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Racked Neve 5104 Strip
Old 4th June 2015
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Racked Neve 5104 Strip

Hi!

A friend of mine is selling racked neve 5104 strips part number 83012 (as these boards were often "made-to-order" it does NOT have the dynamics section found on many 51 series boards.) He's selling them for $850, which seems like a reasonable price for an already-racked neve 5104 channel strip with eq. Thoughts?

TY
Old 4th June 2015
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Hi!

A friend of mine is selling racked neve 5104 strips part number 83012 (as these boards were often "made-to-order" it does NOT have the dynamics section found on many 51 series boards.) He's selling them for $850, which seems like a reasonable price for an already-racked neve 5104 channel strip with eq. Thoughts?

TY
That seems like a solid deal if everything is functional. If there are any issues you're likely going to dump a few hundred more into it. Either way, it seems like a safe bet.
Old 4th June 2015
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If the strip is based on a 83012 channel, it does not have the 4 band EQ the the 83010 and 83049 have. 83012 channels have a 2 band EQ, as well as the filters found in the Mic pre.

Yep.
Old 5th June 2015
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I still think this is the common issue, whereby these are 'good' EQ but not awesome or worthy of racking and were very much part of the sum of a console and it's ergonomics.

I'd pass and buy something else personally that would be better sounding and more functional. YMMV

Cheers
Wiggy
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I still think this is the common issue, whereby these are 'good' EQ but not awesome or worthy of racking and were very much part of the sum of a console and it's ergonomics.

I'd pass and buy something else personally that would be better sounding and more functional. YMMV

Cheers
Wiggy
Hey wiggy, thanks.

One other guy said something similar, but he is another "neve guy" ("Geoff_T", he's all over gearslutz). It seems like the non-legendary neve boards kind of get a lot of criticism from neve people, despite being really excellent (though not "best-of-neve") boards (the ones I've used are the V, the VR, and a 51), simply because they're not classic neve.

Then again, you may be right in saying that the summing and monitoring and number of channels on the 51 boards is what pushes them into the territory of "boards worth having"?

Whatever the case, do you have anything in mind as far as good old pre+good old eq? I'm interested to hear your and others thoughts. I have wanted a neotek e1 channel for a long time, but they're always really unreasonable on eBay.

Thanks again
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Hey wiggy, thanks.

One other guy said something similar, but he is another "neve guy" ("Geoff_T", he's all over gearslutz). It seems like the non-legendary neve boards kind of get a lot of criticism from neve people, despite being really excellent (though not "best-of-neve") boards (the ones I've used are the V, the VR, and a 51), simply because they're not classic neve.

Then again, you may be right in saying that the summing and monitoring and number of channels on the 51 boards is what pushes them into the territory of "boards worth having"?

Whatever the case, do you have anything in mind as far as good old pre+good old eq? I'm interested to hear your and others thoughts. I have wanted a neotek e1 channel for a long time, but they're always really unreasonable on eBay.

Thanks again
I would like to add, bunching these boards together is not accurate: I think the VR is an awesome board, and I think that the 51 is also a quality board, and I'll stick up for the V's, just because they have a "professional" sound, they have usable eq's, even if they're not as airy as our outboard pre's.
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