i've heard this. unfortunately i dont think i will have that option.. do they crash under heavy workloads? or even under light workloads?
I wont be driving it very hard. its a corporate show.. LAVS, and a L/R send to the galileo..
They go down for no apparent reason, without being touched. We provided stacks and racks for a show last month, international artist with well regarded UK-based FOH guy. Their D5 locked up while we stood there having coffee.
Also in December I was working as a stage hand... arena show... headline act on Digico D?, they had spare desk ready to go for either Mon or FOH. We had a Broadway musical through the PAC last fall that carried Digico D7T; they had a trunk of spare parts (kind of like Cadac) but I didn't see a full spare console.
I don't have a user opinion of Digico other than to say it's not 'walk-up' friendly, at least not among US mixerpersons (lack of familiarity). My experience is like Brian's... one time, so I hesitate to express a generalized opinion of the D series.
I do wonder, though, how many of the reliability problems for ALL brands and models are related to vibration and impact from transportation and handling.