Originally posted by Bobalou
I'm using a Tube mic (Groove Tubes Model 1b) for vocals.. I'm looking into the Great River ME-1NV (with either the speck ASC or down the road the new Great River EQ to be released around October)...Or the Daking mic pre/EQ .....what distinct differences will I hear between the ME-1NV as is and the Daking
It's kind of hard to put in words what the distinct differences are between the two, but I or any dealer who wants you to have the right piece for your needs would be happy to get both in your hands for evaluation. YOUR ear is the only way to tell what the differences are and how they are applicable to you. Overall though, they are both tough sounding preamps, both Class A and discrete, with a nice low midrange clarity, lots of available gain and headroom, and a good amount of character (but a different character...Jensens sound different than Sowters). The Daking is based on the Trident A range, the NV is based on a 1073
. Obviously both meat and potatoes 'classic' pieces of kit. The Daking seems to have more top in general than the NV. I've found that they are interchangeable sometimes, but usually not.