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Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

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    Hi friends!
    I have just talked to a big brazilian dealer/importer. I was mentioning the nice products of yours. It might be or not a very good deal.
    I would really like to have the opportunity to test/purchase the nice products of yours
    My email:
    studiodp@terra.com.br

    (Sorry Kurt if this is not the proper place to write this)
    :p
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    ACB, It's fine... e-cue is the author of that review however, not the manufacturer. You want to address that inquirey to;
    A Designs Audio.
    http://www.adesignsaudio.com

    You can contact Sebatron at;
    http://www.Sebatron.com


    You know the Sebatron is quite the bargian at $1495 (list) for the quad mic pre. That breaks down to less than $375 per channel for a very high quality tube mic pre. It is the perfect front end for Pro Tools at a budget price! I would be willing to say if you buy it, you won't be sorry. If I had a few more bucks to spend these days, (Thanks "Dubbya"!) I would even be willing to tell you if you didn't like it I would buy it from you. Really, you should just get a vmp - 4000. Once you have one, you will want three more (16 channels!!! :tu: :tu: ) Kurt
     
  3. ddavid

    ddavid Guest

    kurt:
    you seem to like the sebatron a lot....
    how would you compare it to something lika
    UA 2108?
    thanks
    dan
     
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    Dan, That's the understatement of the Mellinia! I love these things. I'm trying to figure out how I can avoid sending them back! I haven't yet had the chance to try the Universal Audio UA 2108, 6176 or the 2-610 yet but I do own some vintage UREI gear and in the past I had a LA2a. So I kind of have a handle on what the sound is like. I would venture a guess and say the Sebatron vmp - 4000 compares very favorably. I have put in a request to Universal Audio for some review pieces and I hope to do a review of them soon. I will keep you all posted .... Kurt
     
  5. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

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    Key Kurt, why don´t ya help your poor/emergent brother here in Brazil and sell your nice old stuff for a little price?
    :s: :p:
     
  6. ddavid

    ddavid Guest

    THANKS FOR YOUR TIME KURT!
    dan
     
  7. mcguin

    mcguin Guest

    Just got my Sebatron preamp - WOW!!!
    wWat a great pre - so far i have used it on some female vocals and bass - vox with Neumann 87, 147 and AT 4047 - love it on and with everything - this could easily be my "go to" pre.
    I'd get another without much hesitation
    dan
     
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    dan,
    Just wait until you record an acoustic guitar with the Sebatron! I swear to gawd... it sounds like your listening to the guitar right in front of you! I think this is the best pre ever! The only thing I don't get is why they are so inexpensive. I would expect these things to be going for $3000 to $5000! They probably would cost that much if you had to buy them from a dealer instead of getting them direct from Sebatron. Kurt
     
  9. mcguin

    mcguin Guest

    shhhh!!! - i didn't hear anything you just said!
     
  10. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

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    Hey Seb, no news from ya!
     
  11. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    ACB,
    Sebatron is right in the middle of releasing his new ~Sebatron~ "Thorax" mic pre eq compressor combination and is probably swamped. I want one to review! Have you E Mailed him? http://www.sebatron.com
    I am sure when he gets the chance, he will contact you. Patience, my friend. Kurt
     
  12. daif

    daif Guest

    What a breath of fresh air !!!!
    Seb, fortunately for us intending purchasers, has not used the current global obsession/feeding frenzy/mania with mic preamps to price his quality product out of the reach of lesser finacially endowed mortals. I applaud this man's integrity & ethics. In a culture where often "greed is good" is seen as the marketing strategy of many manufacturers this is a refreshing & encouraging change.
    I not only like what is said about this man's product but I like his sense of humour & his humility as well.
    Apart from the obvious when considering puchasing a product, the above , for me, counts a lot.
    Excellent review Kurt.
    Thanks...Tom
     
  13. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    Thank You Tom!
    I have been fortunate enough to have had a few personal notes from Sebatron and I have found him to be a very nice person. On top of that he, in my not so humble opinion, builds some of the finest pre amps I have ever come across. I have hopes for his speedy recovery and I also hope to get a review sample of the "Thorax".

    I assume, (and I may be mistaken) that the affordable nature of these fine products are in part, the result of the direct marketing of them from manufacturer to audio pro. I am afraid that if these fine examples of audio bliss were sold at the local pro audio shops the cost would be in the order of twice as much! I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase these audio products at this great price while they can. If ~Sebatron~ should ever decide to start wholesaling to dealers, these prices are going to evaporate! Get 'em while you can! Kurt
     
  14. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

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    hey this man has lots of cards in his pockets!lol
    In fact a mic pre/compressor combo with reasonable price makes me get !!!!!
    cool
     
  15. tterral1

    tterral1 Guest

    Hey Kurt,

    Thanks for the review, it was very informative. I have been eyeing the Sebatron 4000e for a while now. In fact he was nice enough to contact me (2 months ago now, dang it) when he had a couple of demos for sale at a reduced price.

    I record acoustic music, ie. bluegrass, folk, contemporary acoustic, etc. and was wondering how you thought this pre would work in that environment. I like a clean, clear, accurate, but not sterile pre. Some character from a pre would be fine as well, when needed. It sounds like the 4000e can be clean to slightly dirty, depending on how hard you drive it. I have also looked at the Phoenix Audio DRS-2 and the Great River pres (more expensive), which are supposed to be awesome, but have used neither.

    For microphones, I am using a Soundelux U195 for vocals and guitar, Oktava MC012 for guitar and mandolin and have a new Josephson C42 that I am anxious to try out on these instruments as well.

    I am currently using a Langevin Dual Vocal Combo as my only pre. Since I only have 2 channels of good pre, I was wondering what you thought about the idea of selling the DVC and getting the 4000e (4channels - yeah). I would love to keep the DVC, but finances do not allow it right now.

    Have you tried the Phoenix and/or the Great River pieces? If how does the 4000e stack up.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
    Tim T
     
  16. adamcal

    adamcal Guest

    I also have a Sebatron VMP4000e 4ch pre, same here, its awesome.

    http://www.toyland.com.au

    :w:
     

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