Gear reviews

review: Avantone CR-14 ribbon mic

from the page: “The CR-14’s dual, low-mass ribbon element which enables a much better sensitivity rating than most single ribbon designs. This design lends to fast and accurate transient response, ultra-high 148 dB SPL capability, and overall stunning realism. It has a figure-8 audio directionality (pickup) pattern via front and rear, with extended sweet spots (as compared to Large Diaphragm condenser...

even more lowend stuff from ADAM Audio

a once great manufacturer continues to make cheap stuff and forget about his company history and the quality they delivered with their Sxa designs. http://news.aesshow.com/2012/10/adam-audio-targets-wide-user-base-with-new-f-series-monitors/   I hope they look nice at least..   please guys, we need an improvement over the x-series and you will be back with the best.. I am pretty sure the Sxa series were...

review: PSI Audio A25-M

I had the pleasure to visit the PSI factory some weeks ago… : http://blog.georgenecola.com/visit-the-factory-psi-audio-highend-studio-monitors-made-in-switzerland/ Technicalities: The monitors are heavy (29 kg/piece). PSI has a special stand (made by Towersonic in the UK) which has a custom made headplate for the 25’s. The speaker is made out of MDF (glued together with a special glue from a chemical...

review: Cranesong – STC-8

I bought a Cranesong STC-8 from a friend who was in urgent need of money. I own it now sinceĀ 3 months and it doesn’t do much.. except making my mixes sound better. Technicalities From the Cranesong-Website: “The STC-8 is a high quality stereo compressor combined with a remarkably dependable peak limiter, providing overload protection critical to digital recording and broadcast transmitters. The...

Visit the factory: PSI Audio Highend studio monitors made in Switzerland

So I had the pleasure to visit the headquarter and factory of PSI audio (Relec SA). They are located 2.5 hours drive from where I live. I went down there with another gearslutz guy (Manolo) and met James Drake, a studio technician/recording and mixing engineer from the UK, who works in Switzerland for 2 years now. Thank you very much Marc, Fabrice, Alain & Crew for hosting us and feed us with sandwiches, wine...

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