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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2014, 10:00:57 AM »
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Since the 661 has the Oade mod, Id just run Femto>661!!!

that's what i ended up running...
12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2014, 07:33:40 PM »
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Since the 661 has the Oade mod, Id just run Femto>661!!!

that's what i ended up running...

Got a link to a sample?

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2014, 08:40:50 PM »
I'd like to hear this too.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



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Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2014, 12:00:24 PM »
I haven't had time to track the show, yet.  But, will be happy to provide samples once done.  I'm hoping I can focus on that this week...
12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2014, 01:32:39 PM »
I'm really trying to figure out what this thing sounds like. The samples I've heard all sound different to my ears so I haven't been able to put a name to what I hear, I.e. Warm, transparent, fat or clean. It's interesting that those of you who have run this don't seem to have any way to explain it either. I guess at this point I'll just have to wait until I get it from Trey. Looks like a nice unit but it's odd that there seems to be no definition to its "house sound" This might be the first time I have seen a pre that acts like a chameleon with what ever mic's it's paired with!
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

Playback: Thorens TD125, Denon DVD-2900> Bel Canto DAC-1 > Audible Illusions 3B > Rogue Atlas >ZU Wax Shotgun> Hyperion 938
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2014, 01:37:00 PM »
If you are planning on running AKG actives you might want to check out Allyn's RRE NYE recording.  Sounds really good

https://archive.org/details/RRE2013-12-31.CK63.Femto.flac16

I'm really trying to figure out what this thing sounds like. The samples I've heard all sound different to my ears so I haven't been able to put a name to what I hear, I.e. Warm, transparent, fat or clean. It's interesting that those of you who have run this don't seem to have any way to explain it either. I guess at this point I'll just have to wait until I get it from Trey. Looks like a nice unit but it's odd that there seems to be no definition to its "house sound" This might be the first time I have seen a pre that acts like a chameleon with what ever mic's it's paired with!
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2014, 01:42:47 PM »
I did check it out & it sounded great but it's not the typical stuff I record. I also listened to the WSP show from NYC with the Schoeps. I was at the show & while I didn't tape it the recording sounds better than what it actually sounded like. The Femto sounds good, I'm just surprised by its sound, while not exactly neutral it doesn't seem to lend much coloration into the signal chain. It's an odd duck for sure!
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

Playback: Thorens TD125, Denon DVD-2900> Bel Canto DAC-1 > Audible Illusions 3B > Rogue Atlas >ZU Wax Shotgun> Hyperion 938
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2014, 06:06:33 AM »
Hi
How much is your Femto? I'm in EU

Hi all.
I have a Femto-L in excellent condition for sale. I'm in the EU.

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #68 on: February 24, 2014, 05:01:26 PM »
I'll be running this for a set at Ratdog to compare against my Aerco. Any idea what thebattery meter voltage is when it runs out of juice? My newish 9 volts are registering17.8.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

Playback: Thorens TD125, Denon DVD-2900> Bel Canto DAC-1 > Audible Illusions 3B > Rogue Atlas >ZU Wax Shotgun> Hyperion 938
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #69 on: February 24, 2014, 06:37:55 PM »
I'll be running this for a set at Ratdog to compare against my Aerco. Any idea what thebattery meter voltage is when it runs out of juice? My newish 9 volts are registering17.8.

The longest I've run it so far was with Duracell 9v for 4hrs and it was reading somewhere around 15v. You can expect to get 6+hrs with a set of new alkaline batteries so no worries. I think it needs a minimum of 12v.
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #70 on: February 25, 2014, 12:59:34 PM »
I ran the Femto for the first set of Ratdog last night & the Aerco for the second set. Both sound excellent with Aerco being a little fatter in the bottom end. I have to equalize volume on both sets & then I will post them up accordingly. I have another night of Ratdog tomorrow night in a different venue where I will be doing the same thing. Overall though the Femto is a sweet little unit, I really like the sound with the AKG's.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

Playback: Thorens TD125, Denon DVD-2900> Bel Canto DAC-1 > Audible Illusions 3B > Rogue Atlas >ZU Wax Shotgun> Hyperion 938
ALL TUBES BABY!!!

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2014, 09:51:45 PM »
I ran the Femto for the first set of Ratdog last night & the Aerco for the second set. Both sound excellent with Aerco being a little fatter in the bottom end. I have to equalize volume on both sets & then I will post them up accordingly. I have another night of Ratdog tomorrow night in a different venue where I will be doing the same thing. Overall though the Femto is a sweet little unit, I really like the sound with the AKG's.
Sharp looking too  8)  Looking forward to the comp.
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2014, 05:06:07 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with the uPRE? With the attenuation possible it could be useful for me. Apart from Femto's nice metering, are there any sonic differences that would suggest Femto is better than uPRE?

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2014, 06:34:49 AM »
The uPRE is out of production and it's replacement - the uPRE-MKII - won't be available til the end of the month at the earliest. From some email correspondence: "final assembly of the initial batch should start this week* and if all goes well first units should ship at the end of the month. Price will be announced once the product is ready for shipping."


* actual email said a "couple of weeks" and that was on March 4

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #74 on: March 17, 2014, 07:47:43 AM »
^ Yes I also got that reply. uPRE MkII will have digital out and cost around EUR 800 plus tax.

 

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