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Mark Scrivener

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Re: GLD 80
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2023, 05:06:19 PM »

Thanks everyone! Glad to see these desks are still being used. The ability to record live multitrack audio is important to me, so unless I can find a dante/waves or other multichannel interface card for the GLD at a reasonable price, the GLD probably doesn't make sense at the moment (a used GLD plus Dante card is more than a new SQ5 at current Reverb asking prices). I know GLD vs SQ isn't exactly an apples to apples comparison, but discontinued a few years ago vs in production and growing tells me the GLD needs to be a great deal before sinking money into it.

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Re: GLD 80
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2023, 08:29:20 PM »

Thanks everyone! Glad to see these desks are still being used. The ability to record live multitrack audio is important to me, so unless I can find a dante/waves or other multichannel interface card for the GLD at a reasonable price, the GLD probably doesn't make sense at the moment (a used GLD plus Dante card is more than a new SQ5 at current Reverb asking prices). I know GLD vs SQ isn't exactly an apples to apples comparison, but discontinued a few years ago vs in production and growing tells me the GLD needs to be a great deal before sinking money into it.

In all honesty I don't know if I would call $2,500 and great deal for a GLD these days, did that included any stage boxes?

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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2023, 08:38:54 PM »

In all honesty I don't know if I would call $2,500 and great deal for a GLD these days, did that included any stage boxes?

I found several GLD-80's, Chrome edition (the last version IIR), in great condition for $2500....no stage boxes. For about $4500 I saw a GLD-112 with 3 stage boxes and 3 ME1 IEM/personal mix boxes. That deal might have been interesting but it was local pickup only on the other side of the country.

The SQ5 is about $4k new, so $2500 for a GLD-80 in excellent condition sounds about what I'd expect.

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Re: GLD 80
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2023, 08:54:19 PM »

I found several GLD-80's, Chrome edition (the last version IIR), in great condition for $2500....no stage boxes. For about $4500 I saw a GLD-112 with 3 stage boxes and 3 ME1 IEM/personal mix boxes. That deal might have been interesting but it was local pickup only on the other side of the country.

The SQ5 is about $4k new, so $2500 for a GLD-80 in excellent condition sounds about what I'd expect.

Keep in mind with a GLD you will need a stage box or two or three as the surface has limited IO.
The Chrome edition is software and they went to chrome fader caps, same with the QU series, they can all run the Chrome software.

The GLD112 deal was not too bad!

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2023, 09:02:20 PM »

Keep in mind with a GLD you will need a stage box or two or three as the surface has limited IO.

Yes. A stage box was a requirement anyway, but I realize the GLD has very few local inputs.

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The Chrome edition is software and they went to chrome fader caps, same with the QU series, they can all run the Chrome software.

Good to know the software is upgradable. Being the last units built, I still think the chrome series would be more desirable since they should have more years to go before components start failing.

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The GLD112 deal was not too bad!

Indeed. Here is the link incase someone near Kentucky wants it.
https://reverb.com/item/67429351-allen-and-heath-gld112-ar2412-ar84-me1

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Re: GLD 80
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2023, 06:57:50 PM »

Used iLive mixers come up from time to time.  Same “dsp in the stagebox” architecture as the DLive, definitely long in the tooth now but I still use my two iLive rigs exclusively and they still do everything I need in a mixer.  Both my stage boxes have dante cards and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 
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Re: GLD 80
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2023, 12:04:42 AM »

Used iLive mixers come up from time to time.  Same “dsp in the stagebox” architecture as the DLive, definitely long in the tooth now but I still use my two iLive rigs exclusively and they still do everything I need in a mixer.  Both my stage boxes have dante cards and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Thanks, I'll have to keep an eye out for an iLive ;-)

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