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The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:00 am
by The Korff
From Behringer, no less! (Well, Midas... and perhaps it's unfair to lump the two together, but they are owned by the same parent company.)

Anyway, here it is:

http://www.musictribe.com/p/P0BRW

$10k in the States, only £9k in the UK:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... e_500.html

https://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Li ... ifier/2FZJ

You could pick up a Heritage — with 48 Midas preamps — for half that nowadays!

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:09 am
by The Korff
Sorry, did I say half? I meant a quarter:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MIDAS-Herita ... :rk:1:pf:0

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:26 am
by Wonks
I'll just have to wait then until Neve bring out a cheap copy. :D

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:30 am
by Watchmaker
Finally! a piece of gear that inspires no interest in me whatsoever!

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:42 am
by The Korff
Wonks wrote:I'll just have to wait then until Neve bring out a cheap copy. :D
:bouncy:

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:45 am
by Luke W
I've looked at this a few times now, and I'm not getting any less confused.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:50 am
by Sam Spoons
I love this pic of a singer singing into the end of a side address mic (and a Berry B1 at that :lol: )

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Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:55 am
by MarkOne
What's in it for heaven's sake?

You could half-fill the volume of a double width 500 series module with solid gold and probably still break even.

Surely that is a mistake?

All the other planned Midas 500 series modules are on pre-sale for less that 150 quid.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 pm
by Folderol
MarkOne wrote:What's in it for heaven's sake?
Probably rocking horse poo and unicorn farts.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:50 pm
by Luke W
MarkOne wrote:Surely that is a mistake?

I'd imagine so. Considering it's near three times the cost of an M32, which contains 32 of (what I assume to be) those very same pres.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:57 pm
by Wonks
It's unlikely to be a mistake when listed on two different store websites in two different countries (a search shows other sellers as well at similar prices). If the price was still to be decided then the usual 'TBA' would be used. And it is a special order, no return item (though in the UK, it would still be returnable during the normal period of bought from a web site).

The one Amazon review of it can't speak too highly:

"I recorded a fart with my Road NT1 and it sounded like a dragon sneezing unicorn dust onto a mountain of gold bullion. Don't for a minute regret selling my 16 channel API console for this unit. I only wish my convertor could handle 784 khz so I could truly capture all of the subtle nuance." :D

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:24 pm
by molecular
I’ve looked at this in bewilderment a few times too. Does SOS high command not have access to some kind of press release or something to explain it?

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:30 pm
by The Korff
Curiously, we received no press release about this one at all! I only found it because I saw it on a Reverb ad for the bargain price of £8999 inc VAT... I assumed it was a typo too, but it seems loads of retailers have it listed for the same sort of price.

I'm still baffled.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:37 pm
by blinddrew
Wonks wrote:It's unlikely to be a mistake when listed on two different store websites in two different countries (a search shows other sellers as well at similar prices). If the price was still to be decided then the usual 'TBA' would be used. And it is a special order, no return item (though in the UK, it would still be returnable during the normal period of bought from a web site).

The one Amazon review of it can't speak too highly:

"I recorded a fart with my Road NT1 and it sounded like a dragon sneezing unicorn dust onto a mountain of gold bullion. Don't for a minute regret selling my 16 channel API console for this unit. I only wish my convertor could handle 784 khz so I could truly capture all of the subtle nuance." :D
Did you write that review Wonks? ;)

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:54 pm
by Folderol
So, originally it was supposed to have been advertised as $100.00, but the printers missed out the dot. However, they got a number of serious enquiries for the $10000 so thought they might as well go with it, and have by now already covered all manufacturing and advertising costs :lol:

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:11 pm
by Wonks
blinddrew wrote:Did you write that review Wonks? ;)
Alas, I did not.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:40 pm
by Wonks
It could always be a cunning marketing ploy - well it's certainly got us talking about it.

Then in a couple of weeks they announce a big price reduction to $300, but then market it as a $10k preamp for $300 etc.

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:38 am
by stemwinder
"Note: 500-Series modules require a power supply and enclosure (sold separately)."

you thought they'd have thrown that in for 10K!?

Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:44 am
by ConcertinaChap
I'm sure Russ Andrews could oblige with something appropriate.

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Re: The $10,000 Preamp

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:15 pm
by Wonks
He wouldn't stoop to sell something so cheap.