Originally Posted by Operator_tape
anybody has any news on the group buy? How much will it cost exactly?
You can sign up and then the prices become visible. Signing up doesn't commit you to anything though.
Here's what I've learned to add to the information already in this thread...
-The 84s are exactly the same as the 73s but with the added eq points and no DI.
-Someone (I forget who) did a shootout with the Group Buy 73 and a real 1073 and said they really couldn't tell one from the other (granted this is subjective, but it certainly makes me feel like there's a chance we're really getting something decent and useable).
-the 81 is probably the bigger gamble of the three pres since it's a completely different sounding pre than the 73 or 84.
-Because all the pres are being built for the GB and aren't stock units, we're looking at something close to 6 months of wait time.
-the 1200 mic is based on the AK47...does that mean it'll sound like one? probably not without some modification.
-I'm pretty sure that the ribbon mics will be shipping with spare ribbons and hopefully the manufacturer, being aware of the problems with the last ribbon shipment, have addressed the "sagging" issue.
All that said, my order currently is two 84s, two 1200s, two 310s, and two 3s. It's a sick amount of gear for the price I'll be paying. I might even add another 1200 or two just because I really want to play around with modifications on those.