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I think it's time for me to buy a preamp Dual-Channel Preamps
Old 6 days ago
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Old 6 days ago
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Old 6 days ago
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If the OP is still listening I was on a very similar quest and was able to find what I was looking for with a Golden Age Premier 73 and a Klark Teknik KT-2A. FWIW, the compressor probably made a bigger difference, but moving from a more transparent pre to the GAP 73. Out of the choices you listed I'd probably go with the UA, but I'd definitely consider picking up one of the KT-2A's to go with it especially as they go for relatively small money. Anyway, good luck with your search.
Old 6 days ago
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Crischoir,

Could you be a bit more shrill, I'm not sure I'm getting your points!

Steve
Old 6 days ago
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The SSL Superanalogue preamp is actually very good. And with the a Pultec type EQ and a dope compressor can be VERY FAT.

Portico is very colored with silk engaged.

It’s a buzzy coloring that is WAY WAY more pronounced than the girthy sheen of a Neve and the buttery punch of an API.

How do I know? Because I’ve been using all four of them side by side for years.

If you want fat you need wide bandwidth, Pultec juiciness and a beefy compression.
Old 6 days ago
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The SSL Superanalogue preamp is actually very good. And with a Pultec type EQ or the SSL Bell and a dope compressor can be VERY FAT.

Portico is very colored with silk engaged.

It’s a buzzy coloring that is WAY WAY more pronounced than the girthy sheen of a Neve and the buttery punch of an API.

How do I know? Because I’ve been using all four of them side by side for years.

If you want fat you need wide bandwidth, Pultec beef and juicy compression.

Neve’s are FAT but they’re THICK/Dense, too.

A high bandwidth/headroom/fast preamp like a Forssell, Millenia, Buzz, Grace, DAV, SSL 9K, Gordon, GML etc preamp with a little bit of processing can get you to FAT. You need the bandwidth and headroom. In my view, a saturated, overdriven amp stage creates thick and a “sheen” of some kind, but not fat. Fat is another thing.
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