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Old 19th May 2019
  #421
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I nominate the Inovonics 201, which I'd liken to a (barely) trained gorilla with a fear of loud sounds, riding fader levels.
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Old 9th February 2020
  #422
Bogen Acoustamaster. Pulverizing and darkening on extreme settings and surprisingly usable with a lighter setting. Probably one of the most crudely designed compressor circuits ever.
Old 9th February 2020
  #423
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Shurely a Level Loc is up there in the dirty compressor list
Old 11th February 2020
  #424
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I love this thread
Underrated post.

Hopefully not too late to ask the question: Which version of the Soul Preacher is this? Reissue or vintage? Not sure if there are differences.
Old 11th February 2020
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Volumax with an Audimax is a cool thing
...And there are mods you can do as well:
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Old 11th February 2020
  #426
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Underrated post.

Hopefully not too late to ask the question: Which version of the Soul Preacher is this? Reissue or vintage? Not sure if there are differences.
Reissue
Old 26th February 2020
  #427
The DBX 163 (and DBX 163X) were mentioned in this thread but no samples were ever posted. Here are some of an unmodified China-made DBX 163x and it's as much compression I could get out of the box which meant overdriving the Hi-z input. Compression was always maxed.

It is still relatively benign in my opinion. Youlean shows that the dynamic range only decreased by a little bit so I don't know if the DBX 163X even deserves to be mentioned in this thread.

Samples below are volume compensated to the original.
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