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Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by tubedude, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. tubedude

    tubedude Active Member

    I've been tearing my brain to pieces trying to pick a middle line preamp. Does anyone have any comments on using the Langevin Dual Mono Mic Pre with EQ? It can be had for about $1100. What about the Langevin Pultec? Good stuff? No?
    One last question... the Presonus MP20 claims to be a discrete class A preamp. Anyone heard this thing? Good price if its decent.
    Is there a search function here?
    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  2. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    The Langevin gear is very nice stuff. I'd recomend going ahead and getting the Dual Vocal Combo with the El-Op compressor, the pricing for that unit is a bargain compared to seperate components, and there are tricks to use the parts of the signal chain independently.

    Some people like the Presonus stuff, but I've heard a lot of opinions that the gear is lacking. And just because it's discrete class A doesn't mean it's good.

    You might want to look at the Grace 101 and the forthcoming FMR RNMP (if you don't have the RNC compressor, budget for one soon). These should put good transparent pre's in the reach of modest budgets (like mine).

    Bear
     
  3. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    I've said it before, but the DVC is really good. Limiters are either great or terrible, depending on signal- they get a lot of use around here for vocals and bass. Great unit, price regardless!

    Originally posted by tubedude:
    I've been tearing my brain to pieces trying to pick a middle line preamp. Does anyone have any comments on using the Langevin Dual Mono Mic Pre with EQ? It can be had for about $1100. What about the Langevin Pultec? Good stuff? No?
    One last question... the Presonus MP20 claims to be a discrete class A preamp. Anyone heard this thing? Good price if its decent.
    Is there a search function here?
    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  4. tubedude

    tubedude Active Member

    Hmmmm... not finding this DVC anywhere... point me please ;)
    I'm kinda thinking about making 3 or 4 signal chains consisting of RNMP, RNC and a Speck. Sound smart? I wish they would post SOMETHING on the FMR webpage about it, maybe a little teaser info or something.
    THanks,
    Paul
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    If you're talking about posting something on the FMR webpage about the "RNMP"...it's in the design/planning/pre-beta (hell, pre-alpha) stages of development. Some ideas have been kicked around, some designs messed with...but at this point it would be seriously premature for Mark to post anything about it.
     
  6. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Tubedude:

    DVC Link
     
  7. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    How does the Langevin el op compressor compare to the Avalon 737?
     
  8. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Originally posted by tubedude:
    I've been tearing my brain to pieces trying to pick a middle line preamp. Does anyone have any comments on using the Langevin Dual Mono Mic Pre with EQ?

    IMO it is an incredible value. I played with one for a few hours and compared it to my pair of voxbox's. For the price difference (and in general) I was very pleased with the quality...


    It can be had for about $1100.


    That seems pretty low for a new unit, or is that from a dealer so desperate to make a sale they are willing to lose money on a deal and hurt the whole industry? :mad:


    Regards
    Nathan Eldred
    Atlas Pro Audio, Inc.
    http://www.atlasproaudio.com
     
  9. vanimal

    vanimal Guest

    He was referring to the Langevin DualMicPre w/EQ which carries a retail tag of $1475 which he found for $1100 (not the DVC which retails at $2000)...
     
  10. subspace

    subspace Guest

    Are the new mic pre out modified DVCs in stock at dealers now?
     
  11. vanimal

    vanimal Guest

    Originally posted by subspace:
    Are the new mic pre out modified DVCs in stock at dealers now?

    yes indeed they are.
    Serial numbers LDVC### do not have the mod.
    Serial numbers LDVCP### have the mod.
     

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