* Since 1994 *

Marquette Audio Labs Telefunken V672/W491 Package

Quick history on these modules. These were made after the V72 (tube) modules were not in production and Telefunken as well as most of the audio community started building solid state (discrete) amplifiers. They sonically sound similar to the tube version (v72) in the way they react to certain instuments etc... but sounds more "solid and punchy".

I have compared these to NEVE 1073 pres (in a console at Michael Beinhorn's studio in LA, CA) and a MAL NEVE 1272 pair... on vocals, Acoustic guitar , bass and a Baritone Guitar (the latter two via TDI). The producer and engineer as well as myself at the shootout agree 3-0 the V672 sound equally good on the vocal and acoustic guitar, the edge going to the Telefunken V672 because it was a bit more smooth and more musical. But when it came to the more dramatic sounds of a bass and a more full range Baritone guitar that is where the difference was heard in 2 seconds of listening... the Telefunken V672 had lower, tighter and punchier low end and the highs were smoother, more musical and much more open than the Neve 1272. I HIGHLY reccomend these modules and think they are the best deal (bang for your buck) in vintage pro audio.

- David Marquette

The Neumann W491 EQ is very articulate and flexable. Smooth and open in tone. Not as round as the Tele W695 but the W491 is a different animal. The W491 has 3 bands with alot of flexability - 11 EQ points, Hi Q, +/- 15dB per band and bypass for EQ. A Great feature of this package is that the Pre and EQ have seperate I/O (ins and outs) so you can use the EQ with the V672 or for another source.

Honorable Mention: Rhett Lawerence used a similar package for Kelly Clarkson's Vocals on "Misunderstood" as did Olle Romo working with "The Corrs" on their latest album.

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MAL Tele V672 w/ W491 EQs Package - $3500.00 w/ TDI
Please call Dave at (510) 581-3817 for product information.