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What's a quality dual pre for overheads? 1000-1500US$

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by sushifish, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. sushifish

    sushifish Guest

    I'm using a stereo pair of km185's. I was considering a vintech 1272, a summit 200b, ... Any suggestions??? What about that True Systems analog2??? Please help if you've had great experiences with a dual preamp. Thanx :cool:

    BROKENBONES Active Member

    the sebatron vmp-2000e is great on overheads. i use mine with the air switch engaged and pad set to -15db .
    it seems to soften the transients of drums exceptionally well without affecting punch or energy .
    i have used the deep switch when miking jazz drums from a reasonable distance ( live recording situation ) stuff other post eq would not necessarily bring out .
  3. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Can you solder?
    You will NOT beat these for the money!
    Seventh Circle Audio
  4. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member


  5. SeniorFedup

    SeniorFedup Guest

    hey those do it your selfs look quite appealing . do you have any experiences with those?? and if so do you have any background on engineering or etc?
  6. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    Personally I don't solder well enough to brave the complicated kits like the Hamptone or the Seventh Circle Audio pre's (i.e., N72).

    But I do have friends that have braved it and the results are really impressive. I posted the Hamptone as a choice because you can order Scott's pre's already assembled and ready to go. The JFET is around $800 assembled and the Tube model is only $1,000 for 2 channels. The quality and tone of both his solid state and tube models are beautiful and hard to beat, especially at that price.
  7. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    One of my highest preferences for overheads are the OSA MP1-C's (called the "Vintage" model). They have a smooth "flat" top above 12k, but the mids in the 300-400 area are extremely clear and detailed. That frequency curve is unique to this preamp (the Great River NV is probably the closest thing to it in the mids). I prefer them to my Brent Averill API's, which are vintage units (mostly because of that low mid area which is often a problem area on overheads). FWIW, two C's and a TrackPack would be under $1500.

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