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    Waves Abbey Road EMT 140 Plates

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    If you already own the Abbey Roads collection, as it was before this was added, it's only $69 for the plug. Question is...do I really need another reverb plug?
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    I own all the Abbey Road stuff, except The Kings Microphones...which I thought was a dumb shit thing for them to make part of the Abbey Road Collection.......so I just bought the other stuff individually, when on sale, and I got it cheaper than buying the whole collection.

    You can get the EMT 140 plug for $85 from Audio Deluxe...which is what I'll do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    You can get the EMT 140 plug for $85 from Audio Deluxe...which is what I'll do.
    Why?? Don't you, like, own an actual EMT-250??
    (Rhetorical question)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    Why?? Don't you, like, own an actual EMT-250??
    (Rhetorical question)
    Yes...I own an EMT 240 Gold Foil plate reverb. The 250 was their digital version.

    Still...the EMT 140 is in a class all its own, and the most prized...if you can find a complete, working one, with the all-tube preamp.
    Then you just need truck and 4 guys to move it and a spare large walk-in closet to house it in.

    My 240 gets a few sweet plate sounds, but it doesn't do the real long stuff and/or the extra lush stuff that the 140 plates can do.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about my 240...it's great analog plate, and it is one of my prized pieces, but I wouldn't mind having the Waves Abbey Road EMT 140 plug-in.
    I really, really love plate reverbs, and I'll use them 9 out of 10 times over anything else.

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    Although I was being a bit of a smart-ass, I learned a little something here, too. I always thought the EMT-240 was a step up from the 140. Didn't know the EMT-250 was a digital version of the 240. Cool stuff. Thanks for setting me straight.

    I only use the UAD EMT-140 plug for my tunes. One instance, and I send whatever I need to that one plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    I always thought the EMT-240 was a step up from the 140.
    It was an attempt to turn the 140 into something more portable and less finicky.
    The 140 has its issues and needs finessing...and don't ever open the sucker up and mess with the tension.
    That's why finding one that is not complete or working is often a headache.

    Now the 240 has its own "don't touch" thing. You can open up the outer case and look inside...man, wear a gas mask, 'cuz the adhesives they used to attach dampening material on the inner walls...ARE FRIGGIN SO NASTY...you will not be able to get the smell out of your nose or your room for days!!!

    I opened mine up to check it out (luckily not at my place initially)...and WOW!!! what a stink.
    When I got it home, I opened it up in my outer foyer, with the screen doors wide open, and I wore a heavy-duty mask, meant for toxic fumes.

    Back to the guts...
    Inside are the electronics and the springs that hold the inner tank, which houses the actual gold foil plate.
    That inner tank you never want to open, if you don't have to...and that too has a tension on that foil that you don't want to mess with.
    I did have to re-tension the heavy springs that hold the inner tank suspended in mid air, as it was sagging a bit on the bottom from years, and years of just sitting, as the inner tank is not light, to say the least.
    So it was a good thing I opened it (even with the nasty stink) 'cuz I was hearing a resonance if I gave the outer case a light bump, and it was because the tank was j-u-s-t rubbing at the bottom.
    Ended up being an easy fix to realign it and tighten up the springs on top and sides...so it should be good to go for another 20-30 years.

    So I guess there was some desire to replicate the 140 plate in a smaller size and using gold foil instead of an actual metal plate (though they are not very thick either)...but they never got the sound of the LARGE 140 plate on a gold foil plate that is about 12" x 12".
    Still the 240 has its sound...and it's particularly sweet on drums at a couple of the shorter settings.

    There...now you know even more than you wanted to.

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    Video review

    Got a chance to try out the demo version. I love how each plate has a different sound. I feel this gives you more flexibility than an impulse response.


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    I love the UAD one...cost a bit more than this version
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