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Old 1st March 2018
  #11
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Originally Posted by drainyoo View Post
Which is why I’m amazed that they cost so freakin’ much. I’m not an engineer, but it doesn’t seem like a summing mixer is very complex. No one can sell one for sub $2,000 and still make a profit?
Designing an audio circuit for one channel of volume and pan that doesn't degrade the audio is no easy or cheap task. High quality components cost money and designing and assembling the circuit take lots of time. Now multiply that by 8 channels and then also design a summing buss that mixes those channels down to 2, again without degradation.