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  1. API 205L Direct Input

    MFR#: 205L
    Discrete direct input in the compact API 200 Series format
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    Ships directly from API Audio
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $650.00

    $617.50
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  2. Neve 1081 CH

    MFR#: 1081 CH
    Hand-built in the UK using original components, the classic 1081 unit provides remarkable sensitivity, fast and musical response to transients and inimitable Neve EQ
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $5,175.00

    $3,995.00
    or $167/month for 24 months*
  3. Neve 1081 CV

    MFR#: 1081 CV
    Hand-built in the UK using original components, the classic 1081 unit provides remarkable sensitivity, fast and musical response to transients and inimitable Neve EQ
    More Info
    Special Order
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $5,175.00

    $3,995.00
    or $167/month for 24 months*
  4. API 212L Microphone Preamp

    MFR#: 212L
    Classic discrete mic pre in the compact API 200 Series format
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    Ships directly from API Audio
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $695.00

    $660.25
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  5. Neve 1081R AIR Mono Mic Pre Module

    MFR#: 1081R AIR
    The 1081 R AIR mono mic pre module - must be used in 4u intelligent rack
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,295.00
    or $54/month for 24 months*
  6. Neve 1081R Mono Mic Pre Module

    MFR#: 1081R
    The 1081 R mono mic pre module - must be used in 4u intelligent rack
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    Special Order
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,295.00
    or $54/month for 24 months*
  7. SSL X-Rack Mic Pre Module

    MFR#: 729621X1
    1-channel Rackmountable Modular Mic Preamp for the SSL XRack
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    Ships directly from SSL
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,069.00
    or $45/month for 24 months*
  8. SSL X-Rack VHD Input Module

    MFR#: 729627X1
    Single-channel mic pre module for X-Rack
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    Ships directly from SSL
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,069.00
    or $45/month for 24 months*
  9. BAE 1066D Module

    MFR#: 1066DMOD
    Mic Preamp and Equalizer Module
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    Ships directly from BAE
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $2,400.00
    or $100/month for 24 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”.