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API 2488 or API Legacy Plus Consoles
Old 11th February 2017
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API 2488 or API Legacy Plus

Hi Slutz, I'm looking to install an API 2488 or Legacy Plus (32) in studio 2. I have no experience of either console, only anecdotal opinions. I have found both for sale & they are similarly priced. I'm tempted by the vintage draw of an old API but would prefer the reliability of a 9 yr old Legacy Plus. Does anyone here have any professional or commercial experience of either that they would be willing to share to help with my decision? Many thanks, Jim

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Old 12th February 2017
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Me personally I'd go 2488 or better a 3288.
Old 12th February 2017
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Hi Slutz, I'm looking to install an API 2488 or Legacy Plus (32) in studio 2. I have no experience of either console, only anecdotal opinions. I have found both for sale & they are similarly priced. I'm tempted by the vintage draw of an old API but would prefer the reliability of a 9 yr old Legacy Plus. Does anyone here have any professional or commercial experience of either that they would be willing to share to help with my decision? Many thanks, Jim
I guess it really depends how well maintained the 2488 is...

I had a similar quandary/choice a few years back. There was a 3288 available at the same time at a 32 channel 1608. Reliability was a big factor for me so I went for the 1608 and never looked back.
Old 12th February 2017
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Are you talking about the fish factory 32ch legacy?

It's a cool little console but a bit exy @£68k I think.. But that's just me
Old 12th February 2017
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I'd ask what is your automation situation/desire/need? Then, what is the automation situation of said consoles. As always mentioned condition will play a huge part in this as well. There's also expandability. I'm fairly certain on theLegacy+ if there aren't compressors already fitted, you can add them (if you desire) but I don't know about a vintage model.

Looking at your website, the rooms are pretty impressive, and I think any large format console will impress clients.
Old 12th February 2017
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Furbricks wow your place looks amazing! Has to be the most complete package in the country. An API will be a sweet cherry on the cake. Congratulations. I can't believe I didn't know about you before. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
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