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Which ultimate solid-state pre-amp, EQ and compressor+limiter?
Old 11th July 2005
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Which ultimate solid-state pre-amp, EQ and compressor+limiter?

I know that good gear is good gear tube or solid state, but for many years I preferred tube compressors and EQs.
Targeted for ultimate rock production I look to purchase new solid-state chain (to balance existing tube gears choice I have) that would be low noise, clean sounding, in same time with enough character and warmness for digital media.

Preamp - EQ - compression --> mainly for vocals, acoustic guitars and bass.

Budget over 10 k is OK.

GYang
Old 12th July 2005
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API 7600 and a new mic.
nuff said.
Old 12th July 2005
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I'll second that. 7600's sell for a couple grand used, 2,700 new. Plus you get the 550A eq wich is more than 2/3 the cost of the whole unit new by itself.
Old 12th July 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GYang
I know that good gear is good gear tube or solid state, but for many years I preferred tube compressors and EQs.
Targeted for ultimate rock production I look to purchase new solid-state chain (to balance existing tube gears choice I have) that would be low noise, clean sounding, in same time with enough character and warmness for digital media.

Preamp - EQ - compression --> mainly for vocals, acoustic guitars and bass.

Budget over 10 k is OK.

GYang

gordon audio model 5--> buzz audio R-eq 2.2--> shadow hill compressor

asuming all components are prices around 3k
Old 12th July 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.gefell
gordon audio model 5--> buzz audio R-eq 2.2--> shadow hill compressor

asuming all components are prices around 3k
Thanks for suggestions, although I'll yet need to find opportunity to check them anywhere in Europe.

Preliminary candidates within budget from what I heard are:

Pre: AMS/Neve 1073 DPA or Crane Song Flamingo or Chandler TG2
EQ: GML 8200 or Avalon AD2055
Comp: Chandler TG 1 or Empirical Labs Distressor EL-8XS or DBX 160 SL

Any thoughts on compatibility or overall better choices?

GYang
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