2018 Best Mic Pre Under $1000

True Systems P Solo Microphone Preamp
2 Reviews
True Systems P Solo Microphone Preamp
  • Natural, musical, highly-detailed soundfield
  • Complete compatibility and superior results with any mics - condenser, dynamic, and ribbon
  • Totally balanced, dual servo, high dynamic range, transformerless design using hand-matched components
  • Internal linear AC power supply for excellent transient response (no wall wart or external supply)
  • Over-size volume control with selectable 10db input level attenuation

Fishman Prefix Pro Blend Onboard Preamp - Narrow Format
2 Reviews
Fishman Prefix Pro Blend Onboard Preamp - Narrow Format
  • Designed for slim-bodied acoustic-electrics - 2" x 3" (50mm x 76mm) bezel occupies 1/3 less space than standard Prefix models
  • Internal microphone with Pickup/Mic blend control
  • Wide-range semi-parametric Contour EQ
  • Stereo or mono signal paths for the system's pickup and microphone
  • System includes an Acoustic Matrix Undersaddle Pickup and Switchjack Stereo Endpin Jack

Grace Design m101 Single channel microphone preamplifier
10 Reviews
Grace Design m101 Single channel microphone preamplifier
  • 12 position gold plated rotary gain switch
  • The m101 is ready to give any mic preamplifier a run for its money

Black Lion Audio Auteur 2-Channel Microphone Preamp
2 Reviews
Black Lion Audio Auteur 2-Channel Microphone Preamp
  • Fully balanced design
  • High-speed input stage
  • M-6 silicon steel output transformer

Allen & Heath ZED60-14FX Compact Live and Studio Mixer with Digital FX and USB Port
5 Reviews
Allen & Heath ZED60-14FX Compact Live and Studio Mixer with Digital FX and USB Port
  • 8 mic/line inputs, 2 with Class A FET high impedance
  • 60mm professional quality faders and responsive 3-band, swept mid EQ with MusiQ
  • Configurable USB stereo audio in/out
  • 1 pre-fade Aux send and 1 FX send
  • 16 Internal Effects

Golden Age Project Pre573 MK2 Vintage 1073 Style 500 Series Mic Preamp
2 Reviews
Golden Age Project Pre573 MK2 Vintage 1073 Style 500 Series Mic Preamp
  • Made for 5-Series racks
  • "Vintage Style electronics, no intergrated circuits in the signal path"
  • Enough gain to handle passive ribbon mics with quiet sound sources
  • "GAIN/LINE mode switch, gain is reduced by 3 dB in LINE mode"
  • "Selectable two position high frequency AIR boost eq, 3 or 6 dB @ 3 kHz"

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (1st GENERATION) 18 In/8 Out USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Four Focusrite Mic Preamps
252 Reviews
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (1st GENERATION) 18 In/8 Out USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Four Focusrite Mic Preamps
  • Four award-winning Focusrite mic pres with 18 inputs and 8 outputs
  • Two independent headphone outputs each with a level control
  • Rugged metal unibody chassis. High quality 24bit 96KHz audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad
  • Includes an authorization code for Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.8/Windows 7 or higher

Focusrite Clarett OctoPre with 8 Air-Enabled Mic Pres and 8 Analog Inputs, 8-Channel 24-Bit/192kHz A-D/D-A
5 Reviews
Focusrite Clarett OctoPre with 8 Air-Enabled Mic Pres and 8 Analog Inputs, 8-Channel 24-Bit/192kHz A-D/D-A
  • Eight Clarett mic pre amps, eight line outputs, and dual front-panel instrument inputs
  • Switchable analogue 'Air' effect that imparts the sonic signature of the classic Focusrite ISA mic pre on each channel
  • Focusrite precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion at standard sample rates all the way up to 192 kHz
  • Dedicated switched insert points on every channel; Mic preamps optimized to handle extreme levels from sound sources like drums
  • Includes Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, and Softube Time & Tone Bundle as a free download upon registration; 2-year limited warranty on manufacturing defects

Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic 8-Channel Mic Pre Expansion with Analog Compression, 8 In/8 Out
5 Reviews
Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic 8-Channel Mic Pre Expansion with Analog Compression, 8 In/8 Out
  • Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps, eight balanced line inputs, and dual front panel instrument inputs
  • Flexible analogue compression on every channel. Two high-headroom instrument inputs will handle high output guitar pickups
  • Focusrite precision AD/DA conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
  • Eight balanced line outputs - ideal for live use; Simple ADAT connectivity via optical cables
  • Includes Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, and Softube Time & Tone Bundle as a free download upon registration; 2-year limited warranty on manufacturing defects
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