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DIY Mic Pre kits

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by jammster, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Does anybody have any experience with Seventh Circle Audio Mic Pre's?
    I like the idea of building a good mic pre from a kit, these look interesting.
    With all the talk of the Neve mic pre's their N72 kit looks promising.
    Its $650 USD to start a module capable of having a total of eight pre's in it.

    Thanks for your thoughts,
    Bret
     
  2. majormusic

    majormusic Guest

    Muddy Sounds

    Sounds are truly muddy and hard to hear.
     
  3. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    majormusic:
    Do you mean, you have actually used one of these preamps and they are muddy and hard to hear? Which of the SCA pre's are you talking about? Give me an example of your experience with them. I have read posts that have been on other sites, people are happy with the results from these kits. People are saying good things, they do certainly seem like they will save money for those of us wanting to learn to work with our hands a little bit.

    Check it out these links:

    (dead link removed)

    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/andy-sneap/228620-seventh-circle-audio-mic-pre-kit-vs-real-thing.html
     
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    ZE GUY IS O SPAMMOR, PLZ EGNORE HIM

    Also tell him that his face is muddy and hard to bear.
     
  5. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Codemonkey,
    LOL! thanks for your humor! I tend to take this stuff to serious. I don't understand this spam thing on the forum, why do people spam?
     
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "why do people spam?"
    That would be the $64,000 question...

    This kit certainly looks decent. If I had a way of using 8 decent preamps, $700, and any skill at soldering, I'd go for it.

    Taking audio seriously is the first step on the road to madness. No wait, it's the second - the first is deciding to get into the business in the first place!
     
  7. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Actually you can start the project with their T15 pre for just around $400 USD plus shipping and go from there, adding the next pre's as you can afford them. I did notice that the international shipping is costly however.

    http://www.seventhcircleaudio.com/products.htm
     
  8. majormusic

    majormusic Guest

    It's muddy at too loud. I used it before.
     
  9. majormusic

    majormusic Guest

    I'm going to remove my links because it is bothering you guys.
     
  10. majormusic

    majormusic Guest

    There I removed it.
     
  11. majormusic

    majormusic Guest

    Happy? Can't believe how the smallest things bother idiots like you. I'm here to help you. It sounds muddy and it's too loud. FOOL.
     
  12. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Majormusic,
    don't take it personally. I am an honest guy, I don't have a whole lot of money so I cannot afford to buy a API or Great River right now, I run a remodeling business. I'm not here to poke fun at you. I don't take it personally that you say these things, its ok. Friday I actually went to your website and saw your interview with Jimmy Lovine and I thought it was Very good. You should put your links back up here so more people can see it! I ask you politely, no reason to be upset. By the way do you remember which one of the SCA pre-amps you used that you did not like? I would like to know.

    Thanks, Bret
     
  13. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    you will get info at ... http://www.groupdiy.com

    do yourself a favour and have a look at Joe Malone's DIY stuff
    http://www.jlmaudio.com/phpbb3/
     
  14. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Wow Kev, thanks very cool! I will be checking these out!
    Bret
     
  15. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    I built a whole rack of SCA pres.

    4 A12
    2 N72
    2 J99

    All the pres are nice. Im sure even a rack of T15 would be better than pres offered by presonus or m-audio. I'd like to compare the T15 to the mackie onyx pres which are nice too.

    The whole thing probably cost close to 3k. Quality parts and components. The A12 was easiest to built.

    MajorMusic doesn't know what he's talking about. Many respected engineers have used the SCA pres and loved just as much or more than the pres they are trying to copy.

    My set up is SCA pres>>Lynx Aurora 8 with adat card>> light-pipe into a digi 003.
     
  16. Tom Fodor

    Tom Fodor Active Member

    JLM Pre's

    You should check out the JLM Kits. They are made in Brisbane OZ and the reviews are all very good.
     

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