Originally Posted by cclark40
I just picked a Great River pre and it's amazing. I'm running a Studio Projects C1 and a Stellar CM6 into it. Then I'm going into the Avalon 737sp's line in to bypass the preamp. I'm very happy with the sound and can't believe it didn't do it years ago.
...the Stellar CM-6 thru a Great River ME-1NV is my favorite vocal tracking combo (my current compressor of choice is a Safe Sound P1, but the FMR PBC-6A is another terrific option)...if you haven't already upgraded the tube in your CM-6, consider swapping for an NOS Valvo E80F or Amperex 5840 (same tube branded differently)...the E80F is a high-grade military/industrial equivalent to the EF86...IMHO, that tube smooths out the top-end even more and brings out the best in the CM-6's tonality...a good NOS tube will run about $25-30, and is well worth the expense...swapping is a simple procedure, but burn-in (as with the stock tube) is a 48-72 hour process... E 80F, Tube E80F; Röhre E 80F ID3956, Vacuum Pentode