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Better than the Onyx??
Old 24th September 2007
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Better than the Onyx??

Hey everyone,

was thinking about getting an Onyx 1620, however they are quite old now and was wondering if anyone knew newer/better for the same price and quality. Thanks!
Old 24th September 2007
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Old 24th September 2007
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I don't think you'll find much better for that $ range. Maybe just different brand/features. This is kinda subjective though, as I'm sure you'll get a lot of opinions about this. But with the firewire option, the Perkins EQ, and the Onyx pres it's hard to beat IMO for the $.
Old 24th September 2007
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I think what Tiny was trying to say is that the Onyx series is still pretty new.

Why do you think they are "quite old now"?
Old 24th September 2007
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Onyx's are old?!
Old 24th September 2007
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Gotta agree with Rus. I think the Onyx is pretty damn good considering what you pay for it - especially now on the used market. I use the 800r from time to time and find the pre's to be quite usable. Clean, clear and decent headroom.
Old 27th September 2007
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FS: Vintage Onyx 1220 w/FW - $1000

(that's a little more than they sell for new, but this one is used, baby!)

- just kidding, I actually want to keep it. Like others have said - decent pre's, EQ, etc.
Old 28th September 2007
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Has anyone tried the new Yamaha N series? I recently did an album with a borrowed Onyx (using its pres and some outboard pres) and thought it turned out pretty well.
I'd like to see how the two units compare. I definitely enjoyed a bit of mixer interfacing while recording.
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