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Slate Pro Audio FOX Microphone Preamplifier
Old 9th March 2011
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I can't wait for you guys to hear this puppy...
PUPPY!?!?!? I thought it was called the FOX
Old 9th March 2011
  #62
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I just bought trigger and I've got to say - I'm blown away by all of the Slate products. I've got my pusher man trying to get a hold of a unit to demo because I wouldn't doubt that this is gonna be fantastic.
Old 10th March 2011
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Is the mono version a half rack?
Old 10th March 2011
  #64
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Is the mono version a half rack?
It's funny, I asked a question early in this thread what they exactly meant by the following quote, thought it was an interesting concept, that question was actually reraised two times by others. I guess they only have the stereo version for now or they just don't bother answering questions.

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Other features are an instrument input, and a mono to stereo upgrade kit which allows you to convert a mono unit to stereo without needing a solder.

Estimated street for stereo is $1599, and mono is $1299!
Old 10th March 2011
  #65
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Mono units will be full rack, no half rack units thumbsup
Old 10th March 2011
  #66
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Any idea when more info will be available on your site re the Fox?
Didn't have a whole lot of time to read the specs re The Dragon.
Is it mono?
Old 29th March 2011
  #67
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April 17th

Old 29th March 2011
  #68
Looks like another great product Steve. What does the range switch do?
Old 19th April 2011
  #69
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Anyone?
Old 19th April 2011
  #70
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Range tosses in an additional gain stage so it can power low output mics. The foxes ship ths week.. I've booked Thursday to do audio demos all day.
Old 20th April 2011
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Damnit...I just bought another Helios...Steven - got any pics of the mono version?
Old 20th April 2011
  #72
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We are so backordered on stereo versions that we are doing two production runs before we even make a mono (so we're looking at another month for mono that means)... but the mono looks like half the stereo but one side is just the artwork with no knobs or writing. It looked cooler that way rather than centering the mono pre.

But I bet that Helios sounds pretty badass.
Old 22nd April 2011
  #74
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Damn, this looks like my next preamp. MUST HAVE MORE INFO!!!
Old 22nd April 2011
  #75
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The micpre looks interesting and I like the design.

Probably will be my next purchase-
Old 23rd April 2011
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Will yal be at gearfest this year at Sweetwater showing off the Fox?

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Old 23rd April 2011
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Will yal be at gearfest this year at Sweetwater showing off the Fox?

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Hopefully they'll bring headphones this year
Old 25th April 2011
  #78
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I´m dying to have more info, samples and reviews. If this thing delivers(and having just played with a friends dragon, i´m sure it will), it will be the best deal out there. I mean, 1,700 for two channels of neve-ish pres is a good deal in itself, but having 4 flavors in one is just to f###ing much.

I was trying to save up for a juggernaut twin, but I think this will be just as good. I´m just starting my own collection of outboard gear and I think this is the ultimate first outboard pre.

Again, if it delivers(and I really hope it will)
Old 5th May 2011
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Anyone?
Old 5th May 2011
  #80
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First batch just shipped, and we've presold quite a few so I'm sure reviews will be popping up. We're doing a video (with audio samples) at the end of next week. We'll have comparisons with other great preamps for reference.
Old 6th May 2011
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Are you guys considering any 500 series stuff? I'd kill for one of these in 500...Literally, I'd kill.
Old 17th May 2011
  #82
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Where are those samples?

I really don´t mean to be pushy, I´m just super psyched about this.
Old 17th May 2011
  #83
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I was told today we might have one to test and post in the Clipalator by maybe early June or so.

War
Old 17th May 2011
  #84
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We are working hard on hand building our second production run. Our first was completely sold out. We will have video and audio by next week!

Steven
Old 22nd May 2011
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Are you guys considering any 500 series stuff? I'd kill for one of these in 500...Literally, I'd kill.
Yeah - what he asked...
Old 27th May 2011
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First batch just shipped, and we've presold quite a few so I'm sure reviews will be popping up.
Waiting for someone to break the silence and let us know their first impressions. A lot of people have high hopes for this mic pre.
Old 27th May 2011
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Gonna post audio demos in about 20 mins! heh
Old 27th May 2011
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Here is a recording we did live on stage at Sweetwater where we recorded a vocalist and an acoustic four times with each setting on the FOX to show off the tonal changes in each of the four preamp circuits. Its 24bit files. This little dirty demo can really show the dramatic changes.. especially between the warm and moody Vintage circuit vs the clean and articulate Modern circuit. Keep in mind the "combo" circuits are combos of the Vintage and Modern.

www.stevenslate.com/fox
Old 29th May 2011
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Just gave it a quick listen with little ear fob head phones on my laptop...so, really can't tell a whole bunch - other than, that's a pretty dark mic...no hype on the top there...definitely kinda lean towards the modern...
Old 29th May 2011
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I liked the vintagecombo the most. But yes, something is pretty dark there.
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