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Studio desk: A&H GL2200 vs Soundtracs Topaz Project 8 (vs. Tascam M2600MKII)?
Old 25th March 2016
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I hear ya.
The interest in the Topaz is dwindling a bit.

Any people know how the Soundcraft Ghost (LE) would fall into this?
I understood that it does have modular boards (channels), but you'd still have to open up the whole thing to access them.

Nice additions compared to the Topaz/M2600 and GL2200:
-2x fully parametric EQ
-2x stereo aux
-tape trim
-possibly lower noise floor

But I hear mixed stories of reliability?
Old 25th March 2016
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Originally Posted by rigainiafgan View Post
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Old 26th March 2016 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Mixwiz View Post
I bought a Zed24 for $600 a couple years back and use it with my HD24xr for exactly the use you describe. I've been really happy with it as it gives me all the routing options I need, I like the EQ and the board sounds good.
Originally Posted by firby View Post
I have a friend touring the world with music made on A&H ZED board. I would check that out too.

A&H ZED428 here.

After considering all the options for a couple of years (and chasing after several 1st gen Midas Venices) I can say the ZED is a whole lotta good sounding board for $600 if you can score one for that.

I can't pretend it has a 'high-end' feel like the larger A&H & Soundcraft boards, but it's extremely solidly-built, the pre's and EQ sound great ("tuned 4-band EQ taken from the acclaimed GL2200 mixer"), and it's a lot of channels in a small footprint. ZED436 has 8 more. Beware the fan though - that's the one Achilles Heel of this board for purely studio use.

Maybe worth adding to your shortlist if one pops at a decent price.

Last edited by James Lehmann; 26th March 2016 at 12:33 PM..
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