Boris Drazic’s Berliner pre-amp – MIX Review
Harbourside IT instructor, Boris Drazic, is part of the Sonic Farm duo that is inventing and marketing some amazing, high fidelity, gear. Mix Magazine recently published a review of their Berliner preamp.
Michael Cooper had the test unit for several months, and utilized it extensively, putting it through the ringer.
Here is the gist of his review :
Berliner sounded outstanding on lead vocals: at once lush, three-dimensional, clear and precise.
Next up was a palm-muted electric-guitar vamp, played with a ’62 Strat. Driving the tube gain stage once again delivered a gorgeous sound: lush, yet brimming with in-your-face detail.
The Fat and Air equalization circuits both sounded absolutely gorgeous: smooth and rich.
The FAT2 setting lent a thunderous low end to electric bass guitar, recorded via Berliner’s front panel DI jack. With the tube gain cranked and the solid-state output selected, the sound was huge but not at all boomy or mushy.
Running a full mix through the line inputs, the preamp added delicate luster, subtle top-octave sparkle and dimension.
The bottom line? Whether processing mic, line or instrument signals, Berliner sounds absolutely phenomenal.
The full review can be read here - Mix Magazine link