Best Mic Preamp Under $500

ART TubeMPSTV3 Variable Valve Voicing Tube Mic Preamp With Limiter
  • Dimensions: 5.0"D x 5.5"W x 2.0"H
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Rugged all-steel construction
  • Designed for years of continuous, reliable performance
  • 1 year warranty

dbx 286s Microphone Preamp Processor
  • Studio quality Mic Preamp/Channel Strip Processor
  • Classic dbx Compression puts great sound within easy reach
  • Frequency tunable De-Esser reduces sibilance and high frequency distortion
  • Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies
  • Program adaptive Expander/Gate. Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Golden Age Project Pre73 JR Compact Vintage Style Microphone Preamp
  • Vintage Style class-A electronics. No intergrated circuits are used.
  • GAIN switch range 20 - 70 dB
  • Switchable phantom power and absolute phase
  • A high-impedance instrument input for any sound module, electric guitar or bass.
  • Combo XLR/TRS input jack and separate output XLR and TRS jacks for flexible connections.

Cloud Microphones CL-Z Cloudlifter 1-channel Mic Activator w/Variable Impedence
  • Maximizes your microphone's signal quality
  • Impeccable sonic quality
  • Get the best sound from any mic with the variable input impedance
  • Low-cut filter variable from 20Hz-250Hz
  • Great way to transparently increase the output of ribbon and dynamic mics

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"

ART Tube MP/C Tube Pre-Amplifier/Opto-Compressor-Limiter Project Series
  • A quarter inch unbalanced inputs and outputs.
  • Optical (VCA-less) compressor circuitry = transparent dynamics control.
  • Tube-based mic/line preamplifier with up to 80 dB of gain.
  • Hand-selected 12AX7a tube.
  • XLR balanced inputs and outputs.

SS-1 Microphone Preamp
  • 1 channel microphone amplifier that provides up to +27dB of noise-free amplification.
  • Ultra-transparent JFET circuitry protects your tone
  • Naturally enhances the sound of any dynamic mic, especially Shure SM7B.
  • Turns any microphone amplifier into a ribbon pre
  • Boosts the signal at the source for long cable runs


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