Originally Posted by krusty
The Duet actually works very nicely with outboard gear. By selecting the Line input, as was suggested above, you are in fact turning the Duet's preamp off and bypassing it entirely, leaving the Duet performing only your A/D conversion on the way into your computer via the firewire. It works very well, I might add (I have one).
i have a duet too, and i say this out of the fact that bekuz it was the first preamp i owned that my chain i'm sure has kinda developed outward from it, but i LOVE the mic pre's on the duet, how clear they are. bekuz of that, my [still small but steadily growing collection of] outboard tendencies have been... well... quite dirty. hot slutty dirty; the duet has taken away no less than like 90% of any worry i ever might ahve about an accurate image capture. (reading back, i see that FarWestWrenchCo said pretty much the same thing, so +1) if there's anything i could ask to learn from thinking this out, it'd be: does it go the other way? like as in, words i've heard used multiple times to describe the GR are creamy & golden (plz no lectures about subjective terminology, no what i think is creamy & golden isnt what you think of as whiskey-harsh and black as my heart, it's far closer to what you indeed also would describe as creamy & golden), and preamps are (now not subjectively speaking at all) one of the most royally important things in anyone's rig, so how does this influence your other choices of gear?