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Summit Audio - TLA-100A vs Purple audio MC 77
Old 21st June 2012
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Summit Audio - TLA-100A vs Purple audio MC 77

Hey guys,

Any idea of what's worth buying between those 2 toys?

Old 21st June 2012
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What is your question? We've used both enough to know the differences but there doesn't seem to be a point to start with here...! Both are vastly different by design, tone and action.

Old 21st June 2012
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Hey warhead,

Let me focus on tone and action then: What is the piece with most character?
Also I read here and there that some Summit Audio is going bankrupt and some products seem to be discontinued in Europe...any idea about that?
Old 21st June 2012
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Summit was bought by BLUE Microphones and seem completely OK at this time financially and otherwise.

The Purple is a brighter, more open sounding 1176 style compressor. The signal path is high quality and quite detailed, it's not purposely veiled or smoothed over. Its action is fast as all get out (FET).

The Summit is a smoother, more natural sort of tone that definitely has a bit of personality to it. The action is smoother, not as grabby, pretty much a classic OPTO style of compression.

Those are just brief overviews of each.

Old 22nd June 2012
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You obviously need both. I have the Summit box alongside a Mohog 1176 and they are two sides of a coin. Neither can do what the other does, and at some point in time one or the other will be incredibly useful.

Old 22nd June 2012
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