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have anyone heard about Quantum audio labs mixer?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by PartipiloMB, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. PartipiloMB

    PartipiloMB Active Member

    a friend of mine just gave me a 16 cahnnel quantum audio labs mixer veery vintage in non working condition, y haven't seen the model yet but i would like to fix it and use it, but i've never heard about it and dont know anything about it...

  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Quantum Audio Labs are from the 70's. Their mixers (mainly 4-bus configurations) were marketed to compete with Tascam's gear for the "semi-pro" studio. I recall that they were modular (at least the one I saw was), and competed with the early Tascams and Sound Workshop (pre-Otari) mixers. Decent quality, although devoid of many of the "bells and whistles" of modern IC-based mixers. Big meters, though!
    You may have a problem getting it repaired. If it is totally dead, this may be a power supply issue. Try to find an electronics repairman in your area who has worked on TV sets from the 70's. The better techs will have a tooth or two missing and nicotine-stained hands...Good luck!
  3. PartipiloMB

    PartipiloMB Active Member

    actualy i have the mixer here, i could post some pictures, and yes it is a modular mixer, i have a verry good electronics technician specialized in audio, he repairs almost anything, but i need to find the schematics for at least the module couse with that this goy could know how to make it work as an individual module, and may be figure out how to make them work all...

    or maybe rack them... the model i think is 164A or that's the only number i can find in it :roll:
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Probably not worthy of racking up. There was nothing particularly special nor desirable about those mixers. You'd do better, instead of wasting your money with a technician and/or new power supplies & rack mounts, to purchase yourself a new low-cost preamp. Just because it was free doesn't make it worthy.

    Go shopping
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  5. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Great little bit of LA manufacturing history, Vince! BTW, I have an Xtramix that has served me well. Very nice "niche product"!!
  6. mr54

    mr54 Guest

    Did you ever get your quantum up and running?
    I have schematics if you still need them, let me know.
  7. PartipiloMB

    PartipiloMB Active Member

    atually i'm working on it, remy, i know is not the best arround but sometimes it's nice only have them, and if they work, GREAT! :) here in venezuela i wont spend much in repair it, there are reat technicians.

    i have an ORBAN 622B parametric eq, it is old but it sound great, and also have an ORBAN 424a compressor and two DBX 166 but the old one and i love them.

    and also have my new stuff as a focusrite ISA 428 and a FMR RNP, aphex 107, and can use an api3124 of a friend.

    i'm working on 2 channels, i hope that this month i could make'em work

    just have to make the power suply, and that's an easy job :p just the channel supply the phantom i'll put it later :p

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