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Amek 9098 comp and DMCL
Old 14th November 2002
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Amek 9098 comp and DMCL

Hi guys,

They are selling these off discounted at the moment(US$800 cheaper) and the slut in me is thinking about one.
There both around the same $$. with the digi option the DMCL is a bit more $$ or cheaper without.

So what would people say the diffs are:
The pres would be handy but the comp is teh main concern.
Old 14th November 2002
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for 800 bucks the comp is a steal...what else you gonna get for this money??
Old 14th November 2002
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Re: Amek 9098 comp and DMCL

Quote:
Originally posted by davemc
Hi guys,

They are selling these off discounted at the moment(US$800 cheaper) and the slut in me is thinking about one.
There both around the same $$. with the digi option the DMCL is a bit more $$ or cheaper without.

So what would people say the diffs are:
The pres would be handy but the comp is teh main concern.

Skip the comp, its a beast to work with(it works though on Bck Vocals). It sounds nothing like the Neve comps.

The DMCL is a different beast. The preamps are killer and the comp section is decent/good at best. The pres are better than the ones in the 9098EQ.

I much prefer to have (2) CIB's.
(Pre-EQ-comp).
Old 14th November 2002
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I'd have to agree,

The 9098 is a dog of a compressor to set up and get sounding great. Mind you I'm speaking in a mastering context. A Neve it ain't. I once used to think Amek and Neve were in the same league and even stupidly the same thing, except for the different labelling.....boy was I wrong!! Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's worth having in the rack for the sake of it.


Cheers,

Tony Mantz.
Old 14th November 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by MIKEHARRIS
for 800 bucks the comp is a steal...what else you gonna get for this money??
$800 or $800 less? Where do you usually get your Amek gear from?
Old 15th November 2002
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Hey e-cue less in AUD$'s
DMCL $3,900 compared $6,200 rrp or $5,400 street
9098 $4,400 compared with around $5,700 street.

Yeah I like things cheaper, do not know if I need the xtra pre's
although I could sell my 9098 DMA or UA 2-610 and replace them with it.

Might see if I can borrow it for a day, although I always end up buying them. The DMCL would be my first choice.

Hey Jack,
Yeah would love a tracker or STC-8, just around AUD$3,000 difference so almost double. a Distressor is around AUD$600 less then the dual DMCL
Old 15th November 2002
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I'm with Mike . . if you can get the compressor for 800 or less . . . that is one hell of a deal. It is not going to replace a STC-8 but it sure would have it's place for other things . . .especially at that price.
Old 15th November 2002
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Re: Re: Amek 9098 comp and DMCL

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Originally posted by thethrillfactor



Skip the comp, its a beast to work with(it works though on Bck Vocals). It sounds nothing like the Neve comps.


unfortunately as a owner of a 9098 comp/lim I have to agree. Can't even remember using it. My partner Marc likes it though.
Old 15th November 2002
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Hey Dave,

Is it ATT who are selling at those prices or another dealer?
Old 15th November 2002
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Yeah ATT, not a bad price, although no one seems to like the 9098 comp, nowhere on RAP etc too. The DMCL looks cool was not on my too buy list so I do not think so, unless I can off load the 9098 DMA or UA and upgraded it but its a pain in the ass re-selling. Brought a PCM91 a few months back and just not using it have had it up for sale for the last month.

On my I would like to buy list really is:
Sony comp (when released)
Outboard stereo EQ.

The things I would like but will be good even if they keep extending my visa credit.
A pair of trackers or a STC8
Royer SF12.
Spider.
Old 16th November 2002
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Who and where is ATT? Do they sell in the US. I'd really like to get hold of some of that gear for those prices.
Old 16th November 2002
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I think people keep reading my post wrong, I said around US$800 less then normal. Not $800. so they are still around US$1,800.

Probably give it a miss, an outboard eq is needed more.
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