StageTec...any users?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by BigRay, May 9, 2006.

  1. BigRay

    BigRay Guest

    I am borrowing one of the "true match" units from my friend Jakob Handel, along with his Pyramix PC system for this Sundays Haydns Creation.(my Lynx interface still hasnt arrived so I cannot use Sequoia :evil: as I wanted..)

    Id never heard of that company until Jakob mentioned them. Anyone heard of/heard /used any of their pieces?

    Also, though I did not want to use Pyramix(I love Sequoia!) I am stuck with it until if any of you Pyramix users want to offer advice,...I am all eyes.

    Thanks as always.

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    The spec looks amazing. Let us know how it went.
  3. Plush

    Plush Guest

    StageTec has been around for a long time and were pioneers in
    a/d design using gain ranging techniques. They claim a performance equal to a 28 bit converter and tout that the microphone can be plugged directly into the converter without a mic amp.

    I'm sure it's a very good converter and I'd love to hear your impressions of it on your recordings.

    In doing careful study of which converters to buy years ago, it was thought that gain ranging--using two a/d converters together--was an inferior method to using one converter. We bought dCS converters because of this.

    Stagetec is one company that is involved in specsmanship to the max--just the kind of game attractive to German broadcasters who now offer up HD radio at a severely limited bit rate. How ironic!
  4. BigRay

    BigRay Guest

    I will keep folks posted. It is very interesting.

    BTW, Plush..

    Jakob is a former pupil of Van Geest, and was just nominated for his first Grammy. Jakob and Van Geest live literally 5 minutes from me. Both great guys!

  5. Plush

    Plush Guest

    I don't know Jacob, but of course, van Geest is my mentor.

    I enjoy being in Sandhausen at his tonstudio. Yes, Schwetzingen is RIGHT close!

    Please send us your report---and put those mics in the right spots!
  6. BigRay

    BigRay Guest

    Will do !

    Looking forward to it!

  7. route909

    route909 Guest

    Hey Teddy! I visited Berwaldhallen in Stockholm last year. They're using a Stagetec Cantus, and at the time they used B&W Matrix as monitoring. I was only there for two hours or so, but I can say it sounded pretty darn good and as far as routing and flexibility, those things are the $*^t. 1000 channels over fibre, no need to adjust preamp gain and other things like that just makes one's work as a live sound recordinst a whole lot easier.

    Stagetec is engineering quality at it's best, top of the line. I could go on for a while. Point is, try get your hands on that piece of equipment and use it all you can, it's a professional piece of gear that won't disappoint you. There was a A/D & D/A comparison between a couple of hi end converters including prism, lavry gold, stagetec and lake people where the stagetec converters came out on top, hands down. I believe you'll find something if you search

    As I said, I don't have much experience with the company, but what I've seen has impressed me and I'm eager to hear more about their equipment.

  8. TeddyBullard

    TeddyBullard Guest

    Yes, I have to tell you , that I am absolutely amazed by that machine.....
    currently plotting how to get my own.. Nothing ive heard touches it, including Prism, Lavry...Weiss...

    Absolutely quiet, even at very high gain, and as transparent as anything I have ever heard...I would still use my DAVs as I am in love with those, but wow...thats all I can say..amazed.


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