Post by bricejchandler on Sept 14, 2023 1:17:21 GMT -6
I have experience with all except the OPX.
They sound good, cleaner than most Neve clones. I got to hear mostly next to BAE, which I'm very very familiar with. The BAEs are fatter and have slower transients, the Neves are brighter on top and are quite a bit cleaner, less obvious compression when pushed and a more linear sound.
For what I do I tend to gravitate towards BAEs and if I want something a little clearer I find Shep 73s are more to my liking compared to the Neve Xs.
Unless you really need something portable, get the Spx version over the N, the N is a not super convenient since it has stuff on the back of the unit, not output fader.
There's a shootout on the other site that compares BAEs to an SPX and the differences I heard in it are really in line with my experience, might be interesting for you to check it out.
The cheap PSU is a bit disappointing for something that expensive but it works.
Post by Vincent R. on Sept 15, 2023 21:13:31 GMT -6
bricejchandler it’s funny you say that about the Neves. I have the DPX and have found that clarity really helps my voice out, but I have been feeling it’s just too open for Emily’s vocals. I’m still itching to grab a BAE at some point. Maybe I’ll just grab and MPF. Might switch back to my Dan Alexander 1272 on Emily.
I have a stam 47 which I really like but have never heard a stam 73
I used an early version of it and liked it. Just ordered his 1073MP. I’ll let everyone know what I think of the sound once I get it. I don’t use my 1073’s EQ enough to justify buying another full channel strip, although I would love a pair of BAE 1084s, but the price tag is heavy.