#169058  by tdcrjeff
 Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Kinda wonder how a Quilter Microblock 45 (or EHX 44 Magnum) would sound with an SMS or FYD TRP in front of it. Even smaller/lighter than the DCM200L.
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 #169059  by lbpesq
 Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:29 pm
I tried both with my Alembic F-2B preamp. Couldn’t get nearly enough clean headroom in a band situation (I was looking for an emergency backup).

Bill, tgo
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 #169060  by Jon S.
 Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:36 am
tdcrjeff wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Kinda wonder how a Quilter Microblock 45 (or EHX 44 Magnum) would sound with an SMS or FYD TRP in front of it. Even smaller/lighter than the DCM200L.
Unless you're just going to let the SMS sit out unprotected, because the DCM200L is only 4 lbs. in weight, the Microblock 45 itself is just shy of a half pound, and 1 versus 2 U in a rack = only about an inch and a half difference, in my view, the size and weight savings from replacing a DCM200L with a Microblock would be trivial while the volume and tonal differences significant.

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 #169061  by tdcrjeff
 Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Jon S. wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:36 am
tdcrjeff wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Kinda wonder how a Quilter Microblock 45 (or EHX 44 Magnum) would sound with an SMS or FYD TRP in front of it. Even smaller/lighter than the DCM200L.
Unless you're just going to let the SMS sit out unprotected, because the DCM200L is only 4 lbs. in weight, the Microblock 45 itself is just shy of a half pound, and 1 versus 2 U in a rack = only about an inch and a half difference, in my view, the size and weight savings from replacing a DCM200L with a Microblock would be trivial while the volume and tonal differences significant.

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Though discontinued, at least the MicroBlock 45 can be easily found compared to the DCM200L.
 #169064  by lbpesq
 Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Instead of the now discontinued Quilter MicroBlock 45, you might want to check out its replacement, the Interblock 45. Looks to be a lot more tweakable and flexible, though I have yet to try one out.

Bill, tgo