- What available effects, or type of effects, are there?
Preamp, semi-parametric 3 band EQ with parametric mids, compressor, tube saturation.
- What connection types are there?
Line in & out on jack + XLR.
Mic in on XLR with Phantom power switch on the back.
Instrument in on the front panel.
- Is it rackable, or in rack form?
Regular 19" unit.
- Is the general configuration/setup simple?
Yes, straightforward, plenty of switches in case you ever need them...high-pass filter etc.
- Can you easily get a good sound?
Kind of, yes.
- Is the manual clear and sufficient?...
Never had it.
- Is the sound of your instruments or your microphones faithfully reproduced?
Is the pre-amp transparent or does it color the sound?
This is not very transparent, but then again it's got a tube in the front window so do you really want it to be transparent?
This is no high-end piece of gear and i think it was kind of expensive given the sound, but is there much to complain about? I'm not sure. It's a very decent piece of kit. With the optional digital out it becomes quite interesting, but that is extra...and i think it should have been included for that money (almost £400 i think).
Don't expect this to make your mic sound fantastic, it won't. Sounds ok on a bass guitar, though.
Does the compressor work wonders? Not really, but it's quite powerful so one can't complain.
It does its job.
- For how long have you been using it?
- What thing do you like most/least about it?
It was there.
Lent to me for free by a friend. Still is.
- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I used to have a DBX286a, sold it. Would sell this too if it was mine!
The DBX at least was also a gate and deesser, plus it was much much cheaper.
Maybe it had more hiss though...
Also have an ART Tube MP but hardly comparable...
- What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Too expensive. Find something cheaper or something much more expensive and better.
Overall, i find that next to the very old DBX286a it doesn't do enough.
If you can afford it, check out the SPL Channel One...
We are in a 1U rack, lamp, and then without, then with, or without.
Here it is below. This is a good preamp, which makes the work being sought, but that could happen in all sincerity lamp. She really impress your guests as a small site with its small window, but its usefulness is ... zero. Transistors working for this beast are sufficient to bring the little hair on some heat sources (by pushing the input gain, it colors). It is otherwise a good bike. On the vote, or bass.
It is a slice pre-amp Class A console with EQ and compressor lamp.
The lamp operates only on the floor EQ / Compressor.
50 and 100Hz low cut that's good!
I installed 19 "in my home studio connected only output / XLR input because I do not use the line input XLR in my case.
I use it on vocals and acoustic / electric guitars.
The available effects are noticeable on the compression and saturation of the lamp allows for a slightly more acute / saturated sound.
Effects we can say but personally I think it's great not particularly convincing saturation of the lamp is very light and perceptible mainly voice.
But it's very nice to have!
It is very easy to setup, very versatile in the connector.
I could hardly read the manual because it is very easy to understand how it works with a little logic.
Having used a lot of audio plugins we quickly understand how it works.
This gives a very good sound, no significant gains breath with 3/4 with the pre-amp alone!
He does his job very well 10
I tried with and without the effects can be seen a difference especially with compression that provides everything a compressor must provide.
I plugged several microphones, a AT8033, AT2020, Rode NT1A ... the result is the appointment.
It is fairly transparent when used only in pre-amp, a slight coloration on the voice with appreciable saturation lamp ... but it is very light.
We like it or not like!
I love it clears.
I use it recently, but I love this pre-amp, plus it is beautiful!
This is my first and I did not want to put a fortune on occasion.
Difficult to compare with other things, what is certain is that it is 1000 times better than pre-amp 01v my first generation!
I love that versatility because little do many things with ...
Some say it is not great for bass, I have not tried!
But for voice and guitar is top!
For the price I paid! Of course I would do this choice mostly closed in the same condition in which I bought eyes!
Thank you Samuel
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