My mind is spinning

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by UTS, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. UTS

    UTS Guest

    Hi,

    I started the Brauner Valvet vs. Neumann M 147 thread a while ago and still haven't come to any conclusion what to buy especially now since some new thoughts have been spinning around in my mind for a couple of days (and nights).
    What do you guys think would be a healthier investment given a budget of 2500$:

    A) Buying a really high end sort of mic like a Valvet, Soundelux, Lawson, U 87 whatever and using it with my current Pre Amp (Trident 65...).

    B) Going to invest in a quality budget mic such as a TLM 103, Rode NTK, MBHO whatever and buying for the rest of the money (which should be something like 1800 $) a really good pre amp. Maybe a Vintech, Amek, SPL or whatever (new or used).

    What do you think would give me better results in general??

    Thanks once more.

    Markus
     
  2. anonymous

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    How much is the new U47 Sondelux copy? Folks were raving about it at the AES

    :eek:
     
  3. drundall

    drundall Guest

    My vote would be for the latter. I've used the 65 pre's and thought they were scratchy and abrasive sounding. I think you'll really notice the difference with a great preamp, and you can run everything through it.

    I'm sure there will be other opinions.
     
  4. osmuir

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    sounds like an ok idea, and if you do it, consider the great river pres. you can grab the mp-2, or w/an extra 200, the mp-2 nv. that is an AMAZING pre. heard it at aes, still freakin out about how to convince myself to lay a hand on one. however, if you plan to get both a great mic and a great pre in your collection in future, get the mic now, and wait on the pre [less money wasted on lower end mics]. you can get a U99, for example, for 1,700, and i'll tell you where if you want.

    --o
     
  5. atlasproaudio

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    Originally posted by owen muir:
    you can get a U99, for example, for 1,700, and i'll tell you where if you want.

    Please, tell us who it is.
     
  6. Jon Best

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    Well, Fletcher pointed out that Phoenix Audio has the preproduction run of their new $2500 stereo micpre on sale for 699 pounds, which I think would be about a grand. That, and a couple of mid level mics would do you pretty well, IMO.
     
  7. td

    td Guest

    Owen - Inquiring minds want to know ...... where does one buy a U99 for $1700??
     
  8. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

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    Yeah, tell me where I can get one for $1700 and I'll order one tomorrow.
     

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