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Anyone have any thoughts about the Ramsa DA7 mixer??

Discussion in 'Recording' started by fzfile, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. fzfile

    fzfile Guest

    I am considering picking one up from a local shop.

    Its got two Tascam cards loaded into it.
    Are there adapters to connect TDIF to ADAT??

    What would be a good deal on this mixer and are there any issues that would steer me away from this mixer??

    I am looking into eventually getting a hard disk recorder....as opposed to my computer for a prtable recording rig.

    How about the pre-amps?? and on board dynamics and EQ??

    Any info ....or opinion.... would be greatly appreciated.


  2. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    I own a RAMSA WR-T820 analog console, and it has been orphaned by Panasonic. It is my understanding they discontinued the RAMSA line.

    Mine still has the $6,500 price tag from Skip's Music. They sell for about $700 on eBay.

    I'm not going to buy any more Panasonic products that get orphaned. Buy something more main stream.
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    The Ramsa console in question is a good one and if you can get it for a reasonable price I would get it. Be aware it is no longer sold in the US so if you get one it should be sold at a very good price.

    The problems with the console depend largely on what software it is running for the OS.

    Make sure you can still download the most current software from the net or make sure it comes with the latest software installed.

    The mic preamps are good the board is flexible and although I don't like the routing setup it is a good board overall. It is not intuitive for me but others find it to their liking. I believe that Panasonic is not supporting this console so you will be buying an Orphan

    Here are some links you may find interesting



    for parts




    Here is a quote from the Panasonic web site

    April 2003
    The Panasonic Professional Audio Group (a.k.a. Ramsa) has discontinued sales in the United States. Panasonic will continue to operate the technical support line at 1-323-436-3620 until June 30, 2003. After this date WR-DA7 customers may want to visit the Panasonic sponsored "DA7 user message board" at http://www.DA7.com to locate application information as well as engage other users regarding your technical questions. The board may also contain information regarding independent contractors offering support services on a chargeable basis.
    Panasonic will continue to provide parts and repair services for the Pro Audio product line for in and out of warranty units. Spare parts are available from the Panasonic National Parts Center in Kent, WA. On-line at http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/epartr/ or by calling 1-800-833-9626.

    The Service Centers listed below are authorized by Panasonic to perform in-warranty repairs and also provide out of warranty repair service. Out of warranty repair rates are determined solely by the Service Center. Please contact the Service Center directly to arrange repairs.

    Hope this helps.
  4. fzfile

    fzfile Guest

    Thank you very much.

    Thats a lot of food for thought.


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