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Old 6th May 2003
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Helios Type 69 Mic/Line/Eq

http://www.vintageking.com/newitems.cfm?vendor=99

check this out!


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Old 6th May 2003
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2 channels of Helios preamp/eq/DI for $1000 and 8 channels for $2000????

Is this a belated April fool's joke or something???

There's gotta be a catch?
Old 6th May 2003
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The 1 space rack 2 channel model will be $3500. I was talking to Mike at Vintage King about it. They only have the vertical modules so far. I think those go for $1800.

I would be interested to hear what these sound like.
Old 6th May 2003
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I spoke with a guy who's been selling these for a couple of years in Europe.
His verdict was they were 'ok'.
When pushed on the similarities to the original Helios modules they were modelled on he said 'they don't sound the same'.
I think the guy was being a bit of a purist, but with all these emulations I think it is hard to recapture the magic.
Doesn't mean to say they don't sound great as a module in their own right though!
Old 7th May 2003
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All I can say, that in todays digital world, the new rep. Helios sure bring back some serious analog feel....Used it on overheads, vocals and it´s just supersweet. When recording digital the Series 69 really shines. The vocals and drums "almost" sounds that they where recorded on 2"....

The pricing Europe is approximately $1200 for the vertical modules, $2000 for the rack frame/supply and $3500 for the 19" rack.

Sure is worth every penny......
Old 7th May 2003
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Pasted from the VintageKing site URL provided by Muddy in first post:


8 Channel Rack with 48v and outputs per channel, heavy duty, external psu $2000.00

2 Channel rack and di input $1000.00


well, i figured it was too good to be true. but that's what it says...
Old 8th May 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by littledog
Pasted from the VintageKing site URL provided by Muddy in first post:


8 Channel Rack with 48v and outputs per channel, heavy duty, external psu $2000.00

2 Channel rack and di input $1000.00


well, i figured it was too good to be true. but that's what it says...
It´s for the RACK only, not included any modules.......
Why not add eight verticals and simsalabim, = 10,000 g.r.a.n.d
Old 8th May 2003
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Seems like good news!

Helios rock!

I have 4 originals, they are cool....
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