Originally Posted by DSM Interactive
Down here, they cost more than twice that. But for me the cost was not the issue - I just didn't have a use for one at the time when they were being hyped in every other thread. And then the thrill seemed to wear off somewhat...
Ya know -- its not "hype" by any stretch of the imagination. 1773's are still being purchased every day, and used every day. Up until the point where I sold my studio last July my RNC and PBC-6A sat in "Funk Logic" frame where it sat 4 RU below an STC-8 and 3 RU above a Chandler TG-1... and was used as much as either... it is [was?] another tool in the toolbox, another sound, and useful as all get out.
You seem to be mistaking constant chatter about the tool on GS as "hype and fad" when the fact of the matter is that there are more of these in the field than probably any other unit out there, and yet people are still buying them at a tremendous clip.
I don't know if you have tried one or not... but if you haven't, you own it to yourself to give it a go... they're more than just "great band for the buck", they're a damn good tool that has the "right to exist" in any professional environment right next to stuff that will run 10x more money [and greater].