Best Preamp Under $1000

Universal Audio 710TFD Twin-Finity Single-Channel Microphone Preamp
  • Twin-Finity Tone-Blending Mic/Line Preamp & Hi-Z Instrument DI
  • Dual-Path 310 volt Class-A Tube and Trans impedance Solid State Preamp
  • Phase-Aligned "Tone-Blending" of Tube and Solid State sounds
  • Dual Gain Stages: Wire with Gain to Creamy to Crunchy
  • Discrete JFET DI with 2.2M ohm Ultra Hi-Z impedance

dbx 676 Tube Microphone Preamp Channel Strip
  • Class-A Vacuum Tube Preamp with High Voltage Gain
  • High-Visibility Vintage VU Meter
  • Compressor designed from the dbx162SL
  • 3-Band Parametric EQ
  • 1/4" and XLR Inputs and Outputs

Roland STUDIO-CAPTURE | Flagship 16 x 10 USB 2.0 Audio Interface with 12 Premium Mic Preamps (UA1610)
  • High-performance USB 2.0 audio interface for studio and mobile production
  • 16 audio inputs and 10 audio outputs, including 12 premium mic preamps (VS PREAMP)
  • VS STREAMING delivers ultra-stable, low-latency driver performance for Windows and Mac
  • AUTO-SENS intelligently sets optimal input levels for all preamps
  • Individual input/output meters and input channel buttons

Egnater REBEL -30 MARK II 30-Watt Two-Channel Tube Head with Tube Mix, Reverb and Silent Record, 2 x 6V6 and 2 x EL84 Power Tubes, 5 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
  • 30-Watt All-Tube Head, Variable Wattage Control From 1w to 30 w On Each Channel, Tube Mix Blends 6V6 and EL84 Power Tubes
  • Clean Channel: Volume, Bass, Treble, Overdrive Channel: Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Tight and Bright Voicing Switches On Each Channel, Individual Reverb Level for Each Channel with "Spillover", Footswitch for Channel Select and Reverb On/Off.
  • Buffered Effects Loop, Balanced XLR Cabinet Voiced Line / Recording Output, Speaker Mute Mode for Silent Recording, 100V / 115V / 230V Voltage Selector, Heavy Duty Cover Included.
  • Channel 1 With Even More Clean Headroom With A Lower Noise Floor, Channel 2 Redesigned with Significantly Higher Gain.
  • Industrial Grade Red FR4 Glass Epoxy Circuit Boards, Elite Transformers with Substantially Higher Headroom.

DBX 376 Tube Preamp Channel Strip with Digital Out
  • Tube microphone pre-amp
  • 200V tube plate voltage
  • Selectable mic/line switch
  • +48 Volt phantom power
  • 3-Band Parametric EQ
  • Selectable mic/line switch, +48 Volt phantom power

Black Lion Audio B12A MkII Microphone Preamp
  • Single-channel microphone preamp in the style of an API 312A, and features an upgraded Cinemag Input Transformer, higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A
  • Also features an Edcor Output Transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, phase, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis

K&K Sound Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp
  • +/- 15dB Parametric band that covers 150Hz to 700Hz with adjustable notch width
  • Full bypass of parametric stage if not needed
  • Tuner output
  • Mute switch output
  • Simultaneously usable 1/4" line out and balanced XLR - DI output

Summit Audio TD-100 Instrument Preamp and Tube Direct Box
  • 12AX7A/ECC83 tube Transistor output section Tube loading and output gain controls Polarity reverse Ground lift Signal and peak LEDs Works great as a tube headphone amp
  • The Summit Audio TD-100 is an instrument preamp and tube DI that brings true high-end audio quality to home studios
  • An excellent-sounding input stage for digital recording, adding personality and quality to the signal before it hits the converters
  • 12AX7A/ECC83 tube provides milky warmth
  • Transistor output section uses ±24V rails to boost the tube sound with no added coloration
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