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OK OK A.R.T I know.. but Anyone heard the Tube Fire 8?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by likea45, May 5, 2008.

  1. likea45

    likea45 Guest

    I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with these.

    A friend went to NAMM and said this thing sounded amazing.

    Just wondering.

  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Thats a pretty small box, I wonder if there are heat issues?
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    I'm with Link on this. ART products, on a whole, are not known for having pristine sound quality or particularly robust reliability. A tube box with THAT many channels in THAT small a footprint may very well have some "issues" with heat dissipation. I'd give it a year or so of production before shelling out the $$ to buy one. Especially if this friend at the NAMM show is a dealer trying to generate some spin on future sales. Frankly, I find it hard to believe that ANY ART product would "sound amazing"...what was it being compared to?
  4. likea45

    likea45 Guest

    They were running it side by side with a Focusrite octopre.

    However I havent heard much about that unit either.

    Is it even a decent front end?
  5. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought: they chose another mediocre quality piece to compare it with. At least ART doesn't shy away from the fact that they are a "budget" product. With Focusrite, they have used their good name and past history to tout and then dumped the Platinum series on the market to cash in on. Those whores... :lol: Neither product is very good...

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