CLM Dynamics?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Crankitup, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Crankitup

    Crankitup Guest

    Has anyone heard of this Scotland based preamp manufacturer? I'm looking at a used DB200 2-channel mic pre and wondering how it stacks up to something like Focusrite ISA428 or FMR's RNP.


  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Very obscure manufacturer, they may be out of business now. I ran across an 8-channel "800" in a studio in Atlanta about 5 years ago. The owner claimed that he got it through Eddie Offord, the producer for ELP and Yes. He compared it to API, and was using it for drums. The only negative thing that I noticed was that there was this built-in limiter circuit that was "spongey" at best. Anyway, it seemed like its' build quality was very good, and it was clean and quiet. With the limiter OFF, the transient detail was very good and punchy.
    BUT you'd want to make sure that you would be able to get the thing repaired if needed, so be sure it has the schematic/service info included.
    You may be on your own with that.
    As far as how it measured up to the others you've listed, I would say that it is MUCHO better than the Focusrite (whose rep is rapidly crumbling, anyhow). Haven't used the RNP, but if the 2-channel CLM has the same feature set as the 8-channel (M/S decoder, stepped gain, etc), I'd say that its' a good notch up from the FMR even with its GOOD rep...
  3. Crankitup

    Crankitup Guest

    ok thanks a lot for the info! It's supposedly the same as the 8 channel one but with slightly better components, and obviously 2 channels
  4. studio404

    studio404 Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I have a DB500s which is a dual channel dynamic eq with filters etc...
    I use it on everthing!!
    The build quality is very good and it sounds amazing.
    They may not be in business but I would definately recomend thier gear.

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