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Allen and Heath Console?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MRussell, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. MRussell

    MRussell Guest

    I'm a beginning engineer fed up with the new Mackie and Behringer sound, looking for something different. I found an Allen and Heath CMC32 (24 channel) mixer for sale in my area, in great condition for a good price. Does anyone have an opinion on this board? Any info is much appreciated!
  2. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    Only from reading and doing research. That said, it appears the A&H are very high quality consoles.

    I'm trying to talk my partner out of buying a new Mackie and get the A&H instead, for live performance mixing.
  3. Chance

    Chance Guest

    I've own an A & H system 8, and I now own an A & H sigma 24 bus inline and I love A & H
  4. rockstar

    rockstar Guest

    how does the AH compare to the souncraft spirit line?
  5. MRussell

    MRussell Guest

    I believe that the Soundcraft Spirit line is mostly known for it's use as a live board.
  6. shortyprs

    shortyprs Guest

    I have a Mix Wiz and love it. Much nicer sounding than my old cheaper Mackie. I got a great live recording of a jazz piano trio using the A&H.

    I haven't used the Soundcraft Spirit, but it is also a nice line. What I understand is that the Spirit pres are based on the Ghost boards. Don't know if they're the same. Several folks steared me toward A&H over the Spirit line as a better board for recording. Spirit is a lower end product that Soundcraft absorbed, but the Spirit line is below the Soundcraft in quality.

    All I can say is that I'm very happy with A&H.
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    If I were you I would research this deeply.Somewhere in my library I have the A&H fishwrap on this line.If I remember correctly, these were a modular design and didnt have a long shelf life for the company.Also it was an early midi controlled unit.I think its the one I remember but dont quote me yet.A google search may yield results for you.I can say that these are NOT the GS or the GL line of mixers and these(GL/GS) are very very good at what they do.As for Soundcraft, I own a Ghost and would not trade it for anything in its price category and would be hard-pressed to trade it for a lot of boards in the mid-ranged console price level.It just does everything well.
  8. Clueless

    Clueless Guest

    As usual, I have to put in my $0.02 for the Midas Venice. If you like the simplicity of small-format mixers but hate (or don't love) their sound, this is THE board to check out.
  9. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    :) That IS a cool looking board too! I saw some pictures a while back in a thread. Reminds me of the original A&H minimix when they went to colored knobs and a silver face.

  10. I've recently bought an A+H GL2 used off a buddy. This particular board has had some mod work (Burr Brown op amps I believe) and I gotta say it smokes the the Mackie 1604 VLZ I've been using.

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