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Knif Pure Mu vs Airfield Liminator 2
Old 28th June 2019
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i have also a version with the amorphous core transformers but just the regular meter.
the amorphous core transformers are IMO a must!
the output attenuator i use very rare.
Resurrecting an old thread!

What's the deal with the "amorphous core transformers"?

How are they different? What do they add?

Thinking of grabbing a unit from Knif so this is of interest to me.

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Old 28th June 2019
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What's the deal with the "amorphous core transformers"?

How are they different? What do they add?
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Old 3rd July 2019
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What's the deal with the "amorphous core transformers"?

How are they different? What do they add?
I agree, magic. They add some subtle energy push and this is why I think the PureMu likes more level than most. The tone def comes alive and it is a very pleasant one (to me) with a slight forwardness/dryness to the upper mids. Just a tickle of comp is all you need, if any. The tone alone with the right gain is usually perfect.

fwiw I had a vari mu II for 3 years then swapped it for a (cheaper) puremu about a year ago which I like more for what my ear is going after. The decision with or without it is more of an obvious like or dislike vs the varimu ii which is even more transparent. And it makes the cut on often, even on banging mixes. Im likely gonna keep the puremu for a long time.
Old 5th July 2019
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I really love the sound of the AC Lundahls, but high levels isnt their strength afaik. They distort more easily than other transformers.
Old 6th July 2019
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I have no idea of the technical reasons, but to my ears my Pure Mu definitely sounds best run about 3-5db hotter than the rest of my chain.
Old 6th July 2019
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My Pure Mu input sits at +5dB as a starting point as well.
Old 6th July 2019
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My Pure Mu input sits at +5dB as a starting point as well.
Does the threshold go high enough to be able to really crank the input gain without moving the needle?
Sounds like an interesting choice for an end-of-the-chain tone box.
Old 6th July 2019
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Does the threshold go high enough to be able to really crank the input gain without moving the needle?
Sounds like an interesting choice for an end-of-the-chain tone box.
You just put the ratio to 0 and you’re free of compression
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