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Single Channel Preamp to Pair with ULN-2 Enhancer Plugins
Old 27th December 2010
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Gear Nut
 

Single Channel Preamp to Pair with ULN-2

I love MH character with my ULN-2 but as I am not on the road anymore I can afford to have some outboard to patch into my MH ULN-2 without having to worry about damaging or carrying or flights or tour busses.

Any suggestions on a $1k-$1,500 single channel preamp that would compliment my very clean and wonderful but not as ballsy or fat ULN-2 preamps?

I will say, I am a HUGE Daking fan, though Im not sure if despite being an AMAZING pre they offer enough contrast to the ULN-2 (havent heard them side by side however) and also have considered buying a Phoenix Nice DI/A Designs ATTY and patching them to the inserts post Mic Pre just for some color when needed.

I also have considered Pre/Eq combos but Im more of a no EQ no Comp guy on the way in. Then again I yeard for a CL1B hahah! (a bit too high end for me this year unfortunately).
Old 27th December 2010
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I would pick a tube preamp or channel strip.
Check a lovely Mercury M72s-1,
or the QES Labs Preq-1 tube channel strip, featuring a Pultec-style EQ which can be handy.

Check this thread for audio samples.
Old 28th December 2010
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Gear Nut
 

Thanks for the suggestion Im going to try to find somewhere to hear the Mercury in person.

It may also make sense to get the Summit TLA-100a and patch that in with the MH pres.
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