Bryce, I don't know about you but a 312 & Neve 3115 does not have a hyped midrange. Your cost of $449 for a microphone preamp is really not much less than an API 512. It's actually more than a API 312 card. And the API utilize a Jensen microphone transformer with a custom-made multi-winding secondary output transformer. You're also not including any specifications other than 71 DB worth of gain. So what is its maximum output capabilities into a 600 ohm load? What is its bandwidth capabilities? Noise floor? THD? Anybody can purchase a used Yamaha PM 1000 channel strip which also have qualities similar to API & Neve. As those were reverse engineered from the Neve products. And other manufacturers here paid to advertise their products so this could also be considered SPAM. So what about that Bryce?
API & Neve console owner here
Mx. Remy Ann David