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Groove Tubes Vipre, is it as good as they say? #512506 04/18/04 03:25 AM
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I have heard so many great things about this unit, and reading the SOS review made me want to go and buy one. http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Jul02/articles/gtvipre.asp?session=88184fd36e5c0af05c708f05b5cb7bb2
Has anyone actually heard it, and if so what are your impressions? It seems this unit has been neglected on many of the forums

Re: Groove Tubes Vipre, is it as good as they say? #512507 04/18/04 09:45 PM
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Well, I tried it on a couple of vintage mics, and as I turned the impedance knob I could hear how the mics gradually came to life.

And then I hooked the mics to a Millenia Origin, where the mics really shined.


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Re: Groove Tubes Vipre, is it as good as they say? #512508 04/19/04 12:14 AM
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Green Lantern,

I have only heard the Vipre briefly so I couldn't comment. BTW there was a huge fuss about it on the forums about 18 months back.

I'm with Loco on the Origin. One of the best things I've ever bought for the studio. It has a huge range of tonal options. The HV pre is really clean, the valve pre a little softer, the transformer option is great fun and the compressor rocks on vocals. Give it a whirl,

cheers,
Ruairi

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BTW at the risk of repeating myself SOS reviews are practically worthless. Dig a little deeper and your info will be worth a whole lot more,

cheers,
Ruairi

Re: Groove Tubes Vipre, is it as good as they say? #512510 04/19/04 02:00 AM
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My initial reaction to the Vipre was overwhelmingly negative. After further review, with four more units here for the shootout, I must conclude that the first unit I got was broken. The Vipre really sounds great in the right setting. I would say it's worth the price.

But just like every other preamp, I wouldn't want it as my only option.


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Re: Groove Tubes Vipre, is it as good as they say? #512511 04/19/04 02:29 AM
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I can't say enough good things about the Vipre. It's definitely a modern day classic IMO. Beautiful sounding and very flexible.

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check the Sebatron VMP200VU.


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email me if you're interested in a good used Vipre (I have too many preamps and selling some things)..

nwilson@hns.com

Re: Groove Tubes Vipre, is it as good as they say? #512514 04/20/04 04:08 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Meriphew:
I can't say enough good things about the Vipre. It's definitely a modern day classic IMO. Beautiful sounding and very flexible.
Yup..


What? you mean I can take this block of fine swiss and make a song??...COOL!

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Re: Groove Tubes Vipre, is it as good as they say? #512515 04/20/04 02:42 PM
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It's a very good pre with plenty of tonal variations. I never found it to be particularly neutral though so you might want to look at it once you've got that side of things sorted out.


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