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Here's my new console, I'll take two.

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by lowdbrent, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. lowdbrent

    lowdbrent Guest

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Great looking desk! Obviously only affordable by a facility with a lot of cash flow. 26 tubes per channel, with a guarantee of one year on the tubes. That's a lot of tubes to be replacing every year or two! $6000 plus to re rack! OUCH! You will however save a lot of cash on the heating bill in the winters with an internal op temp of 100 degrees (F) Kurt
  3. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    Nice idea but the marketing hype is so full of it.

    "In the search for the perfect sound, semiconductor consoles have reached their limits. Digital recording equipment constantly changes, loosing resale value quickly, yet is still unable to achieve flawless sound quality. "

    The limits of semiconductors are far beyond the limits of tubes. (I like tubes better in some cases but I still consider tube sound an effect).

    "Do you want to join the digital race, or would you prefer to watch from the finish line, already owning the ultimate in equipment? The Vintec C3 console is the first of its kind, utilizing only high-quality tubes in the entire audio path"

    This really convinces me. Now I have to have one.

    Interesting little novelty.
  4. Mike Simmons

    Mike Simmons Active Member

    Nov 5, 2001
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    it's that warm analog sound!
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Perhaps one could obtain low cost financing from the local power company?
  6. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    A board that would require as much maintenance as that one would/will never make it on the consumer market. Just a rediculous idea IMHO...now a 8 or 16 channel sidecar would maybe have some applications
  7. Mark Burnley

    Mark Burnley Guest

    This came up in Tech Talk a while back- 3rd post down....

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    There's some interesting discussion of the power requirements!! :eek:

    Warm in winter, roasting in summer!


    "Oscillators don't, amplifiers do....."
  8. NeonCactus

    NeonCactus Guest

    Ha funny such an awesome console is always featured in popular magazines! Blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    The idea of it repulses me!An all tube console
    yeah right!
  9. ironsheik

    ironsheik Guest

    The marketing $*^t is so funny. I laugh at ideas such as superior sound. One man's/woman's superior sound is another's earache. If technology really made records all that much better, people would have stopped buying Duke Ellington records decades ago. I'm getting preachy but I am really starting to hate "gear."
    I lust after cool music these days. Gear makes me anxious.

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