Hello, I'm just getting into the very basics of recording and purchased myself an XM8500 mic. My uncle had a preamp/mixer that I was going to use, but for some reason the mic doesn't work with it. I've tried everything and decided that I would just get a new preamp instead. I'm on a very tight ~$50 budget and already have a UCA202 for an ADC (16 bit isn't a ton but I think it will work; ~600mV inputs), so I'm looking for a cheap preamp that would get me where I want, and the ART seems to be the only thing under $70 or so. I've heard that the tube is bad, and I actually have an Amperex 12AT7 (10x or 100x more gain than 12AX7 I think?) that I could replace the tube with. My main recording will be vocals, but I might also connect a guitar or record cello/acoustic guitar. Thoughts/Suggestions appreciated! edit: I found an amazon review that somewhat describes the hypothetical situation, the question is what do I use for output? An XLR to single-RCA adapter?