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POLL CLOSED - Has your entry level digital console failed for any reason that could not be resolved by a firmware update, stopping a show or requiring service center repair?

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TJ (Tom) Cornish

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Re: Reliability POLL
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2015, 09:57:23 pm »

Please reply with failure type and results due to failure. Do not include failures related to remote software connectivity, however, please include failures related to stage boxes and optional add in cards.
 
If your answer is "Never a failure" please specify the mixer type.
Yamaha 01v original - blown microphone preamp (repaired)
Yamaha 01v96 - blown microphone preamp (repaired)
A&H GLD-80 surface - failed component in power supply (repaired)
A&H AR2412 stage box for GLD - failed power supply (replaced)
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James Paul

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Re: Reliability POLL
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2015, 10:02:42 pm »

Please reply with failure type and results due to failure.
Why the limited brand choices ?
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Bill McIntosh

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Re: Reliability POLL
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2015, 10:12:51 pm »


If your answer is "Never a failure" please specify the mixer type.

SC Performer, at my church.  In use ~3 years, had to take over main sanctuary duty when our MH3 got smoked.
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Luke Geis

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Re: Reliability POLL
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2015, 11:11:55 pm »

Never a failure with any desk I have ever used or owned. I currently own:

Behringer 2442fx ( it's 20 years old and is still in use, although not by me, but a friend of mine )
Behringer X32 Rack ( my current money machine )
Yamaha LS9-32
Behringer PMP3000 ( the money maker ) Seriously I have owned this thing for about 8-10 years and it has paid for itself 100X!!!!!! Love this cheap piece. I even dropped it a couple times and it still kicks butt.
Allan & Heath GL2400 ( my first real mixer ) doesn't see the light of day much anymore. It still looks new though for being used for 10 years! Offers are excepted :)
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Goerge Thomas

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Re: Reliability POLL
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2015, 11:17:28 pm »

Behringer X32 Rack failed pre-show. It was babied it's whole life. Never turned back on again.
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Michael Thompson

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Re: Reliability POLL
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2015, 01:00:48 am »

I had Presonus 16.4.2 freeze during a show.  Every light and control, just stuck.  It would resolve itself with a reboot, but then freeze again.  Presonus repaired it under warranty, but it was enough to make me consider other options.

I'm a happy soundcraft si expression user now.  I own several of them.  I've had one lock up, but not during a show.  They don't seem to like a lot of button mashing and receiving midi commands in close succession, or before it's finished executing the previous command.

I have one client with a house rig centered around a Presonus 24.4.2.  It's used 5 nights a week and after a year is suffering from bad faders on a couple channels.  As you fade up it gets to a  certain spot on the fader and then sound just completely drops out until you get past the bad part and then it comes on again (usually too loud then).

I also have a Midas Venice F32 which has been rock solid.
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Garry Wilson

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Re: Reliability POLL - second round of voting.
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2015, 08:08:09 am »

Yamaha LS9-32 - never failed
Presonus SL1642 - never failed
Presonus SL2442 - never failed
Presonus SL1602- intermittent channel failure (1-2 channels) and total mixer freeze twice.
SC Expression 2 - never failed, froze once during setup for event (never happened again)
SC Performer 3 - never failed

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Steve M Smith

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Re: Reliability POLL - second round of voting.
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2015, 08:30:13 am »

As I don't currently own a digital mixer, I can't vote. If I don't vote, I can't see the results (I assume that's how it works).

I would appreciate it if you could post the results after all the activity has died down as I am interested.

EDIT:  I see there's a 'view results' tab there now.  I'm going to give myself the benefit of the doubt and assume it wasn't there before!


Steve.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2015, 03:01:14 am by Steve M Smith »
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Scott Slater

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Re: Reliability POLL - second round of voting.
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2015, 08:40:05 am »

Yamaha 01v96 - Never Failed
Yamaha LS9 - Never Failed
Presonus 16.4.2 (1st Gen) - Never Failed
Presonus 32.4.2AI - Never Failed
A&H Qu16 - Never Failed
A&H GLD80 - Never Failed
A&H GLD112 - Never Failed
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Jeff Foster

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Re: Reliability POLL - second round of voting.
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2015, 08:47:26 am »

Yamaha TF3 - Never failed (but in fairness, it's still pretty new)
Avid D-show, Midas Pro series (various models), other Yamaha's (various models) - all never failed.

I will post about the one digital console that I have had show-stopping failures with - the Mackie TT24.  The worst failure was at a summer camp where it completely failed in the morning and we had to use a Behringer analog to get by until I could drive three hours back to TX (from OK) to pick up a spare TT24 and then drive three hours back to the camp and put it in place in time for the evening events.  I never trusted Mackie digital after that.  I still don't trust Mackie digital.

However, I didn't mark the Mackie in the poll above since the TT24 isn't available any more (and I forgot about it before clicking submit)
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Jeff Foster
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Re: Reliability POLL - second round of voting.
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2015, 08:47:26 am »


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