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Want to set up a studio using an old Yamaha PM-700

Discussion in 'Recording' started by kwdickert, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. kwdickert

    kwdickert Guest

    What kind of amp should I used? Also what should I use as the talkback mic?
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    That board has to be at least 30 years old! When they were new, they were too noisey to record from, but great for live sound. I used to own a pair of them.
    The talkback section has no phantom power-heck the whole board had no phantom power- so you will need to stick to a dynamic mic like a 58.

    The line outs from that board easily drive up to +24dBm, and that will push pretty much any power amp to full output. Output level and headroom were that mixer's best feature.

    Addendum: Actually the BEST feature of that mixer was it's build quality and ruggedness. I watched a brick wall collapse on my rig in Dallas many moons ago. The only damage to the PM700 was a broken meter, plus a couple of bent faders.

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