Originally Posted by caglej
This is my first post, and I'm hoping some of the veterans around here can help me with some information about an Auditronics 310 console. I've scoured the net with no luck in finding any information......I received this console from a radio station which relocated, and just left in the building.(It's incredibly heavy.....ha!) Is this console worth refurbishing? It has dual power supplies, and they both work. Most of the faders are smooth, but a few feel like they could be either cleaned or replaced. The console powers up fine, and everything appears OK. I'd like to know how the preamps and EQ's sound.......It was previously set up for broadcast, but could be used instead of our mackie 24.8 as a front end to digital. I need to obtain pinouts before I can do any further testing, but would appreciate any comments/suggestions or knowledge about this particular console.
Thanks in advance,
Is this black with lots of blue rotary knobs and pretty much four bands of eq without many switchable frequencies? It's modular, right? And faders are unique, you never saw those knobs before? You may have the model I first met up with in 1977! Take a picture and post it.
If it's the "son" or "grandson" model, this is very old. The frame is ok, but the technology is ancient opamp-city. And the mix bus goes all the way across it, so it's susceptible to RFI. I'm sure the Mackie sounds better than the Auditronics when new. If I recall correctly it was full of 741s or the next generation that followed. That console was more or less "new" when I got into commercial recording in 1977!
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