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Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by mtzg, May 5, 2003.

  1. mtzg

    mtzg Guest

    I'm looking at buying either an Allen&Heath GL2200 or a Soundcraft K1. Does anyone have an opinion about which they prefer? They both have very similar channle features. The main diference is in the master section from what I can tell. Any thoughts on which preamps are better or anything else for that matter?
    Thanks,
    Malcolm
     
  2. lowdbrent

    lowdbrent Guest

    Oh, there is ALOT more than the difference in the master section. The A&H sucks and the K1 does not. This is harsh I know, but here is what is better on the K1.

    Construction. The K1 is a bit more heavy duty. The pots, faders, metal work is all heavier duty.
    Preamps. The K1 pres are very good for a console in that pricerange.
    Noise. The Soundcraft is quieter. It has less cross-talk.
    Gain. The Soundcraft's gain stage and mixing bus system is much better.
    EQ: The A&H eq is good for a Mackie type console, but the K1 does have a warmer, more musical sound to it.
    Heat: The Soundcraft has an external power supply, and thus needs no fan, and doesn't run hot like the GL2200.

    I sell A&H and quality control was a BIG issue. I can tell you that there was a time when the power supplies were shipped not working, and the next day, a new power supply would show up for us to replace. Bull crap. who the largest distributor is in the midwest, and they will. That seemed to go away. But still, I will never sell a B stock A&H console, like I would a Soundcraft.

    I can sell you a A&H GL2200-32 channel console for $2400. Street price is like $2800-2900.
     

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