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Bennett Prescott

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APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« on: April 18, 2008, 05:11:25 pm »

It's always nice to come home to a present, and the upstanding folks at APB Dynasonics saw fit to let me demo one of their brand new ProRack Monitor model M1016 mixers for my birthday! I've literally just opened the box today and taken some photos, but I'll have plenty of use for it coming up, and of course anyone else who'd like to take a spin is welcome to borrow it.

Yes, that means these are now shipping and you can even have one for yourself.

If you haven't heard of the fine mixers coming out of Totowa, NJ on the LAB yet, I don't know what rock you've been living under. Many of us LABsters have been having extremely positive experiences with APB Dynasonics' excellent analog mixers, and there's no reason to expect anything but smiles from the new rack mount set, but that's my job to find out.

The M1016 offers the following features (shamelessly copied from their website):
  • 16 Mono mic/line input channels, all with Spectra-quality microphone preamplifiers in a 10u (17.5” in x 19”) package.
  • Built in Passive microphone splitter system on rear panel with Pin 1 lift switches.
  • Minimum phase shift circuitry and internal Mother /Daughter Board construction derived from the Spectra console design.
  • 48 volt Phantom Power switch, Polarity Reverse switch, Mic/Line switch, Mic Pad switch on input channels.
  • Variable frequency high-pass filters on all input channels with a 20Hz to 400Hz sweep range at 12dB per octave.
  • Input channels feature fixed high and low frequency EQ bands and two mid-sweep EQ bands, with EQ On switch with LED, The EQ internal design is based upon Spectra circuitry.
  • Two (2) Mono mixes switchable between a pre or post fader source and include XLR balanced outputs and pre AFL (solo) TRS insert points.
  • Eight (8) Stereo mixes, each with rotary level control and pan fader. These outputs each have balanced XLR outputs, Line (bus) inputs with each pair routed through return faders associated with each stereo master output section and pre AFL (solo) TRS insert connectors. Output may be selected to mono operation by front panel switch, making use of only the left inset point feeding both left and right output connectors.
  • Internally illuminated Mute and PFL/AFL switches along with 6-segment LED channel metering on all input channels.
  • Eight sets of 10x2 segment output meters on each of the 8 Stereo Output master sections. Master output level is controlled from eight (8) 60mm stereo faders, with each of these output sections having internally illumined Mute and AFL switches. Bus level signal monitoring using bi-color LED's are provided on each stereo mix bus pair.
  • Rear panel rotates and may be locked in any of three preset angles (referenced to the front panel) – 90 degrees, 135 degrees, or 180 degrees.
  • 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz Power Supply - Field replaceable (plug in) without disassembly of mixer.
  • Adjustable lamp dimmer provided for the 4-Pin XLR connector for use with (optional) gooseneck lamp.

I've played around with this unit on a few trade show floors already, and it's well built and feature packed... the ProRack series is really unbeatable in terms of quality and feature density. If you need to go small but still need a real feature set and the sound quality of a full frame analog board, I know of no alternative. 8 stereo/mono mixes plus 2 mono mixes, each with its own set of meters and little fader for a bus in (tracks, anyone?)... any show you could reasonably bring a compact mixer to, this mixer can handle. It would also make a great matrix, come to think of it.

For now, I leave you with some photos:
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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 11:46:55 pm »

Bennett-

I'm amazed at how Olga gets all that to fit.  She's a tremendous part of APB.

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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008, 07:12:55 am »

Bennett,
 Cool pics!  Thanks for the excellent description of the ProRack Monitor.  One correction:  the M1016 does not use concentric knobs.  Instead they use these cute little mini slide faders mounted horizontally under each channel miix send pot.  (They use the same slide faders mounted vertically next to the master send pots to squeeze in a line return on every mix bus.  There is a LOT of stuff packed into a LITTLE space.  This thing is going to be a killer mixer for for touring bands that are carrying their own ear rig and can fit into 16 channels.  We got our demo copy this week and it's of to it's first show this weekend doing monitor duty for a "Jazz Giants of Tomorrow" festival we do each year.  I'll post a review after we have done a few shows.
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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 02:25:24 pm »

Steve,
You're right (of course), for each mix, there is a rotary level control and a mini slide fader for pan.
But to Bennett's defense, we actually have the wrong info on our website (how did that happen Embarassed ).
Thanks for the correction (we'll fix the error).

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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 11:45:23 am »

Oops, thanks, Steve! Teaches me not to nit-pick my stolen copy.
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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 01:04:40 pm »

Hi John:

What's the best castered "gig case" solution you guys have seen for the ProRack series? I'd like something that holds the mixer at the top with approx. 14 available rack spaces underneath.

Thanks!
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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 06:00:05 pm »

Sorry, I had this corrected in our literature but I forgot to make this correction on our web site.

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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008, 07:03:47 pm »

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I'm Dave Muddiman of Starground Audio Newark Delaware.  I sell a roadcase that is made for the APB ProRack line.  It's strong and heavy duty - made by a well recognized builder with high standards.

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Shown is the design of the case and doghouse for my own use (I hope the images show, see more pictures at http://myspace.com/davemix ), but other features are also available, like rounder corners, 8 handles instead of 6, an area for labeling channels, and as much or as little foam as you desire.  You can also vary the thickness of the wood, and therefore the total weight It's hard to scratch the outside of the case, but when you do, you'll notice the color wont be changed and the box will look fine.

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Monitor World - 2 APB ProRack-M linked by interconnect

As you may already know good people, APB has chosen not to sell a case for their products and they do not endorse any case manufacture. However John and Taz (the B and P in APB) have seen the case and were pleased.  There were also concerned that the case was 50 lbs, which added to the ProRack which they worked so hard to keep as light as possible (about 30 lbs) - So please understand the APB products are sturdy but not that heavy.

If you want your APB equipment to be safe on the road, I'd go with something strong like what I sell.  APB mixers sound great, and will last for years, so keep it safe.

Otherwise, there is a lot of cheap plastic road cases that fit both the Allen Heath Mixwizard and the APB ProRack series.  To me there's no middle ground when it comes to being tour-ready.

Best wishes.  I'm here to help.  Anyone interested can call me.

I'm also an APB dealer for my area.  I can sell complete customized road packages - again not officially recognized by APB.

David Muddiman
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Re: APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008, 07:15:14 pm »

Lets see if I can add a few photos so you don't have to click links ...  Well just one.

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008, 08:36:06 pm »

Dave, this post was in response to a question about a case for the ProRack, so it will stay, but commercial messages are not permitted on these forums.

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