Vintech X81Item ID: X81
1-channel Mic Preamp with 4-band EQ, High-pass Filter, DI, and Class A Design
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Premium Mic Preamp with 4-band EQ!Vintech has produced the new X81 Class A mic preamp with equalizer. While many people love the classic Neve 1081 module because of its versatile equalizer section, many feel that its use of Class AB amplifiers causes it to lack that certain "magic" associated with the Class A amplifiers found in the Neve 1073 module. The Vintech X81 Class A features the same great microphone preamplifier as our X73, but with a more comprehensive 4-band equalizer with Q adjustments on the two midrange frequencies.
Vintech utilizes the same Class A amplifier designs found in the original Neve 1073 module throughout the X81 Class A. The equalizer section features ten low/mid frequency points, ten hi/mid frequencies, and five frequency choices on both the low and high shelving adjustments. The X81 Class A also includes a highpass filter, a DI, and an output strength meter.
The Vintech X81 Class A preamp requires an X73 power supply.
Vintech X81 Class A microphone preamp Features:
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Johlene, Richmond, KY
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by L W S from Nashville, TennThis is my favorite pre. Well, new pre. Throw it on a bass and you can't go wrong.
June 26, 2012
Music Background: Producer, bass player
Top poster is right. THIS ROCKS@!!!!!
by Donnx from ATLGreat value for the money compared to paying $4000-$5000 for a neve module and psu. This is close enough if you ask me and if you can't get your source to sound good through this, something is defin... read more [+]itely wrong. Great eq for the bank. Awesome work from Dallas at Vintech. close [-]
January 4, 2009
Music Background: Everything
I can't believe no one's reviewed this yet..
by Dave from WA...because the X81 rocks! This is a frontend that makes everything sound better. Easy to use, musical EQ, great pre, great build quality, quiet. Very versatile, run anything through it. And you can... read more [+] achieve the famous Neve sheen. Great value when you compare to the price of a Neve 1081 module. The EQ can be surgical without changing the overall sound. Very pro sounding. It may seem expensive upfront, but the first time you playback after tracking with it you'll know it was money well spent. Combine the X81 with an 1176LN or Distressor compressor and you'll be amazed. close [-]
April 15, 2007
Music Background: musician, budding recording/mixing engineer, self producer.