Quote: Originally Posted by Soulbrother Ive yet to see a blind test where anybody including top-flight engineers could hear much of a difference between one and another. Somehow this argument is always introduced. I agree with you that most people won't hear that much of a difference between a stock preamped recording and an expensive preamped recording (although, in my experience, it's quite audible). The cumulative effect, however, is huge. Imagine recording a large orchestra through a bunch of chained MOTU 8pre's or through a rack full of 1073's, API 512c's etc. I'm sure spotting the difference in this situation would be very easy.