Originally Posted by Ethan Winer
As Teddy said, that has everything to do with your environment, and pretty much nothing to do with which preamps you use.
Unless you're using the pres in a 30 year old Radio Shack PA mixer.
If you truly understood how important room treatment is, you'd be asking for advice on how to treat your room without making holes or glue marks on the walls.
Seriously, this is where you should focus your attention. There are lots of temporary ways to treat a room using gobos, panels on stands, or even just stacked on the floor leaning against the walls.
Well, hopefully now you know what you can do now
that will actually make a very real improvement.
Totally disagree. Since I got a V72 everything sounded much warmer, fatter etc. Even a cheap mic sounds good through it. I also don't spend a lot of time on placement and my room is untreated.