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Brandon Blakeney

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2010, 02:25:53 am »

chris johnson wrote on Sun, 11 July 2010 17:17

so i think we are purchasing a 48 channel 2800 sometime this month where i work. cheapest i can find currently new is 6700ish.

i guess my question is, if you had 6700 to spend on a 48 channel FOH console, what would you buy? all signs for our current situation point to this board, but i am curious if there is anything out there i should be looking into.

thanks for your time in advance.


Basically what it comes down to is that you can either buy this console new for $6700, meet your needs, and have a warranty. Or buy something used and higher end, possibly VCA, and take your chances with repair. In the past I have bought nearly all of my personal consoles used to make my money go farther. But the GL2800 is very solid, I've mixed several national acts on that console  Very Happy
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2010, 02:42:49 am »

im thinking that at this point, a warranty is a little more important to our business. down the road though, i can totally see where you guys are coming from.

thanks for all of your input so far everyone. its so great to come to a forum concerning anything that isnt clouded with BS Smile
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2010, 11:43:09 am »

Chris,
 FWIW, I would not put too much emphasis on the value of a warranty on pro audio gear.  Well made analog consoles should easily give you 7 to 10 years of pretty much trouble free service.  I don't recall if riders are (or perhaps will be in your future?) part of your consideration.  I have found the  APB Spectra to be an acceptable substitute for one off dates for riders specing A level (the "M" word) analog consoles.  You definitely won't be able to go there with an A&H GL series console.  Just a thought.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2010, 02:00:43 pm »

we deal with riders fairly often, but for the most part, what we have to deal with is fairly easy to accommodate so far. we just have been renting in a 48 channel verona if our little champ will not cut it.

damn you all. now i want a apb. wish i could find a 48 channel one used right now for cheap.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2010, 06:12:41 pm »

chris johnson wrote on Fri, 16 July 2010 13:00

we deal with riders fairly often, but for the most part, what we have to deal with is fairly easy to accommodate so far. we just have been renting in a 48 channel verona if our little champ will not cut it.

damn you all. now i want a apb. wish i could find a 48 channel one used right now for cheap.


FWIW the Verona is not a VCA console and is fairly similar to the GL2800.

An A&H ML series console would be a step up from the GL series.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #75 on: July 17, 2010, 03:38:34 pm »

Chris,
I'm the idiot who does not know how to set the date on my camera!  Very sorry about that.  And as to the quality of the photo, well, it's hard to photograph something that large in detail and I'm not much of a photographer, either.  I have PMd you about my Spectra-T, whose name, by the way, is Phil Spectra.  This desk is the best $8K you'll ever spend on a console!
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #76 on: July 17, 2010, 05:30:40 pm »

Teri Hogan wrote on Sat, 17 July 2010 12:38

 I have PMd you about my Spectra-T, whose name, by the way, is Phil Spectra.


Does it have outrageous hair, and did it kill its girlfriend?

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2010, 09:33:32 am »

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FWIW the Verona is not a VCA console


True.


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and is fairly similar to the GL2800.


Riiiiiight......  

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2010, 12:04:24 pm »

Doug Fowler wrote on Mon, 19 July 2010 09:33



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and is fairly similar to the GL2800.


Riiiiiight......  

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #79 on: July 23, 2010, 02:48:28 pm »

Uh...

Everyone does realize this is a 2006 thread, right?  Rolling Eyes

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