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Fairchild 670 Value/Worth/Market Pricing Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 26th September 2015
  #31
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Originally Posted by rcb4t2 View Post
I don't necessarily agree with his 10-15% as a reasonable "safe investment" estimate, but he's talking about a 10-15% annual return...

45k compounded annually for 5 years is 72,472.95 at 10% and 90,511.07 at 15%, so sayeth the online compound interest calculator...
Oh, I see.... compounded. Yeah - no, I don't agree that something like this is going to double (or close) in value in 5 years.

Cheers.
Old 26th September 2015
  #32
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Hi everyone,
I will be short because I am not good with super long messages.
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

It makes zero sense to buy an old Fairchild. (unless you are a collector)
There are practically none for sale that are in perfect working order.
There are many remakes on the market that are great.

We make the most accurate representation of Fairchild 660's and 670's.
(This comment is not mine but from many of our clients with intimate knowledge about Fairchilds)
Read what they say here: Analoguetube Fairchild 670 and 660 compressor recreations

Our units come with lifetime warranties.
Our units sell for 11.5K (mono) and 19K(stereo)

Buy new for work.
Buy vintage if you are a collector.
Old 27th September 2015
  #33
Gear Head
I am building the drip v3 670 now what about one of these?
There is a 670 on reverb dot com probably same guy asking $40k
I find it hard to pay these prices, even the u47 etc. mic are way to much money when you start looking at what parts will cost tube,capsule if you can even find it.
Just not real smart to buy in to these pieces any more.
Old 27th September 2015
  #34
POM's Fairchild is incredible too and he has a deal on them at the moment:
FAIRCHILD 670 mkII

High quality, personal service. Thoroughly recommended.
Old 27th September 2015
  #35
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If you can easily afford to spend 45k on a compressor, you probably don't really need to worry about resale value and should buy and enjoy. If you are buying for function, and don't have unlimited funding, then there are several good alternatives.
Old 27th September 2015
  #36
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A good investment is something that will give you a *safe* annual 10-15% return
If in the world you live in that's a good investment then what would be a phenomenal one? 30% annual return?!!

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the buyers are likely limited to recording studios, which are..... going out of business!
Recording studios are not the buyers at all. High end private facilities are.

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It's a phenomenal piece of outboard
When I bought my 660 a couple years ago I was convinced that it was not gonna live up to the hype. I was wrong. I have almost everything under the sun and the Fairchild is one magic piece of kit. And it hasn't given me any maintenance issues whatsoever.
Old 27th September 2015
  #37
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POM's Fairchild is incredible too and he has a deal on them at the moment:
FAIRCHILD 670 mkII

High quality, personal service. Thoroughly recommended.
Paul, that's a really beautiful 'Baby'
I fall in love....

And important: affordably.


Thank you very much for the link !

R.
Old 27th September 2015
  #38
If an investment attracts commensurate benefit then it's worth it. Doesn't matter if you ever even switch it on if it attracts big players to your room. They make you money. That's the business of it.

You get one short life, it's a blessing to spend it working with great tools if you can leverage them. They make you better. That's the art of it.
Old 27th September 2015
  #39
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Paul, that's a really beautiful 'Baby'
I fall in love....

And important: affordably.


Thank you very much for the link !

R.
No worries Rolf! They're even nicer in the flesh. There are a few cool producers/studios with them already...
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