You guys ...
I'm not in any way linked to this company, but I'm from Poland and have heard several of these units. Mainly because there all over our recording studios now. Not because they are cheaper than vintage units, nor because people that own those studios have cheap gear and have never heard a proper vintage 1176
. It's because these designs are based on what's good (they are clones no?) and if anything, they aren't "way off" off a vintage unit than one vintage unit is from another. You will have vintage units sound and work spectacular, but how often does that happen?
To put it in simple words... if you want to own a great vintage unit, have a listen to 10 of them and pick the best one (like you have a chance to do that in your lifetime). If you want a unit with specific characteristics such as LA2A
for example, then you can buy any "true to the bone" clone and you will most likely be satisfied.
THESE ARE JUST DESIGNS. Nothing less! But they can be something more, as vintage units were. They were hand built, that's why almost every single one had different soul (and sound) to them. You could maybe notice difference doing A/B comparison, and I can only congratulate you if you can tell one unit from another hearing them in different environment, few days apart. So most likely every "hand built clone" will have a soul of his own. Maybe a younger one, but that's life.
Need i say anything about people selling clones of other units ... i mean isn't anyone happy that Fairchild 670
is now available as new and stable units under Anthony DeMaria Labs??? And only $20,000 per unit! So how about a good price for a clone these days huh???
And yes, I like vintage gear. Specially units that sound good, don't have their "moods" too often, and just project proper mojo all over the place.
Now ... I hope I have a firm grasp of the obvious here.