Kenetek 1176 vs purple MC77 for vocals?
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26th March 2013
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Kenetek 1176 vs purple MC77 for vocals?

Hey guys I'm between these two 1176 clones. I've heard the Kenetek in action and love it, but I have heard a lot of talk about how great the purple MC77 is. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with both? Which would be better for vocals?

Thanks guys!
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26th March 2013
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Kenetek for me all day.
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6th September 2013
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6th September 2013
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Never heard the Kenetek, but the Purple MC77 is always on my lead vocal chain. Love that box!
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6th September 2013
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Sorry to give you another option, but I really like the Mohog 1176 clone as well. More versatile than the others too since it has switchable output transformers. Just something else to consider
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6th September 2013
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Havent heard the kenetek.
The purples are bright.
Not that thats bad but just depends on source.
Mohogs are awesome.
Love the ability to switch the xfmrs.
Its like a tone switch.
Very excited to try the infratronics.
Should be here today......
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20th September 2013
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Havent heard the kenetek.
The purples are bright.
Not that thats bad but just depends on source.
Mohogs are awesome.
Love the ability to switch the xfmrs.
Its like a tone switch.
Very excited to try the infratronics.
Should be here today......
Did you ever get to try the infratronics? That unit's caught my eye recently.

Thanks,
Frank
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20th September 2013
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Has anyone used both Purple and Kenetek?
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20th September 2013
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Did you ever get to try the infratronics? That unit's caught my eye recently.

Thanks,
Frank

yes the infratronic is really good.
totally nails the aggression of an 1176.
more so than the purple and mohog.
dont get me wrong, i love the mohog,
but there is a certain quality of the tone to the infratronics that seemed more like a urei. perhaps, as warren was saying, its the ed anderson xfrnrs that make the difference.
i dont know nor do i care really.
it sounds friggin good
gain structure seems very familiar and like an original too.
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20th September 2013
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yes the infratronic is really good.
totally nails the aggression of an 1176.
more so than the purple and mohog.
dont get me wrong, i love the mohog,
but there is a certain quality of the tone to the infratronics that seemed more like a urei. perhaps, as warren was saying, its the ed anderson xfrnrs that make the difference.
i dont know nor do i care really.
it sounds friggin good
gain structure seems very familiar and like an original too.
Awesome to hear! Thanks for writing back!

Regards,
Frank
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13th October 2013
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I've been interested in the Infratronics too. I've also looked at the Revive M76. Been wondering how close overall they would compare...and the Mnats rev D.
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23rd July 2014
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23rd July 2014
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I heard that Purple MC77 in a listening test at a major retailer with the most expensive monitors and it thinned out everything that touched it. No thanks.....

Unless my ears were having a bad day, which I always say another day test would substantiate that finding....
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23rd July 2014
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I heard that Purple MC77 in a listening test at a major retailer with the most expensive monitors and it thinned out everything that touched it. No thanks.....

Unless my ears were having a bad day, which I always say another day test would substantiate that finding....
Then your ears were having a bad day.
In all seriousness the difference between the aforementioned is indeed subtle while also being noticeable but none of them have ever sounded thin to me (I've not heard the infratronics though).
IIRC I believe that the Purple is the closest to the original out of the bunch. Ive also heard a few people say they liked the purple more. But as im sure you know its all subjective.
I got to use a mohog 76 just the other day and compared it to a couple of my diy 1176's as well as a wa76 and that switchable transformer really puts it in a class all its own. What an awesome feature.
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23rd July 2014
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Likely not, it was not alone in the thin forest among another 1176 reissue....
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23rd July 2014
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Then your ears were having a bad day.
In all seriousness the difference between the aforementioned is indeed subtle while also being noticeable but none of them have ever sounded thin to me (I've not heard the infratronics though).
IIRC I believe that the Purple is the closest to the original out of the bunch. Ive also heard a few people say they liked the purple more. But as im sure you know its all subjective.
I got to use a mohog 76 just the other day and compared it to a couple of my diy 1176's as well as a wa76 and that switchable transformer really puts it in a class all its own. What an awesome feature.
The Kenetek is actually much closer to the original. It's made out of all UREI parts. It is pretty much an UREI. Anyways kenetek any day if the purple is anything like the UA. The Kenetek sounds incredible. Along my buzz the best compressor in my rack
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