Yamaha PM1000 / PM2000 as Mic Pre's?

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Post by Marc Alan Goodman » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:50 am

ebaudio wrote: The PM2000 is similar to API in preamp design and as a result sounds somewhat similar. I never did it but it looks like you should be able to drop in any API style op amp such as Millenia Media or John Hardy.
If I'm remembering correctly the PM2000 runs on +/-24v. If you threw a API 2520 in there you'd have a piece of toast :) Plenty of other opamps will run at those voltages though, including some versions of the John Hardy.

On a side note I have a 32 channel PM1000 desk sitting in a garage in philly about half filled with channels if anybody wants to nab it cheap. I guess I'll post it over in the for sale section...

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Post by ebaudio » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:17 am

Correct. The PM2000 is +/- 24V DC. Unless, I am mistaken, the 2520 supply voltage needs to be between +/12 and +/- 20 V DC.

As you stated, there are API 2520 replacements that can run at +/- 24V DC, which should work in the PM2000.

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Post by mechanicalmastering » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:41 pm

REALLY GREAT info guys. Anyone else care to chime in on some of the differences between these two units?

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