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AKG BX-20 hot or not ?

 
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HM



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 3:29 pm    Post subject: AKG BX-20 hot or not ? Reply with quote

Greetings,... just had an offer on this

Please comment´s :-)


http://www.4sync.com/rc/picdisplay.asp?itemkey=1122

HM
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KoCha



Joined: 25 Jan 2002
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Location: Switzerland

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 10:37 am    Post subject: AKG BX-20 hot or not ? Reply with quote

Harder to kick than the danelectro ;-)

But look great and old.

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HM



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:14 am    Post subject: AKG BX-20 hot or not ? Reply with quote

Yes harder to kick, one could offcourse mount
a little metal-plate just over floor-level for
the shoes to hit, but even this would hurt the
toes most likely, maybe AKG did sell a 3-kilo
Hammer as assesory back then :-)))

joke aside, it´s first time I see this thing
got absolutely no referances as how it sounds,
but I guess it hass a very "clean" sound, when
I make a search on google I happens to get all
kinda big and comercial studios still having it
on their equipment list !!!!!! so kinda classic
"state of the art" referance unit it must be, a
"spring to end all springs", even our national
radio-broadcast still has a BX-20 living along-
side the most new digital equipment in one
of their biggest recording-complexes.

The little 3-button plate on the top is the
original remote-controll, my guess that there
is many tap-points so it´s possible to blend
the hall-size etc. Some buttons also on the
back-side of the box not visible here.

I must admit I have a weakness for equipment
like this, but then again it might not be good
in DUB-production still, so any comments still
wellcome if this is a holy grail to go for

Regards

Henrik Mahler
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radioelcamino



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:57 am    Post subject: AKG BX-20 hot or not ? Reply with quote

If i remember right, this one got a servo motor inside to shorten or lengthen the decay. Decay is variable between 1,5 and 4,5 seconds. Famous Studer desk´s got a remote panel inside with separate controls for both channels and also a indicator in shape of an Vu meter with reverb time marks. In the wooden Box is also separete 2 band eq´s. Stereo or Mono in and stereo out. Back in ´75 they cost same money like nu mercedes benz limusine in germany.
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Neil C



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: AKG BX-20 hot or not ? Reply with quote

Spring reverbs can sound surprisingly smooth.

If the aim of this unit was to sound as good as possible at any cost, then it probably has a very smooth, high quality and as HM says clean sound - not at all like the dub spring sound.
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HM



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: AKG BX-20 hot or not ? Reply with quote

Yep, never bought the thing, for the new year
forcus will be on recording real drums and my
new motorbike ;-) as for spring my Danelectro
will do for now, maybe I will make some home-
grown on accutronic type 9 basis later, but
that would be just a 1 unit 19" with several
diffrent tanks in various lenght and with all
individual amps/routing, (all purpose in one)
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