Demeter VTBP201S vs. Aguilar DB680

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Gabbass, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Gabbass


    Aug 15, 2004
    VTBP 201 S vs. DB680 :
    Who made a comparison between these two preamps?
    Differences in tone?

    ...let me know...
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA

    i know some cats here have. to me theyre really both hi-fi. in the total spectrum of preamps, i actually think these two sound a lot alike. the aggie has more tonal flexibility (even if you go with a demeter hbp-1).
  3. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    search is your friend.. :)

    but so is Basstasters. ;)
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    one sounds like apples
    one sounds like oranges

    seriously, they're very different sounding beasts. I've owned both. The demeter is a hi-fi tone, the aguilar is thick tubey goodness. Both good, just a question of what you want. As joker said, search is your friend. And is also very handy!
  5. Gabbass


    Aug 15, 2004
    I own the's very hi-fi but the tone is warm too...
    I never tried the aggie, I think it's more warm...right?
    If I want a warmer and fat sound I think the aggie is better...
    I'd like to make a comparison...I must to go at Basszone in Milan, the Italian aguilar dealer, and make a's the only way to understand which is the best for me...