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Aguilar DB680... discontinued?!!!????

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Matt Call, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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    Is the apocalypse coming? Am I crazy? According to the Aguilar website, the DB680 is discontinued!!!!

    http://www.aguilaramp.com/products_vintage.htm

    :meh:... :confused:...:bawl:... :bawl:

    Why? I just don't get it.

    It may sound ridiculous; but this really bums me out. I've always thought of the 680 as my "holy grail" of tube preamps. *sigh. NAMM better be good... ;)

    (But seriously)
  2. jokerjkny

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    well, when they arent selling, they arent selling...

    all the more reason, i'm keeping mine under lock and key!
  3. kevin_lindsay

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    The DB680 is a pretty specialised piece of gear. Most players opt for the "plug in and play" ease of the DB750, rather than have to pay out for a separate power amp stage also.

    Saying that, I love my own DB680 - it is simply glorious sounding!!!! So, I guess I am pretty glad I got mine before production was stopped?

    [​IMG]
  4. Hoover

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    damn....
  5. ElMon

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    I don't quite understand this coming from a relatively small-scale operation like Aguilar. Now, I completely understand that, if sales on a particular product are way down it makes no sense to produce it on a mass scale. However, its too bad that they couldn't keep the DB680 in the product line (or for that matter, the other wonderful pieces that have been discontinued) but only with a special order option. On the other hand, maybe this just means that Dave B and the boys have yet another amazing trick up their collective sleeves. I've had Aguilar dreams from time to time, such as an amp with the DB680's pre attached to the power section of the DB750, or for a lighter option, the DB750 pre attached to the power section of the AG500. For now they're just pipe dreams I suppose.
  6. Chef

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    I thought Dave B posted at one point it was being phased out by a new replacement...
    Nearly certain, as I remember asking him not to change it much as I loooove my 680.
  7. msquared

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    Chef: I very nearly bought that before you did.. I still wish I'd jumped on it.
  8. Chef

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    come by and play it sometime if you like...
  9. markjazzbassist

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    funny, all their best amp stuff IMO, is in the vintage/discontinued. i loved the 359, 680, 728, and 659.

    Granted the 750 is cool, but those all tube heads (poweramp especially) were really something special and different.
  10. waseok

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    what's that tele? vintage or reisue?
  11. msquared

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    One of these days... :)
  12. SFjonstarr

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    I was able to pick up a used 728 a while back and couldn't be happier. I think they have been slowly shifting their focus to a lower price range to compete at the big music chains (ie Guitar Center and the like). There are simply more potential customers for more economical solid state equipment. It would be cool if I could pick up a 359 for situations where I don't need my full rig. Its just that with the smaller profit margin of the tube equipment (which is more labor intensive to build) and the limited market interest I don't see it happening. The 728 is amazing though. I couldn't be more happy with the sounds I'm getting.
  13. David Wilson

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    that's a real shame, it's an amazing preamp. That's their last rack preamp gone, unless you count the Agro :)
  14. Chef

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  17. Chef

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    A new Ag tube preamp would be big news.
    NAMM is coming...hmmmmm....
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    One for less than a grand would be even bigger news.

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