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ART pre and comp or Eureka's?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Matthias King, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Matthias King

    Matthias King The Machine

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    I'm intending to replace my current pre and comp with something better sometime in the near future. Mainly for vocals, perhaps some acoustic guitar, and various stereo mic'ing.

    I had my eye on the ART ProMP II preamp and the ART ProVLA II comp for a while now, but I recently had the thought that maybe a pair of Presonus Eureka's would be better.

    Any opinions on which you would choose and why?
     
  2. 006

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    Either the Eureka or the Studio Channel, can't remember - maybe both?, only have up to 2:1 compression - IMO useless for that aspect. Make sure to check on that if you go the Eureka route and will be wanting more compression.
     
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    I've got an ProVla II and think it's pretty nice for the dollars.
    I tried joe meek, fmr, dbx and presonus and bought the ART. I only wanted a single channel but the ART had a tiny little bit of "magic" to the sound so I paid for two even though I only ever use one.

    I haven't used much high end stuff, but the ART sounds closer to high end then low end to me.
     
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    can't remember the name of the presonus I tried. Don't think it was a Eureka
     
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    There are some great reviews on gearsultz regarding the ART pre and comp.
    Many people like them.
     
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    vespiz Mixing!

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    Including me, although I have the 1st version of the VLA.
     
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    MetalJonesy more metal, more booze!!!

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    have the ART Pro MPAII, replaced the stock Chinese tubes with Mullards. Best valve pre out there for the money! Love it!
     
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    Sounds like maybe my first instinct was the right one after all. I'd heard quite a few good things about those ART units, but I guess I second guessed what I'd been hearing. Thanks for the input everyone.
     

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