rodabod

£65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« on: October 19, 2008, 01:30:39 PM »
Look like it could be interesting for a bit of mucking about. You're getting what looks like a decent case, PSU and a couple of valves:

http://www.studiospares.com/Microphone-Preamps/Studiospares-Mono-Valve-Mic-Preamp/invt/348000



Edit: I see it's already mentioned here.
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punchy fat bastard chip


gyraf

£65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 11:52:47 PM »
As there's a nearly identical non-tube model, I wouldn't expect the EQ to be tube-based..



But yes, a simple and cheap way of getting a chassis (though I wouldn't want my tubes outside like that - feels too dangerous..)

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

zebra50

£65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 04:07:47 AM »
Good value if it has a proper HT and heater supply ... unlike the behringer.

...out of stock already! You guys....
Ribbon microphone services
http://www.xaudia.com
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rodabod

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 10:02:00 AM »
Ok, I picked up the valve model for £17. I couldn't say no.

Two 6N3P valves from what I understand. 50V B+ and 6V heaters.

Eq. provided by 4560/80 opamps and some caps.

Now to decide what to make out of it....
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punchy fat bastard chip

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 10:10:51 AM »
You could make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl...

rodabod

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 10:17:06 AM »
It would genuinely make quite a good paper weight. Weighs a bloody tonne.
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punchy fat bastard chip

Viitalahde

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 10:29:01 AM »
or a pterodactyl..

f**k yeah. I want to see a pterodactyl made out of that thing!

Gold

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 10:35:21 AM »
f**k yeah. I want to see a pterodactyl made out of that thing!

It's possible it was already used to make one. http://www.jagjaguwar.com/onesheet.php?cat=JAGBR013

deuce42

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2009, 04:05:47 AM »
Personally this is a wonderful unit for deceiving belligerent clients who insist on everything being valve or they will record at another studio (of course because their friend told them valve is the only way to record.)

Gone will be the days when I patiently tell them that they are about to record with a Neve preamplifier which forms the cornerstone of some of the most seminal recordings of all time, and gone is the consequent backlash where I smile and endure their ego's. Instead I will tell them, "yes here is my valve preamp, see its shiny globes of tube goodness", whilst happily working their vocals with the trim fader on my 1290.

Much more valuable then a paperweight:)

living sounds

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009, 06:35:40 AM »
Ok, I picked up the valve model for £17. I couldn't say no.


Where can you get it for £17?


rodabod

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009, 12:18:14 PM »
Good old Ebay...
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punchy fat bastard chip

juniorhifikit

Re: £65 Valve Mic Preamp / EQ. From Studiospares
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2009, 11:33:06 AM »
You could make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl...

LMAO!!  spilt my coffee!  Haven't seen that movie in ages.


 

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