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Amek CIB and ISA 430
Old 2nd August 2002
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Amek CIB and ISA 430

If anyone has any feedback on the differences, strengths, value for money on either or both of these units please let me know your thoughts.

Cheers

Renie
Old 2nd August 2002
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Like anything try it yourself. I have a U99 on loan this weekend, you should find someone to loan you both for a night or two.
Theres a few other strips to keep in mind
737, new Pendulum Quartet looks nice, Manley Vox box, ApI etc. If your US based there is more options, although you still have more in Uk then OZ..

One thing about the CIB the EQ is pre comp always.
If that hurts how you work keep that in mind.
I think Fletcher had his mod'd.
I brought the ISA when I was looking, although was looking at the new dual Amek pre comp today quite nice.

The ISA also has a desser, gate(which I do not use) and limiter.
Do not rule out getting seperate boxes which gives more flexiability.
Old 9th December 2005
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Amek CIB

I just got the CIB and I'm impressed. I use it manely for my vocals with the Pearlman TM1. The combo with my Ghost board is a match made in heaven. You can hear it at www.unsignedbandweb.com/lodato the first 4 cuts
Old 9th December 2005
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Originally Posted by whoomusic
I use it manely for my vocals
Are you Shuer about that?

heh
Old 9th December 2005
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i cannot comment on the ISA, but the Amek CIB is an undervalued piece. Very clean and lightly colored preamp. Extremely usable EQ and good compressor, which many folks feel is just ok, but is quite ok really. as mentioned before, the comp is after the eq, but mine is modded to go either way. there were only two modded like that -mine and fletcher's, which i got from him. the one i have is signed by rupert neve as a result. (that doesn't make it sound any more like a 1073!). they are discontinued and the prices for used ones are lower than they should be. go figure.

it is a real workhorse, and provides a high class audio path, but if you want lots of color, you'll have to look elsewhere.

good luck,
rlnyc
Old 9th December 2005
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CIB thumbsup
DMCL thumbsup thumbsup
Many others are very good, too.
Old 7th January 2008
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Originally Posted by 7 Hz View Post
Are you Shuer about that?

heh
Yes. Got a problem with this? Then let me know why you say something without backing it up.
Old 7th January 2008
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Pardon me for asking- but is the ISA 430 prone to any over-heating issues that anyone is aware of? I have seen reports of ppl getting their ISA 428's getting serviced after a year or so due to bad heat-syncing and parts sometimes . I hope somebody out there who knows could clarify or verify if this is true or not.

Is the DMCL a dual version of the CIB? Does the CIB have any A/D conversion?

Sorry if I'm hi-jacking. Since I consider reliability to be a major factor to consider when buying or renting gear, I have to ask.

As I have never tried either, I'll shut up now.



thnx
Old 7th January 2008
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DMCL

The Amek DMCL was a 2 channel version of the Mic Pre and Compressor from the CIB (no eq). It had an optional A to D converter option, but very few were delivered with the option.

Best,

Josh
Old 8th January 2008
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The Amek DMCL was a 2 channel version of the Mic Pre and Compressor from the CIB (no eq). It had an optional A to D converter option, but very few were delivered with the option.

Best,

Josh
I saw several NOS offers with AD at around 1300-1500 $ in Europe, converters are worth that price alone.
Old 8th January 2008
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No need to mod the CIB!

Just run a short XLR from the Mic channel out to the Line in, switch the EQ to Line and voilà!: post-compression EQ
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