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what console for $4000 - 5000, and where!?

Hi

we are planning to buy a console in the pricerange 3000 - 5 000. what would you suggest.. we would like a console with character and "soft" eq and a decent headroom. so far ive been thinking, mci, soundcraft 500, 600, amek Tac scorpion, amek magnum, trident trimix etc.. what is your suggestion?

Since i live in sweden its pretty hard to find dealers of these kinds of things. therefore im also wondering if you know any good companies that have these things. both europe, (germany, uk, italy, france, denmark, norway, sweden) and USA.

if youve seen one that would fit me, please pm.

thanks for taking time to read this!!
and btw, did i put it in the right forum!?
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maybe i should tell you that its for studio use, to a computer...
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Where are you located?
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im in sweden, but can go to denmark, norway, germany and finland. rest will have to be shipped..
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oh, i forgot. atleast 16 channels.
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have you considered a soundcraft ghost?
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i am pretty sure a neotek elan can be had for that price
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keotek elan looks nice. how does it sound?
i would apriciate some more suggestions.
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you can phone the guy from Goldenagemusic and ask for advice. he is a very nice guy to deal with and in sweden.
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i got a mci 636 last year for 5k it was a 70k board in 1982 and works very good
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A Soundcraft 6000 would be in that price range and a great design. A Trident 65 is also in that range. Don't buy a Ghost. Buy used.

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never used one but midas venice is in that price range. i dont know how soft their eq is. i believe they have european distribution as well.
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i am pretty sure a neotek elan can be had for that price
Really? 16 Channel Elan for 4K to 5K? Where? Multiply that by 3 maybe.
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what about a soundcraft 500? WIll it be a step up from my soundcraft topaz 24, 8-bus? is $1 000 a fair price for that?
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any comments about a neotek series 1 btw?
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MCI ...be ready to do a lot of maintanace tho..
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MCI ...be ready to do a lot of maintanace tho..
Man, I know!!!! Seems like once we get everything working, something else goes out. I feel like I'm working on a watch that has a spring that keeps popping out like in the cartoons.
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any comments about a neotek series 1 btw?
Really really good. A friend works with one in a studio (China Town, NY) and it's excellent for what he's doing... indie rock, new soul, retro dance & hop hop. Definitely more reliable than MCI and way better than Soundcraft IMO but again, you ain't finding a good working one anywhere near that budget.
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ive heard its really hard (read expensive) to recap or maintanace the neotek series 1. is that true? studer looks nice. what about maintanace for that?
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are the studer available with 16+ channels? the ones ive seen on google when searching by the name i only get smaller consoles..
thanks for all replies btw!
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OK first off rather than search for the board its self search to see if there is support for the board avalible i.e parts and knowledgeable service
2nd find a couple of consoles that have support and sound you like
make sure it will fit your needs a couple of years from now!
then take your time and fin one in decent shape!
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my plan was to see what mixers people reccomend, and the the people who would do the service if there are parts available, support etc, how expensive it is etc, and if everything seems ok, buy it!
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If you can wait for about 9 months or so, the Toft ATB-16 should be perfect for you.
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i really cant wait that long, but thanks anyway!
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is this a good deal?
STUDER 902
24 mono-channels, 2 stereo-channels.
It has 12 compressor/group-faders on board and also 8 group-faders.
It is a 4-buss console with 4 auxiliarities (One of them is stereo).
This console has no direct-ouputs and also no insertions but both are easy
build in (Unbalanced).
3500 euro

is it possible to use it for recording and mixdown it thats missing. how?
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DDanyboy, please do yourself a favor and contact Toft Audio Directly to find out information on when you can get a new Toft console or where to take it for a test run.

They should be shipping to very soon.. as in a matter of weeks, not months according to echo unit.

Toft tel: 1-877-563-6335


The important thing is that you make up you own mind and find the console that is right for your needs. Whether it be a Toft console or not.

Some people in these forums have hidden agendas.

Best of luck in your search.

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im not interested in a new console, but thanks for your reply!
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Hey Ddanyboy
I was thinking of similar things to you and was wondering how you got on?
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