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by retractablezing
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: 1290 Kit - these are the bomb
Replies: 4
Views: 10623

Not sure of the exact gain i'll let Joe or Matt answer that one. But it has heaps of gain, and tone. I use it with a shinybox ribbon and it had no probs. Drums and guitar amps are killer with these pre's. (also bass di in the right song/context) The right knob is an output trim and also a push/pull...
by retractablezing
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

do you folks know if i can put cinemags in the dual 99v?

i like the pacifica tone as well...if i could just tweak the tone a bit to make it sound more saturated...the pacifica definitely has the bigger than life sound i'm talking about..

doesn't sound that old though..
by retractablezing
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

Seriously, its impossible to know what a preamp sounds like to that level of detail simply by hearing samples recorded by others, where you dont know the instrument, player, mic, room, A-D convertor etc etc. I think for any pre, to really know what its like down to that detail you have to record an...
by retractablezing
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

Hi Retract I've not done it, but I suspect the 1290 project is an easier build than the BA - most of it comes pre-assembled and there are just a few added components to do on the main board. FWIW, I still believe its what you're after - the BA to my ear is much more modern sounding than a "neve clo...
by retractablezing
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: 1290 Kit - these are the bomb
Replies: 4
Views: 10623

Barney,

if you don't mind me asking, how much gain can you take out of it?

and, is that an output knob i see next to the gain?
by retractablezing
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

Id agree that its impossible to judge a preamp just from sound samples, especially from just one or two. Id also agree that MOST of the sound of those recordings you mentioned probably came from the multiple generations of tape recording they all would have been through. The amount of electronics y...
by retractablezing
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

I find audio samples are of very limited use. Mic used, mic positioning, source, room sound, sound of your listening environment, monitoring etc. will all have a huge impact on the sound of the clip. MP3 encoding doesn't do any favours either. You're not really just hearing a preamp are you? If the...
by retractablezing
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

Hi again Do I have it? Sadly, no. I've maxed out my preamp options with 1:4 99V BAs (and FWIW I don't find any missing mids) and some other vintage gear. But that's more based on what I record, which is not particularly 70s saturation. Do my friends have it, and do they swear by it for that vintage...
by retractablezing
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

chrisp wrote:Sorry - I meant 1290 indeed

http://jlmaudio.com/JLMMicro1290.htm
thanks Chris.

btw, do you have it? can you tell me a bit about it?
by retractablezing
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

chrisp wrote:Why not go for the 1272 kit instead? It sounds more like what you are after.
hey thanks for the sugestion.

i thought this was simply an upgrade kit though, is it not?

http://www.jlmaudio.com/JLM%201272%20Switch%20kit.htm

or is the 1290 exactly it...
by retractablezing
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: JLM Audio Kits
Topic: different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v
Replies: 16
Views: 28482

different combinations and possibilities for the dual 99v

greetings everyone, i'm seriously considering a pair of JLM dual 99v as my main dual pre, but i reckon i need some help, especially regarding different combinations and what those will yield in the end. i heard some BA samples (1:4 transformer, 1:1:1 output transformer and 99 amp combination) from s...