https://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-end/38789-sca-c84-question-michael-anyone-else.html Seventh Circle Audio (SCA) J99 Preamps (John Hardy & the Jensen Twin Servo) | Pro Audio, Amps and Marketing moosers's review - Seventh Circle Audio J99 - Audiofanzine
If you can DIY I can recommend the Seventh Circle Audio J99 which is a Jensen Twin Servo/John Hardy style pre. https://seventhcircleaudio.com/products/J99 They're ftted with a Lundhal LL1538XL input transformer (Lundhal's best mic transformer), a high nickel Cinemag output transformer and two 990 opamps. I fitted a pair of Sonic Imagery 990 opamps to mine. http://www.sonicimagerylabs.com/products/Model990Enh-Ticha.html If you only...
...my space, but don't have a sensitive enough mic to capture the side without noise. Preamp is a Seventh Circle Audio J99, or T15. Budget is around $500. How do you feel about an Aston Spirit for this application? Or should I save up for a used 414?
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