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telefunken pre`s

Recently, i have discover that one of my friends have 12 Telefunken pres from an old Telefunken mixer (1968 - 70?) i dont know exactly wich model are the pres (V625?) the manual is entirely in german...the name of the mixer is: STANDARD-REGIESTISCH BT 12/4...anyone can help me? i want to know if its worth to grabb that thing and try to restore and invest some kind of money...what do you think? :roll:

PS: there is not tube...all solid state

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djwig Wed, 01/21/2004 - 07:16

hello.
because of being new here in the forum,
maybe this can be my very first task in here in helping you out with the manual.
i am a german and maybe i can try to translate it.
but because i guess it will be mosty technical data, it might by quiet hard to do.
but i'll try if you want me to.
greetings Hacho

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AudioGaff Wed, 01/21/2004 - 10:59

hello.
because of being new here in the forum,
maybe this can be my very first task in here in helping you out with the manual.

Hacho, Welcome to R.O.! Glad to have you hear. This is a wonderful kind gesture for you offer. I hope that we as a group can give back to you something.

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AudioGaff Wed, 01/21/2004 - 11:04

i want to know if its worth to grabb that thing and try to restore and invest some kind of money...what do you think?

This would depend on your skills, time, what info is available, what parts are available and how much money your willing to spend? I myself don't think they are that special that I would bother with it.

Aziel Wed, 01/21/2004 - 13:10

Thanks a lot Hacho!!! great to have friends there!!!

AudioGaff...thanks for your input, i `ll do a cost research first, then i`ll take desicion... :tu:

Aziel Wed, 01/21/2004 - 14:06

AudioGaff,
I just want to improve my Mackie`s pres, don`t you think maybe this thing can do the job, or at least have another sound/color available? :D

volki Mon, 01/26/2004 - 15:21

in case the channelstrips include micpre, basic eq using (stepped?) faders (if that makes any sense :D ) they prolly are v624 (are there v625 at all?). anyway, haven't heard any of these, but they don't seem to be much sought after if you look at the prices on german ebay. judging after pictures of the innards, doesn't seem to be much in there (maybe op-amp based?), and the xformers are quite small... still they might be an alternative to a mackie. the pre's maybe, but the eq, even if basic, definitely. mackie sharp highs and honky lows... aargh ;)

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AudioGaff Mon, 01/26/2004 - 16:47

Originally posted by Aziel:
AudioGaff,
I just want to improve my Mackie`s pres, don`t you think maybe this thing can do the job, or at least have another sound/color available? :D

Sorry I didn't see your reply until today.

Better than the Mackie yes. But in not knowing the condition of the unit, or having any proper documentation, or many other things that would be required to fix or maintain it, I would rather buy something that has a higher reliablility and value to me. I've never thought the Telefunkin mic pre's tube or solid state were that special or had a high desired tone to them that makes them worth what people charge. If I got real one or two very cheap, than I might be interested but I don't find them to be good enough to pay fair market value for them.