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Chandler LTD-1, Vintech X73 or Averill 1073?

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Chandler LTD-1, Vintech X73 or Averill 1073?

I need to make a choice. I can only afford one of these.

It will be used on guitars with a Royer R-121

All feedback appreciated.

Any thoughts on which unit will hold its value the longest?

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20 years 9 months

AudioGaff Wed, 08/13/2003 - 20:02
My Brother owns two x81's and we've done one-on-one compare of it and a 1073, and the mic pre tone is right there. Of course the eq is different as the x81 has 4-band. The very minor difference is that the Vintech X73 and X81 sound newer, As in cleaner, less noise and bit faster/harder while the 1073 my Bro has (or rather had as he just sold it) sounded a bit slower/softer less detailed. Keep in mind that a lot 1073's don't exactly match one another either.

I also have noted that a lot of the people that make negative comments on the Vintech also seem to have their own agendas - or sell other products that compete.

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sheet Mon, 09/22/2003 - 05:27
Originally posted by syborg:
Word is that Neve is going to release a 1073 reissue...I'd wait for that or get a pair of originals- They'll hold their value better, sound killer and look better on the gear list....my $.02.....
Yes. The party at AMEK is over. The people responsible for getting Rupert Neve to design the 9098/9098i, facilitate and build the console line all have left for various reasons. The key guy is working with Neve to get re-issues of the real deal. http://www.rupertneve.com is almost complete, and the new stuff should roll out soon.

Though Rupert had other designers working for him, some of which are manufacturing clones themselves, I would opt for the Neve nameplate on mine.

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Pro Audio Guest Tue, 09/23/2003 - 05:19
I've got 5 genuine Neve 1073's and 1 of Brent Averill's Reproduction 1073's. I can tell you that the Repro is stellar and every bit as good as the original. I would advise to spend a few extra bucks and get the 1084 Averill Repro instead. The EQ has a few more options that will come in handy. The Averill's are plug and play and the support and advice is superb. You can't go wrong.

A little story:
When I first heard a 1073 on a kick drum I cried. From that moment I knew I would have to have enough 1073's to mic a whole kit and the cost brought tears to my eyes as I truly had Neve-itis. No other single piece of equipment has made me happier.

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RecorderMan Tue, 09/23/2003 - 07:40
Originally posted by denial:
I've got 5 genuine Neve 1073's and 1 of Brent Averill's Reproduction 1073's. I can tell you that the Repro is stellar and every bit as good as the original. I would advise to spend a few extra bucks and get the 1084 Averill Repro instead. The EQ has a few more options that will come in handy. The Averill's are plug and play and the support and advice is superb. You can't go wrong.

A little story:
When I first heard a 1073 on a kick drum I cried. From that moment I knew I would have to have enough 1073's to mic a whole kit and the cost brought tears to my eyes as I truly had Neve-itis. No other single piece of equipment has made me happier.
Ditto to your whole post, with sugar on it! :c:
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