Tubes in pre-amp....?

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JJ2013
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Tubes in pre-amp....?

Post by JJ2013 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:49 pm

Hi y'all Audio Heads and Audio Gurus!

Been playing audio for many months now and am contemplating upgrading from a Behringer mic preamp MIC2200 to something better! Now, I keep reading a lot about gear with tubes in it making a big difference, Bellari, comes to mind but I don't want to shell out that kind of money for a pre-amp right now :cry:

What would y'all suggest might be alternatives with the above in mind?

Cheers!

JJ

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Post by KC7OV » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:19 am

Art Pro MPA II. I plan on getting one when my 2200 gives up the ghost.
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Post by JJ2013 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:00 am

Hi,

Appreciate the feedback. As I wrote, I don't want to fork out the cash for a Bellari right now although from what I read it is the McCoy....

Cheers!

JJ

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Post by Dave457 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Electro Harmonix 12ay7

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Post by JJ2013 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:45 pm

Thanks Dave. I believe that tube is made in Russia.

Cheers!

JJ

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Post by KC7OV » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:13 pm

I believe Dave is referring to the preamp EH makes that uses the ay7 tube. Another neat little unit is the Bellari MP-105 that is no longer made but can be had if you search. They mount the tube externally for easy tube rolling. Bellari 220 can be found usually reasonable too.
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Post by JJ2013 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:34 pm

Hi Mike,

OK on Dave's posting. You're probably right.

Both of those Bellaris are for sale on eBay just now......and the Electro Harmonix too.

Cheers!

JJ

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