Seventh Circle Audio pre's

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by achase4u, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. achase4u

    achase4u Tele-Meister

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    Anybody have any? Any A/B tests and sound clips?

    Im thinking of building one with a couple t15's

    I still dont know how much of an improvment to expect.

    I have an maudio dmp3 right now, that goes into my maudio audiophile 192 interface.

    I use sm57 and cascade fathead to record my amps with... and sometimes drums.

    I just wish I could hear the difference, then I would know if it was worth the 400 bucks or so...

    You guys think theres a big difference from a dmp3 to a SCA type pre?
     
  2. vikki

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    I don't think you really appreciate the benefit of a good preamp until you start stacking tracks, perhaps a guitar track on its own or just two or three tracks you might not tell that much difference. I think the difference comes when you start adding 10 plus tracks, i can get some great results just using an Award Session JD10 preamp (i purchassed for 18 dollars on ebay) on guitar and a Raven Labs guitar preamp on other sources. I also have a JLM dual discrete opamp pair of preamps that we put together, they are brilliant preamps but you also need a top notch AD.DA to get the most out of em. I have the M Audio 2496 like you....i sometimes wonder if people hear what they want to hear, they spend a lot of money so they really think it sounds way better:eek:
    Only my opinion...
    Vikki:cool:
     
  3. mudbean

    mudbean Friend of Leo's

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    SCA pres are "the good stuff" - high end all the way. Now, having said that, don't simply give up on your DMP3 - it's alot better than you may think.

    Keep your pre, work on your microphone placement techniques.

    mud
     
  4. Old Cane

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    Ditto all. Now, you do need the wiring, chassis and PS if plan on going this way. I' guess if you are a good DIY'er then you can fab them yourself. I can't. These are great and fairly reasonable. The more you build the cheaper they get per channel. Just to do one or two? You might try instead a Great River or Pacifica. Hamptone is another project company that makes them as 2-channel units instead of 8 channel chassis. But again, SCA is great.
     
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