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Vintech Audio Model 473 VS B173 Quad Mic Pre
Old 30th December 2019
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Vintech Audio Model 473 VS B173 Quad Mic Pre

Anyone have both of these? ..really curious on how they sound side by side


https://www.blacklionaudio.com/store...res/b173-quad/

http://www.vintech-audio.com/473_info.html
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does anyone know what transformers are in the vintech? ..i cant seem to find that info anywhere
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does anyone know what transformers are in the vintech? ..i cant seem to find that info anywhere
They use custom transformers on some models and Carnhill transformers on other models. It may depend on the year
I had a BLA and I didn't think it sounded anything like a real Neve. Vintech is like a BAE or Heritage, it is in the ballpark. Still not like a real vintage unit. Keep in mind none of those clones use any of the same components as original units. they are more "in the spirit" of an original. They sound decent though.
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They use custom transformers on some models and Carnhill transformers on other models. It may depend on the year
I had a BLA and I didn't think it sounded anything like a real Neve. Vintech is like a BAE or Heritage, it is in the ballpark. Still not like a real vintage unit. Keep in mind none of those clones use any of the same components as original units. they are more "in the spirit" of an original. They sound decent though.
did you have the B173 or the new quad ..apparently it's a new design with Cinemag in and out and lower noise floor.. I have Heritage , API, portaco 511's, Audient, Focusrite .. was thinking about the B173 Quad for snare and toms to replace some CL7602's

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Old 31st December 2019
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Hey BLA, can you tell us more about this Quad..more about what's inside ? there is very little online to read ..

things that appeal to me are
-stepped gain
-great metering
-Cinemag in and out
-low noise floor
-seperate power supply

why can't this be an affordable competitor with all the other hi end clones?..





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