Kerwax: analog home mixer, designed and manufactured in France


#21

Give me an original Beatles mono vinyl any day. And it’s ‘ridiculous’, thank you very much.


#22

I used to have a Mesa Boogie bass amp built with tubes. Bought it from Timbuck 3 and they seemed to have gotten one of the first five ever made. Lovely sound. Could not get it to feed back tho. Large beast


#23

How dare you speak such blasphemy, you heathen.


#24

my%20parts%20are%20showing

I once fell in love with a Universal Audio 2-610. (About 1900 pounds?)
sigh


It was around the same time I learned rack units (and plugins) can be pretty and fancy but if I’m busy looking at their beautiful interfaces I’m not doing sound ‘right’!


#25

You missed the point completely. You know, the part leading up to your quote that talked about recorded/mixed/mastered digitally. The part that makes my comment not apply to your Beatles record.

Reading comprehension, check it out.


#26

Tubes have their place-- for example tube guitar amps DO sound different than solid state, and some people prefer solid state, and that’s fine.

But, if you’re an artist in a recording studio, then you most certainly want to shape your sound. I know someone who purchased one of the original channels from an old Abbey Road Neve mixing board, and it’s useful for adding a unique compression and EQ to individual tracks. There are probably digital plugins that would do the same, but it also acts as a selling point for his studio, “hey, look what WE got!”


#27

My dyslexia read it as Kenwood analog mixer, which wouldn’t really be worth writing an article about.


#28

Not a “mixer”, 2 channel microphone preamplifier.

Looks nice, probably doesn’t sound too bad either.


#29

Due to the fact that there are …uh… five transistor amps (Trace Elliot, Peavey, Laney, Warwick) and two tube preamps (Ampeg and H&K) in the room -HiFi, internal preamps, headphone amps, active monitors etc. not included and I won’t start counting guitars- I could claim to be some sort of artist, and if there weren’t that cat sleeping on the main console the place might look suspiciously like a studio.
The headline nevertheless says “home mixer”.
Also, the Kerwax’ front plate clearly says “show off” and “living room” IMO. Because in a real studio it’s fine to know there are tubes in the box. No need to look at them all the time.


#30

You might be right. I just wonder why the headline says “home mixer”? Slightly misleading and I promply fell for it.


#31

I said almost exactly these words (without the vinyl part) to an audiophile on a party. Now I am no longer getting invited.


#32

Your life has improved yes? :wink:


#33

so, when they quote THD, is that at 1 KHz, or is that over the 20-20kHz spectrum?

Wait a sec…

80 percent? That can’t be right. 0.08 percent I can accept, but 80 percent?

Wait a sec …

Is that a greater than sign? Aren’t those usually less than signs?


#35

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