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Daking MicPre/EQ VS. Chameleon Labs 7602 Single-Channel Preamps
Old 11th September 2007
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Daking MicPre/EQ vs. Chameleon Labs 7602

Daking MicPre/EQ Mic Preamp and "A Range" 4-Band EQ


Chameleon Labs 7602
Old 11th September 2007
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I'm not positive but isn't the Daking a single channel preamp?
Old 11th September 2007
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Yeah...two channels would be $2800....the Dakings are awesome pres and I REALLY like the EQs. I haven't used the Chameleon stuff, but you can't go wrong with Daking in my experience...and I've used a LOT of Daking stuff...haha

Edit: I realized why the OP is confused. The Daking pictures always shows two units for some reason. You're only getting one for $1400....
Old 11th September 2007
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from what i've heard (without using them) the chameleons are supposed to be as good as the vintech x73i's....

im going to pick one up in the near future
Old 11th September 2007
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Everyone has different opinions and it depends on what you are putting through them etc. but I have both the Chameleons and the X73i and TO ME, the Chameleons are not near as good sounding as the X73i. For the price they are pretty good though and worth having around. They are not as warm sounding as the Vintech's and other Neve style's I've tried so they can work on drums etc pretty well. I'm pretty sure the Dakings are twice as much as well.
Old 12th September 2007
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Dakings vs 7602

I've been using the Dakings for well over 10 years I own 3,I got a pair of the Chameleons as soon as they became available.I own 4 of them now.They are both great pre's.The Dakings were the 1st really incredible pre's that I bought.I've never had a peep of trouble out of them and I couldn't imagine recording kick or snare without them.They get tons of use for agressive vocals bass,guitars almost anything.The 7602s aren't quite a sturdy as my older Dakings but their EQ is indespensible on toms ,guitars and Bass with an emphasis on mids.Incredible bang for the buck.The Front panel 1/4" inputs are great for bass,keys,just about anyhing.Their ability ti shape sounds is totally different than the Dakings.Lots more mid control.The dakings are crisper with a more solid low end.Either of these pre/eqs will perform as well or better than anything in their price range.

I have a Pacifica,Germanium and a La Chapell pre and along with the Dakings and Chameleons I seldom feel like I need any more pre's when recording but I'm sure that I'll grab some more at some point.
Old 12th September 2007
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i own 2 7602's and I love them, about to order a few more, the eq is great
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