SonicFarm Silkworm


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Just thought I'd throw in a quick review for the Sonic Farm Silkworm preamps, that I've been recently using;

Having worked at a Vancouver based music retailer for a number of years,
I’ve heard a significant number of preamps.
Certainly nothing quite like the SilkWorm.
Given the inherent limitations in the 500 series design, (lower voltage, and
current draw, etc), its quite astonishing how fat and present everything
sounds with this little guy.
A very musical tone with very little effort.
l can’t stress how much quality you get for your dollar.
A competing product (with a similar
design ethos) from another company sounded thin and uninspiring by
comparison.
On acoustic instruments, and vocals I was blown away.
It has really cool tone shaping capabilities.
I’ll leave you with this last thought;
When you buy the Silkworm,
Try the vibe switch..
You’ll be glad you did.
 

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I've got a Creamer + here and the Tantra bass preamp. Very high quality stuff. I love Sonic Farm stuff. They really put their heart into every design.

I've demo'd the Silk Road, but it was only on overheads on a classical recording, so didn't really get a chance to use on any other sources. Silk Road is basically a pair of SilkWorms, but with its own power supply instead of 500 series.
 

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Seriously though, how did it compare to your Warm Audio preamp? :shock::thinking:
 

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OOPSIE...
Should have replied a lot sooner..Even wth all the tone switching/shaping possiblitliers on the warm audio,
they sounded thin and uninspiring .
The silks opened everything up and the vibe witch (especially with a Dynamic mic) added color and
texture to guitars and vocals (well almost everything that I tried actually) that the TB12/500's just couldn't
compete with.
 
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