Moving on from Black Lion Audio Auteur Preamp... thoughts?


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Hi all -

I use a Black Lion Audio Auteur Mic Preamp and do like it, but as always, wonder what a next step might be? I tend to like cleaner rather than colored mic preamps. Honestely, may keep the BLA, but wondering how much difference stepping into the $1000 2 channel preamp might make.

I am first and foremost consider myself a songwriter, but do have interest in making quality demos. Will be using it mostly for vocals and acoustic guitar with a Neumann 102 and Shure SM81.

VERY curious about the Cranborne Camden EC2.

Any thoughts / wisdon / sage advice appreciated.