No more mics needed.
As a electronics fan. You just can't help thinking of buying new mics. It's like you're never satisfied, and some just look so pretty. First of all I'm a real old head, my first designs involved vacuum tubes, and I gave them up when good IC chips finally came out. While looking for a pre-amp, it's amazing how unknowledgeable some people are about vacuum tubes. One said how can you have 2 channels with one 12AX7 tube. It's because the 12AX7 and it's buddies have twin triode circuits in one enclosure. Then another says, it's impossible to light up a tube with a 9 volt power supply, and the glow is from a LED not the tube. Again the 12AX7 and all other tubes designated in the USA, the first number before the letters, are the voltage rating for the heater element, which is 12 volts. But in these tubes, the two filaments can also be connected in parallel and only 6 volts are needed. After reading real reviews about this product, I bought the MIC2200. I hooked it up to a Studio Projects C1 which I replaced the capsule a few years ago, and it sounds great and it will be my go to vocal pre-amp. It sounds so good, I want to record myself. I'm glad I bought it. I told my son I won't be buying nothing for another year. He said; "Right".. I mean it, sorry Sweetwater. Well maybe I'll get 1 or 2 more? To be honest I wasn't too happy with any of the other mic pre-amps I bought, so I usually never used them, and yes I did change the tubes in those. I'm not going to try to change tube in this one if it's not broke. Tubes get weak as they are left on, so keep your tube stuff off, when you are not using them to get the most life of them.