Microphone Preamps

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Cranborne Audio Camden EC1 Microphone Preamp, Processor, and Headphone Amplifier

Cranborne Audio Camden EC1 Microphone Preamp, Processor, and Headphone Amplifier

B&H # CRACAMDENEC1 MFR # CA-CAMDENEC1
Key Features
  • For Musicians, VO Artists & Podcasters
  • Variable Mojo Analog Saturation Cricuits
  • Discrete Mic / Line / Hi-Z Camden Preamp
  • Extremely Low Noise and Distortion
$49900
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ART USB Dual Pre USB 1.1 Digital Audio Interface with Dual Microphone Preamps

ART USB Dual Pre USB 1.1 Digital Audio Interface with Dual Microphone Preamps

B&H # ARUSBDP MFR # USBDUALPREPS
Key Features
  • 2 Input/2 Output
  • Phantom Power
  • 3 Powering Options
  • Mac OS & Windows Compatible
$9499
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Polsen MP60 Microphone Preamp

B&H # POMP60 MFR # MP60
Key Features
  • For Recording, Streaming, Performance
  • Compact Single-Channel Microphone Preamp
  • Provides up to 60 dB of Clean Gain
  • 48V Phantom Power Button for Mics
$7999
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Rolls DU30b Audio Ducker with Microphone Preamp

B&H # RODU30B MFR # DU30B
Key Features
  • For Small Clubs/Restaurants/Stores
  • For Voice Paging over Backgrounds
  • Easy to Use
  • 2 RCA Inputs for Music
$9900
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Rolls MP13 Mini-Mic Preamp

B&H # ROMP13 MFR # MP13
Key Features
  • Single-Channel Design
  • 3.5mm and XLR Inputs
  • 1/4" and XLR Outputs
  • Single Gain Control with Clip Indicator
$8900
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Audient EVO SP8 8-Channel Smart Preamp with A-D/D-A

B&H # AUEVOSP8 MFR # EVOSP8
Key Features
  • For Studios and Live/Mobile Setups
  • 8 Mic/Line Preamps, 2 with Hi-Z Inputs
  • 8 TRS Line Outputs, Dual ADAT I/O
  • 32-Bit / 96 kHz AD/DA Converters
$49999
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RDL STM-2 Adjustable-Gain Microphone Preamplifier

B&H # RDSTM2 MFR # STM-2
Key Features
  • Commercial Sound, Broadcast, Recording.
  • Mic Input to 2 Line Outputs
  • Low-Noise Mic Preamp
  • Gain Adjustment: 35 to 65 dB
$17200
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Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre Eight-Channel Preamp with 24-Bit / 192 kHz Conversion and ADAT I/O

B&H # FOMOCL0012UL MFR # CLARETT-PLUS-OCTOPRE
Key Features
  • Adds 8 Mic Pres to Existing Interfaces
  • Adds 8 Line Outs to Existing Interfaces
  • Classic Focusrite Analog Air (ISA 110)
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA
$79999
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RDL STM-1 Microphone Preamplifier

B&H # RDSTM1 MFR # STM-1
Key Features
  • High or Low Impedance Input Mic Preamp
  • Fixed 50 dB Gain for Consistency
  • Balanced or Unbalanced Output
  • +24V Phantom Power
$14996
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RDL EZ-MPA1 - Microphone Preamp

B&H # RDEZMPA1 MFR # EZ-MPA1
Key Features
  • Single Channel
  • 24V Phantom Power
  • Compressor
$20977
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Golden Age Project PRE-73 Jr MKII Vintage-Style Microphone Preamplifier

B&H # GOPRE73 MFR # PRE73 JR MKII
Key Features
  • Selectable 20 to 70 dB of Gain
  • Discrete Signal Path
  • Selectable HF AIR Boost at 30 kHz
  • Selectable 40 or 170 Hz HPF
$25900
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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Rackmount 8-Channel Microphone Preamp

B&H # FOSCARLETTOP MFR # SCARLETT-OCTOPRE
Key Features
  • For Studios and Live/Mobile Setups
  • 8 Mic/Line Preamps, 2 with Hi-Z Switches
  • Outputs: 8 Balanced 1/4" Line, Dual ADAT
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD Converters
$49999
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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic 8-Channel Preamp and Compressor

B&H # FOSCARLETTOD MFR # SCARLETT-OCTOPRE-DYNA
Key Features
  • 8-Channel Preamp and ADAT Interface
  • 2nd-Generation Scarlett Preamps
  • AD/DA with Sample Rates up to 192 kHz
  • Dual Instrument Inputs
$69999
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Fredenstein Artistic MicPre SE 500-Series Microphone Preamp

B&H # FRMICPRESE MFR # ARTISTIC MICPRE SE
Key Features
  • Fully Discrete Gain Stage and DI Input
  • Gain Control from 20 to 65 dB
  • -20 dB Pad for Hot Signals
  • High-Impedance 1/4" Instrument Input
$9900
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Rolls MP213 Two-Channel Microphone Preamp

B&H # ROMP213 MFR # MP213
Key Features
  • Two-Channel Design
  • 3.5mm and XLR Inputs
  • 3.5mm and XLR Outputs
  • Dual Gain Controls with Clip Indicators
$14900
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ART Tube MP Project Series - Microphone Preamplifier with USB

B&H # ARTMPPSU MFR # TUBE MP PROJECT SERIES W/ USB
Key Features
  • Single Channel
  • LED Metering
  • USB
$15999
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.
$18565
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-10 business days
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

