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HD 24 problems anyone?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by RemyRAD, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Here is something I'd like to share with those who have or have been thinking about using/purchasing an Alesis HD 24 by Newmark. Apparently there has been some complaints regarding vibration issues, high sound pressure levels. The machine mysteriously dropping out of record mode? This might help those who have these machines and who may have had these problems. Let me know?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlwq27toR0E


    Thinking inside the box
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  2. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Remy,

    EXCELLENT idea and great execution!

    I haven't had any experiences with the vibration problem... (knock on wood)... but too, I rarely have the units inside a venue.

    I also wonder how many folks transport their HD24's with the drives in the bays that could be contributing to premature wear, or outright dammage?

    I always transport the HD24's with the drives in separate foam filled shock cases. Mainly because the caddy trays scare the hell out of me without an actual keyed locking mechanism.

    The idea for remote mounting the front panels is one you've got me thinking about attempting to do... Getting those panels mounted in a better physical place, to monitor the recorder's status would really be a great help.... especially trying to break the songs up into smaller/single songs. Heck... it'd be worth it, just for arming tracks in low light situations!
     
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I've seen some very nice, industrial oriented, highly shielded, hose like parallel IDE extension cables. But none any longer than 6 feet. If it would work at 15 feet? We'd have it.

    When I had purchased my DA88's back in 93, I wanted the remote with external metering in the control room. It was longer than the 20 foot cable they had available. They told me it probably wouldn't work any further than that? But they had a few 40 foot cables they had been trying. They sent me one and it worked great. There were occasional problems but I was surprised and so were they. They said it really shouldn't have worked at that distance. So I think we're seeing the same thing here? If not worse? But it would only cost whatever the cable would be to find out? Still, a fair job to physically removed the entire front panel from the chassis. But if somebody had 2 HD 24's ? it would be easier that way. Of course, you could always leave the panel in the chassis and just plug the cord in! LOL! I was just testing to see how many people were drinking spiked eggnog??

    Happy holidays!
    Where's my eggnog?
    Never mind there's the St. Remy Brandy.
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     

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