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Resurrecting a Former Interface as Standalone Preamps

Discussion in 'Preamps & Processing' started by patrick_like_static, May 24, 2008.

  1. My new interface is on the way. Now I'm deciding whether it's worth the $30 in shipping to get my Alesis paperweight back.

    My question has to do with whether gutting the i/o26 and using its preamps as standalone hardware is a.) possible / b.) practical.


    I'm not the handiest with a soldering iron, nor do I have much technical know-how, but would the operation be as simple as removing a preamp and one of the balanced outs from the back and hardwiring the two?
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    gut feeling is no

    surface mount components on a large mother board that may not give analog outputs in the form you need
    this has instert points !?
    perhaps that changes things
    ... use it standalone ?

    better to head for good quality DIY pre-amps rather than do circles around an item like this

    ebay or keep for an emergency or loan to a friend

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