Vintech 573 Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from The DMV
May 6, 2013Music Background:
Musician, Recording Engineer, Sound Wizard
Don't believe the poo pooingFirst off, I have to say I've never used any other 1073 clones or the real deal for that matter, so I can't comment to that. What I can say is this Pre rocks!! On guitars this thing is bad ***. I can compare it to Daking, API and the 4710d and the 573 has won guitar tracking duties. It just add a wait and presence to heavy guitar that sounds fat and thick and sit well in the mix. On vocals I was very impressed as well. The APIs and Dakings are still my main pres for drum tracking, but honestly I just haven't had enough time tracking drums with this pre to commit.
The bass DI is nice too. I will be buying a second 573 for sure.
from Lesage Wv.
January 23, 2013Music Background:
Project studio Engineer
Vintech 573This thing sounds great on everything I have used it on, Great bang for the buck.
from New Orleans, LA
September 20, 2011Music Background:
Producer, Engineer, DJ
573 is the perfect amount of fuzzy!The Vintech 573 has quickly become my favorite mic pre for vocals. It provides the right amount of warm fuzziness while keeping the signal clear. A great buy for a wonderful price.
from Port-au-Prince, Haiti
September 1, 2011Music Background:
Recording engineer, Pro musician
Vintech 573 simply rocksI am extremely happy. I have both the vin tech 573 and the neve 1073lb and I can say the vintech has more character. Love it. I am going to get at least 6 more to have a total of 8. Amazing.
from Austin, TX
June 1, 2011Music Background:
recording engineer, studio owner, drummer
Amazing Sound without breaking the bankThese are excellent sounding preamps and at a very reasonable price. I have a pair and have so far used them on drum overheads, room mics, bass guitar (mic'ed, or with the built in DI and with an external DI). As overheads they sounded very similar to my A-Designs P1's. On bass guitar the bottom is just huge. I can imagine for heavy guitars it would be similar.
Everyone will want to know if these sound just like a 1073? It doesn't really matter. Buy it because the Vintech 573 has a great sound.
The construction quality looks good and feels good from the outside - I popped the cover and all I will say is be glad that it is covered up! Not the cleanest design specimen, but again, they sound great and Vintech is using quality components inside too.
I do wish that there was some kind of LED indicator on at least the phantom switch. Not a deal killer though -- I just need to double-check these closely before plugging in mics.
from New York, USVI's, Miami
September 12, 2011Music Background:
Award winning producer/engineer/composer
Steve Media Recording NYI've owned a pair of x73s. I love these, but decided to go 500 series for a PT HD rig for my Yacht Studio. Anyway, they don't sound as good as the x73's. They don't sound as full as the 73s and I miss a little of the sizzle on the top end, about at 16-20K.. But, they are vintech so built great and solid!
April 14, 2012Music Background:
Guitar playing 30+ years Digital recording since mid 90's
Vintech 573The Vintech is warm and clean (well above middle of the road pre's)
However my point of reference is a Shadow hills mono Gama.
With the Shadow hills both mic/di I clearly he finger touch sensitivity and harmonic content that is just not there with the Vintech.
Want a good pre buy the vintech, want a GREAT pre then spend the few extra bucks on the Shadow hills.
Btw tracking was done into pro tools Native at 96/192Khz with blue gen converters.