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The PRE-73 DLX is a one-channel vintage style microphone-, line- and instrument preamplifier. The signal path uses only discrete components like resistors, capacitors and transistors. The line and microphone input and the line output are transformer balanced, using three different transformers, each one optimized for its purpose. This is the way audio components were built before integrated circuits became available. The subjective sound quality delivered by vintage equipment is often prefered over the one delivered by modern units, a situation that is even more obvious now when music is recorded with clean-sounding digital audio equipment. The circuit used in the PRE-73 DLX is similar to the preamp section in the classical 1073 module with a corresponding sound character that is warm, punchy, sweet and musical. These classic characteristics have been heard on countless recordings through the years and it is a versatile sound that works very well on most sound sources and in most genres. The essence of this sound is now available at a surprisingly low cost, making it available to nearly everyone.


Affordable LDC Microphone With Multiple Voicings

Ten days later and two CM1-Teals arrived at my home in Atlanta GA USA. Preliminary results running one of them through GAP Pre73 DLX and Warm wa76 are blowing me away on a vocalist with a Lyle Lovett kind a voice.

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Balanced to unbalanced connection

I'm trying to figure out the best way to connect my GAP pre 73 DLX preamp (balanced mic and line outputs) to my reel2reel line input (unbalanced). Should I: A. Connect with a TRS-to-TRS cable and leave the ground floating B. Use the ground lift on the preamp and connect with a TS-to-TS cable C. Use the mic...

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