Beta 87a experience anyone?
I snagged a used Beta 87a recently for $100 bucks. It works, no self noise (well obvious at least!) and seems to be giving me a nice sound while I was trying it out doodling around. It's used and kind of hammered for used, not too scratched but corrosion on the grill. Everything seems to be fine but in order make this guy peak I had to give it a ton of gain and yell. Is it just doing what it's supposed to by taking gain like a bitch, giving a clean output, and being able to take a dynamic beating without overloading? I had to get it the pre to a 6 (Saffire 40) for good signal without being too loud. Does this all sound good? I shouldn't have to return it?