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Great River

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by maintiger, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    what's the difference between the Mp-2NV priced around $2200 and the MP-2 priced around $1600 (besides the price, of course!) :eek:
  2. DanKennedy

    DanKennedy Guest

    If I may,

    Completely different animals.

    One is designed to be a very clean, sounds the same from low gain to highest, very quiet, very fast, neutral preamp.

    The other is based on the topology of the old Neve modules of the '70's. Amplifiers with known performance issues, transformers that have a "sound", quiet, professional performance, but with controllable coloration as the desired goal.

    Both are transformer coupled, both deliver high gain, and high level outputs, but they are aimed at different uses. They also complement each other very well, what ones does well, the other isn't best at, and vice versa.

    Sorry for the ad.
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    And there you go. Straight from the man himself who designed both units.
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    How cool is that... and that's one of the reasons I lo00ve RO!
  5. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Hey Dan, I just bought 2 of the MP2-NV Mercenary Editions, from Fletcher. These things really rock. I have used them for all kinds of sources and mic combos

    Nice work and a great product!

  6. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member


    Have you had a chance to work the the DI at all on the MP2-NV? I have heard great things about it.
  7. apodos

    apodos Guest

    Mr. Kennedy,
    I own a DBX 576 preamp(which I use with a shure ksm 32 condenser). I've been told by Mr. Rip Rowan, recording engineer, that 85%(or more) of a vocal sound is determined by the mic, aside from the singer's ability, of course.

    I was wondering what your thoughts were on whether an upgrade from a DBX 576 to a Great River me1-nv would make a noticeable upgrade in sound for a home recordist using nothing other than mic, preamp, compressor?
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I'm not D.K. but I can say that mic pres absolutely make a difference. In fact I will go so far as to say that a great mic pre can make even a cheap mic sound much better. In the case of better mics, certain pres can make them sound even better ... I have a U87 that I have never been very wild about until I tried it with a particular tube mic pre. I was knocked out by the combination of the two together and I have commented how that pre makes the mic "sound like it looks".

    Re; the GR/NV, these are wonderful pres, that add a richness and robustness to a signal that is creamy and thick while still maintaining transparency.. I would not complain if I had a rack full of the MP/ NVs ... and yes, the directs are very nice too. They add the same character to line level signals as the mic pre ... mmmmm Good Stuff!
  9. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    sounds like your eating audio desert, Kurt!
  10. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    So far I have used it for Bass. It is very very good for Bass. Big warm woooly sound.


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