evilcat

GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« on: October 22, 2012, 04:05:27 AM »
Hi guys !

Let me present you my new baby, a mic pre / compressor combo : 1xVP25 + 1x1176 revA in one box.
VP25 with gar2520 DOA from Jeff @ ClassicAPI
1176 revA from Mnats & Hairball. It’s my 3rd 1176 revA. The other 2 have carbon comp resistors in the signal path, good vibe but a litlle noisy. Not a problem with rock music but this combo is intented to be used for commercial speech recordings and I need it to be quiet so I’ve put metal film resistors everywhere this time, so it is much less noisy. Like on the 2 other, I’ve put 5088 transistors for a clearer sound than 3708.
The 2 units are powered by a JLM Power Station which works perfectly. A 4PDT toggle  switch allowed me to daisy chain mic pre and compressor or split them for 2 independant units.
Everything goes flawlessly, works at the 1st powering up… and of course it sounds awesome. Before that I used a Portico 5016 mic pre and a 1176 revA with carbon comp resistors. The result with the VP25 is less fatter, but more agressive and in your face, like I expected (this is the 1st API-ish mic pre I have).

A big, big « thank you !!!» to Mnats, Jeff and Joe from JLM for having made these projects.

DIY rocks,

Ben


evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 04:05:54 AM »
preamp side

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 04:06:19 AM »
comp side

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 04:07:00 AM »
the rear panel, with power xfmr

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 04:07:26 AM »
and now, inside the beast

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 04:07:49 AM »
PSU section

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 04:08:20 AM »
preamp section

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 04:09:26 AM »
compressor section

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 04:09:57 AM »
and the last one, compressor front panel

okgb

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 10:44:24 AM »
Looks Good ! I like the use of all api type red knobs , gives a really together look !
GKB Audio / Greg Boboski


Ptownkid

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 12:39:05 PM »
Wow...gorgeous!

evilcat

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 03:34:11 PM »
Thank you very much guys! Yeah I love these API-ish knobs, thanks again to Jeff for making these available.

Ben

JoleFIN

Re: GEAR PORN - VP25 & 1176 revA combo - pics!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2012, 04:45:31 PM »
That's a very nice build!


 

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