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Avalon V5 (broken?)
Old 13th June 2014
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Avalon V5 (broken?)

Hey guys,

My preamp (Avalon V5) sounds a bit dull/muffled. Like there's laying a pillow on top of the vocals. It's been this way for as long as I can remember. But now people are telling me an Avalon needs to sound pretty clean. Well yeah.. it doesn't really. I don't know if it's broken? And how to see IF it's broken..
Been using the Avalon with a Neumann TLM 103, Avantone CK6 & AKG C214. All mics sound pretty crisp when plugged into my Focusrite pre amp and even straight in the interface but when I put 'em in the Avalon.. It just sucks.
There's no noise or hum or whatever it's just that the amp sounds like it's missing some clarity, especially from 5-6kHz and higher.

Any opinions on what can be broken? Or how to fix this?

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