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Manley Force anything else to look at?
Old 10th February 2016
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Manley Force anything else to look at?

I bought a Manley core single channel and I'm noticing that my keyboards which is my main source of sound are sounding noticeably better and stronger when I run them through the core and record the audio as opposed to just running right into the Metric Halo LIO 8 interface. I want to be able to run a couple more mics at once as well as have 4 more stereo inputs when not using mics to record my keyboards. I will just patch what I am using into the force and record the audio into my DAW. I know Manley is a good trusted name in high end audio which I am familiar with but just wondering if there is another other box to consider other than the Force?
Old 10th February 2016
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If you like the pre in the core, the force will make you very happy Stick with what you personally already like! It's a great sounding unit. Yes there are many other options out there at vastly different price points. I'm personally a sucker for LaChapell's
Old 11th February 2016
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Yes, its the same preamp, I love mine, 4 channels is great to have. ch3,4 are permanently set to my room mics, they resolution it brings to the sound is just awesome!
Old 13th February 2016
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I would consider Vintech 473 or a Sebatron vmp-4000E if you are looking for another four channels. Both models will inject some life into any signal to make it more musical although the Vintech isn't a 'tube' device.

The Sebatron 4000E uses 12AT7 tubes which are not the commonly used 12AX7 tubes as used in many guitar amps and the Manley force.
I found the 12AT7 a lot smoother in the mids than the 12AX7 and to me sounds more hi-end.
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