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The BIG Pre-Amp Faceoff

The Microphone Preamplifier Comparison Test

A pair of audio heads with a studio based outside Tokyo recently contacted me with their first recorded mic preamp comparison tests. I was impressed and happy to have made friends from studio trenches far far away. Let's take a look at what they came up with.

The guys at Studio J conducted their preamp test by recording two songs through the following preamps:


The Acoustic Guitar Test

Check out the video below for results and impressions:


You can also listen on your own system and see which microphone preamp you prefer:





The Cello Test

We were joined by Mayumi Sano on her cello, playing Pauly J’s original song “Maybe Sometimes“.





And again, to listen on your own system check out the original sound files: