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Transformerless preamps?
« on: April 24, 2022, 10:02:45 AM »
Do we have a list of those without transformers? I know Grace and Sax SX-M2 are. Is the Beyer MV100 also on the list? What else? Sound Devices 7xx and Mix Pre all in ones. Tascam 70d? Thanks.
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2022, 03:11:29 PM »
Beyerdynamic mv100 is transformless
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2022, 03:12:39 PM »
Beyerdynamic MV100 manual says it's got electronically-balanced inputs.
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2022, 06:57:38 AM »
If I remember correctly, one of the main differences between the Oade M148 and M248 is that the 248 was sans transformer. 

I'm a little less clear on this, but I think that one time I read that the PSP3 was without, while the PSP2 was with.

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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2022, 10:29:10 AM »
Oade 248 transformerless gold. 
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2022, 05:00:41 PM »
Oade 248 transformerless gold.

Aeta PSP3
Schoeps VMS
Sound Devices USBpre2
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Most all-in-one recorders are transformerless I think.
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2022, 01:29:38 AM »
It might actually be easier to list which preamps have input transformers. Sound Devices preamps are big exceptions by having them. By far most other portable, solid-state preamps are transformerless.
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2022, 09:08:59 PM »
Oade 248 transformerless gold.


I thought the Oade 248 had output transformers?
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2022, 06:05:43 PM »
Oade 248 transformerless gold.


I thought the Oade 248 had output transformers?
148( the brick) was the warm pre . Not my cup of tea. I deff miss all the flavors of pre's we all used 20 years ago. Anyone else miss the deff flavors?
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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2022, 06:52:29 AM »
Oade 248 transformerless gold.


I thought the Oade 248 had output transformers?
148( the brick) was the warm pre . Not my cup of tea. I deff miss all the flavors of pre's we all used 20 years ago. Anyone else miss the deff flavors?

Yes...me.  I've decided that when I get out and start taping again that I'm putting my preamps back into play.  I got lazy and spent the last couple years before pandemic going direct into my mixpre3, but those recordings just don't have the special sauce.  Still have my Oade m118, a couple of Schoeps VMS's and recently picked up an old RAD MS-2 from goodcooker on the cheap...those are all going back into play.

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Re: Transformerless preamps?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2022, 07:55:44 AM »
Oade 248 transformerless gold.


I thought the Oade 248 had output transformers?
148( the brick) was the warm pre . Not my cup of tea. I deff miss all the flavors of pre's we all used 20 years ago. Anyone else miss the deff flavors?

Yes...me.  I've decided that when I get out and start taping again that I'm putting my preamps back into play.  I got lazy and spent the last couple years before pandemic going direct into my mixpre3, but those recordings just don't have the special sauce.  Still have my Oade m118, a couple of Schoeps VMS's and recently picked up an old RAD MS-2 from goodcooker on the cheap...those are all going back into play.
I totally miss checking out others peeps recordings, especially the ones with different pres using my mics. Was the only way to buy gear. Listening to different mics , pres, and diff venues.  Now 90% of peeps run the same all in one. And don't get me started on ADC'S.  remember carrying those around also!!!!?? Lol. Keep rocking those different flavors!!
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