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    Quote Originally Posted by Farview View Post
    Until you get into the $1500 range, you will not find a tube preamp worth the powder to blow it to hell.
    So Sebatron or Hamptone tube preamps do not meet with your standards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdelsolray View Post
    So Sebatron or Hamptone tube preamps do not meet with your standards?
    OK, the Hamptone hvtp2 is $1132
    and the sebatron vmp200e lists for $1649. The art mpa gold is around $300, there is a giant difference.

    You also have to make sure that you compare apples to apples. You can get a hamptone kit for $850 or so, but you have to put it together. If the art were in kit form, it would be $150.

    I really don't think I was out of the ballpark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farview View Post
    OK, the Hamptone hvtp2 is $1132
    and the sebatron vmp200e lists for $1649. The art mpa gold is around $300, there is a giant difference.

    You also have to make sure that you compare apples to apples. You can get a hamptone kit for $850 or so, but you have to put it together. If the art were in kit form, it would be $150.

    I really don't think I was out of the ballpark.
    As long as we're comparing apples to apples, I'd say that it's hardly fair to compare an $300 MPA Gold to a $1,500 preamp of any sort. I would be willing that say that the MPA does the job very well, and that there's no true 300V tube pre in that price range that can say the same. I'd also be willing to say that it probably shouldn't be the *only* preamp a person owns because it is a little quirky. Solid state is a better way to go for a cornerstone pre.

    Frank

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    joel hamilton-- an engineer with some serious credits and credentials (and a crazy array of gear at his disposal at studio g) often recommends the electro harmonix 12ay7 preamp. that goes for $170. i know there are some qc issues with those (they get noisy), but i've also heard that often the noise can be traced to crappy tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel9992 View Post
    As long as we're comparing apples to apples, I'd say that it's hardly fair to compare an $300 MPA Gold to a $1,500 preamp of any sort.
    Exactly my point. When I stated that there are no tube preamps below $1500 that are worth the powder to blow them to hell, that's what I meant. I compared it to the MPA Gold because that was brought up earlier in the thread as a good tube preamp.
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    Anyway i canconnect my blue tube to my firepod, like using the preamp ins on back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onewayrecording View Post
    Anyway i canconnect my blue tube to my firepod, like using the preamp ins on back?
    Old thread alert!!! This question was asked in 2008, 5 years ago, they may have worked it out by now.

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