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Old 05-17-2005, 03:37 PM
Dag Haavimb Dag Haavimb is offline
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Default Another Neve question

I posted this over in the LE-forum, but I've re-posted it here, hoping to get additional comments:

Sorry, guys, but I need to ask a question that's probably been asked over and over again (and yes; I have done an extensive search, but not found the answers I need.

I'd like to buy a Neve-clone preamp for my project studio, but the choices have me confused. What I'm looking to get, is a good quality preamp that will add some "character"/color and be the main one, for vox, guitar and maybe snare.
The Great River ME-1NV gets good reviews, and is perhaps my number one choice, but this one seems to be somewhat cleaner than the original 1073. Not sure if that's good or bad.
In the same price range you have the Brent Averill 1272; but from what I understand, this does not sound the same as an 1073 when pushed? Somewhat more expensive is the Vintech x73i and the Dual 72.

Since I don't do much EQ'ing on the way in, would I be better of avoiding the Vintech x73i and the likes, since I'm then probably paying for the EQ-section I don't really need?

What is the main differences between these pre's, and which one, if any, would you recommend?

Since I'm living in Norway there's no way I can test any of these, so I need your help.
Any comments are welcome.


Thanks a lot,

Dag

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Old 05-17-2005, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: Another Neve question

get a 1073 reissue from Neve. having a little EQ cang be a good thing now and then.
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Old 05-17-2005, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: Another Neve question

All I know is that they all sound good and are made extremely well. I would buy the vintech dual 1272 if you don't need eq. I think it's the cheapest and it has a power supply built in. The other vintechs require you to also purchase a seperate power supply. I have a x73i and I think it sounds just luck other neves I have used.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Another Neve question

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I'd like to buy a Neve-clone preamp for my project studio, but the choices have me confused. What I'm looking to get, is a good quality preamp that will add some "character"/color and be the main one, for vox, guitar and maybe snare.
If you are looking for "color" then Vintech is not the way to go!! I've owned the 1272 it was "too clean/bright" and now I own the x81 matched stereo pair and I must say they bring a vocal in your face, but I have to do quite a bit of processing after it's recorded, so this is not the pre that I reach for on vacals. They do magic when you insert them in your mix. I do love my Tube Tech and Vipre....Also check out the Avalon 5 series for your guitar or snare.....$.02
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:39 AM
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Old 05-18-2005, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Another Neve question

If you want Neve like, also check out Daking, the mic pre + equalising, very nice warm sound. Will buy it to in the near future.
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:10 PM
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If you want Neve like, also check out Daking, the mic pre + equalising, very nice warm sound. Will buy it to in the near future.
Daking pre is nothing like a Neve. Jeff Daking will tell you that. Daking is a great EQ.

For a Neve like pre: I would look hard at the Chandler or Brent Averill.
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Old 05-19-2005, 04:21 AM
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Default Re: Another Neve question

This looks intriguing since it is controllable from within PT. Reso linky

Anybody taken one for a test drive yet?
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:49 AM
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Bret Aviril stuff IS A NEVE 1272 (or a 1073 if it has EQ). It's reconditioned and put in a rack unit.
We have had them do some work on our console, I would recomend them... nice folks.

BTW - There seems to be a little confusion out there with new PREs. 1272 is the Neve Mic preamp. 1073 or 1066 is the Pre/EQ combination. A 1073 has a 1272 mic pre in it.
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:54 AM
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1272 is a line amp that can work as a Mic pre it is 2 stage
1073, 1084, 1085, 1066 are 3 stage amps
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