Re: [linux-audio-user] mic preamp recommendations ?

From: Paul Winkler <pw_lists@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Jun 07 2005 - 18:21:56 EEST

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 02:13:20PM +0100, anahata wrote:
> If you want better sound quality, the next steps up are:
> * Mackie 1202 VLZ. Yes, it's a mixer, but the 4 mic inputs are good
> bang for buck, worth considering if you think you'll ever need more than
> 2 channels.

+1. I have one. You can get one on ebay for approx $200,
and sooner or later the extra channels will come in really handy.
Honestly I doubt that anything cheaper is worth buying,
except in the sense that recording through a piece of crap is
preferable to not recording at all.

> * FMR RNP - "Really Nice Preamp" highly thought of by many of the folks in
>, a lot more expensive but way below the price of the real
> golden channel stuff. Said to make an SM57 really shine.

I want one of these :-) Actually I REALLY want some old Neve channels,
but hey, I also want super-strength, X-ray vision and invulnerability.

There are some interesting DIY projects out there if
you're inclined for that sort of thing.
googling for "DIY mic preamp" turns up lots.

Paul Winkler
Received on Tue Jun 7 20:15:09 2005

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