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  1. Amek Pure Path Channel In A Box #C007811 (Used)

    Mono mic pre/EQ/compressor channel strip
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    $1,895.00

    $1,750.00 (You Save 8%)

  2. Empirical Labs DocDerr - Horizontal

    MFR#: EL/Rx-H DocDerr
    500 Series channel strip
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    $899.00

    $799.00
  3. Universal Audio 6176 (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: 6176
    Analog Channel Strip with 610 Tube Microphone Preamp and 1176LN Compressor
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    $2,499.00

    $2,249.00 (You Save 11%)

  4. Retro Instruments Powerstrip

    MFR#: Powerstrip
    All you need for that classic vintage channel strip for the studio or stage
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    $3,700.00

    $3,042.00
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  5. Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Channel Strip

    MFR#: Portico II Channel
    Self-powered channel module comprised of a fully-featured mic pre, four-band EQ, compressor-limiter, "texture" control and level metering
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    $3,495.00

    $3,145.00
  6. Overstayer M-A-S - Rotary

    MFR#: Model 8101 -­ Rotary
    2‐channel harmonics processor/tape simulator with blend control -­ rotary switches for blend and output
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    $2,205.00

    $1,840.00
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  7. Neve 1073LB, 1073LBEQ & 2264ALB Bundle

    MFR#: LB Bundle Best Seller
    Includes one 1073LB mic pre, one 1073LBEQ equalizer and one 2264ALB compressor/limiter
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    $3,685.00

    $3,316.50
  8. JHS Pedals Pulp N Peel 500 Series Compression/Distortion/EQ

    MFR#: Pulp N Peel 500
    500 Series channel strip with EQ, distortion, parallel blend and compression control
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    $699.00
  9. Retro Instruments Powerstrip (Demo Deal)

    All you need for that classic vintage channel strip for the studio or stage
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    $2,895.00

    $2,495.00 (You Save 14%)

  10. Neve 1100 VK Racked Pair #20113k, 20007k (Vintage)

    Very rare near consecutive pair Neve mic pre/EQ in custom VK wood box
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    $14,500.00

    $10,995.00 (You Save 25%)

  11. Maag Audio PREQ4 (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: PREQ4-500
    500 Series microphone preamplifier w/AIR BAND
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    $849.00

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  12. Neve 1082 Mic Pre/3 Band EQ #VK-643 (Vintage)

    Vintage 3 band discrete pre/EQ
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    $6,750.00
  13. Aphex 120B

    MFR#: 120B
    High-performance, servo balanced audio distribution amplifier - wide, flat frequency response free of ringing or overshoot
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    $475.00

    $399.00
  14. Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: TG-CH-STRIP
    Full-featured mixing console channel strip, incorporating elements of the historic EMI/Abbey Road Studios TG12345 recording and mastering desks
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    $2,849.00

    $2,564.00 (You Save 11%)

  15. API The Channel Strip

    MFR#: The Channel Strip
    Channel strip made up of 512C mic pre, 550A EQ, 527 compressor and 325 line driver
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    $2,995.00

    $2,845.25
  16. Mercury Studio Soul Konsole 8

    MFR#: Konsole 8
    8 Channels of line amps
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  17. Neve 1053 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #VK-694 (Vintage)

    Mono germanium mic pre/3-band EQ module
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    $4,250.00
  18. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517

    MFR#: 517
    500 Series mic pre with compressor, Silk and vari-phase
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    $950.00

    $850.00
  19. Buzz Audio Potion #N1043 (Used)

    500 Series FET compressor module
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    $750.00
  20. Skibbe Electronics 736-5 Preamp

    MFR#: 736-5
    Adapted from Sly Stone's custom Flickinger MOD-N-32 matrix console
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    $795.00

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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”.