Stunning rack of 6 classic Langevin preamps for sale fully serviced and in perfect working order. Stamped ‘Capitol Records’ – if only they could talk! All modules are functioning 100% to factory specifications.
From Tape Op:
The AM16’s circuit is similar to a vintage Neve-transformer balanced in and out, with a discrete, Class-A biased circuit doing all the work-but that’s where the comparison ends. Sonically, it’s beefy and distorted at the top region of its gain settings, working well to toughen up kick and snare drums. I use mine all the time for thickening drum loops. I like to use just two mics when tracking drums, and the AM16 has never failed to impress me, adding a unique presence to percussion, particularly toms and cymbals. Strangely enough, it really did the trick on finger-picked, nylon-string guitar as well, keeping the normally subtle instrument up front in a cluttered mix. David [Marquette] voiced similar thoughts on the AM16’s versatility: “It’s very open and airy, well balanced in highs, mids and lows. I have clients using it for bass, distorted guitar, OHs, acoustic guitar, vocals, and room mics.”
CONDITION: Superb condition with minimal signs of wear or age. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
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Service report from the seller:
Tightened all loose switches. Checked other switches. Replaced missing connector hardware. Cleaned dirty controls. Resolved excess THD at high levels into 600 ohm load on Ch 4. Adjusted balance control correctly. Retested Ch3 for excess THD at high levels into 600 ohm load. No issues. Tested all modules to specification. Tested rack operation and all functions. No issues found.
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SHIPPING: Brokerage sale so shipping is arranged between the buyer and seller direct (but we can help with access to trusted couriers etc). This item is located in USA. If you need an estimate then get in touch.
Brokerage Sale Information:
This is a brokerage sale by Soundgas on behalf of the owner. It is not with us here at Soundgas and we have (sadly) not had a chance to test it ourselves. Note that we only work in this way with trusted clients who understand their gear. That said, it is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction – if you have any questions at all please let us know before we arrange shipping.
As a brokerage sale, payment will be made to us but will be held in escrow for the seller until the buyer confirms satisfactory receipt of the item. The buyer has 14 days from receipt to raise any concerns, after which we will release funds to the seller. Full terms available on request.
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