Gyraf Audio Gyratec XIV

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by BassFuzz, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    Just put in a order for one of these bad boy EQ's (not sure how long before it actually gets shipped out to me). If anyone has one of these bad boys and has some favorite settings/uses etc. please pass em along!
     
  2. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    Guess they make em when they get an order so looking at 6-8 long weeks :(
    Still like to hear if anyone's used em what mixes they like to use em on, bands that shine etc...
     
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Nice review here http://www.gyraf.dk/g14/G14-Review.pdf. One problem will be resetting the controls since they are pots and not switches but that is not a major stumbling point. It looks good and functional and after reading the review you should have yourself one very fine EQ. Best of luck! Let us know how you like it after you get a chance to use it.
     
  4. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    Thanks for the link and yes I will definately let ya peeps know. I got rid of my Groove tube (tube of course) compressors and got a Charter Oak which is really clean but miss a little of that tubiness (is that a word ha!?!) that helped ITB mixes I get, so wanted to go with a less of a super clean EQ (gml etc.) and something that has a little character and fit my price range.
     
  5. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    Finally arrived! Here's a pic of the guts for u tech geeks like me...
     
  6. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    And one in the rack..
     
  7. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Cool thanks for the photos, is the PCB phenolic or epoxy?
     
  8. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    Hmmmm I really cant remember I didn't pay attention. I have a new rack on order so when i get it I'll pop the cover off again when moving it and take a closer look.
     
  9. gyraf

    gyraf Guest

    PCB's are glass-fiber/epoxy...

    Jakob E.
     
  10. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    Thinking about trying some different tubes with this Mullards/Telefunken? There's Phillips E88CC (6DJ8) in there now, anybody have any good luck with any different brands?
     
  11. gyraf

    gyraf Guest

    6DJ8 may have too low a maximum anode voltage for the G14 - you should use the nearly-similar 6922 or E88CC to ensure long-term quality. The Philips ECG 6922 is among the best sounding replacements available at a decent price.

    And you will want to match the two tubes closely for raw gain to obtain the best results.

    Jakob E.
     
  12. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jacob, is that a white solder mask on there, Its hard to see in the pic....?
     
  13. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Its really not about brands of tubes anymore, most people use the same manufacturer. They just stick their brand on the tube, but there are only a few actually tube manufacturers these days. Check out Tubestore.com
     
  14. gyraf

    gyraf Guest

    You probably won't want new-production tubes in the G14 - at least when it comes to the E88CC-type, we haven't been able to find any current manufactured that sounds comparable to the NOS JAN-types. And lifespan has been pretty poor on most of the current-production types we've tried.

    Jakob E.
     
  15. BassFuzz

    BassFuzz Active Member

    Sorry Jakob, I saw they were Phillips but are the stock tubes from your factory, I just grabbed the model listed on the website as I didn't want to pull it out of the rack again to look, so sorry for any confusion. Have you messed with NOS Mullards/Telefunkens/Siemens etc. and found any discernible difference between the various brands compared to the Phillips in the EQ. I'm enjoying your EQ and thought I wouldn't mind spending some extra $ to have the option of some variation in sound (if it makes a difference with your design). If decent price wasn't a concern, what would you be using in it?
     

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