a single channel microphone preamp for 500 series style rack casings. A-Designs has a whole line of different colored (both visually and sounding) 500 series mic preamps. I've used a couple of them in this line, as we hav…

  • Shiny Box SI 500 Series

    Shiny Box SI 500 Series - moosers's review

    11/06/10

    The Shiny Box SI 500 Series Mic Preamp is a simple device that can only be used in 500 Series/Lunchbox style rack casings. Like all 500 series modules, it doesn't have any of it's own connections or power supply. It has built in 48 volt phantom pow…