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SL2520 Red Dot

Original price $65.00 - Original price $65.00
Original price
$65.00 - $65.00
Current price $65.00
Scott Liebers originally designed two unique versions of the SL-2520 as replacement opamps for vintage console restoration. The vintage or "red dot" version is built to match the Huntington and Melville NY opamps from the 70's. The clean, or "blue dot" version, is made to sound like the newer, current production 2520 opamps.

Scott's original intent for making two versions was to use the colored vintage opamps, in console mic pres, and the cleaner versions in the summing amps of vintage consoles.

Since then, many SL-2520's have found their way into numerous DIY projects, EQ's and even newer Legacy consoles. A great number of SL-2520's are in use everyday in major market studio consoles including Nashville and New York.

Some customers have mixed 2 clean channels and 2 colored channels in multiple channel mic-pre's to take advantage of different sonic characteristics within the same mic-pre circuitry.

The SL-2520's utilize the same circuit as the highly desirable vintage opamps from the 70's but with modern components. (The original transistors are no longer manufactured) Modern transistors are generally quieter and faster than their vintage counterparts.

Through exhaustive lab and listening tests, Scott was able to match the distortion characteristics of the vintage and modern opamps to achieve a sound that has been deemed "indistinguishable" from the originals by vintage console owners.