2nd preamp

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by songman, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. songman

    songman Guest

    I've got a Millennia STT1 and have been trying the Avalon 737 as a second preamp. I only record vocals and acoustic guitars (mics: Brauner Valvet and Neumann TLM 103). But the 737 gets bashed quite a bit in most forums. Next to the Millennia it pales a bit on all fronts (preamp, eq, certainly comp) and it also does not provide sufficient variation I think. But I do like the tube sheen the 737 gives on vocals (more pronounced than the tube topology of the Millennia). So given all these facts, what would you think to be a good second preamp.

    Cheers, Bob. :)
     
  2. anonymous

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    I just got a 2 channel Great River from "little dog audio"
    I like it alot
    Think Im gonna get an Avalon M5 next and then maybe a Sebatron after that
     
  3. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

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    If you really want the "tube" sound, go with the UA 6176. Great tube pre and the 1176 comp is killer. I've also heard good things about the LA-610, but I've not tested it myself.

    The API 7600 is also great with a better EQ. It's solid state but with good Color.

    The Manley Voxbox is also highly recomended tube unit, but again it's something I have no personal experience with.
     

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