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Old 05-16-2011, 03:03 AM
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Default more 8 mic preamps for 003R: what is the best choice?

I have to expand the mic inputs of the "003R" only for recording acoustic drums, my budget is max 700$

for now I have seen these models:

- Presonus D8
- Focusrite Octopre MKII

which model has the best quality preamp ?
which model works better connected to the 003R adat ?
Does anyone have one? Someone has tried one?
Does anyone know any other model or brand (good for 003R) ??


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Old 05-16-2011, 03:51 AM
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Default Re: more 8 mic preamps for 003R: what is the best choice?

The quality of the preamps in all of the 8 channel preamps are pretty similar. They all can best be described as "useable."
Some say the older Octopre Platinum with the ADAT card is a bit better sounding than the rest, but I think maybe that's only because they used to cost around $1100.00.
Here's an example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Focusrite-Octopr...item1e63a23ec1

Hey...wait a minute...wait a doggone minute...that's MY eBay listing!
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: more 8 mic preamps for 003R: what is the best choice?

I am using the mackie onyx 800R and am very happy with it.

http://www.mackie.com/products/800r/
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