In my top three favorite preamps of all time
In my opinion, AMAZING piece of hardware. I rented one as a demo unit not too long ago and ever since, I haven't been able to stop thinking about how badly I want one. I recommend it to everybody, all the time, and up until now I've had to direct folks to the Pete's Place homepage. I called my Sweetwater rep and requested this last year and they told me that they didn't carry it......and low and behold, here it is, finally!!! My favorite thing about this preamp is the impedance button. So many preamps leave this feature off so this is a wonderful feature to have for dynamic mics. When I tested this doing some vocals with an SM7B, I pressed the impedance button (it being a dynamic mic and all) and the low end of my voice got heavier. It felt like I had added some weight in the low end by simply pressing a button, and I immediately knew that this thing was special. I love, love LOVE this preamp. It's so good. If I could afford an entire rack of these, I'd do it. I've used it on guitars and vocals and it just delivers for me (YMMV). Seriously, for under $1,000, no preamp that I've ever used has made me so satisfied with my results. I'm starting to sound like a salesman so I'll stop now. Yay to Sweetwater for carrying this underrated piece!