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Better headroom/API 512 or A-Design EM series pres?
Old 10th June 2007
Better headroom/API 512 or A-Design EM series pres?

I intend to purchase another 10 space API rack. Already have 11 API 500 series modules including two 512s and would like a few more 500 series pres. Main purpose would be for tracking...especially drums.
Which A-Designs EM pres might be best suited for sources such as kick and snare?
Do they have more, less or equal headroom then the 512s?
Old 10th June 2007
Any EM series A-Design owners care to chime here?
Old 24th August 2007
500 series nutjob
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i do not have a 512 to compare but i have use the EM-BLUE on snare and the first time i heard it i was blown away!
i used a EM-BLUE and a EV-RE16 on a Ludwig acrolite.
i have been using the OSA MP-1-L3 on kick and it sound great.
but i do want to pick up a EM-GOLD or a EM-SILVER just not sure which:(
wish i could afford them both.
check out the A-Designs site for what they recommend each of the pres for.

wish i could be more help i just do not want to say anything based on a old memory in regards to the 512.

hope this helps some.
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