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Rating and Reviews: Golden Age Pre-73 DLX

Plug your microphone (or guitar or bass) into the Pre-73 DLX preamp, and harness sweet vintage tone with a clean signal path and 1073-style high-pass filter.

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"High Quality Preamp" submitted November 11, 2013

By Ron J in Farmington, MN
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Musical Background: 40 Years playing guitar.
Music Style: Rock, Blues.
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Overall: I received my Pre-73 DLX a couple of days ago from zZounds and have basically been just experimenting with it. So far I have tried it out on vocals with a Bluebird mic and on an acoustic guitar track with an ATM31 and it sounds excellent with both. It is my first quality mic pre, I have been using a TA-1VP and the Pre-73 DLX sounds so much better than that unit it's almost laughable. It can go from clean to a nice warm sound easily and colors my vocals in a complimentary way. It's built like a Tank, very solid. This one was a Blemished unit at a great price and after talking with a sales person at zZounds I bought it. It arrived in original factory packaging in mint condition, I certainly don't see any blemishes anywhere. I didn't need factory support because the unit works perfectly as advertised. Needless to say, I'm very happy with it so far and look forward to getting a compressor in the chain and spending more time recording with it. Oh, I'm ordering another one ASAP!
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"Pre-73 DLX - EXCELLENT!" submitted December 3, 2013

By Ron J in Farmington, MN
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Overall: This is a very nice mic pre that covers a lot of territory for a very modest investment. I also own a Warm Audio WA-12, which is a great sounding pre-amp and the Pre-73 DLX, while capable of sounding similar, is more versatile. I like the way it compliments the sound of my Alvarez Yairi acoustic when I mike it with my Bluebird for recording, it really compliments that guitar and mic combination. I also like the presence the Pre-73 adds to vocals. This is a "must have" if you are on a tight budget and need a quality microphone preamp for your studio.
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"Best Neve For The Buck" submitted September 25, 2012

By Jason Mallory in Princeton, ME
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Musical Background: Playing and recording for 20 years
Music Style: Alternative
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Overall: This preamp is about as authentic as you can get, especially for the price. Matches up great with the Golden Age R1 MKII and Apex 460
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