Reverb advise quick please

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Magnus johansson, Aug 21, 2003.

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  1. Hello people!

    I am about to buy a new reverb unit and I has planned to buy A lexicon mpx550 400usd and an M*one XL 600usd. But I guy in town offered me a Yamaha digital reverberator Pro R3 for 4900 usd.

    Is the yamaha a better alternative than the others. I dont need the digital ins and outs cause I use a analog mixer. but wich unit chould be the best of these 3. I know that the yamaha is an older one but was good for its price back than. But are the new lexicon and TC electronics better at the lower prise.

    The prices is not correct in dollars but I calulated them into approximte usd to make it iasy to compare. The prices is here in sweden

    The deals I got are for tomorrow so what do you recomend me to buy.

    Best regards Magnus / sweden
  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    my only advice is:
    1. I can't remeber using any yamaha reverbs ever.
    2. Lexicon are probabbly jsut about the most experianced at making great digital reverbs.
    3. TC makes good stuff too.

    hope that helps a little.
  3. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Central Village, CT
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    Did you make a BIG mistake on the price?

    This company:

    has a list price for the ProR3 (New) of only 1,364 USD and it's on sale for 1,099 USD - did you mean 490 usd?

    I too have never used the Yamaha - so cannot speak for quality..........

  4. Thanks guys!

    Yep a BIG mistake...490usd...

    I think I gonna start with the lexicon mpx550 and work my way from there...but more input in this matter is always welcome...

    thanks / Magnus
  5. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Kev Active Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    In a chair in front of a computer screen
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    Better choice.....


  6. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    Just for the record I own a yamaha rev 500. It's good. I use it. I like it, but I think that the lexicon is the choice you want to make for a starter.
  7. golli

    golli Active Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    I also own the Rev 500, and its quite good, very simple to operate and sounds great.
    But I've been looking into other units for a variety, and I would go with the TC M-One XL.
    I've read, a head to head comparison on the TC and Lexicon MPX 500 and the TC came out on top. Both because of the simple to operate factor and sound quality. And also, TC seam to be on top of the game right now, with their new Reverb 6000 .
    From what I've gathered on the web, the TC algorithms are becoming a favorite in the business.
    A friend of mine works at the best equipped studio here in Iceland and they just got this Reverb 6000 unit, and for them it came from heaven :D .
  8. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Boy do I feel stupid.

    Of course I've used Yamaha reverbs!
    Rev5 and Rev7. Both good, but I like the Rev5 more.


  9. Davedog

    Davedog Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    RM...i saw that post and went ???HUH???...

    The lexicon sounds like a has a particular tonality to it that permeates all things it is used on.Like a brand.

    The yamaha reverbs are very easy to control and simple to use.

    The TC has the best sound of all of them.Its inobtrusive when you want it to be yet it can impart serious heavy verbs where needed.It can also do a sweetening with air under the verb.It also has a lot more things in it than just verbs.
  10. Thanks for the input.

    I am now a owner of a lexi 550....I guess my next will be the m one xl...or is there any other suggestions in that price class??

  11. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Active Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    If you are recording into a computer I would consider getting a TC Powercore card. A bit more expensive but you will quickly appreciate the advantage of having a solid quality reverb (actually 8 of them :roll: ) inside the machine. The TC ClassicVerb competes with (or even exceeds) the quality of a fair number of external hardware units.

    Just my opinion and hopefully somewhat useful.

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