XDR… esoteriec microphone preamplifier sound quality is now affordable.
Room ambiance so detailed you can practically hear the carpet pattern… high frequency resolution that defines cymbals, triangles and bells down to the molecular level… midrange that’s as warm, fluid and comfortable as a warm bath… and steel-fisted bass that’s intoxicatingly rich in harmonic texture.
Spending $1000 a channel for an “audiophile” mic preamplifier is worth it… because no matter how much you spend on a microphone, its ultimate performance depends on what it’s plugged into and how the two interact.
Yes, many high-end outboard mic preamps can effortlessly amplify the slightest sonic nuance. They can create an aural panorama that is breathtakingly realistic, excitingly vivid, and truly 3-dimensional in scope. Although extremely expensive, outboard microphone preamps have filled a need for fidelity that wasn’t possible with the “stock” mic preamps built into mixing consoles. Until now.