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Purple audio vs. Capi vs. Focusrite
Old 3rd October 2019
Gear Nut
Purple audio vs. Capi vs. Focusrite

Three contenders in the 500 series mix preamp department, all going for less than 500 on reverb right now. My other thread died so I’m making one with a more concise purpose.

Focusrite red 1 for 420.

Purple audio biz mk for 420.

Capi vp26 for 290.

What would Jesus do?
Old 3rd October 2019
Gear Nut
Lets add the lindell 6x500 to that list. Preamp and EQ for 300 american. Seems insane. Says there's a transformer, but after watching that WA-512 video and seeing that they're a bit tinny compared to the capi even though they have a transformer I'm not sold just because of that. I have a hunch that the focusrite is the best in overall quality.

Found that video. In 500 series the Burl preamp seems to jump out as the best imo. Maybe I should just hold onto my money for now. I'm calling it: don't even like the focusrite that much, the purple audio is second for me to the burl. (out of the ones I was comparing.) Something about the tone coming out of that burl b1 just jumped out at me. It was a true, "wow," moment. It sounds as big as the rack mounted stuff!
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