Audio Buddy

Budget Microphone Preamp

If you’re looking for a whole lot of preamp on a tight budget, you’ll see where this popular product gets its name. Affordability and performance make the Audio Buddy one of the most popular mic preamps in home recording today. You get professional microphone support along with line inputs impedance-matched for ideal performance with electric guitar and bass. Simply put, the Audio Buddy is a workhorse mic preamp that sounds great and won’t hurt your budget.


  • 2 independent preamp channels, each featuring:
    • Mic input (balanced XLR) with phantom power switch and indicator
    • High impedance instrument inputs (1/4”)
    • Gain control
    • Signal/clip LEDs
    • Professional balanced/unbalanced line output

  • Phantom power


  • Frequency Response: 5Hz-50kHz, +0, -3dB
  • Mic Gain: 60dB maximum
  • Mic Input Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Guitar Gain: 40dB maximum
  • Guitar Input Impedance: 100kOhms
  • Size and Weight: 5-1/2” x 3-3/8” x 1-3/4”; less than 1/2 lb.