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Vintech 1272- real deal?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by eddiesound, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. eddiesound

    eddiesound Guest

    I was just about set on saving for the Avalon AD2022 mic pre and a friend who works at the recording workshop told me to check out the Vintech 1272 for about half the price. I want to get the best pre I can, something I'll be happy with for many years to come. Any thoughts on this? Thanks!
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Yeah... keep saving for the Avalon... way more versatile.
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Actually, you have been made a member. Check your account. Some kind soul donated the fee for you ....
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    That was very kind of them... I wondered what that email was about. FWIW I prefer email to PM's anyway so I think I'm going to leave the line in the signature file... but it's nice to know that if someone can't read I'll be able to retrieve the PM.

    Thank you very much oh kind stranger.
  5. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    No other thoughts on the Vintech from anybody?
  6. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    I hear it's the poster child of the bang-for-the-buck-preamp campaign. While not quite as good as a Great River or Brent Averill, it holds it's own quite well for it's $1300 tag. The only Avalon I'm familiar with is the 737 and I really don't care for it, so based on that, I would say get the Vintech.
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    The Vintech is a very good and detailed pre. Perhaps a bit of a one-trick-pony, but if you like a pony that can do a backflip then its for you.My personal favorite in the Vintech line is the 73i pre.
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Now there's a stretch... Dallas keeps saying that his $*^t sounds exactly like a Neve and I'll be damned if I would call a Neve a "detailed pre"... but as always... YMMV.
  9. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    Fletch, I gotta agree with you on this one..
    I have an X73i... and I absolutely love it - it rocks.

    But 'detailed', not exactly... thick, fat, present, aggressive - yes...
  10. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Words can be 'defined' in many different ways.....fat....yeah....can I 'hear' all the parts of the recorded sound clearly over all the aggressiveness? .....absolutely.....does this make it 'detailed'?? ...its all a matter of definition...but then we all do 'agree'....the Vintech does a great job....as for Neve and its children....the only real Neve I've ever heard was a console and the Vintech stuff sounds better...probably because its newer....

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