Friday, February 11, 2011

Emmeline "The Predator" Review!


This has to be one of the sweetest amps with a usb dac that I have heard. It has a tube type quality to it without losing any control of the music. There is a euphoric quality in the positive sense, which I find very appealing. One thing I noticed right off is the bass. It has a nice growl to it, as in being well defined.


I am finding that with the Predator the sound quality is improves with the passage of time. I prefer to leave devices like this on all the time and to my ear, this is no exception. I am noticing that cymbals are getting that nice sheen and decay rather than a dead or splashy sound. What is nice is that this is not an "in your face" amp. I am getting some excellent depth and separation.

When using the amp section or the amp and usb dac, the Predator is very open, smooth and on well recorded music like Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, throws tremendous depth and width with fine imaging and solid well controlled bass. It does not have character that changes the music but changes with the music giving you musical entertainment when the recording is decent or better. The sound field is very transparent and the separation of voices and instruments within space is convincing in both the front to back and side to side perspective. There is a body to sound from where it emanates that occupies space. I am finding that the amp and amp/dac section both involve me in the sound and provide a natural and enjoyable layered sound.

The Predator joins the music and rather than just being a tool becomes a very special instrument of amplification bringing about an enjoyable musical experience. I highly recommend this amplifier and usb dac if you are looking for a quality musical experience.


50 comments:

Garth said...

these look awesome, must have

rickysha said...

Looks good. Would like to check this out in person.

Bob lehcror said...

Impressed they look very cool

Consider_The_Following said...

God I so want

Doc_Waffles said...

Wow awesome, I wanna have it.

MunAlderson said...

those look great, I'd check these out, but I have no cash, haha

umadmoviereviews said...

I don't really know too much about the personal amps involved in making electro/house music. You think you could post a sample with one?

TheKindredOne said...

will this work with podfarm u think?

Kaluxos said...

This sounds so awesome!!! definitely want to give it a try!

GamerGanz said...

"The Predator" Awesome, just awesome.

thorxlive said...

Just found this, actually been thinking about getting a new amp, these look sick!

NoMoreTrouble said...

I actually like it. I am usually pretty skeptical about these sort of products. Not bad to be honest.

jake7291 said...

sounds great, thanks for the review on it

looking forward to more

Port Forward King said...

I use these all the time... They are great!

Thuganomics said...

do you knwo what's the average cost for such an item?

rocknrollcrazy said...

once i understand a little more about setting up audio i will have to look at these further in depth.

RaZer said...

Want very muuuuch xD

Brendan said...

This sounds really cool! I might look into purchasing the item!

pete jones said...

thats sick, i would love to see it in action myself

Zoe! said...

Great review, I think I actually learned something from it lol

gekomaster said...

These look great, I want to buy them!!

Con Queso said...

If only I had anything to attach this to.

Tristie said...

No wonder they call them the predator o.o

Ion762 said...

looks great if I ever need some I'll be sure to check it out.

Bulk Up Baba said...

Wow i cant belive dark side of moon recorded with these amps.
Actually I cant belive why i didnt know that before .
I am a huge fan of pink floyd.

Adam said...

Cool I can definitely see myself using this.
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Come At Me Bro said...

I need these!

yermolay said...

hi, i don't know too much about audio equipment so i can't say much about this post, but can you recommend me a decent portable amp? something that i can use with my ipod?

:)

Daan said...

thats some nice stuff

Toto said...

cool stuff!

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metalpark_73192 said...

Need myself one of these

Brut said...

Niiice I've been looking for a new amp.

donga5000 said...

Want! looks sick

David.Ritz said...

Do want

Kicking Rocks said...

I want one!

Ramsay said...

Wow great, poetic review you've convinced me to check this out! If its cheap enough I might pick one up,it "joins the music and rather than just being a tool becomes a very special instrument of amplification bringing about an enjoyable musical experience"

Awesome!

Neuro said...

Damn, they're some nice amplifiers

Kugy said...

VERY USEFUL! like no joke!!
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Dilgaf said...

sounds really sick!

Warlaw said...

It's a shame I don't know much about audio equipment, but after reading your post, you sold me! One of my friends is in a band, so I'll have to give him a heads up on this. Thanks.

Rorschach Redemption said...

So when are we going to hear some tunes, eh?

Anonymouse said...

those look pretty cool.

Michael Santo said...

Gotta have some!

Bassislv said...

nice one, i wonder how much it costs though

xazbaschboss said...

I need to get my hands on one fo these. USeful for recording too? Because my current interface sucks nuts.

jonwinters said...

sweet, may consider getting one!

spaceman said...

That looks really legit, I wish I had some more coin for that because I definitely could put it to use. Thanks anyway, nice blog!

You're welcome to stop by my blog at limitfears.blogspot.com if you'd like :D

TheKindredOne said...

im thinkin of gettin a firepod

l33 v4n cl33f said...

this looks really useful

Bunny Muffins said...

I could definitely use one of those. Could help in mastering mys stuff in FL.

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