Post by jeromemason on Sept 26, 2019 20:53:39 GMT -6
Selling my Doublewide II. If you're wanting a comp that can do both STA-LEVEL and UA176 this box is what you're after. One thing that's universal with Retro, especially the Doublwides is that they sound absolutely thick and rich. The glue on vocals is incredible and because this one is a bit different in attack/release you can also get really fast and snappy with it. On bass, just amazing. Also, not just mixing, this comp absolutely kills it in tracking. With being able to have two different sets of attack/release characteristics, you can really dial in what you need, it's an absolute workhorse. I'll be grabbing another one asap. I bought the original Doublewide, sent it back, got this one and have had it wired into my vocal chain since.
I'm just selling purely because I need the money at the moment. Putting it up for a great deal, comes with it's box etc. Not a single blemish.
I'll take $1025. ! $850 ! and accept Zelle (its an app like Venmo) or Venmo. I'll cover the shipping to the lower 48 US as well.
The original used 4 tubes, this one uses 2. Same thing is going on just reduces heat, space and available amps.
This one also has the original feel of the first one, but you can flip the switch and it sounds exactly like a UA176. I actually had the Retro 176 in here while I had this and I did some comparison clips, this comp actually had more heft but with the same character. It's honestly one of the best comps I've ever had. Soon as I have a couple of projects come in I'm buying another one. I'm only selling it because I need to pay a bill for the family that's urgent and came at a horrible time,I don't have any spare cash atm so I'm forced to sell off something. Hopefully by next month I will have a new one in my rack.
Post by jeromemason on Sept 29, 2019 12:39:08 GMT -6
Ok guys, saw one listed out there for $950 so I dropped it down to $900! Can't go any lower than that. It's really like new, I always have my racks off if I'm not working as well so this thing could spec out as brand new guys.
Post by jeromemason on Oct 7, 2019 12:03:59 GMT -6
I was surprised to find Cinemags honestly..... I thought it was going to be some kind of home brew. This comp sounds THICK. It honestly reminds me of the old Collins compressor, really weighty with a super creamy thing happening. They really killed it capturing the retro with this little box.
The thing that really gets me, when I bought it, I had a Retro 176 in at the same time and this little guy had more of a weight and creamy sound, plus it sounded damn near identical in the character of the 176. I’ve alre got a buddy who promised to sell me his DW II 8)
Honestly Im surprised it’s still for sale. I don’t know if I’m going to leave it up much longer.... But, I still have an extra expense I need to cover so she stays for right now. Hopefully something extra comes in and I can take her down ASAP.
Always love that, thanks for sharing. Boy how I wish these were DIY-able.
The interesting thing here, and that I haven't seen anyone recognize, is that for $850, for this compressor with all of the quality internals...... It'd cost this much in parts to DIY it. I've built many of DIY 500 modules in my time and when you go top shelf for components it's extremely rare to walk out of the deal not at least putting in $800 for something like a Vari-Mu 500 series compressor. And, the headache of calibration and QC is taken out because this sucker is factory. Kind of blows my mind someone hasn't bought it honestly.