Originally Posted by AnAverageJoe
Hey I have the ADL600, but have not tried it on drums... I see you have the MP20 and the Eureka, Can you give me your Opinion on those pres?
I like the Eureka a lot. The compressor is real nice and the unit is very clean. I have the AD/192 card for them and the converters sound nice. The eq works good, not my favorite, but works good.
The mp-20 is very dark to me. I like it on direct keys and sometimes I pick it over the ADL600 for acoustic guitar.
Originally Posted by mltamisin
What converters did you use? I've noticed with cheaper converters you can't differentiate between subtle differences so much with preamps. I once did an OH test with KM184's and Portico's, Great Rivers, and API's and I couldn't tell the difference using the 002 converters......switched to the Apogee's and then the differences where very clear. This seems to be the case here b/c they all sound really close.
I used the converters in the FireStudio. I know that the converters aren't top of the line, but I can tell a huge difference from this unit and the firepod. They put the new jetpll word clock and it makes these converters sound pretty darn good.
I will also say that for me, it's harder to tell the difference in pre's when listening to drums verse a vocal track or acoustic track, but I thought this test would be fun anyway.
I will reveal after we give some more people the chance to chime in.