K., a DAT taper in Seattle, wrote:
I LOVE the inbox!!! Working magic with the HEB's and my M1! Thanks my
friend. No more debating "Mic In" or "line In" before every show.
DWB, on the DAT-heads mailing list, wrote:
I have a pcm-m1, dpa 4061s and a zefiro inbox [AD-20]. i bought the
zefiro because i couldn't stand the 'should i use line in or mic in with
or without a -20db attenuator cable' decision before every show. not
knowing if i would be able to get acceptable levels drove me mad.
The zefiro is an excellent pre-amp, able to handle the loudest show
right at the stacks as well as an acoustic jazz set. solved that problem
The a-d conversion on the zefiro is way better than that of the m1 to my
ears. i had the chance to do an a-b comparison just a few weeks ago with
my rig and a pcm m1 dpa4061 rig. the zefiro was much better. (and isn't
the sbm-1 the same a-d as the m1? i think so). ...
Speaking for myself and from my own experience, the inbox is a great
upgrade to the dpa 4061--pcm-m1 rig. solves a lot of problems with
C.F., a DAT and MD user, wrote:
...BTW, I have been using them with the Zefiro AD-20 connected to my
TCD-D7 DAT. I've been plugging your modified AD-20 to my friends, so to
speak. The AD-20 turns my dated cheap consumer DAT into an expensive
Pro-DAT recorder. My DAT wasn't able to record at 44.1kHz through its
analog inputs. With this configuration it gives me 44.1kHz sounding
greater than anything it could produce alone. I can plug my balanced
output mics straight in without risking buzz with adapters. The digital
converter on the AD-20 is probably even better than the ones on most
Pro-DAT recorders anyway. The setup of the AD-20 and TCD-D7 is lighter
and easier to wear than those bulky Pro-Units also. And, I just got
sony's MZ-R55 mini-disc recorder and it works great with the AD-20.
Since the MZ-R55 has an optical input, I can run the AD-20 to it and the
TCD-D7 and record to both at the same time.
D.H., using our High End Binaural mics, wrote:
Just a quick thank you for getting my new toys to me so fast. I have
literally spent the whole day experimenting with them and they look and
sound great! The microphones alone are a big improvement over the CSB's
(don't get me wrong, I loved those too), but the real magic happens when
you hook up the Inbox. I never noticed how canned and tunnelized the
music I have been recording sounded until I used the Inbox and compared.
It finally has real ambiance. I don't think we (the taper) could have
asked for a better discrete taping setup. Thank you again for making it
C.B., a DAT taper, wrote:
Just wanted to drop you a line & let you know how pleased I am with the
inbox. This has got to be the most bang for the buck in the taping
world,WOW!! I taped Gov't Mule Sat. 3/20/99 & these are the best sounding
tapes I've made yet, ya I know acoustics & energy help, but the inbox
eased my mind (only one 9 volt battery to worry about!) & helped me enjoy
the show more than usual. Again thanx, anyone who asks me I'll tell 'em.
THE INBOX IS THE BEST PIECE OF EQUIPMENT YOU CAN BUY FOR $300.