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Old 22nd February 2017 | Show parent
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In the midst of sourcing transformers for a Pro Replicas build. Got the vintage O-12. not so easy to find a vintage UA5002 though.

as I gather, this one is a reissue: https://www.studioelectronics.biz/su..._detail&p=1160

has anyone had the opportunity to hear the Sowter 1327 Urei/Universal Output transformer - his version of the UA5002

Sowter does such amazing vintage recreations I was wondering if it might be a better choice than a UA reissue...
Old 21st May 2017 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Dinopup ➡️
In the midst of sourcing transformers for a Pro Replicas build. Got the vintage O-12. not so easy to find a vintage UA5002 though.

as I gather, this one is a reissue: https://www.studioelectronics.biz/su..._detail&p=1160

has anyone had the opportunity to hear the Sowter 1327 Urei/Universal Output transformer - his version of the UA5002

Sowter does such amazing vintage recreations I was wondering if it might be a better choice than a UA reissue...
Could this be an original UA5002?
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Old 22nd May 2017 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Mixing Suite ➡️
Could this be an original UA5002?
I honestly don't know - I would guess no based on the age of the other components in the unit and I that "Rev A" is printed on it. Not sure if they had the foresight to print the revision number on the first version
Old 23rd May 2017 | Show parent
  #124
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Originally Posted by Dinopup ➡️
I honestly don't know - I would guess no based on the age of the other components in the unit and I that "Rev A" is printed on it. Not sure if they had the foresight to print the revision number on the first version
Yeah, thought it might be an original just because everything I see has Rev.B printed on them and these are from the 1176AE's that were a limited run of 500 units I think. Either way I love these and wouldn't change a thing
Old 12th November 2017 | Show parent
  #125
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dinopup ➡️
In the midst of sourcing transformers for a Pro Replicas build. Got the vintage O-12. not so easy to find a vintage UA5002 though.

as I gather, this one is a reissue: https://www.studioelectronics.biz/su..._detail&p=1160

has anyone had the opportunity to hear the Sowter 1327 Urei/Universal Output transformer - his version of the UA5002

Sowter does such amazing vintage recreations I was wondering if it might be a better choice than a UA reissue...
The studio electronics ua reissue, Ed Anderson & Sowter are the options I'm aware of. I'm also curious if the Sowter is an appreciable improvement.
Old 13th November 2017
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I had an original blue stripe A/Band used it daily for a good 12 years or so. I sold it 4 years ago.

dam thing was noisy, and slightly fuzzy. (not good on lots of things)

I sold it because of those features, and have no regrets.

black or silver face for me. clean and easy.

Buddha
Old 21st November 2017 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by BIG BUDDHA ➡️
I had an original blue stripe A/Band used it daily for a good 12 years or so. I sold it 4 years ago.

dam thing was noisy, and slightly fuzzy. (not good on lots of things)

I sold it because of those features, and have no regrets.

black or silver face for me. clean and easy.

Buddha
Can't say that about the ProReplicas, noise is slightly higher than on blackface clones due to choosing components as close to the original as possible, but far from being a problem. Dam thing sounds vibey and has plenty of mojo.
Old 26th November 2017 | Show parent
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Hello

Very very happy ProReplicas 1176 Rev A here
I own a ReIssue 1176 UA and I like it only on bass...

The PR 1176 Rev A is GREAT on lead vocals, snares, ...
I'll need another one, but another pair of their EQP1A first

Paul
Old 14th March 2021 | Show parent
  #129
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Hello

Very very happy ProReplicas 1176 Rev A here
I own a ReIssue 1176 UA and I like it only on bass...

The PR 1176 Rev A is GREAT on lead vocals, snares, ...
I'll need another one, but another pair of their EQP1A first

Paul
Is the UA reissue too dark for vocals? Not enough saturation?
Old 19th March 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Dirk Churlish ➡️
Is the UA reissue too dark for vocals? Not enough saturation?
Since UA hasn't reissued a Rev A/B, as you are no doubt aware, it's simply impossible to draw comparisons here.

There are 4 highly regarded 'reissues' to consider. I'm sure there are others.
I'm a bit of a Blue Stripe affecionado.

1. Hairball Rev A kit - many regard this as the mac daddy. And certainly is pleasant although it brings noise along with the nostalgia. Not on my list today

2. Black Lion Audio's 'BLUEY' which is a direct clone of CL Alge's favorite Rev AB that has been repaired and modded over the years. Nobody has had anything but positive to say about it, to the best of my knowledge. I don't own one and I have not spent enough time with one yet . . . but I plan on picking one up.

3. Pro Replica's Blue Stripe recreation. I used to use an original back in my early days, and I can tell you that I have a Pro Replica and it is absolutely identical to the original I used in performance and sound but with MUCH LESS noise. I absolutely love this one.

4. @ AudioScape 's 76a. Which is an incredibly accurate AB clone with 3 notable POSITIVE differences
a. There is no noise. I mean, it's incredible. And there are reasons in simple construction techniques,.
b. There is no fizz. It can crunch nicely but does not fiz out like I have heard so many clones do.
c. It's even faster than an original. The attack on 5 on the 76a is like 7 on the original. The release on 6 is like 7 on the original. And yes, dialing down gets you to original settings.
This is the GOAT. This cemented my belief in @ AudioScape .

