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Tube-Tech CL-1B + CL-1A differences???
Old 6th February 2006 | Show parent
  #31
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🎧 15 years
I just bought 2 CL-1B's for S$800 at a big studio clos down auction. Perfect working condition.

That's US$491 for you.

Best money I have ever spent in my life!
Old 6th February 2006 | Show parent
  #32
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that's an incredible deal

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickenbackside
I just bought 2 CL-1B's for S$800 at a big studio clos down auction. Perfect working condition.

That's US$491 for you.

Best money I have ever spent in my life!
Old 6th February 2006 | Show parent
  #33
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🎧 15 years
Yeah, some other great deals were:

Neve 48-channel console - US$5530
Sony 3348 - US$600/each
Studer 2" - US$300
Yamaha C7 (really nice one) - US$4300

And many many more. The good ol' way that music is produced is dying, sigh...
Old 6th February 2006 | Show parent
  #34
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Quote:
Yeah, some other great deals were:

Neve 48-channel console - US$5530
Sony 3348 - US$600/each
Studer 2" - US$300
Yamaha C7 (really nice one) - US$4300

And many many more. The good ol' way that music is produced is dying, sigh...
First I want to say.... You should start playing the lottery although you may have just used up all your luck. Second I just want to say: Your a bastard Third: You may notice that I am a tad bit jelous. Congrats on the great score. And the really great compressors.

Michael "Green with envy" Greene
Old 6th February 2006 | Show parent
  #35
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🎧 15 years
With those buys, I'm definitely a bastard!
Old 6th February 2006 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chickenbackside
With those buys, I'm definitely a bastard!


agreed.

especially here on gearslutz
Old 7th February 2018 | Show parent
  #37
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knox ➡️
I have 2 CL-1As. Someone said something regarding one being hand wired. I thought they simply put the tubes on the inside on the 'B' to protect them, as opposed to the 'A''s tubes being on the outside. (I learn something every day). I thought they were both hand wired.
...

People on internet

...let see what google says:


That's what i thought.... it's Not just tubes on the inside ...
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Old 7th February 2018 | Show parent
  #38
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About time to bring the dead alive

Quote:
Originally Posted by HDGuru ➡️
"What is the difference between CL 1A and CL 1B?"

The circuit and functions are exactly the same. The amplifier section in the CL 1A is hardwired. In the CL 1B the transformers and the tubes were brought into the unit and placed on a printed circuit board. The control circuit is on a PCB in both units.

It looks like the traffos are totally different, Caps are Mallory and it's Point-to-point to me in the "A" version.

What do you think?
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Old 7th February 2018 | Show parent
  #39
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Originally Posted by bekkstudio ➡️
Justin, id say that the CL1A is worth more than the current CL1B on the A model you have the chance to swap tubes faster, if your into more flavours. 1800$ sounds like a good deal.

Eirik
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Old 7th February 2018 | Show parent
  #40
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haha dude why are you replying to a 12 year old post? not sure if these guys care anymore, appears to be from the era in gs when more pros were participating, or at least seems to be. in any case since this has been ressurected, i’ve been looking at getting one of these cl1b & wanted to know for those experienced with it if they would consider this a versatile unit. i.e. other than vocal duties, any opinions on cl1b on guitars, keys, percussion drums etc?
Old 9th February 2018 | Show parent
  #41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by efernando ➡️
haha dude why are you replying to a 12 year old post? not sure if these guys care anymore, appears to be from the era in gs when more pros were participating, or at least seems to be. in any case since this has been ressurected, i’ve been looking at getting one of these cl1b & wanted to know for those experienced with it if they would consider this a versatile unit. i.e. other than vocal duties, any opinions on cl1b on guitars, keys, percussion drums etc?
I think you landed here of the same reason as i did...

And by the way you just answered your own question


P.S. I feel like a medic rescuing the digits around the www that are worth to be saved.
Old 10th February 2018 | Show parent
  #42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by efernando ➡️
haha dude why are you replying to a 12 year old post? not sure if these guys care anymore, appears to be from the era in gs when more pros were participating, or at least seems to be. in any case since this has been ressurected, i’ve been looking at getting one of these cl1b & wanted to know for those experienced with it if they would consider this a versatile unit. i.e. other than vocal duties, any opinions on cl1b on guitars, keys, percussion drums etc?
I’ve used a CL1A for a few years now. Sounds fantastic on just about anything. I’d consider it versatile for an optical compressor. You not going to get smashed drums, but you can get bouncy with it. Between manual mode, fixed (10:1 fixed is amazing), and the dual release fixed/man mode it has a few envelopes to choose from.
Old 25th June 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by efernando ➡️
haha dude why are you replying to a 12 year old post? not sure if these guys care anymore, appears to be from the era in gs when more pros were participating, or at least seems to be. in any case since this has been ressurected, i’ve been looking at getting one of these cl1b & wanted to know for those experienced with it if they would consider this a versatile unit. i.e. other than vocal duties, any opinions on cl1b on guitars, keys, percussion drums etc?
BUMP. not sure if you’re still in the market as it’s 18 months later, but I have been using a CL1A for 15 years and track most everything through it. I too have an 1176 which gets tracking work too, but the CL1A is a magic box for sure. Set the output to +10 and the presence will be in your face
Old 1st February 2021 | Show parent
  #44
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I was wondering which of these actually sound better.
Old 1st February 2021 | Show parent
  #45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace'Lo ➡️
I was wondering which of these actually sound better.
They are really really really close no matter what people who are charging you extra for the tubes being on the outside vs. being on the inside are telling you.
Old 1st February 2021 | Show parent
  #46
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If that's the case, I would rather the new model. Put my own miles on it
Old 1st February 2021 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace'Lo ➡️
If that's the case, I would rather the new model. Put my own miles on it
Yeah you should be good.

In the old days I would have added " yeah but don't forget to change the tubes", but to be honest coming full circle it really isn't s much of a big deal anymore.
Old 13th March 2021 | Show parent
  #48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace'Lo ➡️
I was wondering which of these actually sound better.
Actually, there is hearable differance between "A" and "B" model. If you have these side by side then it's easy. It's not a news that PTP units has more "core/body" then PCB. However both will serve you well.

BTW, It's handy to have few tubes around to switch between. That way you have multiple sounds for example Telefunken for vocals and Mullard for Bas.
Old 13th March 2021 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simma Lugnt ➡️
Actually, there is hearable differance between "A" and "B" model. If you have these side by side then it's easy. It's not a news that PTP units has more "core/body" then PCB. However both will serve you well.

BTW, It's handy to have few tubes around to switch between. That way you have multiple sounds for example Telefunken for vocals and Mullard for Bas.
It is not about PTP and PC board...it is about simple difference between two units. I have two CL1Bs and both sound quite significantly different.
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