Sytek preamps ?
I've been in the market of a 4 preamps unit and been looking for ISA428 or Daking or something similar.
Thing is my budget is limited (like everyone says) and I've came by the Sytek which is well priced and got good reviews.
The problem is, I can't have any reviews or discussion about them since 2009'
I went on their website, their review links are old, the site is also old and they use gmail addresses..
I sent an email just to know the shipping delay and they answered within the hour.
They seem to have a good product at an affordable price but, I kind of fear the seriousness of the company and the fact that they are kind of underground, unless it's just one guy that does it all..
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D.A.V. vs. Shinybox vs. Sytek Preamps vs. Focusrite ISA
looking for some opinions on the character "character" comparison between the D.A.V. Broadhurst Gardens No.2, Shinybox Si4, and Sytek MPX-4?
What one do you recommend? Will be used mainly for "rock" in conjunction with Daking pre's.
Besides the Focusrite ISA pre's, they are all transformerless designs, but yet every pre still has different sonic "character" even when aimed at being transparent.
I'm just trying to find the most musical pre out of this bunch.
BLA Auteur vs. Sytek MPX4 vs. DAV-BG-1 preamps
Hesitant to ask yet another preamp question for those who are sick of them...
I'm not a gear junkie, but I don't want to be limited by my gear either. I'm looking at these preamps because I'm hearing/reading good things about them. And in fact, in the case of the Auteur by Black Lion Audio I've still never ever heard anything less than stellar about it.
So I'd like to have an excellent quality, 'go to' preamp of at least 2 channels that is under $1000. So? If it were you, what would you buy?
Are there some out there I'm missing?
FYI I am NOT:
-interested in an ART, or a Behringer, or the Joemeek 3Q, or something that 'appears' to be a big bang for the buck. I already have lots of cheap pre channels.
-going to get a kit from Seventh Circle or Five Fishes or similar. They have to be perfect in their construction and I don't have access to someone who can do it for me.
-interested in a single channel for $1000, no matter how incredible it is. I can't justify that kind of dough per channel.
Current sources: acoustic guitar, male baritone voice, female alto/soprano, electric guitar cab, bass-direct through a Radial JDI. Future recordings will include violin and cello. Most other goodies done in Reason
Current arsenel of mics:
1-AT 4050-The new 'go to' for me.
PreSonus firepod-seems fine until you A/B it with anything else-this will likely go.
Old 16 CH Tascam mixer from the 80's-actually sounds not bad, but noisy, and a little hot around 125Hz
Altec 1567-from the 60's, converted into a 4 in-4 out pre. I currently only have 2 channels hooked up. It definitely adds it's own colour to the mix.
Thanks for the input folks.