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#434036 - 11/27/03 07:03 PM mic pre recommendation.....
SF audio Offline
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Yeah, another one of these posts.....

My only pre right now is a vintech 1272. I like it fine - full and thick - however I'd also like something that's more open and present sounding. Looking for a stereo pre, tube or solid state, don't need compression/EQ on it. About $1K used. What's a good compliment to the 1272?
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#434037 - 11/28/03 05:40 AM Re: mic pre recommendation.....
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Looking for a stereo pre, tube or solid state, don't need compression/EQ on it.
Look at the GainStation 1 from SPL
http://www.spl-usa.com/gainstation1/2272_in_short_E.html

It is a one channel unit for about 600 and you can have both worlds, transparent solid state curcuit + tube curcuit.

Another unit is the F35II from Lake People - clean, transparent and fast for that price range.
http://www.lake-people.de/Home_English/home_english.html

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#434038 - 11/28/03 01:01 PM Re: mic pre recommendation.....
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I don't know what it costs nowadays but if you looking for a clean mike amp the earthworks can be interested for you.

They have a mono and a stereo and I'm not sure a quatro pre amp.
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#434039 - 11/28/03 03:57 PM Re: mic pre recommendation.....
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try and find some used ward beck 460 mic pre's.
Also called 'the canadian neve". Except they have more headroom. And sound as good as neve's. IMO.
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#434040 - 11/29/03 06:13 PM Re: mic pre recommendation.....
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Originally posted by Henchman:
try and find some used ward beck 460 mic pre's.
Also called 'the canadian neve". Except they have more headroom. And sound as good as neve's. IMO.
ward beck? are they making more things?
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#434041 - 11/30/03 04:59 AM Re: mic pre recommendation.....
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A great complement in your price range would be the Sytek MPX-4Aii
http://www.sytek-audio-systems.com/products/preamps/mpx4/

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2577068336&category=3278
The seller is Mike Stoica, the owner of Sytek.
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