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  1. API 512c 500 Series Microphone Preamp

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

    $895.00

    $850.25
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  2. 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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    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
    • 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

    $995.00

    $945.25
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  3. 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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    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
    • 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
    $850.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  4. BAE 1073MPL 500 Series Mic Pre

    Best Seller
    MFR#: 1073MPL
    1073-style microphone preamp for the 500 Series format
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    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
    or $40/month for 24 months*
  5. Chandler Limited TG2-500

    Best Seller
    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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    • 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
    $995.00
    or $42/month for 24 months*
  6. Neve 1073LB 500 Series Mic Pre

    Best Seller
    MFR#: 1073LB
    100% discrete 500 Series mic preamp
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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
    $995.00
    or $42/month for 24 months*
  7. Shadow Hills Industries Mono GAMA Microphone Preamp

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    MFR#: Mono GAMA
    500 Series Golden Age Mic Amp with selectable transformer options
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    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
    • 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

    $1,060.00

    $955.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  8. Neve 1073LB #6445-12 (Used)

    Latest Arrival
    500 Series mic preamp 1st Generation
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    Ships within 2 business days
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $895.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  9. Chandler Limited Little Devil Mic Preamp #000350 (Used)

    500 Series microphone preamp
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    Serviced to Order
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $895.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  10. Chandler Germanium Mic Preamp/DI w/o PSU #737 (Used)

    Mono germanium mic preamplifier/DI w/o PSU
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    Ships within 2 business days
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $850.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  11. Chandler Germanium Mic Preamp/DI w/o PSU #002388 (Used)

    Mono germanium mic preamplifier/DI, no PSU
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    Ships within 2 business days
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $850.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  12. Neve 1073LB #6445-4 (Used)

    500 Series mic preamp 1st Generation
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    Ships within 2 business days
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $895.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  13. Chandler Germanium Mic Preamp/DI w/o PSU #001193 (Used)

    Mono germanium mic preamplifier/DI, no PSU
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    Ships within 2 business days
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-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
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $850.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  14. Chandler Germanium Mic Preamp/DI w/o PSU #770 (Used)

    Mono germanium mic preamplifier/DI, no PSU
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    Ships within 2 business days
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-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
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $850.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  15. Heritage Audio HA73EQ Elite

    MFR#: HA73EQ
    Fully discrete, 3-stage Class A mic preamp/EQ with correct “Vinkor” type pot core inductors - zero compromise, high-quality design
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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
    $899.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  16. Heritage Audio 73JR

    MFR#: HA73JR
    True 3-stage all Class A 1073 style mic preamp in a single 500 series slot with some added features
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    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
    $899.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  17. AEA TRP2 Ribbon Microphone Preamp

    MFR#: TRP2
    The original ribbon mic preamp now with phantom power
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    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
    • 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
    $999.00
    or $42/month for 24 months*
  18. Electrodyne 501 Preamp (Demo Deal)

    Discrete two-stage studio preamp for the 500 Series format
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    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
    • 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

    $825.00 (You Save 7.8%)

    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  19. Neve 1073LB (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: 1073LB
    100% discrete 500 Series mic pre
    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

    $995.00

    $849.95 (You Save 14.6%)

    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  20. Burl Audio B1D Mic Pre

    Best Seller
    MFR#: B1D-MIC-PRE
    Same as the Burl B1 but with a darker transformer
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    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
    • 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
    $875.00
    or $37/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”.