Amek System 9098 Pre's

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by tubedude, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. tubedude

    tubedude Active Member

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    Any experience and or comments are greatly appreciated. Details, details, details...
    this thing is only aabout $1700 for 2 channels... not TOO bad...
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

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    They are 'quick' as opposed to 'slow' (ala API which give a compressed thwack on drums or 'juiced overtones' on electrics).

    IMHO Good for:

    Stunning 'you are there' jazz style recordings
    i.e "my god that shaker sounds like it is in the room next to me"..

    If you like a Ry Cooder / Ricky Lee Jones style 'jazz reality' sound these give it BIG TIME! (IMHO).

    They help make sounds leap out right at you.. and add a 'classy slickness' I borrowed a 4 way unit for months, I still to this day have repeat clients from that period!!!!!!

    I honestly dont know why I never got me some in the end...

    Finaly, the cumulative effect of using them on 'everything' (every overdub) made for a stunning overall sound to the projets I used em on...

    Anyone else?

    :)
     
  3. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

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    I agree with Jules...they are clean, but with balls. And yes, they are a good deal. Wish I could afford the console (don't we all). Good Luck!
     
  4. MMazurek

    MMazurek Member

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    I've got two of the 9098 EQ units.

    My first 'go to' pre for most stuff.

    AWESOME eq section.

    FANTASTIC with a Distressor or Fatso either between the pre/eq or after. Oh, what the hell, even both sometimes.
     
  5. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

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    I've tried the 9098 pre/EQ and while I like the EQ I haven't been knocked out by the preamp. Very bland and midrangy to my ear. Is there a difference between the pres in the DMA and the EQ?
     
  6. Originally posted by Jay Kahrs:
    I've tried the 9098 pre/EQ and while I like the EQ I haven't been knocked out by the preamp. Very bland and midrangy to my ear. Is there a difference between the pres in the DMA and the EQ?

    The opinions on the 9098 pre/eq seem to be evenly split between those like yours, favoring the eq section and the opposite. I liked the pre, but wasn't exactly thrilled by the eq. Go figure.
    Still, no one seems to dispute the fact that the unit has class.

    Predrag
     

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