Post Number: 33
|Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 11:32 am: |
Has anybody ever heard of Alembic doing an F2B with the standard 1/4" output jacks AND XLR's?
I run through my amp and the PA as well, but I want to do it in stereo...
I KNOW...I KNOW...I dropped out of my GEARDHEADS ANONYMOUS group when my Series II came in...
Post Number: 2284
|Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 2:54 pm: |
A great idea . However I believe that currently the closest you will get to that is using TWO F1-X units or feel very lucky, lucky , lucky ( 3 luck's needed to make my point ) if you can find an IN-2 .
OR ; you do the modification to an existing F-2B yourself using old UTC , new Jensen or new Lundahl transformers.
OR something like this http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DB4A/
Post Number: 2285
|Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:18 pm: |
You can still go to your PA with you F-2B @line level with one parallel mult per channel from the outputs of your F-2B , just go in unbalance and use external pads if needed.
Post Number: 1097
|Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:55 pm: |
I had an F2B that I used in the 70's. I had it modified just like you mention with the XLR outputs. The tech that installed it for me used Jensen transformers I think. When I used it with a PA, I got nothing but compliments on the tone. It was set up post EQ.
Not to rub it in, but I do love my IN-2.
Post Number: 2286
|Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:22 pm: |
I love mine too !
Post Number: 174
|Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 1:33 pm: |
I just use 2 of the F-1X's and I love it man!
For me there's nothing like it!
Post Number: 360
|Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 8:16 pm: |
I have been gassing for an IN 2 for years. I still have an ad in wanted to buy that has gone unanswered for months. To those who have one good luck to you (bastards)!
Post Number: 34
|Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 11:30 am: |
I thought about 2 F1-X's, but I'm trying to get away from 2 preamps. I have room in my rack, but from reading the forum here, the F2-B and F1-X sound a bit different, so I thought an F2-B in stereo might be the ticket...
BTW...I have a Demeter VTBP-201 now...
Post Number: 175
|Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:32 pm: |
I'm quite sure the Alembic family can hook up one for you according to your specs.I know that I saw a recent
photo of a customized F-IX they created for S.Clarke
Post Number: 1016
|Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:41 pm: |
I think it's not Alembic staff who did the customization of one Stanley's F1-X. Anybody who knows a little electronic and electricity can do that for 50 USD. F1-X and F2-B have enough place inside to work with something interesting.
Post Number: 1759
|Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:53 am: |
I have a friend who taught himself amp building and electronics and he has built some fine gear, he moved out of the area years ago but looking inside the units there is not a lot to them but obviously they are built to high specs, but going back to my buddy, he built a valve guitar amp and it was a work of art, he used high quality components and all the wiring was point to point, as neat as the pics and then he made a wooden casing to surround the metal chassis, it was only 50W but a very loud 50W with a matching cab which was balanced to the output and ported.
He said the cost was very low but you have to remember his own personal time.
I would like to have an attempt at that, maybe start off with just a 'ready to build' kit and see how I go. I have repaired amps in the past but just minor stuff(ripped out power cords, smoothing caps, broken pots etc) but never built one. A retirement project maybe??