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How about Daking pre eq?

Anyone tried the daking mic preamp and eq combo?

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MadMoose Sat, 04/06/2002 - 12:35
I have a pair and I use them all the time. They're very open and brighter then a Neve or API, but not clean like a Great River or something. The EQ is the best part of 'em. The mids are great. Overall they're very musical and cool. Not my first choice for everything but they rarely sound bad. Between those and my 1272's most bases are covered.

MadMoose Sun, 04/07/2002 - 16:19
Having tons of bottom isn't something the Dakings are good at. I use mine for inside of kick in a two mic setup and snare snare while tracking. I use a 1272 for single mic kicks and outside kick in a two mic setup. I like that they're brighter and don't have the bottom that a Neve has. They compliment each other well.

Guest Mon, 04/08/2002 - 14:25
Just reinforcing what has been said - they're definitely not for everything - on some vocals they can definitely sound too edgy. But I love it on a lot of drum kits - especially toms or snare. It's one of the things I instinctively go to when I have a darker source that can use some brightening - in a way that's nicer than switching to a mic with an overhyped high end.

MadMoose Wed, 04/17/2002 - 23:37
Interesting, when I was at the AES show I stopped by the Daking booth and Geoff had changed the pre/EQ 52270 I think? Anyway, it had a new face that was more Kermit green then forest green, more freqs for EQ, fixed high and low pass filters and way cheesier knobs. Maybe they no longer meet Fletchers standards or he's re-evaluating it. Either way I like the pair that I have.

Guest Thu, 04/18/2002 - 09:03
Originally posted by Jay Kahrs:
Interesting, when I was at the AES show I stopped by the Daking booth and Geoff had changed the pre/EQ 52270 I think? Anyway, it had a new face that was more Kermit green then forest green, more freqs for EQ, fixed high and low pass filters and way cheesier knobs. Maybe they no longer meet Fletchers standards or he's re-evaluating it. Either way I like the pair that I have.
Wow! I'm sorry to hear that! One of the coolest things about the Daking was its "built like a tank" feel. Those giant steel knobs and solid feeling switches... but I guess if they're a thing of the past it's just going to make our units all the more valuable if we ever decide to sell them...
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