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chris johnson

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2010, 06:17:53 pm »

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.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2010, 09:38:17 pm »

Chris -

If you need an analog mixer, scrape a few extra $$$ and look here:

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/58615/4514/

I question the investment value of a $6700 GL2800.  Very good analog mixers are popping up regularly at bargain basement prices, the APB (above) is a prime example, and is a VERY PRO piece.

-Tim T
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chris johnson

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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2010, 12:01:26 am »

im not tryin to be a dick or anything, but that photo says 1994 in the corner.

maybe im missing something, but that console, which was used, not new, in 1994, is better than a brand new A & H 2800?
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« Reply #63 on: July 13, 2010, 12:17:26 am »

chris johnson wrote on Tue, 13 July 2010 00:01

im not tryin to be a dick or anything, but that photo says 1994 in the corner.

maybe im missing something, but that console, which was used, not new, in 1994, is better than a brand new A & H 2800?


The company that makes that console was not even in existence yet in 1994. Ya think the date may be wrong in the photo?

The APB Dynasonics Spectra series are very high quality analog consoles.

Mac
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2010, 12:37:51 am »

Chris -

I didn't notice the date on the pic - it's really kinda comical. The bigger APB is a little over 4 yrs. old I think, not over 5 yrs.  

Here's a link to a revue with some good info:  

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/mv/msg/14583/0/40/ 4514/

I do not know the seller, other than by a good reputation on this forum.  

-Tim T
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #65 on: July 13, 2010, 02:39:19 am »

ha!

that is funny

not familiar with them, and the photo isnt the best, and i saw the 94, and just assumed. oh well. you know what they say about ASS and U and ME

reading your link now. t y!
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2010, 09:57:08 am »

Hi Chris,
 If you are not familiar with APB and you are getting ready to plunk down $$ for an analog console, you will do yourself a big favor by doing a little research.  There is a LOT of info here on the board.  I have owned numerous examples of both.  They are not even close to the same league.  
Happy shopping.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2010, 01:48:07 pm »

GL 2800s are good. As are the similar Soundcrafts. Very respectable, easy to service, long lived and good quality.

The APBs are in the class above, the very best "affordable" analog consoles.

Look in the reviews section for a detailed discussion.

There are other options as well - particularly if you are looking at boards for the theater - but they were terribly expensive, and I think for the most part replaced by digital.

You would have to speak to high-end theater sound folks to get the lay of that land.
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #68 on: July 13, 2010, 03:15:43 pm »

so i might be able to convince the ole boss man to up the budget from 7 grand to 8ish grand.

i do not shop for anything of this price or nature online regularly. where would i go about finding one 2 buy?
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Re: Allen & Heath GL2800
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2010, 08:47:08 pm »

Right here is probably going to be your best bet.  There were some on here very recently.

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/f/14/22040/
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