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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jean Baudin, Feb 21, 2013.
Continued from Part 2 and here's Part 1.
Looking forward to getting my very own Monique!
In x3 for part III...
This thread (to say nothing of parts I and II) is decidedly bad for my wallet's health.
I've been following the megathreads and tried searching but didn't find any meaningful info.
Can someone lay down a little comparison between the Aguilar DB750 and the Monique (De-Monique)?
(Apologies for the slight OT, I thought about starting a new thread but it seemed simpler to ask here)
OK, now you're rubbing salt in the wounds!
I can't speak for the DeMonique. I haven't heard or played it. The Monique front end sounds & feels (to me) way more tubish than the DB. The DB sounds like a hybrid where the big tube sound of the Monique eclipses and just uses an output power section for amplification. Please! This is to take nothing from the DB. It's a monster.
The DB750 is a great amp..... One of my all time favorites.
I agree with Chadds, albeit with limited time lately on a DB750 in comparison to the 1-2+ hours spent laying Monique every day.
In my simple opinion, the Monique sounds like a vintage tube amp (SVT) but with much better clarity and definition. The DB is more modern for sure.
I saw on the Demeter's web site, that he propose from now on a stereo version of Minnie power amp (2 x 800 watts / 4 ohms). Thus, for those who want to play two Monique in stereo or in bi-amp mode :
Thanks Chadds and Baird for the info!
Just when I thought I had decided on a Puma 900 to go with my future Monique! I will be interested to hear your ongoing impressions of the Monique/Minnie combo vs. the Monique/Puma combo. Lucky You!
Monique/Minnie at work. Studio session yesterday and the artist wanted a "live" feel so we had DI feed off Monique and room mics. No issues - usual great tone.
Baer cab? Are you prefering the Minnie to the Puma?
Baer ML112. I prefer the Minnie to the Puma mostly from an OCD/aesthetic point. Tonally I think the Minnie is a bit more round, the Puma has more edge to it (running into the effects loop). I kept one of my Pumas as a backup and if I only had one amp then I'd go Monique/Puma as you can use the Puma front end should Monique have a problem. I always have some backup in the car at gigs.
IN! I agree as well, the Minnie has a warmer, clearer, less compressed sound than running Monique through the effects return of my EA Micro....sounds fantastic!
I am sure enjoying these clips and pictures. Makes the tired hands feel a whole lot better.
Some good person asked for clarification as to the difference between the Jensen Transformer front end to James Demeter's Preamp, and the non-transformer front end to De-Monique. I knew the answer from working with James on this, but here is James' reply:
"I did not use the jensen because your unit (Monique) sounded better with the quicker attack that my solid state driver system gives. With the jensen it seemed too slow, also to reach full power with a jensen I would have to modify your design to make it work and it would raise the cost $100.00. It was an easy call."
Have I mentioned that James is a genius?
1600 watts. I saw/heard (at safe NAMM levels) this at the NAMM show. Didn't have a chance to let her loose. James is pretty proud of it - which is a great sign.
"Monique/Minnie at work. Studio session yesterday and the artist wanted a "live" feel so we had DI feed off Monique and room mics. No issues - usual great tone."
Looks like a comfortable room. That is important.