What is the Value of a Great River MP2 ?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by teeno7, May 22, 2010.

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  1. teeno7

    teeno7 Guest

    Hi there,

    I know it is not for sale anymore but is a very highly sought after and apparently pure sounding mic pre.
    How do they sound compared to the original MP-2?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    To the best of my memories, these particular preamps were designed as clones, as close as clones can get, to a class A Neve preamp similar to the 1073 preamp section. And so I gave you all those transformers that has a great deal to do with its character. It's not your only choice. Full-bodied fully colored. Transparent? Hardly.

    Neve & API owner
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  3. teeno7

    teeno7 Guest

    i thought the mp-2 was the first preamp by great river built from the ground up - and the "nv2" is the neve clone with some noise rejection etc.
  4. BusterMudd

    BusterMudd Active Member

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York City

    You are correct. (Well, I don't know about "noise rejection" but yes the MP-2NV is the Neve clone.)

    The original MP-2 was more neutral, less (for lack of a better word) "hairy" than the MP-2NV.
  5. rick-slo

    rick-slo Active Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    I have a MP-2MH which I bought new a few years ago. It is now no longer manufactured. It is very clean and transparent and has enough clean gain to work well with ribbon mikes. The MP-2NV came out later and is based about the Neve 1073 design but with a number of changes for a clearer sound.

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