I suppose the resurrection of the analog consoles will come shortly after the hand crank adding machines...Merry Christmas,-Tim T
Will all our old analog gear depreciate more and more each day until it essentially has no market, or is this stuff going to hit a low point for another 15-20yrs then skyrocket when everyone decides the analog sound to be superior in some way at which point we all tell stories about all the stuff we pawned off for pennies while "upgrading" to digital, and how much that stuff would be worth if we'd kept it. Like the tube to solid state transition.
Right now it's a buyer's market. As the economy picks up I see a resurgence of boutique analog gear. The reality is that, even with ultra-desirable gear (Neve and API pres, LA2, etc), the demand is low. As more disposable income becomes available, those boutique pieces will fetch larger sums. Of course, being analog doesn't make a piece desirable - being desirable does. As Bob pointed out, the value of older analog desks are based more upon the fact that they've been depreciated - $20k for an H3000 seems entirely reasonable.
To amplify your point - very little analog gear will likely fit the description of "boutique", and have any chance of appreciating from it's current value. PM4Ks, MH3s, even a lot of the Midas stuff won't likely qualify, and definitely none of the lounge-level stuff.
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