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FET/RACK Revision D (1176 REV D)

Hairball Audio FET/RACK Revision D (1176 REV D)
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Description

This revision covers the REV B thru E units. Most current reissues are based on this revision. Revisions C-E had a blackface front panel while the Rev B retained the silver and blue stripe panel. Changes were made to the stage and line amps so a bipolar transistor was used as the first active component. Low noise, or “LN” circuitry, was added to this and all future revisions. Like the Revision A, the input uses an O-12 transformer and the signal is attenuated at the input with a 600Ω t-pad. The output is class A, utilizing a 5002 output transformer. This is widely considered to be the most classic FET compressor sound.

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What DIY designs stand up to the big boys?

...pres at our studio (Tube Tech, Daking, Chandler, Vintech, Manley) They're just different in an API sort of way. The Mnats/ Hairball 1176 rev D was my next project. I have never owned a vintage Urei 1176 but I rented one from Eclipse Audio (RIP) here in Atlanta a lot. I loved it. I've used...

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You have 4K for one Vocal Chain... What do you do?

I's a pretty good chain! :) What kind of vocals will you record? I'd consider the following mics as well: - used Neumann U87 - used AKG 414 vintage - Austrian Audio OC18 maybe? Regarding the preamp and comp, is of course a matter of taste, the bae and the hairball are pretty good! If you want an alternative you...

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Jomox Alpha Base

...machines are just unstoppable. I run my AB and tanzbar through my CAPI VP28Ss for that API spank, then into a Hairball 1176 rev D I built, then into an Elysia Karacter for saturation and maybe an Eq. Smoking drum setup.

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