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Your raking of best DIY preamp kits?

I´d like to know your raking list of DIY and could be included comercial preamps,with aprox prices of each. To find out when the quality justifies the price in each case.
Also would be great to can hear comparisons on the web.
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i´m also interested in this! anyone?

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lago, you need to do a search. this topic has been done over and over and over.."quality" is NOT quantifiable!! youll get a million different answers!! if you think someone is going to hand you the holy grail by typing their opinion(based on their studio and their ears) you are wrong. You shouldnt rely totally on strangers.

and it shoudlnt matter what random people "rank" certain preamps.

ive already showed you the sites for listening, there are no more that I know of.

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Seventh Circle Audio and Eisen Audio both to come to mind as makers of high quality DIY pres that will work well for you...
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Eisen kits are awesome. i just finished a 512 circuit today and i'm gonna try it out tomorrow. my experience with Jens has been nothing short of great.
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I just built an Eisen pre yesterday. This was the very first kit I have ever done and it came out great (it works)! Having NO experience in electronics I found it quite easy to do because Jens basically did a special beginners kit for me. Jens sent all of the resistors and caps, all I had to do is order the op amp and transformers. I had only one little road block in installing the JLM 1:4 transformer. I gave a call to Jens and in 30 seconds he answered my question. I also want to give a tip of the hat to John Hardy, he must of spent at least 20 mins on the phone with me offering me some soldering tips, and some other fine points. This has been a most pleasant experience, and I look forward to ordering another soon. My only advice is to get a good soldering iron and practice a bit, and take your time and organize your parts carefully, and install the shorter/smaller pieces first. It took me about 3 to 4 hours to do (with smoke breaks)!
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Commercial 500 series pres

OSA MP1-A: $545

OSA MP1-C: $545

Brent Averill 312A: $600

OSA MP1-L: $625

OSA MP1-L3: $650

Purple Audio Bizz: $675

API 512: $675

Buzz Audio Elixir: $695

Shadow Hills Industries MONO GAMA: $795

A Designs Audio P1: $795

A Designs Audio EM Red: $795

A Designs Audio EM Blue: $795

A Designs Audio EM Silver: $795

A Designs Audio EM Gold: $795

There are no DIY pres in the above list as the prices can vary widely depending upon the components you choose to utilize. In addition, discounts are offered on the Seventh Circle Audio DIY kits based on various factors.
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the prices does not differ much from the BG1 price. What do you think about?
It seems a good preamp. Would you personally go for DIY or BG1?
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these are single channel, right...lago..you want stereo or single??


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OSA MP1-A: $545

OSA MP1-C: $545

Brent Averill 312A: $600

OSA MP1-L: $625

OSA MP1-L3: $650

Purple Audio Bizz: $675

API 512: $675

Buzz Audio Elixir: $695

Shadow Hills Industries MONO GAMA: $795

A Designs Audio P1: $795

A Designs Audio EM Red: $795

A Designs Audio EM Blue: $795

A Designs Audio EM Silver: $795

A Designs Audio EM Gold: $795

There are no DIY pres in the above list as the prices can vary widely depending upon the components you choose to utilize. In addition, discounts are offered on the Seventh Circle Audio DIY kits based on various factors.
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Stereo. Would be the same two single, but if cost 600$ sigle, then are near double the price the BG1
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JLM baby animal is $530US for a stereo unit with transformers front pannel and PSU. ive been looking at all the options and i think thats the way im going to go. cant tell you much yet but if you believe what others say they are up there with the best pres.
http://www.jlmaudio.com/Baby_Animal_Mic_Pre.htm
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Just order the BA parts and mount them in some old rack mount >
The BA's are 120 a piece so if you have some crappy rack gear , just gut it and put the BA's in . If you want it to look pretty , do it later . Get some XLR's and you can have two awsome pres .
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