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  1. AML ez1073-500

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    MFR#: ez1073-500
    Mic pre/EQ API 500 Series module
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    $1,042.00
    No interest if paid in full within 18 months
  2. API 512c 500 Series Microphone Preamp

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    MFR#: 512C
    Single-channel microphone/line/instrument preamp for 500 Series - every bit of classic API sound!
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    $895.00

    $850.25
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  3. API 512v 500 Series Microphone Preamp

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    MFR#: 512v
    500 series mic/line/instrument preamp that expands upon the legendary sound of the original 512c preamp with some modern features
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    $995.00

    $945.25
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  4. Avalon VT-737SP

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    MFR#: VT-737SP
    Tube mic/instrument preamp, opto compressor and sweep EQ
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    $3,295.00

    $2,965.00
    No interest if paid in full within 18 months
  5. Avedis Audio Electronics MA5 Microphone Pre

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    MFR#: MA5
    Class A tranformer-balanced mic preamp for 500 Series
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    $850.00
    No interest if paid in full within 18 months
  6. BAE 1073 1U with PSU

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    MFR#: 1073WPS
    19" 1u mic pre/EQ with power supply
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    $3,135.00
    or $88/month for 36 months**
  7. BAE 1073 DMP Desktop Mic Pre

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    MFR#: DMP
    Desktop version of the 1073MP with DI in, 2x DI through and polarity switch
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    $1,145.00
    or $32/month for 36 months**
  8. BAE 1073MP Dual-Channel Mic Pre - with PSU

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    MFR#: DUAL73MPWPS
    19" 1u two-channel mic pre with power supply
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    $2,100.00
    or $59/month for 36 months**
  9. BAE 1073MPF Dual-Channel Mic Pre - with PSU

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    MFR#: DUAL73MPFWPS
    19" 1u two-channel mic pre with filters and power supply
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    $2,700.00
    or $75/month for 36 months**
  10. BAE 1073MPL 500 Series Mic Pre

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    MFR#: 1073MPL
    1073-style microphone preamp for the 500 Series format
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    $950.00
    or $27/month for 36 months**
  11. Chandler Limited TG2-500

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    MFR#: TG2-500
    The classic sound of the EMI TG12428 preamp used in EMI / Abbey Road consoles in a 500 Series format
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    $995.00
    or $28/month for 36 months**
  12. Chandler TG2 Preamp

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    MFR#: TG2 PREAMP/DI
    EMI-inspired two-channel microphone preamp
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    $2,315.00
    or $65/month for 36 months**
  13. Neve 1073 CV

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    MFR#: 1073 CV
    The world's favorite mic pre/EQ, hand-wired in England and produced to the original 1970-issue specifications with matching components for uncompromising sound quality
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    $3,950.00

    $3,295.00
    or $92/month for 36 months**
  14. Neve 1073DPX

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    MFR#: 1073DPX
    Dual microphone preamplifier/EQ
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    $4,250.00
    or $119/month for 36 months**
  15. Neve 1073LB 500 Series Mic Pre

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    MFR#: 1073LB
    100% discrete 500 Series mic preamp
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    $995.00
    or $28/month for 36 months**
  16. Neve 1073N

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    MFR#: 1073N
    The original 1073 mic pre/EQ module with the exact same famous sonic signature but with added portable standalone functionality
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    $2,250.00
    or $63/month for 36 months**
  17. Neve 1073SPX

    MFR#: 1073SPX
    The world’s favorite mic pre/EQ produced to the original 1970-issue specifications with matching components and modern features for uncompromised sound quality
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    $2,695.00
    or $75/month for 36 months**
  18. Phoenix Audio DRS-8 MK2

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    MFR#: DRS8MK2
    8 Channel Class A Microphone Pre-Amplifier
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    $3,995.00

    $3,850.00
    or $81/month for 48 months***
  19. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 Mic Pre

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    MFR#: 511
    Legendary preamp design complete with variable Silk/Texture control - for 500 Series
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    $649.00

    $545.00
    or $16/month for 36 months**
  20. Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052

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    MFR#: 5052
    Class A mic preamp and inductor EQ - power supply not included
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    $2,495.00

    $2,249.00
    or $63/month for 36 months**
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Pairing the right microphone to the right preamplifier is key to achieving the best possible results in the recording studio. Preamps are what add that special magic when recording, for many years, engineers were limited to the preamps built directly into their large format console. Nowadays, there are so many outboard options available, you can get a variety of classic analog sounds, or modern aggressive sounding preamps to fit any style of music you may be working on.

Recording preamps come in all shapes and sizes, Vintage King offers everything from single channel preamps, to 32 channel preamps and more. Ranging from the standard rack-mountable design, desktop style, and 500 series modules. For home studio or production use, a single channel preamp or dual channel preamp might be the way to go. For a larger studio setup, you can look into the eight channel and beyond type setups. Get with your Vintage King sales engineer to find what is right for your studio setup.

When recording a vocal, you might want to go with a tube preamp such as the Universal Audio 6176, or Manley VoxBox. Tube preamps tend to be much softer sounding when in the sweet spot, or you can drive them to get a pleasant sounding tube overdrive, often heard on classic rock and Motown records.

When recording drums or guitars, you may want to go with a solid state preamp like the API 512c, or Neve 1073. These style preamps are typically much clearer sounding than a tube pre, and have more focus in the midrange frequencies. Overdrive them to get an amazing saturated signal, which is great for drums, guitar, bass, and sometimes vocals. The oversaturated solid state preamp sound is how The Beatles achieved the guitar tone on “Revolution”.