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Help Choosing an Analog Mixer...Cad Maxcom?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Rappaport, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Rappaport

    Rappaport Guest

    Hi,
    does anybody have experience with a Cad maxcom Mixer? I'm looking at a 48 channel one to use with Pro Tools. I've heard a couple of good things but I can't find a lot of info on the net.

    Thanks
     
  2. plexi

    plexi Guest

    They`re great!
    I have a 64ch one with the MegaMix automation.
    Important stuff; it should have the Master module II,the first version was pretty limited.
    Not as maintenance heavy as olde consoler, but still needs some care, now and then...
    Eq is limited, but useful.....
    The micpre`s are GREAT!!!!! And actually,the pre`s in the SSL 9000J is based on the Maxcon pre....
    It`s has good headroom, this is not a Mackie!
    You`ll get good service from Dennis at Qcables, he worked with CAD, when they made these consoles.
    This console is often called a mini-SSL, I could believe that.


    Amund
     
  3. pacoaveleyra

    pacoaveleyra Guest

    How much does this mixer costs, anyone knows the Internet page??
     
  4. plexi

    plexi Guest

    They`re not made anymore, so you`ll had to try your luck finding a used one....

    Amund
     
  5. pacoaveleyra

    pacoaveleyra Guest

    I think it will be a little bit difficult to find one used, here in Mexico I dont think so.


    Paco
     
  6. plexi

    plexi Guest

    You never know, I found mine here in Norway..... :)


    Amund
     
  7. lowdbrent

    lowdbrent Guest

    The SSL mic pre is not modeled on the CAD console. I don't know who told you that. I used to know the guy who designed that console. He came through Oklahoma, trying to get some work at Ford Audio Video Systems, the largest sound contractor in the midwest. He banged the wife of the president at CAD (he said), so he had to go. He still had all of the drawings, design books, etc. It was very interesting. CAD had not ventured into studio mics at that time, but he had given me their attaempt at a Shure SM57 and 58.

    The console's servo circuits are very quick and pretty accurate. I don't think that any real SSL user would say the same for their mic pre's.
     
  8. lowdbrent

    lowdbrent Guest

    Look on Soundbroker.com. They ALWAYS have CAD's for sale. With the average new studio lifespan of three to five years, there will always be a good supply of used consoles.

    ine Item
    14087
    CAD MAXCON II(1992)RECORDING/MIXING CONSOLE,MEGAMIX AUTO,D-FRAME,32 INPUTS,8 AUX SENDS,8 SUBS.OUTBOARD CAD MEGAMIX FADER AUTOMATION(40 CHANNELS) W/CONTROLLER.CONSOLE HAS TT PATCH BAYS W/MOGAMI HARNESS FOR RECORDER/OUTBOARD GEAR. CONSOLE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION,SOME CONTROLS NEED CLEANING.

    line Item
    14087
    CAD MAXCON 112 INPUT (24 QUAD 2 OCTAL LINE) W/LARGE TT BAY @ MOGAMI HARNESSES.

    CAD MAXCON 112 INPUT (24 QUAD 2 OCTAL LINE) W/LARGE TT BAY @ MOGAMI HARNESSES.

    CAD MAXCON 112 INPUT (24 QUAD 2 OCTAL LINE) W/LARGE TT BAY @ MOGAMI HARNESSES.

    Line Item
    4987
    CAD MAXCON2 36X8X2: 48 C FRAME LOADED WITH (9) QUAD INPUT MODULES AND A TYPE 1 MASTER. CONSOLE INCLUDES STAND, MANUALS, PSU, ROLLING RACK, MEGAMIX MR16 40 CHANNEL AUTOMATION W/ IFI-8 INTERFACE AND MAC COMPUTER LOADED WITH SOFTWARE. GOOD SHAPE. HOME STUDIO USE ONLY. PLENTY OF PICS AVAILABLE. SELLER WILL DELIVER WITHIN 30 MILES OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE OTHERWISE FOB TN, USA

    These consoles do not sound like an SSL. They do not have automation and recall like an SSL, nor do they have the features. But, if you want a goos ounding console for a small project room, and you don't have alot of space, this may be the deal for you.
     

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