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SSL 2mix buss comp

I need to decide this week between:

SSL 384
SSL Xlogic

I have heard that they are the same and I've heard they are totally different.

Anyone have any experience to share?

Thanks for your help.

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From what I've read here - most people seem to like the old one better. I can't remember details - try a search.
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Thanks for the reply!

I've done a search here - thats where I have found the confilicting opinions.

I was hoping to get some more info.

Thanks again, though.
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They sound different.......i prefered the old 384.....the new one seemed to be adding some hi-frequency hardness...some xtra harmonics or something.
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As usual... A/B the units and see what you think yourself. While you're at it, and as long as you're not hung up about having SSL in your rack, you should consider the Smart C2.
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I'll second the Alan Smart C2!

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Go with the old 384.

The Alan Smart C2 while more flexible lacks the crunch.

I think the C1 is a little closer to the original.
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thanks for all your replies.

I was about to go ahead with the xlogic and then I heard some people's misgivings.

Some say it is the exact same.... Any concrete evidence of it changing?

I was mostly getting it because I was looking for the sound from the 384. So...I guess I shouldnt chance it, but...

I don't know where to buy the384.

I'd probably go that route if anyone could give me a hint of where I might look.

Thanks again,

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ssl

If you are in the usa try calling here to see if there are any old stock or repaired GS 384's left.

http://www.solid-state-logic.com/con...s.php?area=USA


If it's the older 384 sound you are looking for you should go ahead and get it.

To be sure, perhaps you should rent both units from a rental house and check to see if you like the newer one better. The Smart is worth checking too. as well as the clone often mentioned on this forum.
Here is the clone.
http://www.gyraf.dk/gy_pd/ssl/ssl.htm
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Is the Gyraf a copy of the 384? I've been using a c2 for the last few days. And while I think it sounds really good, it does NOT sound like the 384 which I love.
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Quote:
Originally posted by thethrillfactor
The Alan Smart C2 while more flexible lacks the crunch.
Who needs crunch when you've got CRUSH!

fuuck
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SSL says its based off the g series - is the 384 based on that as well?
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Yes, the 384 is based on the G series compressor....
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C2

Smart C2 here - verry good. Makes my DMX R 100 mixes sound like a moreexpensive (analogue) console. CRUSH mode goes verry bright, rarely used. It distorts quickly and it needs a powerful EQ after it.
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Quote:
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Who needs crunch when you've got CRUSH!

fuuck
Yeah,

But the crush gets old pretty fast.grudge

(Think about the past girlfriends).

The C1 too me still sounds closer to the original(and its cheaper).

I like the C2, but not for what the SSL mixbuss comp does.
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Has anyone compared the Gyraf ssl clone to the 384?
Thanks,
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Wwwweeeeellllllllll......

I just spoke with SSL and they said, gee that's funny people can hear a difference between the xlogic and the fx-384 - because all we did is change the faceplate.
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I guess gray sounds better then !
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I guess gray sounds better then !
HaHaHa... Actually a black faceplate would make it sound even better.
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while chewing gum....

I mean how much more black could it be?

And the answer is none... none more black.
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Quote:
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Wwwweeeeellllllllll......

I just spoke with SSL and they said, gee that's funny people can hear a difference between the xlogic and the fx-384 - because all we did is change the faceplate.
From the SSL website:
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The XLogic G Series Compressor unit is a 1U rack mounting stereo compressor. It utilises the classic SSL G Series centre compressor design elements within a SuperAnalogue design topology. This brings the dual benefits of spectacular audio performance with a universally acclaimed compressor characteristic.
Either the website is full of crap or the the guy you spoke to is...
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I tried to present that info to him and he said "its pretty much the same".

So I said "pretty much or exactly" and he replied "pretty much".

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