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Old 20th September 2005
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Pro-Audio Recommendations in London

Hi all!
Just wanted get some recommendations for pro dealers in and around London. I've been using a place near me, and since the manager left they seem to only be interested in prosumer stuff like Behringer and so on
I've only had good experiences on the phone with Funky Junk (they were really helpful), but they don't deal with much digital stuff, and I'm gonna need to invest a bit more in my PT rig in the near future.
KMR have a great website, and seem to sell pretty much everything! Anyone had any experiences with them (good or bad)?
I'd really love to find a place which is happy to let me really test out gear before buying, and has knowledgeable staff, so any Gearslutz input would be much appreciated....
Thanks in advance
Old 20th September 2005
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The good thing with KMR is that they actually have a lot in stock that you can get your hands on.

Check them out.

Funky Junk stock a lot of second hand gear but almost nothing new.

MJQ www.mjq.co.uk is also a great place for second hand gear in London.
Old 20th September 2005
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KMR are good - staff there are very knowledgeable and very willing to answer any questions.

They also carry some kick ass gear!
Old 20th September 2005
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KMR again... Very good loan scheme!
Old 20th September 2005
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KMR it is then! Thanks for the replies.

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KMR again... Very good loan scheme!
Ooooh... loans.... permanent!?
Old 20th September 2005
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Call Keith at KMR
Old 20th September 2005
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Hi Riccardo...... cool website.
How'd you get on with your new Pendulum ES8? It's on my list to check out.... Any comparisons with the Vari-Mu?

I'd apologise for hijacking the thread.... but it's my thread...... and everyone's in agreement on KMR!
Old 20th September 2005
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Keith and Nikki at KMR thumbsup
Old 20th September 2005
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Hey Dave....... How's the studio coming along?
Old 20th September 2005
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The Thread will be updated with new pics this weekend, stay tuned....
Old 20th September 2005
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I'm dribbling already!! heh
Old 23rd September 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bishbashbosh
Hi Riccardo...... cool website.
How'd you get on with your new Pendulum ES8? It's on my list to check out.... Any comparisons with the Vari-Mu?

I'd apologise for hijacking the thread.... but it's my thread...... and everyone's in agreement on KMR!

I have had it for 9 months now. It is very good indeed.
Mine is the standard with input transformers only.
It can be ordered with output transformers also.
Bear in mind that it is VERY clean. The bass or lows if you prefer does not change as it does in other similar designs.
The fact that it does not have an apparent colour like a Manley or a Phoenix for example can be a good or a bad thing depending on taste and application.
Also the Manley can be operated as a compressor mor a limiter, the Pendulum is a pure limiter.


Now it takes a while to figure out a couple of things about the ES 8.
first of all as it is very transparent you can easily dial more limiting than you would at first. Be careful as even if the meters are showing very little limiting there's much more going on. It is perfect for mastering!

About the colour. If you drive the input a bit over what you would consider the norm heh ....then you really start hearing it. That midrange punch! Works wonders on all acoustic material, rock balllads and some rock tunes. Also on some pop or elecrtronica but not always. I have't tried the one with the output transformers but i'd imagine it would be better suited for mix bus duties.

84K has direct experience of that one and the previous incarnation the 6386 which they say sound very, very close to a Fairchild.


Old 23rd September 2005
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Thanks for that Riccardo! I hadn't realised there were two versions.....
It's great to get feedback from people with hands on experience .
Better go check them out!
Old 23rd September 2005
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KMR & Funky Junk..


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