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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 since 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...

Heritage Audio – 1073/500

  I had the pleasure to review the new Heritage Audio – 1073/500. It takes 3 slots in my lunchbox, so it must be something good or I wouldn’t allow it to take so much space. From the website: • 70dB Class A Microphone preamplifier, HI-LO selectable minimum input impedance, balanced and floating. High gain positions show a higher impedance, ideal for old ribbon mics. • 10dB Class A Line...

audio geeky with George – Part 3 : from monitoring to the end of the speaker

Having sold dozens of pairs during my time at a distribution company and visiting approximatly 300+ studios in Switzerland and south-Germany, I have some experience with people (more important then the speaker itself) and acoustical environements. The process: Monitoring is fun. At least if you look at the various ambitious marketing-strategies from different manufactureres. You go into the store (the digital or...

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