A famous actor who we all know and love in his parts in films/TV once said "Notta a lotta people know dat' " . The same could be said for one of my products , namely Valve Pre's for recording Mic's/ Instruments and in sound tailoring in post production in studios etc . About 20 years ago I was asked to design and build a stereo valve pre-amp. for an associate musician who had switched from his Reel to Reel tape recorder to a newer digital system , and of course we all know how clinically clean these can be ( excepting when overloaded with input signal when they turn nasty and unusable , as opposed to tape overload which can be nice and warm when driven quite hard ) so he wanted to "warm up" the signal before recording (digitising) it . That's where my newly designed / built unit came to his aid
Subsequently I've built many different types of valve pre-amps. from single channel up to 6 ch. units in a variety of cases / "Black boxes" , 1U , 2U & 3U rack formats . Once when talking to a friend (who was about to audition a unit in his lavish studio , and being no stranger to Audio electronics ) we quipped the line of " A piece of copper wire with gain in it " would be the ideal characteristic for these valve pre's . I don't know if I can boast such an accolade for my pre's , but the people that use my units have said only complimentary things about them , even I use my stereo pre. to enhance my attempted vocals ( or should that be Croakles ) .
They are designed and built in 2 formats these days , there's a basic / lo cost 1 U high unit and a Deluxe full facility 2 U unit . Generally these are customer ordered only , but at present ( Aug 18 ) I do have a 1U unit & 2 2U Deluxe units in stock ready to be sold , prices upon application please , thankyou , As most customers know I offer "Boutique" quality at normal cost .
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