Vintech 1272 vs Sebatron?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by MakoBlink, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. MakoBlink

    MakoBlink Guest

    Im trying to decide on the 2 channel version of the sebatron vs the vintech 1272. has anyone done any sound comparisons/give me any advice?
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    I have used BA 1272's and the Sebatron VMP pres and I personally prefer the Sebatrons. BTW, I love real Neves ....

    I have to asume the Vintech 1272 is the same thing as the BA version ... I don't know what would be different. I have never been impressed with the sound of the 1272's even before I understood the difference between the 1071's 1082's and the 1272's or before I knew that R. Neve never made a pre amp called the 1272.

    My first reaction when using the 1272 for a bass track was, "What's all the hub- bub about with these things?"

    I can assure you I never had a problem hearing what the buzz was about with any of the other Neve types available.

    Original Neve designed pres from this era employ 3 gain stages that interact with each other and create the Neve sound ... The 1272 uses only 2 stages amplification and is essentially 2/3rds of a Neve or as I call them, "Neve Lites" ... I have heard some assert that the 3rd stage doesn't engage before 60dB of gain, but that's not really true according to conversations I have had with people who know more about it than I do.
     
  3. MakoBlink

    MakoBlink Guest

    kurt, in your sebatron review you said it listed at 1495? I cant find that price
     
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    Look at the date on the review, that was about 18 months ago .... I also wrote at the time that I thought as soon as the Sebatron caught on the prices would go up .... in which I was correct ...

    I think the VMP 4000e sells for around $1800 now .... still a hell of a deal for 4 class A, transformer balanced tube pre amps ..

    btw, in use over the past months, I have found the switchable EQ bass boost/cut and high / sheen boosts to be very useful ... often all that is needed.
     
  5. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

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    I need some Maalox or something, because my G.A.S. is killing me!

    Thanks, jerks. :evil:

    :D
     
  6. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    I can't speak about the Vintech because I've never used one. But I can say that the Sebatron kicks a$$. I have one and love it. I use on everything, it never lets me down. Very versital.
     

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