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D&R Dayner VS Soundcraft 6000
Old 17th October 2013
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D&R Dayner VS Soundcraft 6000

Hello

I wanted to have more information about these two consoles... about sound, EQ, and reliability

and anything you feel is important to know

Thanks!

Old 17th October 2013
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Soundcraft 6000

Hi Elan, The SC6000 is a good board, I an't comment on the other one.

The 6000 i have is the balanced version, with a patch-bay. The major issue I had was with the PSU overheating - i learnt about and repaired the bridge rectifier circuit and put a fan in there, now its peachy. Other issues are the very flimsy ALPS switches - as they're at least 20 years old i'm gradually replacing switches and capacitors at the same time. Its a little time consuming but not expensive otherwise, if you have a desoldering tool..

It sounds really good, i have some really 'posh' converters and mix analog - as well as tracking drums a lot through the console mic pres. the converters make a huge difference, the EQ is not great on everything - but it takes half a second to boost or cut something - quicker than loading a plugin

Having a patchbay is a must for me, there were a few dry solder joints, but otherwise everything is really clean and works a treat.

Info is available - Crystal Clear Recording : Denver, CO
have some good tips and all the manuals / schematics.

Good luck.

Ps. If anyone has any soundcraft 6000 bits 4sale, i'm interested for spares.
Old 17th October 2013
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The Dayner is significantly quieter, and has a less "colored" sound, although I wouldn't call the 6000 extremely colored. The D&R Dayners are very reliable boards, and there's still many in service, and D&R itself is still kicking it and can supply parts. I've owned both D&R's & Soundcrafts (24 ch 200B I think it was). The soundcraft EQ is crunchier, the D&R smoother. The pre's in the D&R are preferable to the Soundcrafts to me.

personal preferences.
Old 17th October 2013
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Thanks for the infos, regarding the Soundcraft EQ.. the one in the 6000 isn't different from the one in the 200b?

I don't know I'm reading the manuals they are both inspiring boards.. specs are actually a bit better in favor for Soundcraft.. and also the 6000 is transformer balanced

Anyone who got both?
Old 18th October 2013
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Hello,

I own a 3200 Soundcraft ( superior to the 6000 to my ears... ). Its preamps are really really good on drums. I own others preamps ( Aurora Audio GTQ2, API The Channel Strip, a pair of old Joemeek VC1Qcs, ... ), but I really love the Soundcraft preamps on drums....

Paul
Old 22nd October 2013
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I was also looking at Soundtracs Solitaire... what do you think?
Old 18th November 2014
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... and also the 6000 is transformer balanced ...
No transformers in the 6000, me thinks.
Old 19th November 2014
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I have a 6000 and I really like it. It sounds fairly in between a Neve and an API and is punchy while marginally colored. It is also heavily modifiable which is a journey I am beginning on...very flexible and the cost versus performance is very high.
Old 19th November 2014
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... and the cost versus performance is very high.
Did you mean to say "the cost versus performance is very low"?
Old 19th November 2014
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Did you mean to say "the cost versus performance is very low"?
Whoops, yes....
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