help needed with a preamp decision

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by chen, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. chen

    chen Guest

    Hi everyone

    i'v been saving some $ for pre and I was thinking of the great river MP2 MH. i was going to buy it, but now i saw a focusrite ISA 215 for 2000$.
    my questions is:
    is it a good deal ?
    there's the advantage of the eq, but is it a good preamp ? i'v done my search at the forum and there is nothing on it

    i never heard the focusrite and i loved the mp2

    thank you
  2. chen

    chen Guest

    please Kurt, audiogaff, anyone

    even if you don't have an opinion, or don't have any helpful answer, just let me know that someone heard my cry :cry:

    time is short

  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    The Focusrite ISA series is very nice. Both of those units are considered to be high end pieces.
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Hew Newbie, Hold your pants on.

    People answer questions as they feel like and as the subject interests them. If you want real time service and answers, expect to pay a decent fee for that kind of service.

    The Foucsrite ISA 215 is an older obsolete unit that is a very good preamp and has a very good eq. Very much worth having and using. if the unit is in real good condition, $2K would seem to be a real fair price. I'd much prefer it over the GR MP2.
  5. chen

    chen Guest

    thank you for the replys

    short and clear !!!

    BTW: for the last month, I've been reading almost all the posts here and I think I have a clew which answers should be firewalld :lol:

    thanks a googol
  6. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    never heard a focusrite product that i liked...

    the isa series are generally a bit harsh.... the old lunchbox versions are downright awful....

    the red grungy.... the green..... forget it....

    just my op

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