Re: [BUILD] CAPI VP28~500 Series~2-Stage Preamp~Official Support Thread
« Reply #920 on: June 18, 2018, 02:05:55 PM »
Yeah the builds look good except for the bridges, everything's in the right position nothing's wrong there. The only resistors I could find local are 10 ohm .25watt  2% (instead of 5%). Will these be alright in the vp28? Thanks again,Patrick


jsteiger

Re: [BUILD] CAPI VP28~500 Series~2-Stage Preamp~Official Support Thread
« Reply #921 on: June 18, 2018, 03:19:49 PM »
...The only resistors I could find local are 10 ohm .25watt  2% (instead of 5%). Will these be alright in the vp28?
Yes, perfectly fine.
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Re: [BUILD] CAPI VP28~500 Series~2-Stage Preamp~Official Support Thread
« Reply #922 on: June 18, 2018, 04:13:27 PM »
Thanks again Jeff. Awesome support!

Potato Cakes

Re: [BUILD] CAPI VP28~500 Series~2-Stage Preamp~Official Support Thread
« Reply #923 on: July 10, 2018, 02:32:40 AM »
A fun thing I just found out about my VP28's is what happens when I really push it with program material. On a rock mix where the peaks are -3dBFS and RMS is around -12dBFS, I inserted my VP28's with Red Dots and BA512s and turned the input gain to just before two clicks to fully open and turned down the output fader to -16. The result is this almost finished mastered sound with everything moving forward in the sound field and increased perceived loudness. The peaks were now hitting around -6dB but the RMS was at -9dB, which would explain the volume feeling as it was greater than before. I could faintly hear the low end start to break up, but without any static sounding artifacts like the preamp was giving up. Maybe the kids would call what I'm hearing as wooly. Whatever it may be in the subjective audio dictionary, it seemed to immediately put me really close to what sounded like something ready to be released.

For mastering projects I incorporate two different sounding compressed mixes parallel to the original and then limit for overs, but I think for the next project I'm going have to incorporate this signal chain somewhere in the process.

Thanks!

Paul


 

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