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An incredible sounding mic pre VS ?
Old 20th March 2019
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An incredible sounding mic pre VS ?

I was reading reviews of Advanced Audio's 8016 mic and every review was positive to point of glowing (and it may be worthy of such praise, I don't know). Then I realized I don't think I've ever read a bad review on any mic pre... ever.
If every mic pre is excellent, then what are we comparing these new (or vintage), great mic pres to? Where are these bad, inferior mic pre's? What makes them sound ugly?
I'm not wanting to single out any specific brands, but rather, design characteristics or bad components and stories of how these pre's let you down. Let's hear about why your new super duper class A mic pre sounds great compared to...X. Let's hear about the worst for a change so we know what to avoid.
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