And there is another in my arsenal

5. Stam 76adg. I have two of these. And they work very well although one of them is as finnicky as an original with output level being anyone's guess on any given day. But overall performance is good. (and I am only speaking to the 'a' setting which is AB mode. Getting one has been a bit of a wait. D mode is where this one shines.
Old 19th March 2021
  #131
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Serpent Splice! The blue setting is insane. Based on reviews I'd also go for Audioscape or Black Lion (cause CLA)...
Old 19th March 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Ward Pike ➡️
Since UA hasn't reissued a Rev A/B, as you are no doubt aware, it's simply impossible to draw comparisons here.

There are 4 highly regarded 'reissues' to consider. I'm sure there are others.
I'm a bit of a Blue Stripe affecionado.

1. Hairball Rev A kit - many regard this as the mac daddy. And certainly is pleasant although it brings noise along with the nostalgia. Not on my list today

2. Black Lion Audio's 'BLUEY' which is a direct clone of CL Alge's favorite Rev AB that has been repaired and modded over the years. Nobody has had anything but positive to say about it, to the best of my knowledge. I don't own one and I have not spent enough time with one yet . . . but I plan on picking one up.

3. Pro Replica's Blue Stripe recreation. I used to use an original back in my early days, and I can tell you that I have a Pro Replica and it is absolutely identical to the original I used in performance and sound but with MUCH LESS noise. I absolutely love this one.

4. @ AudioScape 's 76a. Which is an incredibly accurate AB clone with 3 notable POSITIVE differences
a. There is no noise. I mean, it's incredible. And there are reasons in simple construction techniques,.
b. There is no fizz. It can crunch nicely but does not fiz out like I have heard so many clones do.
c. It's even faster than an original. The attack on 5 on the 76a is like 7 on the original. The release on 6 is like 7 on the original. And yes, dialing down gets you to original settings.
This is the GOAT. This cemented my belief in @ AudioScape .

And there is another in my arsenal

5. Stam 76adg. I have two of these. And they work very well although one of them is as finnicky as an original with output level being anyone's guess on any given day. But overall performance is good. (and I am only speaking to the 'a' setting which is AB mode. Getting one has been a bit of a wait. D mode is where this one shines.
Perfectly summed up.
Old 19th March 2021 | Show parent
  #133
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Serpent Splice! The blue setting is insane. Based on reviews I'd also go for Audioscape or Black Lion (cause CLA)...
Thanks, Ward. @ Deleted 2c0affd , is the Splice noisy in blue mode like an original? I really like that one because it has some features that allow it to fit into my non-console workflow/signal chain, namely true bypass and mix knob. It does seem to have a pleasing tone. Any experience/opinion on that one, Ward? Or @ littlesiciliy ? Did you not upgrade from some splice units to the original urei 1176? I guess they weren't 100% to your ear in some way?

Is Kenetek still making clones?
Old 19th March 2021 | Show parent
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Splice performs as well as any vintage Urei. That's a bold claim of course but ime it's absolutely worth the hype. It's my favorite 1176 currently and very well priced too. I have heard Mohog clips and it sounds kinda different. Try it out for yourself!
Old 20th March 2021 | Show parent
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Splice performs as well as any vintage Urei. That's a bold claim of course but ime it's absolutely worth the hype. It's my favorite 1176 currently and very well priced too. I have heard Mohog clips and it sounds kinda different. Try it out for yourself!
wow, that IS bold. maximum claimage! i take it you've used a few ureis? though maybe not side by side with the splice?
Old 21st March 2021 | Show parent
  #136
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Originally Posted by Dirk Churlish ➡️
wow, that IS bold. maximum claimage! i take it you've used a few ureis? though maybe not side by side with the splice?
The Splice is a very good replica. I owned an original and I'd rather use the Splice for control and noise levels. I've owned a few vintage Urei revisions but now I'm very content with the Splice's and the Mohog's to cover those.
Old 2 weeks ago | Show parent
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mix knob phase issue

Mix knob is not working on my Splice 19". It seems like somewhere in the signal path, the phase is getting flipped. When I try to add dry signal--whether on the Splice itself or back in the DAW--I get cancellations. Easy to fix back in the DAW, but I'd love to be able to use the mix knob and feed the paralleled signal straight into the next compressor in my chain.

Is there some way to address the phase reversal? Serpent didn't respond to my email last month. Sent another one tonight. Thought you guys might know something I don't.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by James Lugo ➡️
Ok so after being at Armando's last month and hearing his vintage Blue Stripe 1176 on the vocals I had cut and can't stop thinking about how firkin awesome it sounded. I have no experience owning a Blue Stripe (I believe is rev B maybe?) but I have owned a number of 1176's for years; new, old and Purple. I currently have a UA re-issue and a Urei Rev F. Both I really like. The F I use a lot on vocals, has a nice wet, somewhat bright sheen. The UA is darker and thinker. I really like it on bass. My question is how does a Blue Stripe compare sound and function wise to a rev F? What makes it the vocal 1176? Does anyone make a new version that captures the mojo of the original?

Thanks
James
The Blue Stripe just sounds way, way better in my experience. 4:1 doing 15 dB of GR with the slowest attack setting...sounds like butter. Can’t say that about the F.
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