More info on the upcoming Pueblo preamp:
As of this writing, the ISLETA design is planned to offer 0dB to +80dB of gain, full-spec Phantom Power, and transformer-balanced floating outputs. Depending on microphone powering needs, battery life will sustain for 48-72 hours! The price is projected to be $1,099 USD (batteries and charger not included). Size will be approx. 6"x8"x2". In addition, the design is being leveraged to accommodate an even more affordable "lite" version. This version would offer unbalanced outputs, omitting the output transformers. Price for the lite version is projected to be approx. $799. All prices and features are subject to change.
Scott at Pueblo is interested in hearing what the Taper community might want in a battery powered preamp. Right now, the "lite" version is the model oriented towards our community. I have suggested that he also provide a mini jack output. He thinks he could also lower the price by using less expensive non-stepped pots (the standard model pots are stepped). That might get the price down to $599 - $699 or so for a high end two channel preamp. Batteries are extra, but he is building this to use easily replaceable, commercially available off the shelf batteries at @$39 each.
So, if you have suggestions and ideas about what you would like to see in a pre, now is the time to let him know.
FWIW, I have no affiliation with Pueblo. I just want to see a good pre get developed.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2016, 06:35:30 PM by pohaku »
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