March 20, 2006

Some really good deals...

by Chris Randall

I'm loath to give up this link, but we may be moving soon (again) and I don't need to be aquiring anything else for the time being. So, in the interests of spreading the wealth, I give you Robert Van Dyke's price list. I think that Mr. Van Dyke is in the business of dealing with vintage radio equipment, but there is a lot of crossover in to our end of the business. (Audio is, after all, audio. Most early recording studios used modified broadcast consoles.)

There are some really good deals to be had on a lot of stuff here. The caveat is that you pretty much have to call, which is (I know) a stressful adventure to those of us that are used to the Interwebs. He has several Gates and Ampex consoles, and a lot of choices for vintage American mic pres, compressors, EQs, et al. The prices are very reasonable, and I'm given to understand he is an easy guy to deal with. So have at it, and don't say I never gave you anything.




Mar.20.2006 @ 11:10 AM
Wow, for $375 you can say your studio has a Fairchild compressor. Nevermind that it's the "miniature" 663 optical compressor. That would be a fun box to have if I had extra money.

Mar.20.2006 @ 11:31 AM
Chris Randall
Yeah, no doubt. I'd like to get a pair of those. Hard to link for stereo, but still a good thing to have in a rack. They're excellent comps.



Mar.20.2006 @ 12:04 PM
wow, seems like you just moved yesterday?! Rain finally take it's toll?

anyhow, thanks for the link...


Mar.20.2006 @ 4:43 PM
He's got some great passive eq's... good tube-preamp stage after
it, and you have something really close to a Pultec...
Now I gotta stop giving tips away, should buy them myself :)



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