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Most expensive/largest mixing console?

The current largest/most expensive I could find was the Sony Oxford (OXF-R3)

Any ones that can rival that?
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Do they even make that thing anymore? What a used one going for? Pennies on the dollar, maybe nickels on the dollar.
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The current largest/most expensive I could find was the Sony Oxford (OXF-R3)

Any ones that can rival that?
Ams-Neve 88RS with scoring panel, stem maker, joystick pan option and expanded patch.
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Probably the Focusrite desk.
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Ams-Neve 88RS with scoring panel, stem maker, joystick pan option and expanded patch.
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Ams-Neve 88RS with scoring panel, stem maker, joystick pan option and expanded patch.
Our friend Nigel Heath has a £1,000,000+ Custom made Neve MMC. It's obviously serving him well!
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Probably well beaten by now, but years ago Ward Beck had the record for the largest console ever built. That particualr console went to France.
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I'm talking about on a cost per channel basis! You could easy spec a Neve DFC to well over £1million!
2000+ channels at 384kbps........

The Warner 88RS was over a million £'s!

On a per channel basis what is more expensive than an 88RS with SP2 and Stem maker?
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Our friend Nigel Heath has a £1,000,000+ Custom made Neve MMC. It's obviously serving him well!
Nigel's console was £1million??? It's an MMC, I know its been expanded but what cards does he have in it?
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wasn't the forte console like a million+?
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Nigel's console was £1million??? It's an MMC, I know its been expanded but what cards does he have in it?
I'm not sure, I don't know a lot about it, but I know he asked Neve to add an SSL-type routing matrix at the top of each channel. It's a one of a kind, that MMC
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There are some very large desks manufactured over time. It is hard to compare those desks based on price as there are big differences in time between them.

The Focusrite Forte was a very expensive desk. But brought Focusrite fame and fortune.

SSL has delivered big big desks to many studios.
AMS Neve did the same.
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MCI
D&R
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But in the day Philips and Sony made their own large format consoles based on being a "in house" affair.

Such big big rooms are one offs and rare. But everytime a new city gets the olympic plays another of those big desks is ordered.

But nowadays it often is a Studer Vista or alike. Many many channels, but a (relatively) small desk with severall layers.
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Probably well beaten by now, but years ago Ward Beck had the record for the largest console ever built. That particualr console went to France.

Quite correct Tony K. It went to Pathe in a total of three trans-atlantic shipping containers. But that was many years ago, and it was deed horribly expensive even by todays dollar conversion.
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The current largest/most expensive I could find was the Sony Oxford (OXF-R3)

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dunno

saw a picture in a magazine this month
looked like they had close to 400++ channels
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Some amazing consoles here!
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Quite correct Tony K. It went to Pathe in a total of three trans-atlantic shipping containers. But that was many years ago, and it was deed horribly expensive even by todays dollar conversion.
Actually Warren I don't deserve any credit for presenting that information, as I had only remembered reading it in a WBS preservation thread where you had posted that fact. I was only a "Parrot" repeater.
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This 24 carat gold plated Atari 2600 is the most expensive console I have ever seen.
It's also a vintage unit, actually built in the 70's, just like all 80xx series Neves.



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