Neve, the API, or the Millennia? Nope. Fox.
Covering the range from classic “British Class A-style” vintage tone to ultra-clean modern sparkle, the Slate Pro Audio Fox dual-channel microphone preamplifier is one of the most versatile mic pres available. The way the Fox shapes tone is brilliant. There are two completely independent microphone preamplifier circuits in each of the Fox’s channels. The Vintage circuit recreates the sound of the legendary 1073-style preamp—warm, fat, and full of lush harmonics. Conversely, the Modern setting gives you a sparkling clean sound to capture acoustic instruments in picture-perfect detail. What’s more, the Fox features two Combo modes, which combine the input and the output sections of both circuits, giving you a pair of completely unique preamp sounds.
To highlight: The Fox dual-channel microphone preamplifier offers four distinct microphone preamplifier sounds in each channel, and two independent preamp circuits in each channel; the Classic circuit provides 1073-style sound; the Modern circuit provides ultra-clear sound; the Combo modes combine the input and output sections of each preamp circuit—expressiveness which perhaps you've come to expect from 100% boutique analog, manufactured in the USA by Studio Electronics.
"I would always get calls from friends who asked me what kind of preamp they should get. I told them the best thing to do is get a few different preamps so that they can have several flavors. The FOX offer these flavors all in one rack space." - Steven Slate
Once again the swirling Davey Suicide designed front panel embossing adds verve.
* Dual Channel Mic Preamp
* Instrument Inputs, Phase, Phantom, Pad
* Four boutique circuit paths in each channel:
1. Vintage: 1073 Class A, Transformer In/Out
2. Modern: Ultra High Resolution, Transformer-less
3. Vintage Combo: Modern Input > Vintage Output
4. Modern Combo: Vintage Input > Modern Output