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AudioScape V3A - 500 Series LA3A Clone

Holy crap, this was in my Instagram feed. If this sounds half as great as it looks...wow!

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1:1 PROPER LA3A recreation!
✅”Clearmountain Mod” Built-In
✅Custom-Wound Transformers
✅Handcrafted Mini T4B
✅HF Emphasis Control on Front
✅Stereo Adjust for using pairs!
All this and more?for $799
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Color me intrigued. I've wanted to get some kind of LA3 clone for a while and if these sound any good at all I may not be able to resist a pair.
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Definately added to my wishlist.
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Need more info - how much current draw? Cause I guess it’s hungry module

Would love to get it
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Wow.. This is very nice
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looks great!
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Really nice looking - price point is higher than I expected.
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With audioscapes reputation, I wouldn’t be surprised if they sounded as good or better than a la3a
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With audioscapes reputation, I wouldn’t be surprised if they sounded as good or better than a la3a
There is no sounding 'better' than a real LA3A; only different.

But considering that the closest most folks will ever get to a real LA3A is by using a plugin emulation, in a way that's sort of a moot point.
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Really nice looking - price point is higher than I expected.
799$ seems fair, Chris builds world class gear.
IC's the BRUTE is about 899$ new.
are there any other 500 series LA3A / LA4A alternatives that i'm not aware of?
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799$ seems fair, Chris builds world class gear.
IC's the BRUTE is about 899$ new.
are there any other 500 series LA3A / LA4A alternatives that i'm not aware of?
We all want a deal, but this price seems reasonable to me. Add in his product scarcity, AS could legit raise prices across the board and not take a hit on demand. Ima guess they will build and sell a lot of these before I'm able to wake the day after an inventory announcement and buy one.
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Got to see this one at NAMM yesterday. Looks great and a very solid build. Like a tank. Looking forward to trying this one
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There is no sounding 'better' than a real LA3A; only different.
Yeah you’re right I shouldn’t use the word better. I really enjoy their mods/interpretations to classic gear and feel like they stay true to the original if they add something new.
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Another 1st class offering..would love to try one
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799$ seems fair, Chris builds world class gear.
IC's the BRUTE is about 899$ new.
are there any other 500 series LA3A / LA4A alternatives that i'm not aware of?
Serpent Chimera and Tree Audio L/C-1 for the former, DIYRE OLA5 for the latter.
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Serpent Chimera and Tree Audio L/C-1 for the former, DIYRE OLA5 for the latter.
thanks,
i'd guess the tree audio lc-1 is kinda closely related to the inward connections the brute.
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This cool but most clones don’t really nail ‘that’ mid range push that makes them so favoured for vocals.

Love to hear some samples when available.

Wiggy
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Ohh nice, ill be eyeing this one. I was contemplating on a Leviathan or Brute to put after my BAC500. This looks great.
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799$ seems fair, Chris builds world class gear.
IC's the BRUTE is about 899$ new.
are there any other 500 series LA3A / LA4A alternatives that i'm not aware of?
Serpent Audio Chimera is an LA3A in a 500 series unit, it's a high price bracket though.

I do fancy this AS 3A .... it looks very well made and the mod should make it very useful for an alternative to the usual suspects for tracking vocals.
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This cool but most clones don’t really nail ‘that’ mid range push that makes them so favoured for vocals.

Love to hear some samples when available.

Wiggy
This is true, but I will say that Chris is a pretty special builder. It's definitely got a chance.
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