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George Necola 11th April 2012 10:59 AM

Weiss A1 500 series preamp
 
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Many moons ago I had a coffe meeting with the Weiss crew. Developed completly by the Weiss guys I was able to place some of my ideas which are now included in the A1.

It's a Lundal transformer based preamp with a desser section.

Built in lowcut 40hz/80hz.

Pad/polarity switch.

Output attenuator.

Fantastic S/N ratio.

The best thing: I got one for betatesting and will report back.

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NeoHippy 11th April 2012 01:27 PM

niiiiiiiiceeeeeeee!!!

you lucky guy!!! i would love to test it to!!

George Necola 11th April 2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by NeoHippy (Post 7767663)
niiiiiiiiceeeeeeee!!!

you lucky guy!!! i would love to test it to!!

You can buy one soon. ;)

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NeoHippy 11th April 2012 10:46 PM

hehe..

ONE can buy it soon...

but i'm afraid i wont be able to buy it ;)

OwDU7 12th April 2012 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by George Necola (Post 7767391)

The best thing: I got one for betatesting and will report back.

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I have been waiting for this...
Subscribed... Thank's kfhkh

George Necola 13th April 2012 11:18 PM

First impression after recording female vox and distorted guitars: millenia (clinical clean) meets buzzaudio (transparent) meets GML (incredible headroom and 3D). Havent used the desser on vox but it seems to work well on guitars.

Sorry for the very short review.. Busy and not enough tests made.

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yotonic 13th April 2012 11:59 PM

Any idea on price?

George Necola 20th April 2012 02:47 PM

no idea on the price. :)

I recorded DI guitar yesterday (ESP => Avenson DI => Weiss A1 => Mytek ad 96 => KUASSA cream guitar plugin).

wonderful! the deesser acts sort of dynamic eq and tames the annoying kling klang klong from the string attack.

I've never had such a good DI signal coming from a guitar.


Then I recorded female voice again. upper midrange heavy. (voice => Violet Amethyst => Weiss A1 => mytek ad 96). same pleasing ****! even without the desser the signal is detailed, balanced, just wonderful to mix afterwards. I tried to slam the **** out of the signal while recording with a 1176 (rev. H) and it's just great.

sorry for all the bull**** great talk, but I am again impressed by the quality of this preamp.

next: recordign heavy guitars. my prefered one is the daking IV.

will report back.

cheu78 20th April 2012 05:23 PM

Hi George!
Let me know if it's possible to test it out over here down south... heh

howdy

Cheu

George Necola 20th April 2012 05:35 PM

If you intend to buy one... ;) we should call each other anyway. ;)

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cheu78 20th April 2012 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by George Necola (Post 7800757)
If you intend to buy one... ;) we should call each other anyway. ;)

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heh
Absolutely.. I'm intrigued.. I might be in your area in a couple of weeks..

howdy

Cheu

jdunn 4th January 2014 07:44 PM

bump.

These look very nice. Weiss is known for his de-esser. Paired with some Roger Schult Universalfilter modules, I bet it would make for the ultimate "clean 500 channel strip", or two of each module for an amazing stereo recording rig.

So how did it sound on heavy guitars?

Analogue Kid 14th June 2014 11:56 AM

Weiss
 
Hey mate - Daniel is a good mate of ours - he sent us a pair of his new mic pres last week-

I can tell you they are ultra dynamic and 3D sounding - they have massive depth and on guitars sound amazing - distorted guitars or clean - they have a thick sound to them - we have lots of pres in our place - but these are some of best we have heard - sound amazing on drums to -

We'll be buying more of them for sure -

Daniel is an engineering genius all his products are amazing and aesthetically beautiful - he needs to do more in the analogue world if these babies are anything to go by LOL :-)


Best



Andy
Analogue Baby - World-Class Surround-Capable Mixing & Tracking Facility

relief 25th March 2015 11:39 PM

I have 2 of the Weiss A1 preamp and I can tell you that from classical music to jazz stereo recording to pop vocal or guitar or whatever you want to record these preamp are just
AMAZING !!! No noise - great sound and the De esser inside it is just wordclass.
I record pop vocal with a lot of air EQ in the monitoring and use the de esser to record with that setting. It works great.I have SSL - Neve - Aurora - Audient - Studer preamp but
Weiss A+ is the BEST the very BEST I've heard after more thant 30 years in the recording
field.
Dom Torche