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TAB/Telefunken V 76 Condenser Microphones
Old 26th May 2005
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TAB/Telefunken V 76

hi there,

i have the opportunity to buy two mint TAB/TELEFUNKEN V 76 preamps in a custom made rack for 900 Euros,
should i go for it?
I heard those pres sound pretty decent.

cheers

alex
Old 26th May 2005
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Don't do it! Just send me the info and I'll remove them from temptation. The things I'll do to help save a fellow slut...
Old 27th May 2005
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pardon?

it's urgent...........should i buy? are th
ey better than brent averills?
Old 27th May 2005
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It's a great deal!!!
Buy it. You have nothing to loose. You can sell it back for more than that in a second.

I
Old 27th May 2005
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what is a realistic price for one of these things though?
Old 27th May 2005
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Marquette Audio Labs is asking $3800 for a clean racked pr... are you getting the idea?
Old 27th May 2005
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holy maccaroni, my best mic is an at4033, is there any sense in using such a great pre on a medium good mic?
Old 27th May 2005
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LOL, no please forward me the contact info... I'll spare you from this stress...
Old 27th May 2005
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send it to me send it to me,,,, I'll even pay you 1000 euro..... hahahaha
(its a magic preamp)
Old 27th May 2005
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How do you know they are "mint" (remember they are at least 35 yrs old) & are you sure they are wellracked?

I mean it's a good price even if they need some work, and if they are really "mint" and well-racked it's a phenomenal price.
Old 27th May 2005
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I'm willing to bet they are not in mint condition OR well racked!!!

If they were I'm damn sure the seller would not be selling them at that price...
It just doesn't make any sense, anybody who owns a mint pair of vintage V76's that are well racked would surely know what he has and would NOT sell them for such a low price.
Make sense?

In any event at that price you should buy them!!!
You might want to inspect the innards of each module making sure that even if not mint, the transformers are at least still there!

The V76 is a fantastic mic pre when properly rebuilt and set up.
Old 27th May 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Tholen
I'm willing to bet they are not in mint condition OR well racked!!!

If they were I'm damn sure the seller would not be selling them at that price...
It just doesn't make any sense, anybody who owns a mint pair of vintage V76's that are well racked would surely know what he has and would NOT sell them for such a low price.
Make sense?

In any event at that price you should buy them!!!
You might want to inspect the innards of each module making sure that even if not mint, the transformers are at least still there!

The V76 is a fantastic mic pre when properly rebuilt and set up.
I have to agree with Mike - you get what you pay for. I've bought four V76s over the past five years and all of them had to have significant restoration to be brought up to spec (thanks to Oliver Archut and Dave Marquette for their work on my units!). I paid $900 each for my last pair and Oliver did a complete rebuild for half that, so I feel like I got a great deal. Now back to the question - should you buy a V76? YES!!! Best tube pre I've ever heard and they ain't gonna be getting cheaper. Take the plunge, have Oliver or Dave (or a qualified Tele tech in Europe, I'm sure there are several) pretty it up and enjoy for many years to come.
Old 29th May 2005
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Hud, if I remember correctly, Oliver and Dave are charging about $900 per v76 unit for complete rebuild and rack last time I checked.
Old 29th May 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexi
hi there,

i have the opportunity to buy two mint TAB/TELEFUNKEN V 76 preamps in a custom made rack for 900 Euros,
should i go for it?
I heard those pres sound pretty decent.

cheers

alex
If they check out ok and they are what you say they are..Thats an amazing price.
sounds to good to be true.
my favorite tube preamp by far! ..use 'em all the time
stike
Old 29th May 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by neve1073
Hud, if I remember correctly, Oliver and Dave are charging about $900 per v76 unit for complete rebuild and rack last time I checked.
My bad - Oliver charged $450 up front and $450 upon completion. I recall Dave charged $1000 for a two-unit rack (minus V76s) plus whatever it cost to clean up the units. Still a good value when you add it all up.
Old 29th May 2005
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Quote:
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If they check out ok and they are what you say they are..Thats an amazing price.
sounds to good to be true.
my favorite tube preamp by far! ..use 'em all the time
stike
Hey RoundBadge:
I thought you had a genuine V76.

Insomnio
Old 30th May 2005
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I love my german babes, but they are high maintenance. I fried Heidi's output transformer and Hilda blew a few caps along with bad stepped attenuator. Just the same, I'd never part with them... Go for it!


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Old 30th May 2005
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I'm always wondering how you guys adjust the gain on these V76.
With a coin ?
Old 30th May 2005
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I use a flathead screwdiver.

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Old 30th May 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andre tchmil
I'm always wondering how you guys adjust the gain on these V76.
With a coin ?
I usually just grab a pick...HEAVY ones.
Old 30th May 2005
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I use a quarter with "GAIN" written on it in Sharpie.

-moze
Old 30th May 2005
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I have a coin (25 cents US) which never leaves the table on which the v76 rack sits.
Old 21st September 2005
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I have a washer glued into mine. Makes a perfect nob.
Old 21st September 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andre tchmil
I'm always wondering how you guys adjust the gain on these V76.
With a coin ?
yeah a coin.....


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