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Sytek vs Grace vs Audient vs True Systems vs DAV? Single-Channel Preamps
Old 29th December 2010
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Sytek vs Grace vs Audient vs True Systems vs DAV?

Hi,

I'm considering adding an Audient Mico to my setup to have a decent pair of transparent/uncolored preamps.

However I rarely see these come up secondhand.

I do see Grace 101's, Sytek MPX-4aii's, DAV BG1's and True Systems P-Solo's secondhand more often though.

I'm particularly interested in knowing how the Sytek MPX-4aii's compare to the Audient preamps?

Anyone know on here how the Sytek compares to the other pres I mentioned?
Old 30th December 2010
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I think they are going to all sound indistinguishably similar, all are well built. Any of them would be fine.
Old 30th December 2010
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I think the odd man out on that list is the DAV.

The Grace and the True are kinda similar, super clean hi fi.

The Sytek is a great but. Its got a little more character than the the first, but its a nice little bit.

I haven;t heard an Audient. But Deardon is a Brit...and his previous work has had a little color. It might be similar to the Sytek, but honestly I'm pulling of what I know from his previous designs.

I don't know the DAV, but I thought it was more of a color piece than any of the others.

Its going to be hard to find someone outside of a dealer who can really answer this.
Old 30th December 2010
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Thanks for the replies!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steffmo View Post
I haven;t heard an Audient. But Deardon is a Brit...and his previous work has had a little color. It might be similar to the Sytek, but honestly I'm pulling of what I know from his previous designs.
Which Audient pres are you talking about? The Mico is the same pre as their ASP/ASC 8024 desks.
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