Using our experience from DIY500 we helped Hairball Audio design the Elements series of mic preamps and DIY kits. In addition to the universal module motherboard we provided an optional daughterboard for using a rotary switch in place of the pots.
Hairball stocks all of the necessary components and provides all of the necessary support, making Elements Silver much more affordable and accessible than DIY500 ever was. Upgraded features include an active DI which travels through the entire mic input path, transformer included, and a buffered output fader for Gain–>Master-Volume style overdrive variations. Moreover, we are confident that these Hairball Gold, Copper, and Bronze preamps meet Eisen Audio’s very high standards for sound quality and build longevity.