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Valve verses Tube ......

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Blaine, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. Blaine

    Blaine Guest

    At the risk of getting slammed I was wondering what the sound difference is between a Valve mic pre and a tube mic pre. I use an AKG solid tube and I've been looking at the Avalon 737 or the Summit Audio mpc 100a. Then I came across some vocal tracks I liked and when I asked about the chain he said he used a Bog standard Neumann U87 into a Tl Audio valve EQ (with the eq off) into a Summit tl-100. Thus why I'm asking valve verses tube.


  2. Henchman

    Henchman Active Member

    Hmm, I thought Valve was the British term for Tube.
  3. cjogo

    cjogo Guest

    (US vs GP) (tube vs valve)
  4. Blaine

    Blaine Guest

    Don't I feel like a rookie!

  5. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    I like valves better than tubes, 'specially the kind with brass bushings & silicone gaskets...
  6. tubedude

    tubedude Active Member

    Some compressors use a combination of valves and tubes. :)
    Funny $*^t.
  7. tubedude

    tubedude Active Member

    I'm gonna change my name to ValveDude :)
  8. Henchman

    Henchman Active Member

    How about "The Valvealator"
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    "Oh, you press the first tube down...
    and the music goes round and round..."

    Nothing like a beautiful young woman wearing a valve-top on a hot summer's day.

    Gotta remember to buy a new valve of toothpaste on my way home.
  10. tubedude

    tubedude Active Member

    There is an empty toilet paper valve next to my toilet.
    Since it snowed a few incehs last night, I'm gonna go valving down the hill... catch you later..
  11. Blaine

    Blaine Guest

    OK, OK, I'll go away!
  12. gavinchan

    gavinchan Guest

    Originally posted by Blaine:
    OK, OK, I'll go away!

    Hey, don't feel so bad, I'm sure all of us at one time or another have asked stupid questions, that's what is great about forums like this. So stick around, you make the rest of us look good!!! (JUST KIDDING!) ;)

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