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I need a pre 2 channel and I do not decide between A Designs Audio Pacifica and Vintech model 273.
Also I have been watching Daking Mic Pre IV or spend a little more and buy the Vintech model 473 or API 3124+ or Focusrite RED1
I need suggestions from those who have tested
Currently, I have a with Focusrite ISA 428 with digital ouput option.

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Cucco Tue, 01/08/2008 - 07:53

Well...the list you've provided is certainly quite nice. I'd imagine you could do well by purchasing any of them.

I've only had experience with the Vintech, API and Focusrite. The Focusrite wasn't my cup of tea. It was nice, but it just was nice. Nothing special. The API has character - a bit of soul. If you want something to impart a little punch or forward drive, this is it. It's not overwhelming, but it's perfect in oh so many mixes.

The Vintech is a bit juicier still.

What are your plans for this preamp? Vox, drums, guitar, choir, etc???

I would urge you to consider the Langevins as well. These are serious pres that are often overlooked and because of that, very well priced.