|* SOLD * FLICKINGER TwinFlicks Stereo Mic Preamp Prototype * SOLD *
Dual OpAmp, 3-Transformer, 72 dB 2-Gain Stages (+60 db on Gain, +12 dB on Fader)
Based the 1972 Ray Stevens Nashville 36-Channel Console
PRODUCTION TWINFLICKS UNITS AVAILABLE JANUARY, 2019
Up for consideration is a brand new Flickinger TwinFlicks prototype-- a 72 dB dual-channel, dual-OpAmp mic preamp. Originally we racked up a bunch of vintage 56 dB Flickinger channels from the 1972 Ray Stevens' 32-Channel, Nashville Sound Lab console. These units were very successfully received, and when we sold out of the vintage channels, there was a demand for more. So we have now reverse-engineered the 1972 consoles's original 736-2 Flickinger channel cards, with its prized 535-7 opamp, and added a few new features, the most notable is a fader knob -- powered by a second 535-7 opamp --which more closely resembles the signal path of the Flickinger console, giving a total of 72 dB of gain, while keeping the flexibility to drive the main gain stage harder by cutting back on the output fader. We now have 2x 535-7 OpAmps per channel, along 3 transformers: with a custom-designed input transformer, an interstage transformer, and the output transformer. We have retained the +/- 24V power rails of the original design, and also the 150-Ohm input transformer impedance, and added a high/low impedance button allowing for a tonal change when switching to a higher impedance. Lastly, we added a 4-mode metering system to help you better control levels.
Flickingers's still have that great vintage American studio console character and tone that imparts a creaminess and heft to your tracks. The low end is full and bigly, and the +/-24V design gives you lots of headroom. Closely adhering to the 1972 vintage 736-2 Flickinger channel card and 535-7 OpAmp design -- using the identical NOS resistors -- these preamps still sound magnificent today -- and are one of very few built to the vintage 150-Ohm / 24V spec, which is where a lot of the Flickinger magic comes from.
Here are several stereo WAV files on ac. guitar with the TwinFlicks preamp, using a couple of vintage AKG dynamics (D224 + D222) on a cheapie Recording King ROS-06 acoustic guitar, using ULN8 converters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
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