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Old 08-04-2010, 07:24 PM
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Hey Gerry,

No, no I have never heard nor heard of Red Eye. It might be the greatest pre on the planet. I am CLEARLY not in a position to judge what it does or doesn't do as I have no first hand experience.

My reaction/response was to the comment of the Pen being "un-useful"..not dissing anyone else's product.
Hi Joseph,

Yeah, I'd agree that the Pen would not have the following it has if everyone found it unuseful.

I should have stated it in my post but the Red Eye comment was not in response to your post but just a general comment I was making.
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Donh, are you referring to the SPS-1 I bought from you a few years back? It was indeed noisy, but it was an extremely old unit, apparently one of the first made, and had been around the block more than once. I sent it into Greg, he fixed a few things - there was a bad power supply cap, and he upgraded the chips to what he's using now, and the result is very quiet.
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Donh, are you referring to the SPS-1 I bought from you a few years back? It was indeed noisy, but it was an extremely old unit, apparently one of the first made, and had been around the block more than once. I sent it into Greg, he fixed a few things - there was a bad power supply cap, and he upgraded the chips to what he's using now, and the result is very quiet.
I was wondering if your noise issue with your SPS-1 ever got resolved after we chatted about it via e-mail earlier this year. The SPS-1's made before 1997 are slightly different than the current ones. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost to get repaired and updated?
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I think it was around $300 to get it repaired and brought up to current specs
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Donh, are you referring to the SPS-1 I bought from you a few years back?
yup.

I am glad you were able to get it repaired to your satisfaction.

It is pleasing to me to know that not all of these units are as noisy as the one I sampled, but I still take exception to the user-interface and signal-chain layout. I hope that the other posters understand that my opinion is intended as just that - an opinion (I'd like to think it's a considered one!) rather than a total condemnation of a revered product line.

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yup.

I am glad you were able to get it repaired to your satisfaction.

It is pleasing to me to know that not all of these units are as noisy as the one I sampled, but I still take exception to the user-interface and signal-chain layout. I hope that the other posters understand that my opinion is intended as just that - an opinion (I'd like to think it's a considered one!) rather than a total condemnation of a revered product line.

Nothing is the total answer for everyone, nor can it be.

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