Lexicon 224 or Yamaha Rev 7

Discussion in 'Reverbs / Effects (outboard)' started by claude, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. claude

    claude Guest

    I have an oppurtunity to get a Lexicon 224 with Remote for about $750, I know its old (but that's about all that I know about it) and it supposedly is in good operating condition, is this a good deal? Or how about a Yamaha Rev 7 for $200? Thanks in advance.
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    Both are noisey by today's standards. but I'd go for the Lexicon. It still has some good sounding rooms in there. Rev 7 is pretty gross sounding but can be usefull here and there.
  3. claude

    claude Guest

    Thanks Mike. I'm trying to decide if $750 would be better spent on a newer reverb instead of the 224. I have a Kurzweil Rumour and I'm looking to add another unit.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    What are you recording on ... mixer and stand alone recorder or DAW?

    The 224 is Lexicons super mega buck reverb from the late 80's / early 90's ... I can't say if it would be a good choice or not if I don't know "the rest of the story" but if you're using a Mackie mixer or better with a tape recorder or a stand alone digital recorder like ADATs or a Radar ... Mackie or Alesis HD24 it would be pretty cool!

    If your recording in a DAW, you might be better off getting some good verb plugs for that or perhaps a UAD card or two ... there are some real cool VST outboard devices that run plugs for DAWs that are starting to come out ... you might consider somthing like that to get ahaed of the curve instead of behind it ...
  5. claude

    claude Guest

    Thanks for the info Kurt. I have the DA7 with an Alesis HD24 with a couple of outboard pres, compressors.etc.........I'm not using a DAW at this time. Again Thanks for the info.
  6. Hi !

    I own a 224.
    My opinion is : Go for it !

    This is a beautiful sounding reverb. plus, it has the remote control, very useful !
    I also own a pcm60 and a pcm80. I really find the 224 "easier to fit" in a mix. You send => it works, or not. But if it works, you may want to change a few parameters, but man, this rocks ! I have the same feeling when i use a 480.

    Don't forget the 224 was also made for quad ! (concert hall programs) And it works great in a 5.1 production!

    It really worth WAY more then 750 bucks !

    F r e d
  7. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    They are both fruit. One is apple and one is oranges meaning that they are just different and both have their place. Anyone into reverb should own both. If I had to choose, I'd likely pick the 224.
  8. kelly644

    kelly644 Guest

    I've used the 224 and would go for that over the Yamaha. The only reverb I've heard out of yamaha that I've really liked (yet) are the plate reverbs.

    If you're willing to pay that much for a reverb, why not a used mpx or a TC?
  9. kelly644

    kelly644 Guest

    errr. pcm

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