Buzz MA2.2 vs Phoenix DRS-2

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by jazzgitter, Dec 19, 2002.

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  1. jazzgitter

    jazzgitter Guest

    I'm considering these two preamps for our studio.I'm wondering if anyone owns both or has used both of these for a comparison.3D mic pre shootout made a comment about the Buzz having the biggest open sound of any pre they have tried. I've heard people say the same about the DRS-2.Anyone?
    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Rumblemix

    Rumblemix Guest

    Pheonix Audio pre is amazing.

    I could go on. I won't.

    Amazing.

    RM. :c:
     
  3. 20db.com

    20db.com Guest

    Steve, the Phoenix is a good preamp and I am sure you can get more feedback from Rumblemix or other users but it is very different sounding from the Buzz.

    Even Phoenix represent the DRS-2 as a...Discrete Mic Input Technology which gives a "valve-like" sound. This is more of a Britsh sound but it is transformerless and not quite as Neve-ish as say the Great River NV.

    The Buzz is very transparent and smooth. Incredibly musicial and it really shows off the first time you record an acoustic guitar.

    I think Mike Jasper said it best over in another forum...
    The MA-2.2's ability to responsed quickly (slew rate) and the frequency response of 2Hz to 250kHz is a few of the reasons you get that openness you are asking about.

    Both are very good pres, but very different.

    Lee
     

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