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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #195 on: April 22, 2014, 02:42:46 AM »
so who is the one that bought larry's mp-2 out of the yardsale?

I traded for larry's who he got from me who I got from ted.

nice i was gonna pull the trigger on it, but i am just so tight for cash right now i couldnt do it...  though in the near future i am gonna get one
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #196 on: April 22, 2014, 09:56:50 AM »
I traded for larry's who he got from me who I got from ted.

It needs to be like the Stanley Cup - each owner name engraved on side.

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #197 on: April 22, 2014, 06:03:29 PM »
I traded for larry's who he got from me who I got from ted.

It needs to be like the Stanley Cup - each owner name engraved on side.

Ha, I didn't realize that was mine.  I almost bought it back myself!
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #198 on: April 23, 2014, 11:46:15 AM »
I traded for larry's who he got from me who I got from ted.

It needs to be like the Stanley Cup - each owner name engraved on side.

Ha, I didn't realize that was mine.  I almost bought it back myself!

add me to the list of people with an itchy trigger finger for that Aerco.  great deal!  i was amazed how long it hung around unclaimed.  the Aerco was the first really good pre-amp that i purchased, and it is still the best one i've owned.  and in addition to it being a superb preamp, Jerry is wonderful and takes excellent care of his customers.

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #199 on: December 28, 2014, 11:32:58 PM »
I wonder what transformers it uses.

Super late bump on this, Page (and all), but I was bored tonight and decided to take a closer look shining a flashlight down into the MP2 and noticed the transformers are stamped "RE 13K6-C". Not sure what sparked this interest tonight, but I've been reading old posts on TS related to Jensen/Reich transformers and was curious if anyone had a similar model.

Here is the Richenbach link for their 13K6-C:
http://www.technicalaudio.com/pdf/Jensen_Transformers/JE_RE_JT_Mic_Input_Transformers/Reichenbach_RE-13K6-C_mic_input_xfmr.pdf

(I noticed that some of the paperwork included with my Aerco is dated 1992 and the PDF above is dated 1991. This puts me in 4-5th grade when this thing was made, at the very latest.)

and Jensen's 13K6-C:
http://www.jensen-transformers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/jt-13k6-c.pdf

I noticed on a previous page that gormenghast's pre has Jensen JT-MP-CPCA's.

Which kind do you have?

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #200 on: December 29, 2014, 04:29:31 PM »
The "standard" Aerco has XLR inputs and both RCA and 1/8" outputs. So XLR cables between mics and pre (the way I run mine, I prefer stubbies at the pre end). Either RCA to XLR  or 1/8" to XLR for the HS-P82 and either RCA to 1/8" or 1/8" to 1/8" for the M10...
are both outs active at once?
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #201 on: December 29, 2014, 05:19:13 PM »
The "standard" Aerco has XLR inputs and both RCA and 1/8" outputs. So XLR cables between mics and pre (the way I run mine, I prefer stubbies at the pre end). Either RCA to XLR  or 1/8" to XLR for the HS-P82 and either RCA to 1/8" or 1/8" to 1/8" for the M10...
are both outs active at once?

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #202 on: December 29, 2014, 07:33:38 PM »
I asked Jerry about this once, and he said that there is no problem, and no difference, using both outputs at the same time.  I did this at a show not too long ago, to comp the M10 and R44 line-inputs, but I never posted it.  I figured it wouldn't be of much interest, as they are such different recorders, but I can dig it up if anyone is interested (I think it was DPA2006C > Aerco (RCA) > R44 and DPA2006C > Aerco (1/8") > M10).

EDIT:  Re-reading the thread a bit, apologies for the double post:

I asked Jerry about this once and he replied that they were the same (but that you should carefully monitor the output from the 1/8" as they are the least reliable connectors in his opinion).  You can use both simultaneously too (I usually use the RCAs, but once I ran 1/8" > M10 and RCA > R-44 for a comp, which it suddenly occurs to me I never posted)...
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #203 on: March 30, 2015, 04:17:22 PM »
A not crazy/crazy thought.

Not crazy.  I'm considering sending my Aerco to Jerry and have the battery mod done.  Rechargeable inside and option to use external battery.

Possibly crazy.  I'm also thinking about some other mods.  PFA's inside the box, EN3 connector for input and keep the RCA output and power switch.  Same 20db as I've come accustom to.

Actually combine not crazy and possibly crazy in the current box I have now. 

If you eliminate the XLR jacks that frees some room for the PFA boards.  Plenty of room for the rechargeables and a charging jack.  Basically, the box would look like a NBox but have Aerco guts and use rechargeable batteries.  Looking at the Hammond boxes there is one that is a little bit longer if there needs to be more room, but I prefer this size better. 



 
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #204 on: March 30, 2015, 05:17:35 PM »
What would be the difference if the PFAs were in the box vs out.  They would would still be in the chain.  Wouldn't they?
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #205 on: April 01, 2015, 01:44:48 PM »
Skimmed this topic and damn I miss my Aerco!!!
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #206 on: May 06, 2015, 10:35:13 PM »
If anyone is considering selling their Aerco please let me know, it would be the perfect match for my 440's  8)
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #207 on: May 07, 2015, 10:03:20 AM »
If anyone is considering selling their Aerco please let me know, it would be the perfect match for my 440's  8)

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #208 on: May 07, 2015, 02:46:10 PM »
If anyone is considering selling their Aerco please let me know, it would be the perfect match for my 440's  8)

You need to add a row to your signature:  Gear I have owned in the past that I wish I still had  :P

Ha! I kind of already have that line but how was I to know my sluttieness would come back full bore the more I hung out with you?  :P
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #209 on: May 07, 2015, 02:54:56 PM »
If anyone is considering selling their Aerco please let me know, it would be the perfect match for my 440's  8)
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