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Anyone use Tube tech mp1a?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by junkie666, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. junkie666

    junkie666 Guest

    Anyone use Tube tech mp1a?
  2. tomtom

    tomtom Guest

    Yes, I do. What do you want to know?

  3. junkie666

    junkie666 Guest

    I want to know it's great pre amp mic?
    Compare with amek 9098 , brentaverill clasic neve , Chandler TG-2 , UA 2108 ,UA 2-610 or Vintech X73.
  4. tomtom

    tomtom Guest

    It is a great preamp. I use it a lot on voice over recordings and singers and use the instruments input to warm up synths.
    I cannot compare it to the preamps you're talking about. The only serious comparison I did was with API mic pres and the oter Vintech, the 81. I also have the Summit MPA 200.
    The API and Vintech have a brighter, cleaner sound. I found the Summit much closer, probably because of the tubes.
    The MP1A seems to have more bottom. I find myself using it more for male voices or as a DI for bass or guitar with great results.
    The only complaint I have is that it does not have a clip led, so you don't really know how hard you're hitting the valves if your signal is hot. It is not the quietest preamp in the world, but it has a nice, mellow sound. Probably pretty expensive compared to other products in the same category (the Dollar is weak compared to the Euro right now), because it's a pretty simple preamp with no extra features, except for a 20Hz/40Hz hi pass filter that would be more useful if aimed at a slightly higher freq.
    Mine is about 8 years old. Never had to replace the tubes...
  5. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Great pre! One of the best European tube pre. Silky, warm, soft, round sound. Make AT 4050 less sterile, TLM 103 sound more expensive, "overtubed" for Rode Classic II (my opinion).

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