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Sebatron

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Cucco, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Just curious -
    Is everyone still enamored with Sebatron as they used to be around here?
    I'm looking at adding some "colored" pres to my classical recording stuff and thinking that these might give me what I'm looking for (clean when I want it colored when I want it...)
    Thoughts??
    J
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I've owned VMP's, they are warm and Bluesy kind of a vibe, very well priced but I wouldn't suggest them for high end acoustic music as much as I would suggest a Millennia M-2b, which I own as well. The M-2b is the H-V3 in HD with a silkness. I love it.

    If you are looking for a softer rounded out pre, the VMP might be just what you need.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Argh!!! Not the Millennia ;). I've used them for years and have grown to really not like them at all. Too glassy and distant sounding. No, in this case, I have >32 channels of squeaky clean. I'm looking for some saturation - whether that be iron or valves...
    I used to get amazing classical recordings with my Langevin (big iron). I'm regretting having sold it.
    Cheers-
    J
     
  4. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Not very imaginative, but the API 3124....
     
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    You've used the M-2b? Not the same animal, no way. Killer in deed.

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  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    API is on my list for sure.
    Check the SPL Premiums specs.
    I have some on there way. I only mention these because its what I am looking for in all my preamps. They are priced really well too.

    ADL 600 is another big iron pre, sounds like the M-2b but not quite as ballsy (open) lol!

    Cucco, what converters are you using? I think a lot of people are spending unnecessary money trying to get that sound from other sources when in fact the converters are more critical. When I changed my ADDA, everything opened up and the glass vaporized. smoke Even RODE mics that people say are tinning sounding is hard to believe now.
     
  7. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Cucco,

    I have a variety of the Sebatron pres. They suit my needs very well, but I'm not doing ultra-high end classical music. They can add a flattering tubey color, but there's more to it than just the traits of the tube.

    No way to tell if you'd like them without hearing them I suppose - so if I have something you'd like to hear, PM me.
     
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

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