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Eckmiller Fever
Old 30th March 2009
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Eckmiller Fever

Hello!

I am falled in love with the Eckmiller sound, I am using several module:

W86a, low and hi shelving
PF5/8h, mid boost
TS10, low cut
HS10, hi cut

I found them very musical, a really unique sound.

Do anybody knows or use the remaining module from the Eckmiller catalog: HV55, NF11, HV53 ?

Are they useful in a mix or mastering context or were they used only in the broadcast world?

Is there any dedicated site or page about this wonderful manufacturer?

Thank you for your time!

Marco




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Old 17th November 2009
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you are not alone in universe with this fever
Old 16th June 2010
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Nice setup you have there!
What are you using as make-up amps?
Thanks

Michael

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Hello!

I am falled in love with the Eckmiller sound, I am using several module:

W86a, low and hi shelving
PF5/8h, mid boost
TS10, low cut
HS10, hi cut

I found them very musical, a really unique sound.

Do anybody knows or use the remaining module from the Eckmiller catalog: HV55, NF11, HV53 ?

Are they useful in a mix or mastering context or were they used only in the broadcast world?

Is there any dedicated site or page about this wonderful manufacturer?

Thank you for your time!

Marco




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Old 16th June 2010
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Make-up amps

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Nice setup you have there!
What are you using as make-up amps?
Thanks

Michael
Hello Michael!

I am using 4 Telefunken recapped V72.

All the best,

Marco
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Old 16th June 2010
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I had a pair of W86s YEARS ago before I knew what I had.
For shelf filters, they were the heaviest cassettes I've ever
picked up!
I traded them for a 32 input Soundtracs console....
I got shafted in that deal.
Old 16th June 2010
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I am using 4 Telefunken recapped V72.
Lovely - the way it's meant to be I guess.

I'm currently using a pair of V74 line amps for my W86a's.
Missing a couple of db's obviously, but I just make up for that later in the signal chain.
Most of the times it'll be the Chandler Zener.

Sounds great!

Old 16th May 2011
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Im using Eckmillers with WSW 811450B germanium Buffers ....
Old 16th May 2011
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How much make up gain would a HS10 and a TS10 in series need?
Old 25th July 2013
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How much make up gain would a HS10 and a TS10 in series need?
'lo starseed. About +21 dB max., upon my tech.

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Coming into this refined fever, I'm looking for edge connectors regarding those aforementioned modules.

See you swoon !

Last edited by Voivodinevampyr; 25th July 2013 at 10:02 PM.. Reason: Tech spec'ing
Old 25th July 2013
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The TS10 and HS10 always must be used together, as a pair, in order to have the right input and output impedances.
As far as I remember the "make up" gain was 34 dB.
The Eckmillers are completely passive equalisers and yes: They still are great !
Old 26th July 2013
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Works for me, and makes perfect sense...except, I think on my Telefunken desk there were additional resistors...perhaps to bring the impedance down to 200 ohm from 600 ohm.
Old 5th August 2013
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As for Eckmiller's :
I was talking about Eckmiller as presented alongside passive EQ'ing in Neumann-era consoles, beyond the sole HS10/TS10's, no matter how good those be.


In that, a +21 dB plummeting remains right, as far as the next gain stage is concerned. After passive onboard frequential treatment. Then one will probably add the dB's obtained through the desk signal-path, but it's good to know the historical assignment of gain curves.


Kind regards,


Last edited by Voivodinevampyr; 5th August 2013 at 08:30 PM.. Reason: Link towards a back panel message from Eckmiller Dpl. Eng.
Old 15th February 2015
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Mine V72s got EMI mod with 40dB out as result.

Any idea how does the mod affect the output thogether with W86a?
Old 11th July 2015
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Hello,


I am also working on the same set of Eckmiller modules:

W86a, low and hi shelving
PF5/8h, mid boost
TS10, low cut
HS10, hi cut

I'll have a V72 for make-up gain.

My question:
Which is the best order to put the modules in?
I read the TS10 and HS10 should be placed in series.
But what about the other modules and where should I place the V72?
Old 11th July 2015
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You are loosing gain with the eq modules, so I would put the V72 as the last module in the chain to make up for the loss.
An original text in the V72 specifications says:
"The V72 was developed 1953 at the NWDR (Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk) as an universal studioamp with a fixed gain of 34dB to compensate the signal loss of passive filters and faders in modular studio mixers."
Old 9th February 2019
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Hi Matthew!

My order is:
TS10, W86a, PF5/8h, HS10, V72 modded for +40db.

All the best!

Marco

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Hello,


I am also working on the same set of Eckmiller modules:

W86a, low and hi shelving
PF5/8h, mid boost
TS10, low cut
HS10, hi cut

I'll have a V72 for make-up gain.

My question:
Which is the best order to put the modules in?
I read the TS10 and HS10 should be placed in series.
But what about the other modules and where should I place the V72?
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