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Dr Benway 3rd October 2005 02:13 AM

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.

echorec 3rd October 2005 09:15 AM

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

long-liveanalog 4th October 2005 12:47 AM

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.

Dr Benway 4th October 2005 08:19 AM

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.. !

VCSman 10th September 2008 06:45 AM

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.