RDL HR-MP2A - Microphone Preamplifier

B&H # RDHRMP2A MFR # HR-MP2A
Key Features
  • Dual Channel
  • 40dB Gain
  • Polarity Switches
  • 1/4" TRS, Terminal Block Outputs
$46927
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Expected availability: 7-10 business days
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Solid State Logic VHD+ Pre 500 Series Microphone Preamplifier

B&H # SO729731X1V2 MFR # 729731X2
Key Features
  • Technology from Duality Console
  • Mic, Line, and Instrument Inputs
  • Up to +75 dB of Preamp Gain
  • Adjustable 2nd/3rd Order Harmonics
$49999
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TASCAM SERIES 8p Dyna 8-Channel Mic Preamp with Built-In Analog Compressor and Digital I/O

B&H # TASERS8PDYNA MFR # SERIES 8P DYNA
Key Features
  • Mic, Instrument & Line Inputs
  • For Recording or Live Use
  • 8 x Mic Preamps with Analog Compression
  • Selectable +48V Phantom Power
$50282
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Warm Audio WA-MPX Microphone Tube Preamplifier

B&H # WAMPX MFR # WA-MPX
Key Features
  • For Home and Studio Recording
  • Authentic Reproduction of AMPEX 351 Pre
  • 3 Discrete Tubes: 2 x 12AX7, 12AU7
  • Selectable Tape Saturation
$74900
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Warm Audio WA73 Single-Channel Microphone Preamp

B&H # WA73 MFR # WA73
Key Features
  • Mic, Line, and Instrument Inputs
  • Insert Send and Return
  • Up to 80 dB of Gain
  • Output Level Control
$64900
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Warm Audio WA73-EQ Single-Channel Microphone Preamplifier and Equalizer

B&H # WA73EQ MFR # WA73-EQ
Key Features
  • Mic, Line, and Instrument Inputs
  • Insert Send and Return
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" Outputs
  • Up to 80 dB of Gain
$79900
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RME QuadMic II 4-Channel Microphone Preamp

B&H # RMQUADII MFR # QUADII
Key Features
  • 4x XLR/TRS Combo Mic/Line Preamp Inputs
  • 4x Line Outputs
  • Phantom Power Per Channel
  • Low Cut Per Channel
$79900
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Audient ASP800 - 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier and ADC with HMX & IRON

B&H # AUASP800 MFR # ASP800
Key Features
  • 8x Class-A Audient Console Mic Pres
  • 2x Channels with Saturation Controls
  • 2x Discrete JFET Instrument Inputs
  • 118 dB Burr-Brown A-D Converters
$89999
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Cranborne Audio Camden EC2 Microphone Preamp, Processor, and Headphone Amplifier

B&H # CRACAMDENEC2 MFR # CA-CAMDENEC2
Key Features
  • For Musicians, VO Artists & Podcasters
  • Variable Mojo Analog Saturation Cricuits
  • Discrete Mic / Line / Hi-Z Camden Preamp
  • Extremely Low Noise and Distortion
$99900
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Solid State Logic PURE DRIVE QUAD 4-Channel Preamplifier

B&H # SO729744X2 MFR # 729744X2
Key Features
  • 4 SuperAnalog PureDrive Mic Preamps
  • Up to 192 kHz / 32-Bit Conversion
  • Up to +65 dB of Stepped Gain Control
  • 31-Step Trim Control
$1,39999
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Universal Audio 4-710D - Tone Blending Twin-Finity Microphone Preamp and DI

B&H # UN4710D MFR # 4710D
Key Features
  • 4 Channel
  • Dual-Path
  • 1176-Style Compressor per Channel
  • Send/Return Inserts
$1,99900
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Microphone Preamps (XLR Preamplifiers)

Microphone preamps use special circuits to amplify low signal levels up to the standard operating level of your recording equipment. Preamps prepare your microphone signal for processing by various recording devices. Many computer audio interfaces and systems have internalized preamplifier circuits, but you can also use a dedicated external preamp. Microphone signals are usually below nominal operating levels, so mics benefit considerably from the added gain provided by preamps.


Benefits of Using a Microphone Preamp

A dedicated external microphone preamp can boost the sound quality of your recordings considerably. You can add high levels of gain while maintaining crystal clear sound. Preamps can reduce noise levels, helping you achieve a clean, professional sound. Depending on the type of preamp you choose, you can customize the sound of your vocal recording if you need vintage or distorted sound.


Types of Microphone Preamps

Before deciding on your mic preamp take a look at the different types available, to ensure you choose the right one for your needs.

Stereo Tube Preamps

Tube preamps feature glass tubes, and use transformers to help voltage drive your sound. They offer a richer midrange, greater texture, and excellent realism.

Solid-State Preamps

Solid-state preamps use transistors to boost your mic signal to a voltage level that your amps can magnify, offering greater detail and faster sound.

Multichannel Preamps

While single and dual-channel preamps are ideal for recording with one or two mics at a time, multichannel preamps are necessary if you're building a professional studio, as they enable you to record with many mics at the same time.


Using Preamps for Instruments

You can use preamps for a variety of musical instruments. Guitar preamps often take the form of pedals, and can be used to achieve different EQ points and adjust your pre-gain tone. Using a preamp pedal also provides you with consistency if you switch guitars or travel from venue to venue.

If you like to play vinyl records, you can also use a preamp to significantly boost the sound quality of your turntable. Turntable preamps can increase sound levels for a more accurate and detailed representation of your favorite music.


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