I also have a VC1Qcs and SC2.2 coming for sale (see other listings). Here's the company jargon. THE JOEMEEK Studio Channel VC1.The JOEMEEK STUDIO CHANNEL VC1 is a development of historic tried and tested circuits and designs from the 1960's to the present day, combined in a single outboard rack unit by acknowledged leaders in analogue technology. WHAT IT IS AND WHY. The JOEMEEK Studio Channel is the result of continuing experimental and development work carried out over a 3 year period to incorporate the best of historically excellent sounding technology in a single package to bring the finest possible sounds within the reach of the studios of today. It's best to think of the Studio Channel as four separate pieces of equipment.
The microphone amplifier takes the audio signals from any microphone and amplifies them up to'line' level; that is, from a few millivolts, up to about a volt. This function is not too difficult and the microphone amplifiers on normal professional mixers do it quite well; BUT they cut costs and corners. The JOEMEEK Studio Channel has an uncompromising old fashioned approach, it uses a transformer at the input and two separate amplification stages linked to provide lowest possible noise and distortion. By using the finest components available for the purpose, and with proven high overload amplifier design developed over many years, the performance is startlingly good and silky smooth in sound. The JOEMEEK Studio Channel is designed for the best capacitor microphones; it is particularly good with the Neumann range, the AKG C3000 and C414, Microtech Gefell, and Audio Technica.
A new design of phantom power system assures adequate power for any 48V phantom microphone. Dynamic or ribbon microphones should be used with the phantom power. Turned off, then full advantage can be taken of the extreme low noise. It's Fletcher Company theory that'big' sounds are only possible if the recording channel keeps the response and phase of the lower frequencies flat and under control.To achieve this, the JOEMEEK Studio Channel has an extended frequency range down below 10Hz. This ensures that there are no sudden phase shifts in the low end. The proof of the theory is that the sound from the Studio Channel is characteristically full bodied and rounded in character. Such extreme LF response can often bring its own problems so a'subsonic' (High Pass) filter can be switched in with a front panel push-button. In the mid 1970s Ted Fletcher designed a range of mixers specifically for use by the Independent Broadcasting Authority and the BBC. One of the specification clauses insisted on by them was an extreme overload margin in the microphone amplifier. The reason was that although momentary overloads (transients) are not audible, they have an effect on perceived quality.
A high overload margin amplifier just sounds better. Nowadays, many of these notions have been forgotten and'quality' electronics is getting rarer and rarer. But the JOEMEEK Studio Channel applies these professional rules and achieves a clean transparent sound. The item "Joe Meek VC1 Studio Channel v3.03 Microphone Preamp, Compressor, Enhancer" is in sale since Thursday, September 28, 2017.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "richarsale_1" and is located in Sedona, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.