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German preamps. Anyone heard??

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by felix922, May 21, 2001.

  1. felix922

    felix922 Guest

    Hey guys,
    anyone heard of two German companies
    Sound Performance Lab http://
    or MindPrint http://
    Anyone has any experience with their tube preamps? Let me know..
    I friend of mine recommended them. Trying to get a second opinion. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. faganking

    faganking Member

    Sound Performance Labs (SPL) make one of the most unique and usable boxes I've ever used. The Transient Designer. I highly recommend going to their site and reading some reviews. Amazing box. I have not tried the pre's.

    Benjy
     
  3. Buck62

    Buck62 Guest

    I've owned a MindPrint Envoice (tube preamp) for almost a year now.
    I really like it.... alot.

    It's an extremely versatile unit, especially if you also get the S/PDIF Di-Mod option.
    The Envoice can go from transparent to warm with the turn of a dial. The parametric EQ is very accurate and the compressor is on par with more expensive units. :)

    BTW, I did a comparison of over 15 different preamps in the $250 to $800 range. Including the PreSonus VXP, Focusrite Voicemaster Platinum, the Joe Meek VC1Q, and a bunch of others. The Envoice beat them all.... in my opinion.
    But, that's just MY opinion.

    Your milage may vary, etc. etc.
    (Translation: Never buy a preamp based on someone's opinion. Test as many as you can for yourself before you decide.)
     
  4. Juergen

    Juergen Guest

    Interesting! I am actually in the process of putting a lil' project studio together. I was going to get a Mackie 1604VLZ into PTLE, but I was wanting to get at least, I don't know, a dual channel that sounds decent enough. I was thinking of getting a dual Neve or a couple of APIs, but I really don't have the cash for that right now. My main problem is that I canNOT test preamps. I live in a seemingly God-forsaken country called Paraguay (at least as far as audio gear is concerned), and preamps are just not being sold here. So I kind of gotta go by what people

    I have heard a lot about the Presonus MP20? Have you heard or compared it to these German pres? How much does the Envoice cost? And living in the US, how do you get it?

    Juergen
     
  5. felix922

    felix922 Guest

    Genlemen, thank you for your opinion.
    I am trying to get as much info as I can before I buy any of these preamps. So far I have only heard good things!! Anyone wants to prove me wrong.

    "I have heard a lot about the Presonus MP20? Have you heard or compared it to these German pres? How much does the Envoice cost? And living in the US, how do you get it?"

    En-Voice is about $600-700. There are distributors in the US you can buy them from. Or at least get a list of stores that sell them. Good luck.
     
  6. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    How would you charactorize the compressor on the Envoice? Is it aggressive or suttle?
     
  7. Juergen

    Juergen Guest

    Thanks, May!

    Has anyone had the chance to compare the mp20 to the envoice? Buck?

    Juergen
     

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