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Weiss A1 500 series preamp
Old 11th April 2012
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Weiss A1 500 series preamp

Many moons ago I had a coffe meeting with the Weiss crew. Developed completly by the Weiss guys I was able to place some of my ideas which are now included in the A1.

It's a Lundal transformer based preamp with a desser section.

Built in lowcut 40hz/80hz.

Pad/polarity switch.

Output attenuator.

Fantastic S/N ratio.

The best thing: I got one for betatesting and will report back.

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Old 11th April 2012
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niiiiiiiiceeeeeeee!!!

you lucky guy!!! i would love to test it to!!
Old 11th April 2012
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niiiiiiiiceeeeeeee!!!

you lucky guy!!! i would love to test it to!!
You can buy one soon.

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Old 11th April 2012
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hehe..

ONE can buy it soon...

but i'm afraid i wont be able to buy it
Old 12th April 2012
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The best thing: I got one for betatesting and will report back.

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I have been waiting for this...
Subscribed... Thank's
Old 13th April 2012
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First impression after recording female vox and distorted guitars: millenia (clinical clean) meets buzzaudio (transparent) meets GML (incredible headroom and 3D). Havent used the desser on vox but it seems to work well on guitars.

Sorry for the very short review.. Busy and not enough tests made.

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Old 13th April 2012
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Any idea on price?
Old 20th April 2012
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no idea on the price.

I recorded DI guitar yesterday (ESP => Avenson DI => Weiss A1 => Mytek ad 96 => KUASSA cream guitar plugin).

wonderful! the deesser acts sort of dynamic eq and tames the annoying kling klang klong from the string attack.

I've never had such a good DI signal coming from a guitar.


Then I recorded female voice again. upper midrange heavy. (voice => Violet Amethyst => Weiss A1 => mytek ad 96). same pleasing ****! even without the desser the signal is detailed, balanced, just wonderful to mix afterwards. I tried to slam the **** out of the signal while recording with a 1176 (rev. H) and it's just great.

sorry for all the bull**** great talk, but I am again impressed by the quality of this preamp.

next: recordign heavy guitars. my prefered one is the daking IV.

will report back.
Old 20th April 2012
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Hi George!
Let me know if it's possible to test it out over here down south... heh



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Old 20th April 2012
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If you intend to buy one... we should call each other anyway.

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If you intend to buy one... we should call each other anyway.

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heh
Absolutely.. I'm intrigued.. I might be in your area in a couple of weeks..



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Old 4th January 2014
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bump.

These look very nice. Weiss is known for his de-esser. Paired with some Roger Schult Universalfilter modules, I bet it would make for the ultimate "clean 500 channel strip", or two of each module for an amazing stereo recording rig.

So how did it sound on heavy guitars?
Old 14th June 2014
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Weiss

Hey mate - Daniel is a good mate of ours - he sent us a pair of his new mic pres last week-

I can tell you they are ultra dynamic and 3D sounding - they have massive depth and on guitars sound amazing - distorted guitars or clean - they have a thick sound to them - we have lots of pres in our place - but these are some of best we have heard - sound amazing on drums to -

We'll be buying more of them for sure -

Daniel is an engineering genius all his products are amazing and aesthetically beautiful - he needs to do more in the analogue world if these babies are anything to go by LOL :-)


Best



Andy
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Old 25th March 2015
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Here for the gear
I have 2 of the Weiss A1 preamp and I can tell you that from classical music to jazz stereo recording to pop vocal or guitar or whatever you want to record these preamp are just
AMAZING !!! No noise - great sound and the De esser inside it is just wordclass.
I record pop vocal with a lot of air EQ in the monitoring and use the de esser to record with that setting. It works great.I have SSL - Neve - Aurora - Audient - Studer preamp but
Weiss A+ is the BEST the very BEST I've heard after more thant 30 years in the recording
field.
Dom Torche
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