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My preamps shootout: AML ez1073, La610, TL Audio 5051, GAP Pre73 Mk1 & Mk2, AA UK 500 Series Preamps
Old 12th August 2018
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My preamps shootout: AML ez1073, La610, TL Audio 5051, GAP Pre73 Mk1 & Mk2, AA UK

ok, nothing scientific. had some time and wanted to know my gear better. so i did some acoustic guitar recordings with all my preamps.

guitar used is my old and trusty seagull S6 - ugly as hell, but sounds nice and nicer with age.

mic used the fantastic violet design amthyst vintage! i am planning on adding the violet design the finger SDC, that should sound fine an acoustic as well.

audio interface used RME fireface 400, 24bit/44kHz, wav.

ok, now here it comes - preamps used:

AML ez1073: i tracked in 1200 and 300 ohm, with an without EQ in (no EQ knobs moved, just "EQ in")

UA La-610, have it for at least 8 years now, its good and reliable.

TL Audio 5010: have it even longer than 8 years, my first serious preamp. still in use when recording drums.

Golden Age Project Pre73 Mk1 & Mk2: def not a matched pair! the Mk1 has more noise and harmonic distortion, Mk2 is cleaner.

Analogue Addicts UK (AA), big machine, instant retro karma.

Ok, i recorded ALL amps in their most clean settings and in driven settings. i let you guess and decide which one you prefer. i've already made my decisions and opion and choices.

i'd like to know from you which is YOUR favourite number in the soundfiles. i will reveal the preamps later and put a text file here on post #1 .

enjoy!
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