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Old 06-07-2009, 12:44 PM
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Default Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

I need to add a high end reverb to my protools system.

Will be used for vocals exclusively. Of the three is the 480L the hands down winner?

Seems they are getting more reasonable in price. Missed one on eBay yesterday that went for $2950! version 4.1!
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:10 PM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

480L hands down.
A relative newcomer getting rave reviews is Bricasti. Not cheap though.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:00 AM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

I use an old Mac with Lexicon Nuverb, a Nubus-card from 1995 with the presets and algorithms of the L300, connected to the digital in/outs of a 192

some guys prefer the sound of the 300 over the 480 cause of its warmth

occasionally there are some on ebay for a about 500-700 Euro
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

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Will be used for vocals exclusively.
Why would you do that? spread the love..
and... make sure that all the other ingredients in the "chain" (mic, pre, comp., etc) are of equal quality, or you are just putting nice icing on a less-than-nice cake. SB
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:08 AM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

Definetely 480L, still THE best reverb ever.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

I have both a 300 and a PCM96. I'd go for the 96, but my 300 still sees service. The 96 is great on vocals--very smooth and versatile.

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Old 06-08-2009, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

not to mention all the benefits that come from the new PCM96. The PCM96 has some of the same algorithms from the 480L plus a lot of new ones. Not to mention digital IO at 96K or plugin capabilities using USB (will send audio and command info) or ethernet (command info only) the PCM96 seems like the winner to me.

480L's sound great... I have no doubt that the PCM96 will sound as good (if not better). As is usually the case with ANYTHING digital, newer is always improved and better than before.

There is a post on gearslutz from one of the designers over at Lexicon talking about the PCM96. He said now that DSP processing power is so much more powerful, they are able to do things that just weren't possible with the 300 and 480. Remember, reverb boxes are just the same as a software plugin, except they run on their own DSP processing chips...
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

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480L's sound great... I have no doubt that the PCM96 will sound as good (if not better). As is usually the case with ANYTHING digital, newer is always improved and better than before.
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I own and love the 96. Its really flexible and can sound like a 480 if that's what you like. (which I do) but it also has so much more to offer like cool little flashing lights inside the box, and a nice lexicon logo on the LCD when you turn it on..... It also sounds pretty good IMO.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:09 PM
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I see you're in San Diego. If you'd like to hear the PCM96 in person, you are welcome to come to LA and bring a PT mix with you. We've got a nice control room setup to demo the gear we carry and the PCM96 is a fantastic reverb box. I can even show you how to integrate it with PT over Ethernet so you can take advantage of the plug-in functionality and automation.

Our phone number is at the top of our website.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Lexicon 300L, 480L, or pcm96

480 is no longer supported by Lexicon. If it breaks, it will make a nice doorstop.
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