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What stuff you have just bought because of Gearslutz?
Old 6th February 2009
  #1
Gear Maniac
 
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🎧 10 years
What stuff you have just bought because of Gearslutz?

Sometimes I read a lot of people saying excellent things about a piece of gear such as RNC...

I'm just curious:

Have you bought something based only on slutz opinion?

If yes, what gear? And did it correspond to your expectations?And have you bought something that everybody loves here and hated it?


To be honest, I put SM7B in my wishlist based on excellent comments/opinions here. lol

Old 6th February 2009
  #2
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
I purchased both RNPs and RNCs based on posts I read here. Both great units for the money. i normally try gear out first, but since they were so cheap I just purchased them outright sight unseen.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #3
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
Lunchbox. Glad I did.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #4
Moderator
 
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🎧 15 years
Audix i5 - kind of so cheap, it's worth trying out.

BTW having used an SM7 for an entire album's worth of vocals (bono-esque singer) I'd thoroughly recommend it!
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #5
Gear Maniac
 
🎧 10 years
SM7B +1
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #6
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
well


Actually there is a whole bunch of stuff I DIDN'T buy because of GS. Many thanx too by the way.


Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #7
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
Actually there is a whole bunch of stuff I DIDN'T buy because of GS. Many thanx too by the way.

+1 on that big time.

Stuff I did get.
SM7
Grace 101
Apogee Ensemble
Adam A7

Everyone a spot on purchase.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #8
Gear Maniac
 
🎧 10 years
Pearlman TM-1...and its wonderful...so thanks GS
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #9
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
Wunder CM7, Gefell 563, Retro Instr comps, MC77s. Found out about the services of Stephen Sank and Andreas Grosser for my mics, and Alactronics for my LA4s.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #10
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There are big expensive pieces I've bought but in those cases I arranged for a demo to hear it for myself, the recommendations got me curious enough to get a loaner and try it for a while. I got my KSP8 that way, I also got my Focal Twins that way. Pretty much the only piece I blindly bought on a reco was a Sterling Audio mic, I think ST 99 and I don't care for it at all. The good news is it was 99 dollars and I'm sure somewhere down the road it will be useful for something.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #11
Gear Maniac
 
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🎧 10 years
I've done GS research on just about everything I've bough in the last 4-5 years, including:

- Pearlman TM1 (that one James Lugo clip just killed me)
- ADAM A7s
- Royer R121
- Shure SM7B
- Beyer M88
- Seventh Circle Audio preamps (N72 and A12 modules)
- Fireface 800
- Mackie Onyx 800R

Of course I've also tried stuff that gets lots of kudos around here, which just didn't work for me (at least given the price, wasn't worth it for me at this point) including
- Royer SF12
- Josephson C42 matched pair
- I'm also not too fond of my AT4033 at the moment, but it's cheap enough to give it a second shot...

Gearslutz is helpful for reducing the "trial and error" portion of gear acquisition, but doesn't eliminate it by any stretch.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #12
Gear Addict
 
🎧 10 years
Things I bought because of Gearslutz:

Drawmer 1968
A Designs Pacifica
Speck ASC-T
MXL SP1 with Jim Williams mods

Things I didn't buy thanks to Gearslutz:

Neumann TLM 103
Neumann KM 184
Avalon 737
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #13
Gear Nut
 
🎧 10 years
mixcubes
ns10s
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #14
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
1) Safe Sound Audio Dynamics Toolbox. But I also had phone calls with a couple of posters (including Warren) for more info before buying, which sealed the deal. Very happy with it.

2) Pearlman TM1. Also had a couple of phone calls on this one before buying, with Dave Pearlman. Also very very happy with it.

3) Gear Slutz coffee mug. Actually, it was a gift, but clearly a result of GS.
Old 6th February 2009
  #15
Lives for gear
 
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5 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Things bought because of GS
AT4047
HS80M's
Audiofire Interface


Lots of things NOT bought due to GS as well. Thanks!
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #16
Lives for gear
 
🎧 10 years
mostly everything. between gearslutz and prosoundaudio:

great river dual pre
chandler germanium
audiotechnica 4050 x2
royer 121
digitech bad monkey
mackie 624(pair)

Ive also been tempted to buy a thousand other things and have not bought certain things based on this site! thanks guys/gals!
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #17
Lives for gear
 
🎧 15 years
Pearlman TM1 here as well.

Also the A Design Hammer
Purple MC77

No regrets.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #18
Gear Maniac
 
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🎧 10 years
AT4050
Yamaha HS50m
A ton of free plug ins and I love them all. Thanks Slutz!!!!
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #19
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
sm7b
Dangerous DBox
Rosetta 800
DIGI 003 (Black Lion Mod)
Nuendo 3
Magomi Cables $500 worth
RNC dual rack
UAD-2
Avalon 737 (Babyface Mod)
Drywall,Insulation,Greenglue,Acustical Caulk,Solid Core Doors,and 3/4"+5/8"Glass!
Insurance

Not in any perticular order.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #20
Gear Maniac
 
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🎧 10 years
Haha I basically got into mixing because of GS. Well I always wanted to do it but knowing that such a great forum existed made me stick it out and really want to learn and master the craft. So essentially, any gear I buy is because of GS. It's a great research tool before making a big investment.
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
  #21
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
APi lunchbox and some pres. Love em all! CAnt see myself recording without them.... ever......
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #22
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Dutch Master ➑️
well


Actually there is a whole bunch of stuff I DIDN'T buy because of GS. Many thanx too by the way.


How do you know?
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #23
Lives for gear
 
Phaidon's Avatar
 
🎧 10 years
Lynx Aurora 16 w/LT-FW....and sold it!

Too flaky...
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #24
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
Some real gems I got BECAUSE of GS....

- Oktava MC-012s
- Audix i5s
- Sytek MPX-4A
- M-Audio Sputnik

Things I have kept IN SPITE OF GS.....fuuck

- TLM103s
- All my Mackie stuff (HR624s, BigKnob, 1402-VLZ, Onyx 1620, LMR3204)
- AKG D112
- Grace Design 101s
- RME HDSP9632
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #25
Gear Head
 
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🎧 15 years
I haven't purchased anything simply because of what I've read here, but several items have been brought to my attention that I later demo'd and bought like my Focals and Chandler LTD-2s.
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #26
Lives for gear
 
1/2 Normal's Avatar
 
🎧 10 years
hmm

GR-500nv
API 512s
SM7
Distressor
Audix i5

and
DIY Traps!! Lost of them(not really a purchase of finished goods but good info on the fabrication)
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #27
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 10 years
Tons of stuff, it seems :

A Designs Pacifica
Great River MP-2NV
Chandler Germanium pre
API 10 slot 500 series chassis w/ API 512Cs, BAE 500 series pres, Shadow Hills Mono GAMAs, Purple and Buzz Audio pres.

More to come, I'm sure :D
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #28
Gear Addict
 
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🎧 15 years
I've had to buy several new computer keyboards, but that's mainly from spitting up my coffee when I read some of the more lame-brained posts. :-)


...and a royer.

cheers dd
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #29
Lives for gear
 
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I usually check here for impressions on gear or software before I buy something. Most recently, it was the Mellowmuse ATA plugin for ProTools and the Pro Audio DSP DSM plugin for quick "mastering", but there have been many times over the years that I have learned of something new here.
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
  #30
Lives for gear
 
A LaMere's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
not sure if I bought anything specifically because of Gearslutz...

but it certainly helped me to do research on gear that I was considering..

SM7, and GR preamps are a couple that come to mind.
Would've probably never even heard about kelaudio much less bought a mic from him without gearslutz...
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