I know that people here seem quite polarized about this thing and that there are plenty of topics about the BG1, but I have a few specific questions I'd like to ask.
It seems that everyone that has it is borderline fanatical about it
In fact, I was was just reading a topic over at gearslutz, and one engineer that has been recording classical for 25 years boldy stated that it was "the best mic amp in the world"
I'm looking for a really natural, realistic clean preamp for acoustic-based stuff. I want open, super-present vocals, as if you were in the room with the singer. I'm not really interested in coloration. Does this sound like a job a BG1 could do well?
I've currently got an RNP which is great, but I just heard clips of a grand piano A/B'd with an RNP and a DAV, and the difference was quite noticable. Both sounded great, but the DAV was noticably more clear and detailed. And I'm not just saying that, I did 6 blind tests, all 6 I favored the DAV.
The fact that the BG1 has no DI kind of bothers me. But to tell you the truth, all I use DI's for is bass and keyboard, and I cannot for the life of me distinguish basses on different DI's. And for keyboard all I am looking for is accurate reproduction of the onboard sounds. Can someone give me a few pointers for a cheapo DI that would do the job well for my applications.
And the DAV BG1 is 700 shipped in the US right? It's kind of irritating that there are no prices listed.
Oh and one more question. The fact that the BG1 doesn't have seperate phantom controll for each channel.....Phantom power can't hurt lets say an SM57 can it?