Originally Posted by Rep
Price ?.... Is it one of the " if you have to ask, you cant afford it "... deals
yes....the Neve rep explained that the processing (AD/DA and DSP) rack has multiple cards, each with multiple processors that can handle 40 channels each (up to 96k, higher sample rates=reduced track count)...each card is several thousand pounds..i think about $12,000 USD percard (dont quote me!!!), and up to 20 cards can be used simultaneously, for up to 1000 channels.
The board itself was pretty sweet, you can tell they spent alot of time designing it so it feels like an analogue console.
Unfortunately, we didnt get to hear it either, they had a new radar nyquist, but it was hooked up to the 8816, which is what they are really trying to sell...because obviously a bunch of SAE students arent going to be able to drop six figures, but $3250 isnt that unreasonable...if you are in need of summing mixer. I dont have much basis to compare it to, but it sounded pretty sweet.
the remote 1081's are pretty nifty, but i cant imagine that they sound identical to the originals....what i found amusing/scary was when he pulled a 1081 out of the rack, and showed us the inside, 3/4 of the space was filled with control circuitry, the actual mic pre was perhaps 3"x3"