Getting Started with a DIY Mic Preamp(SC1-mk2)

July 3, 2010, 2:41 p.m.

I was wanting to work on a more elaborate project that would actually result in some gear that I really needed in my studio.  My studio setup was nice but was lacking a high quality preamp.  After some research I decided on getting a fivefish SC1-mk2 preamp kit.  I'd heard great reviews on it's quality and got two channels to be my main clean "go-to" preamp. I decided to resurrect an old Radioshack brand stereo reciever case into my new preamp.  It was a nice 2U space rack and also had 2 big analog VU meters. Currently I've finished one channel and am troubleshooting some issues with broken DPDT switches that were built into the old Radioshack case.

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The old radioshack reciever I got for $5

 

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The reciever with all the guts taken out

 

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