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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2012, 12:20:53 AM »
There's a recessed 2 way switch on the back to turn it off.  Standard feature. 

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2012, 03:36:11 PM »
I realize it depends on mics, but what is the average run times with the rechargeable batteries? also how long does it take to recharge the batteries.

I don't know if this helps much, but Jerry said that the lithium polymers give longer run-times than the 3 9V version (which he claims gives ~ 10 hours of continuous use).  Curious about that myself. 

 

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2012, 04:31:54 PM »
Thinking about ordering one of these preamps.  Not sure if I want the stepped gain or variable.  That is the only question I am still trying to answer.  My R-44 has stepped gain so I am thinking I may want variable gain so I can raise or lower the gain smoothly.  I'm gonna email Jerry and see what the realistic wait time is.  If anyone knows of someone thinking about selling....that may be an option too.  ;)

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2012, 04:55:28 PM »
Thinking about ordering one of these preamps.  Not sure if I want the stepped gain or variable.  That is the only question I am still trying to answer.  My R-44 has stepped gain so I am thinking I may want variable gain so I can raise or lower the gain smoothly.  I'm gonna email Jerry and see what the realistic wait time is.  If anyone knows of someone thinking about selling....that may be an option too.  ;)

If I were you, I'd get stepped. Less likely to get bumped in the bag.  Your -44 has both stepped and variable, so it's easy enough to make small tweaks on it if necessary.  Personally, having variable on some of my other pres has always been a bit scary to me - I have definitely jostled the knob on my littlebox (luckily not during music) and made it move.

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2012, 04:57:13 PM »
Thinking about ordering one of these preamps.  Not sure if I want the stepped gain or variable.  That is the only question I am still trying to answer.  My R-44 has stepped gain so I am thinking I may want variable gain so I can raise or lower the gain smoothly.  I'm gonna email Jerry and see what the realistic wait time is.  If anyone knows of someone thinking about selling....that may be an option too.  ;)

Wise choice. What mics do you have?

If I were you, Id go w/ variable gain so you can fine tune your levels. YMMV
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2012, 05:03:52 PM »
I think that Jerry recommends stepped gain because the variable gain pots eventually get noisy and need to be replaced.  But I'm sure that would be years down the road for a new unit.  YMMV.
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2012, 05:21:41 PM »
I'll be running Neumann 140's/50's.  I tape about 30 shows a year so I don't think I'm worried about the pots getting noisy too soon.  I do kind of like the idea of being locked in with the step gain.  I have the best of both worlds with my V3 right now.  Just looking for something much smaller.

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2012, 06:33:58 PM »
I personally like the sound of the LittleBox[with output transformers] better tha the Aerco, but thats just IMO. And as always, YMMV!
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2012, 07:22:14 PM »
I vote YES for stepped gain on the Aerco.  I like setting it and forgetting it.

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #54 on: February 29, 2012, 09:59:31 AM »
i opted for both, and balance ;)

and now that i think about it, s9, i think you asked about it a while ago; i will get some pics in this thread this afternoon...
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #55 on: February 29, 2012, 11:18:02 AM »
macdaddy, please up some pics.  I think i would like to do the same as you did.  I can see getting an m10 in the future and without a balance knob I don't think I could even out my l/r channels if I needed to.

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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #56 on: February 29, 2012, 11:28:18 AM »
new owner of an older beat up box. Yet to run because I have too many preamps currently. Hope to run at Wilco in May unless something else pops up, it usually does.
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #57 on: February 29, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »
I personally like the sound of the LittleBox[with output transformers] better tha the Aerco, but thats just IMO. And as always, YMMV!
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I think that Jerry recommends stepped gain because the variable gain pots eventually get noisy and need to be replaced.  But I'm sure that would be years down the road for a new unit.  YMMV.
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #58 on: February 29, 2012, 12:33:29 PM »
new owner of an older beat up box. Yet to run because I have too many preamps currently. Hope to run at Wilco in May unless something else pops up, it usually does.

too many preamps? I'm looking for a budget pre, any you want to sell?
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Re: Aerco MP-2 preamp - Part 2
« Reply #59 on: February 29, 2012, 01:20:51 PM »
new owner of an older beat up box. Yet to run because I have too many preamps currently. Hope to run at Wilco in May unless something else pops up, it usually does.

too many preamps? I'm looking for a budget pre, any you want to sell?

none are very budget friendly. oade m148, aerco mp2, neve portico 5012 and the pre in the v3.
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