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Jamin Lynch

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Re: Sweetwater price drop
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2015, 08:49:04 pm »

The first one up is always the best dressed. I mixed on an X32 two weeks ago for the first time and wasn't impressed at all. OK sound quality and ridiculous routing. At least I figured out why people like them more than the Soundcraft boards. Grainy sound, and plenty of lights.

As for Soundcraft failures I'll agree on a past failure rate that seemed high and past poor support for a short term. I imagine though that you could almost expect that to said when a company has been producing boards since 1975. I would have to believe the quality in the field to be quite high. My experience has always been good, even when repairs were needed, so YMMV.

And Behringer has had such a good history with their reliability over the years  :o
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« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2015, 08:57:41 pm »

And Behringer has had such a good history with their reliability over the years  :o

It's sort of like Behringer has finally come out with a good box wine.
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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2015, 09:18:48 pm »

It's sort of like Behringer has finally come out with a good box wine.

Good wine can't come from a box.  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2015, 03:08:01 am »

It's sort of like Behringer has finally come out with a good box wine.

There is a Behringer winery.  Fairly cheap but drinkable wines, especially their white zin.  I use them for cooking.
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2015, 10:52:15 am »

There is a Behringer winery.  Fairly cheap but drinkable wines, especially their white zin.  I use them for cooking.

It's actually Beringer.  But yeah.  Very ironic....
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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2015, 11:45:50 am »

It's actually Beringer.  But yeah.  Very ironic....

LOL.. Yeah, if i actually drank it maybe I'd remember....
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Re: Sweetwater price drop
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2015, 11:58:42 am »

There is a Behringer winery.  Fairly cheap but drinkable wines, especially their white zin.  I use them for cooking.
Does it come in a box instead of a bottle?
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2015, 01:32:53 pm »

Does it come in a box instead of a bottle?

Wine in glass, consoles in boxes.
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Re: Sweetwater price drop
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2015, 03:18:00 pm »

The first one up is always the best dressed. I mixed on an X32 two weeks ago for the first time and wasn't impressed at all. OK sound quality and ridiculous routing. At least I figured out why people like them more than the Soundcraft boards. Grainy sound, and plenty of lights.

As for Soundcraft failures I'll agree on a past failure rate that seemed high and past poor support for a short term. I imagine though that you could almost expect that to said when a company has been producing boards since 1975. I would have to believe the quality in the field to be quite high. My experience has always been good, even when repairs were needed, so YMMV.
First, I think the Impact is a pretty darned good mixer for the money.  Soundcraft obviously believes that they need to be price competitive with the X32.

As I have stated before, the channel input meters are not up to snuff with the X32 (which has double the resolution on its channel strip LED's).

Second, I don't know of anyone that has classified the X32 sound as "grainy". 

There are ample reasons to compare these two boards.  They are identical in price (now), and there is great value to those searching these forums for comparisons to be made.

I think they are both contenders.

As for the "ridiculous routing", while I agree that the routing of a complex digital mixer can be daunting, the lack of flexibility in routing can drive some sales away as well.

I do much prefer the PEQ physical setup on the Soundcraft mixers to that on the X32.  I really think Behringer should have bit the bullet and put a few more knobs on the unit for that purpose myself.
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Re: Sweetwater price drop
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2015, 04:20:33 pm »

I am not sure how you quantify "grainy" in a setting as primitve as most of these boards live.  Day in and day out they are working in shit clubs, reinforcing shit bands, run by shit engineers on shitty to average PA's.   



On the higher end Pride Fest in Cleveland ran an X32 on the main stage without any issue all the way up to the national act.   



I have never heard the Soundcraft digital so not sure how that comparison would be made by me.  I am speaking anecdotaly. 



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