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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2003, 03:07:04 PM »
You might want to consider having Jim Williams replace the electronics in your 460 bodies.  IMO the FET, opamp, and cap change is at least as important as preamp choice, possibly more.

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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2003, 07:48:55 PM »
Speaking of the e.a.a....what's it sound like?  Transformer based?  I wish there was a little more competetion in the pre markets for tapers...our options seem to be either, as you get up there at least, mme, v3, v2, eaa, mp2 and that is about it as far as pre's go.  I guess the oade mod's would be nice, but quite frankly I wasn't impressed at all with the stock pre's.  Another random musing about pre's...I wonder how hard it is to change the pre chip in the mini-me to another one ala grace.  It would be nice to just pay 400-500 bucks for a new pre chip instead of my ultimate plan of buying a v2 or 3 to run in front.  I have got to get a little of the film off the mme and I will be inn business...it sounds fantastic, just I need a little something else to finally satisfy my quest for the best tape possible.  

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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2003, 08:08:02 PM »
No, I sure haven't...where do I find a copy?

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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2003, 04:39:36 AM »
No, I sure haven't...where do I find a copy?

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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2003, 09:04:18 AM »
480s + psp2 sound really nice.  Transformer warmth very similar to that of the m148.  I loved both behind the 480s I used to own.

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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2003, 04:21:16 PM »
The Jim Williams mod is next on my list of stuff to go into debt for. :)
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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2003, 04:00:53 PM »
Wise decision  ;)


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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2003, 11:17:23 PM »
Humm I can pick up a mp-2 pretty cheep right now if it's not sold. I'm running 480>warm UA-5 now.

Do you think the mp-2 would give that much difference running it in front of the UA-5?

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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2003, 01:04:56 AM »
Humm I can pick up a mp-2 pretty cheep right now if it's not sold. I'm running 480>warm UA-5 now.

Do you think the mp-2 would give that much difference running it in front of the UA-5?
Stick with the UA-5- I think the MP-2>UA-5 tapes would be too dark sounding, but that's just me.

I like the AKG>wmod UA-5 better than the AKG>MP-2 tapes, YMMV.

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Re:Best preamp for 460's?
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2003, 03:18:26 PM »
Hey there.... I've been running: 463's (Jim Williams mod.) > DMIC-20 for about 5-6 months now and have been loving the results. The mics sounded real nice before but there's so much more there after the mod -- it's really an amazing difference. I'd say it's a more important choice than which pre. The mics glow and the DMIC just add's to it. I've got samples if you're interested.
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