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    Icon10 millenna stt-1 or focusrite isa 430 or focusrite red 7 ?

    hello,

    i have a manley gold mic.
    and i would like to know whats the best pre amp for that mic.

    i wanna a transparente, clear, open and super big soud.

    i have the 3D Pre CD Volume 1 , Preamps in Paradise-Preamp Summit DVD-ROM , 3D Mic CD and ADCD Converter CD .

    i kown there are GORDON, BUZZ AUDIO, GML... but in CD i prefer the millennia or the focusrite.

    but i dont know what to buy.... is RED 7 better than 430 ?

    is millennia more open and big than focusrite ?

    thanks a lot
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    "i wanna a transparente, clear, open and super big sound."


    that is exactly what a Gordon audio preamp is.



    but why not sell the manley gold if it is such a headache to match with a preamp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Sousa View Post

    is millennia more open and big than focusrite ?

    thanks a lot
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    I never tried Focusrite, but as far as Millennia is concerned, I would very much recommed you to compare it directly to any of the mentioned preamps and then only decide. If sound is your primary concern, donīt be carried away by ads ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Sousa View Post
    but i dont know what to buy.... is RED 7 better than 430 ? is millennia more open and big than focusrite ?
    Having owned an ISA 430, I can't recommend it. I think the STT-1 is a better purchase in every way.

    The STT-1 one makes a lot of good sounds. The M2b tube preamp is big sounding for sure, I'm actually very fond of it. The HV-3 in the STT-1 is somehow lacking against other HV-3 standalone units. I'm not sure why.

    I think the EQ and the compressor in the STT-1 are simply great. It's a fine box for tracking vocals and in particular Bass, in my opinion.

    Which millennia do your ears love on that CD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Dugger View Post


    Which millennia do your ears love on that CD?

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    Gabriel,

    You're doing a lot of searching for opinions, but it's kind of like asking what's a better car, or - who's a better wife...

    If you can't get the equipment in your hands to test, it might be worth booking a couple of hrs in a studio that has the gear you want to hear, and go try it out yourself.

    Other than that, narrow down the pre's you want to demo, and try out a few of them in your own place - most places worth their salt will do rentals, or 'try-before-you-buy" - many places here in the US/Canada do this, but not in your country?

    Just a thought.

    All the best with it,
    N. Jay Burr
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    thanks a lot

    to all that had help me

    Quote Originally Posted by plughead View Post
    Gabriel,

    You're doing a lot of searching for opinions, but it's kind of like asking what's a better car, or - who's a better wife...

    If you can't get the equipment in your hands to test, it might be worth booking a couple of hrs in a studio that has the gear you want to hear, and go try it out yourself.

    Other than that, narrow down the pre's you want to demo, and try out a few of them in your own place - most places worth their salt will do rentals, or 'try-before-you-buy" - many places here in the US/Canada do this, but not in your country?

    Just a thought.

    All the best with it,

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    Hi Gabriel,
    FWIW I used to own a pair of Red 7s. To be honest, I found them underwhelming. Once I picked up a rack of APIs I hardly ever used them. I did have a Focusrite ISA 220 in for a few weeks, and although I did like it better than the Red 7s I did not keep it. These days, with a more modest gear list, I'm very happy with the LA-610. I'm in love with the richness of the tone.
    Last edited by Daniel JS Lewis; 09-15-2006 at 06:43 PM.

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    i will buy the NEVE 1073dpa.

    hope is a good choise.

    thanks a lot

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