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1 Mic To Multiple Preamps Without Mixer

Apologies if this is in the wrong thread; not sure where to put it.

Has anyone tried this? I figure it would be trickier with phantom power, however I do own a dedicated phantom power unit. What about the effects attenuation loss and varying preamp impedance loads? Any reliable methods? Maybe I'll try it on a 57 first since I have like 8 of them.
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Is your goal to audition multiple mic pre's easily, or something else? More info (and budget) may help.

Manley MicMAID 4x4 Mic/Micpre Matrix-Switcher is exactly what you may be looking for, but at $3500 MSRP may be out of reach.
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Is your goal to audition multiple mic pre's easily, or something else? More info (and budget) may help.

Manley MicMAID 4x4 Mic/Micpre Matrix-Switcher is exactly what you may be looking for, but at $3500 MSRP may be out of reach.
Thanks. Basically I just want to split the mic signal from one mic and then run them into separate preamps, which I have plenty of. In other words, splitting the signal before it hits the preamps.

Edit: And I want them to receive the signal at the same time, not switch between them.
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Radial makes some transformered splitter boxes. I have two of them. I use them in the studio and for recording live shows. Sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
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Yeah, a quality transformer mic level splitter is your best bet. If you are using a low output mic (ribbon, SM7B etc) you might consider a Cloudlifter or similar before the splitter.

EDIT: might have phantom power issues with the Cloudlifter - maybe use your most transparent mic preamp for a gentle clean boost before splitting it to your color preamps.
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Awesome thanks guys. I didn't even know those existed.
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