Originally posted by alanhyatt
Well like everything else, the opinions vary. The Meek is very useful for many users and is mainly a compressor and EQ box, but for many applications the Meek mic amp is wonderful. Yes, it could be better, and it will be soon enough after the new models come out.
It is very different from the RNP. The Meek is colored, and the RNP squeaky clean. I prefer the Meek on some applications, and I prefer the RNP on others. Its different strokes for different folks. Variety is best if you have the money...
Um, are you honestly trying to say that the mic amp on the lowest end Meek "channel in box" piece is comparable *quality-wise* to the RNP? Because it isn't.
It has a place in the world and I really do like it for certain things, but to suggest that they are "equal but different" is bollocks. In pretty much every category by which you can evaluate a device's quality--headroom, clarity, noise, distortion, etc.-- the mic amp section of the Meek falls short. Which doesn't mean it doesn't have utility, but means they have different design objectives and criteria by which they should be evaluated.
I've never heard any other Meek brand mic amp, so I can't comment, but the VC3Q is an effects box. And it is cool for what it is. (I even made a point to bring that box up in another thread.) But to say that the mic amp in the VC3Q is a serious mic amp is just silly.
I know you feel like you need to defend your product line, but I really wasn't actually attacking it. Poking a little. Well, I suppose "running screaming for cover" might seem a little harsh. How's this: if you're looking to reliably amplify microphone signals under a wide variety of circumstances, the lowest end Meek box is perhaps not your best choice, and the RNP will likely be a better one.