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Old 3rd October 2005
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Dr Benway's Avatar


Does any one out there have any feed back on Calrec IC based boards??? I'm still shopping around for a console and found this nice Calrec in the U.K.. It's the 'M' series thats posted at From what I can gather the boards in good shape and is built like a tank!! My other options at this stage seems to be a Trident 80B.. Any comparisons???
Thanks for any help/advice anyone can give. Cheers.
Old 3rd October 2005
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I have used both models and I liked the Calrec much better. Many people like the Tridents but I am not one of them. The Calrec at Funky Junk certainly looks lovely with those Painton faders. thumbsup
Old 4th October 2005
Gear Maniac

Trident 80Bs

Just checked one out and feel for under $20k it may be the best sounding IC console I have heard, however, I have never heard a Calrec M Series. I have only heard second hand they sound very good.

Also at that price range, I donot feel there is much to choose from either (Neotek, Amek, etc.).

The 80B had a warm sound (almost boarding on dark). Nice sounding signal path. Nice features and inputs. Feel that it is best rock applications.

Hope that helps.
Old 4th October 2005
Gear Nut
Dr Benway's Avatar

Thanks to all for the thoughts on the Calrec 'M' series.. I've made the commitment to purchace the board and I'm very pleased with my decision.. I just hope it makes it to Australia ok!!! HA! ha... ha... :-( Now I'm a little nervous.. !
Old 10th September 2008
Here for the gear

Calrec M

Hey good Doctor,

How are you enjoying your Calrec? (presuming you still have it)

I have been involved with a few Calrecs now as a maintenance tech and love them.
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