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post May 20 2009, 02:58 PM
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I bought the SMPro Audio SM TB 202 Twin-Channel preamp and run it to my 2496MAudio soundcard only pay 100$ for it.It work very good and got both compressor/Eq and a valve Tube.


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post May 20 2009, 03:07 PM
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That's really cool man, I was checking out this preamp in detail when I was making my purchase, and I've heard some nice thing about it! Congratulations man! smile.gif


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post May 20 2009, 04:45 PM
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Cool, I'm looking for a Mic preamp myself at the moment!
I'll probably get a dbx 386 though!


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post May 20 2009, 05:08 PM
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That looks sweet man !
Let me know how it works out for you smile.gif


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post May 20 2009, 08:54 PM
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Works very good in combination with the MAudio card,get more substain and warmer sound,I hade a Lexicon Alpha before as a preamp and the difference is huge. biggrin.gif


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post May 20 2009, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (mba64 @ May 20 2009, 08:54 PM) *
Works very good in combination with the MAudio card,get more substain and warmer sound,I hade a Lexicon Alpha before as a preamp and the difference is huge. biggrin.gif



Why did you use the alpha as a preamp and not as a usb recording device??


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post May 20 2009, 09:32 PM
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M-Audio 2496 doesn't come with preamps.


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post May 20 2009, 09:38 PM
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Yes I know. But this lexicon mic preamps sound pretty nice if the lexicon is used as a usb module however it sounds less great if used to go into another audio card.


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post May 20 2009, 09:46 PM
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I need a good tube preamp as well..
Don't know which one yet though smile.gif

But it's good that you're happy with yours, I'll check that one out as well smile.gif
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Pretty cool toy, congrats mate smile.gif


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post May 20 2009, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (ItsMe @ May 20 2009, 10:11 PM) *
Why did you use the alpha as a preamp and not as a usb recording device??

I try to use it but the difference in been able to listen to more stuff when you run Guita Rig, like youtube,and videos at the same time diden`t work with Lexicon and the 2496 is much more stable and has less latency.


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post May 20 2009, 11:47 PM
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Awesome unit for $100.


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post May 21 2009, 10:29 PM
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Yes great price for it, the music store in my town hade a night sale and there is where I found it.


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post May 21 2009, 11:00 PM
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Try swapping the tube with some hi grade one, it will sure raise the quality up a notch. It's not so expensive to invest in one hi grade tube, and if you plan to use the preamp often, it will pay off.


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post May 22 2009, 01:12 PM
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Thanks Ivan great idea, but it is not hard to calibrate the new tube or is it just the poweramp tubes you have to do that.
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Nice one, congrats! smile.gif


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Only $100? Man, what an abyss of difference!!. Nice pre amp!


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QUOTE (mba64 @ May 22 2009, 02:12 PM) *
Thanks Ivan great idea, but it is not hard to calibrate the new tube or is it just the poweramp tubes you have to do that.
dry.gif


Swapping the tube is great idea and could improve your preamp tone a lot.
It's a preamp so you don't need bias adjustment.
Don't forget to post some samples... smile.gif


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post May 23 2009, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (mba64 @ May 22 2009, 02:12 PM) *
Thanks Ivan great idea, but it is not hard to calibrate the new tube or is it just the poweramp tubes you have to do that.
dry.gif


Biasing is needed only for power tubes, and not for all power tube amplifiers. With preamp tube such as yours no need for any adjustments at all. Just search for a hi grade 12AX7 preamp tube, and replace it yourself, it's super easy.


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post May 24 2009, 08:45 AM
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Eurotubes.com!!! Bob will know what to use and good price.

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