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Postby Simon B » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:23 pm

Seem to be doing clones of all the vintage favourites cheaply just wondering peoples thoughts.

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Re: Warm Audio

Postby Text_Edifice » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 am

Personally I reckon the 1176 and api style pres are the pick. Not 'accurate' but they sound good and do the job.

There's stuff I prefer over the other bits of gear I've tried – the jlm la500 for example gets a lot more use / is more useful for me than the warm la2a copy we have in the rack.

I don't like the sound of their mics but am interested to hear their 47fet type mic.

None of it's going to be 'bad' in the same way that I remember a lot of cheaper bits of outboard being ten years ago.
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Re: Warm Audio

Postby HA_DA_JA » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 am

Api cloned stuff seemed reliable . I foundthe wa-76 suffered from quality issues after a while. Scratchy pots, interesting meter readout, annying wall wart power supplies.
I am interested in the new warm Audio Neve preamp/eq combo coming out next month. Apparently increases in quality components have been implemented.
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Re: Warm Audio

Postby andygriffiths » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:41 pm

All the warm stuff seems pretty solid. We’ve have 1 wa76 fail/become noisey plus the external PSU is a bit of a pain as well. The Pultec I thought sounded great, the I’ve built a Drip pultec & it sounded very similar to the the Drip version.
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Re: Warm Audio

Postby waitup » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:04 pm

We had an 1176 here and it failed quickly. Still getting to the bottom of that one...
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Re: Warm Audio

Postby OPP » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:33 pm

I blew up my 1176 (diode burnt out), and hit up the company 'cause it was about a week out of warranty. They'd updated the board since then, and ended up taking it in for a warranty repair. Sucks that it blew, but the service was impeccable.
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