One of the Better Preamps I've worked With
First off, I've tried and used a ton of preamps throughout my life mostly high end ones as a musician and audio engineer. Initially, I was miking my Fender Tube Tweed Twin Amp with a Royer 121 and an SM 81 > Pedals (including the famous Ross Compressor!) > electric guitar > Avalon AD2022 Stereo Preamp. The results were quite remarkable and I also used this preamp's Bass DI and it worked extremely well. I have to say this pre has tons I mean tons of headroom and does not clip even at high gain. In addition, it works surprisingly well with ribbon microphones such as the Royer R121 which was unexpected. The sound is transparent and clean you know what you hear is what you get and it comes with an external PSU which in my humble opinion ups the stakes for quality in preamps. Overall, I'd say this would be my go-to preamp for a plethora of things - though I planned it to be solely for acoustic instruments I actually love this preamp so much I might switch it around and make it a multitasking sort of piece of gear. Even with vocals it is remarkably well compared to my Wunder Audio PEQ2R that I use as my vocal preamp (which incidentally has EQ processing on it). I'd recommend anyone who wants the Rolls Royce of Preamps, to get this one. It is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable preamp I've had the pleasure to work with. Its worth the money. I would highly recommend this preamp to anyone who wants high end gear, high quality, and a sexy look to boot.