I'm looking for a simple, compact, high quality but reasonably priced 2-channel microphone preamplifier. I will use the preamp with a stereo microphone with two phono connectors so the inputs need to be unbalanced - or can I use phono to XLR adapters? The output from the preamp will go into the left/right RCA input of a Behringer UCA202 USB sound card. The M-Audio Audio Buddy have the right feature set but it seems to be discontinued. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Edit 2016-05-04: After having searched the Internet for some time I find it rather strange that there are no real budget options. I'm a bit suspicious about high-price components that does a seemingly simple thing. What make mic preamps so expensive?