What's a quality dual pre for overheads? 1000-1500US$

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by sushifish, Nov 3, 2005.

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  1. sushifish

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    I'm using a stereo pair of km185's. I was considering a vintech 1272, a summit 200b, ... Any suggestions??? What about that True Systems analog2??? Please help if you've had great experiences with a dual preamp. Thanx :cool:
     
  2. BROKENBONES

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    the sebatron vmp-2000e is great on overheads. i use mine with the air switch engaged and pad set to -15db .
    it seems to soften the transients of drums exceptionally well without affecting punch or energy .
    i have used the deep switch when miking jazz drums from a reasonable distance ( live recording situation ) stuff other post eq would not necessarily bring out .
     
  3. Markd102

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    Can you solder?
    You will NOT beat these for the money!
    Seventh Circle Audio
     
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    Sytek

    Hamptone
     
  5. SeniorFedup

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    hey those do it your selfs look quite appealing . do you have any experiences with those?? and if so do you have any background on engineering or etc?
     
  6. CoyoteTrax

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    Personally I don't solder well enough to brave the complicated kits like the Hamptone or the Seventh Circle Audio pre's (i.e., N72).

    But I do have friends that have braved it and the results are really impressive. I posted the Hamptone as a choice because you can order Scott's pre's already assembled and ready to go. The JFET is around $800 assembled and the Tube model is only $1,000 for 2 channels. The quality and tone of both his solid state and tube models are beautiful and hard to beat, especially at that price.
     
  7. atlasproaudio

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    One of my highest preferences for overheads are the OSA MP1-C's (called the "Vintage" model). They have a smooth "flat" top above 12k, but the mids in the 300-400 area are extremely clear and detailed. That frequency curve is unique to this preamp (the Great River NV is probably the closest thing to it in the mids). I prefer them to my Brent Averill API's, which are vintage units (mostly because of that low mid area which is often a problem area on overheads). FWIW, two C's and a TrackPack would be under $1500.
     

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