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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2009, 05:31:59 PM »
debating a UA-5 or just going for a 660.  I am leaning toward the 660

Depends on if you want 16bit or 24bit....  the 660 is a 16bit all-in-one...  and the UA-5 is a 24bit two-in-one (pre/AD).
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2009, 07:05:30 PM »
New gear is on hold right know, I am buying a house!  Also, not sure what all in one box I want to go with.  I can't seem to make up my mind.
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2009, 07:34:11 PM »
^^^ah come on.....  you can't record a show with a house...   ;)...  congrats man!
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2009, 07:47:41 PM »
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Depends on if you want 16bit or 24bit....  the 660 is a 16bit all-in-one...  and the UA-5 is a 24bit two-in-one (pre/AD).

I'll take the 16bit adc of the 660 over any UA5 bit depth.
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2009, 10:22:30 PM »
PMD 661, so you can get both 24bit and an all in one box
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2009, 10:42:51 PM »
I'll take the 16bit adc of the 660 over any UA5 bit depth.

Curious if you have experience with and/or directly compared both?  I'm not very familiar with the 660's ADC, but I've always thought the modded UA5s sound outstanding.
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2009, 11:31:34 PM »
I do have a good bit of first hand experience with the UA5 and PMD660.     Ive owned a a few stock, a Oade P-mod and a BM2P+ UA5.  I still think those boxes are fantastic and have no issues with the ADC.  Iv'e also owned a few more 660's than I'd like to admit as well.  My preference is the 660.    I think the 660's ADC does a fantastic job producing 16bit audio.  I think that chip competes favorably with its newer 24bit siblings, when dittherd back...  If 16 bit is all you need, the 660 is hard to beat.   If I was just getting into this hobby, I wouldn't be unwise to find a used ACM 660.   
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2009, 07:30:52 AM »
Thanks guys for the the advice!!   TS members always provide the best feed back. 
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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2009, 08:09:34 PM »
Can any one describe the difference in sounds between the two mods(Oade/Busman)? Warmth?Transparency? What each does for the sound. Just curious.

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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2009, 09:06:17 PM »
First, not to be wise, but you can probably get the best answer to this yourself by searching on LMA and listening to a number of samples of each.  However, the busman mod on the UA-5 is most closely associated with the Oade UA-5 T+mod.  These mods provide a very transparent, clear, direct, true sounding rendering of the source.  The Oade W+mod is, well, warmer sounding than the other two mods with smoother and deeper lows and less accentuation on the mids and highs, but with no less detail.  The biggest plus that I find in these mods is that the modded UA-5's provide a recording with significantly greater detail and clarity than the unmodded boxes.  The W vs. the T part of the mod is simply preference in whether you like a warmer coloration of the source or not.  Many people associate the sound of the Oade W+ mod to be similar to that of a tube amp in guitar amplifier lingo.

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Re: Busman or Oade mod UA-5
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2009, 07:30:04 AM »
First, not to be wise, but you can probably get the best answer to this yourself by searching on LMA and listening to a number of samples of each.  However, the busman mod on the UA-5 is most closely associated with the Oade UA-5 T+mod.  These mods provide a very transparent, clear, direct, true sounding rendering of the source.  The Oade W+mod is, well, warmer sounding than the other two mods with smoother and deeper lows and less accentuation on the mids and highs, but with no less detail.  The biggest plus that I find in these mods is that the modded UA-5's provide a recording with significantly greater detail and clarity than the unmodded boxes.  The W vs. the T part of the mod is simply preference in whether you like a warmer coloration of the source or not.  Many people associate the sound of the Oade W+ mod to be similar to that of a tube amp in guitar amplifier lingo.

Yep, that's a pretty good encapsulation, I think.
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