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  1. Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 Mic Pre

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

    $545.00
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  2. API 512C #11323-11 (Used)

    500 Series microphone preamp
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    $695.00
  3. API 512C #11322-11 (Used)

    500 Series microphone preamp
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    $695.00
  4. Chandler Germanium 500 Series Mic Pre #000185 (Used)

    500 Series germanium mic pre
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    $695.00
  5. API 535-LA Line Amplifier

    MFR#: 535-LA
    Boost or attenuate line-level signals with API's signature warm, punchy sound
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    $595.00

    $565.25
  6. API 205L

    MFR#: 205L
    Discrete direct input in the compact API 200 Series format
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    $650.00

    $617.50
  7. Avalon U5

    MFR#: U5
    Class A instrument DI AND preamplifier
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    $690.00

    $620.00
  8. Grace Design m501

    MFR#: AM501
    Transparent and detailed mic pre for 500 Series frames
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    $750.00

    $675.00
  9. 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

    $594.15 (You Save 16%)

  10. IGS Audio Neox 500 Mic Preamp and Compressor

    MFR#: NEOX 500
    Microphone preamplifier and compressor combo fitted into a single 500-series module - work with any API 500 Series compatible rack
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    $645.00

    $580.50 (You Save 10%)

  11. Drawmer MXPRO-60 Front End One

    MFR#: MXPRO60
    Single recording channel with mic pre, EQ, compressor/limiter, de-esser and more
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    $799.00

    $649.00
  12. AEA RPQ500

    MFR#: RPQ500
    500 Series Mic Pre providing the same clean, high-gain signal path that has earned AEA preamps their great reputation
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    $725.00

    $649.00
  13. Vintech 573

    MFR#: 573
    500 Series Class A microphone preamp with direct input
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    $825.00

    $695.00
  14. Kush Audio Omega 500

    MFR#: OMEGA
    Clean, 500 Series mic preamp designed to work with Omega “Trafo” plugins to recreate the sound of legendary Neve mic or API mic preamps
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    $599.00

    $549.00
  15. True Systems pT2 500D

    MFR#: PT2-500D
    Dynamic mic and instrument 500 Series preamp
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    $749.00

    $649.95
  16. Buzz Audio Tonic #T1089 (Used)

    500 Series Compatible True Class A 3 Band Equalizer
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    $550.00
  17. Millennia HV-35P (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: HV-35P
    Portable single channel mic pre
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    $719.99

    $649.99 (You Save 10%)

  18. Avedis Audio Electronics MA5 Microphone Pre (Demo Deal)

    Class A tranformer-balanced mic preamp for 500 Series
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    $775.00

    $697.50 (You Save 10%)

  19. A Designs Audio EM-Gold

    MFR#: EM-Gold
    Single-channel 500 Series mic pre/DI - great for floor toms!
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    $750.00

    $675.00
  20. A Designs Audio EM-Blue

    MFR#: EM-Blue
    Single-channel 500 Series mic pre/DI
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    $750.00

    $675.00
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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”.