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  1. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 Mic Pre

    Best Seller
    MFR#: 511
    Legendary preamp design complete with variable Silk/Texture control - for 500 Series
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    In Stock
    Orders placed by 4:30pm ET M-F will ship the same day.
    • 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

    $649.00

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

    Best Seller
    MFR#: 5052
    Class A mic preamp and inductor EQ - power supply not included
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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

    $2,495.00

    $2,249.00
    or $63/month for 36 months**
  3. Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8

    MFR#: RMP-D8
    8-channel remote mic preamp with mastering-grade 24-bit 192 kHz converters and full Dante integration
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    In Stock
    Orders placed by 4:30pm ET M-F will ship the same day.
    • 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
    $5,995.00
    or $167/month for 36 months**
  4. Rupert Neve Designs 5211 2-Channel Microphone Preamp

    New!
    MFR#: 5211
    Dual-channel mic preamp with gain up to 72 dB, a sweepable high-pass filter, and variable Silk control
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    In Stock
    Orders placed by 4:30pm ET M-F will ship the same day.
    • 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
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,995.00
    or $56/month for 36 months**
  5. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 Tape Emulator

    MFR#: 542
    True tape emulator for 500 Series with variable Silk/Texture control - the ultimate "color box"
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    In Stock
    Orders placed by 4:30pm ET M-F will ship the same day.
    • 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

    $895.00

    $745.00
    or $21/month for 36 months**
  6. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517

    MFR#: 517
    500 Series mic pre with compressor, Silk and vari-phase
    More Info
    In Stock
    Orders placed by 4:30pm ET M-F will ship the same day.
    • 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

    $950.00

    $850.00
    or $24/month for 36 months**
  7. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 - Vertical

    MFR#: 5012-V
    Dual-channel microphone preamp
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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

    $1,895.00

    $1,725.00
    or $48/month for 36 months**
  8. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012-H Duo Mic Pre

    MFR#: 5012-H
    Dual-channel microphone preamp
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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

    $1,895.00

    $1,725.00
    or $48/month for 36 months**
  9. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5024

    MFR#: 5024
    Quad mic preamp with Silk, two DI's and M-S decoder
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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

    $3,295.00

    $2,945.00
    or $82/month for 36 months**
  10. Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5051

    MFR#: 5051
    Class A inductor EQ / compressor - power supply not included
    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

    $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”.