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Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:26 pm
by DGL.
Here is the post I mentioned from Uli himself at "the other world",

Uli Behringer @ Gearslutz.com wrote:The analog lead engineer behind Midas is John Price. John has been with Midas for over 30 years and previoulsy worked for Rupert Neve and designed many of their products. If you ever meet John, he is one of the most humble and friendly people - always helps people by sharing his knowledge.

Midas just launched what the team believes is the world's best microphone preamplifier - the Midas 501. It is John's best work ever, however the preamp also comes at a steep price of US$ 10,000 as John requested to use the very best and most stringently selected components.
MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER 501 | Microphone Preamplifiers | Signal Processors | Midas | Categories | MUSIC Tribe

I have utmost respect for John - especially since he is a synth nut like me:-). He is heavily involved in all our synth developments and his rare analog experience is an incredible contribution.

If you ever find time, drop by our Manchester office and have a chat with John.

Uli

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:32 am
by molecular
If I had just released the world’s best preamp, I would have put out a press release. Maybe that’s just me.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:43 pm
by Dr R
I had a reply back from Gear 4 Music:
"Dear Mr Rose,
Thank you for your email.
This is the correct price for this item, since it is brand new and an award winning MIDAS Mic Preamp. It is only currently available for pre-order on our website.
"

I'm not sure what award it has won, other than most talked-about-but-never-purchased product of 2018.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:05 pm
by Wonks
...or possibly the most expensive vapourware of 2108.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:11 pm
by Rich Hanson
Wonks wrote:...or possibly the most expensive vapourware of 2108.

That's a hell of a lead time

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:40 pm
by Wonks
:clap: :thumbup:

Dyslexic fingers. They don't type what I tell them to.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:42 pm
by blinddrew
Dr R wrote:I'm not sure what award it has won, other than most talked-about-but-never-purchased product of 2018.
You mean we haven't all voted for it in the SOS awards?