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Dan Alexander 1073

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by john haze, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. john haze

    john haze Guest

    I'd like to get thoughts from those who know of or have bought products from Dan Alexander. He seems to sell a lot of his stuff on Ebay. I have a Langevin DVC and apogee rosetta into my 001 now (looking to upgrade to HD soon). Thanks in advance.

    haze

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  2. coldsnow

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    I bought a couple things off him including a Dan Alexander Audio mic pre (it is basically a 1272) he says it's a 1073 without EQ because the 1272 wasn't a mic pre but it has 2 gain stages like the 1272. Anyways it is a nice product. I sold mine because I wanted a 1073 with eq, but was very satisfied with the mic pre sections. I will say he's not timely, but is honest, makes a good product, and has integrety.
     
  3. john haze

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    Thanks, Cold.

    I wont have any problems with delivery time, as i live less than 20 minutes away. I'd like EQ as well, but just would like something very different to my Langevin. Seems like he has sold tons of these units. Anyone else had experience with them??

    thanks, haze

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  4. MadMoose

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    Yeah, I had a pair of DA 1272's. Don't waste your money. Do a search in here and you'll find why. If you can't find it let me know and I'll dig it out and post again. I had enough of an issue that I got a full refund after owning the pres for a year and a half.
     
  5. coldsnow

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    He has totally changed the pre around since less than a couple of months ago, so the one you are referring to is drastically different.
     
  6. john haze

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    Wow, Moose! I need to check that thread out. On his website DA boldly clamis that none of his mic-pres had been returned for a refund, and that Tom Petty has 4 of em. I'm leaning towards the Vintech 1272, now anyway. A friend of mine has one and i'm going to borrow it for a bit.

    Thanks for the info guys. Great forum, here.

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  7. MadMoose

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    I bought the mic pre from a dealer, not from Dan. I've never met or talked to him. The wiring was clunky and bad. I'm not great at soldering but I think I could do a better job and I think my 9 year niece could do about the same. If I'm spending $1300 or more on a piece of gear that's hand wired it better be clean. Look inside a piece of Summit gear, Manley, Vintech, Daking etc. to see quality workmanship. Ever wonder why that power supply doesn't have a third prong for ground? Where is the ground? Oh, it's the mic on the other end. Maybe the one in a singers hand, maybe the bass plugged into the DI. Not too cool. Do a search at google.com for more. It's not all positive and glowing. He might be a great guy but his build sure blew.
     
  8. Produceher

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    The Brent Averill 1272 is the most true to the original out there.

    Very little modification.

    Mercenary Audio used to make them also. Damn
     
  9. Bryson

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    But a 1272 is not a 1073 without eq (a 1290 is). A 1073 mic pre section has three stages and 80dB of gain, while a 1272 has two stages and around 40dB gain. A 1272 can sound great, but different than a 1073 (though much cheaper).
     
  10. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

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    Yes there is two gain stages instead of 3 but through the first 50db of gain the circuit is the same (same ba283 curcuit, same in and out transformers, same resistors attached to the gain switch positions). I'm talking about recent 1272's of course as they were turned into mic pre's.
     
  11. MadMoose

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    True the original what? There never was a 1272 mic pre. The 1272 was a line amp made from transformers and a BA283 card (plus a few more parts). Sorry to burst your bubble there.
     

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