Amek Media 51

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Anyone worked on the new Media 51 with the Neve pres and eq? Ant thoughts?
  2. Jon Atack

    Jon Atack Active Member

    May 29, 2001
    Hi Ted, what's news...did you decide on your new console yet?

  3. Hi Jon,
    I'm about there. I tried a 51 briefly in Nashville a few weeks ago. It sounded quite nice but I really didn't get to put it through the paces especially from a headroom point of view. The pres and eq were really quite sweet. I probably will go this route. It seems to be a good bang for the buck. I was just glad to get back to a comsole instead of a mouse! I was trying to see if anyone had any further experience with the thing before
    going forward. I guess there is only a few dozen around. The Supertrue is quite nice from what I could tell.

    I did get to go back in the warehouse and feast my eyes and hands on a brand new 72 input 9098I. Wow! What a board. It requires 12 big power supplies to operate the damn thing and it's built like a tank.

    How's the 9000??? I bet you are digging it. Did you hear the S3A'S yet?

  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Supertrue is cool, make sure you get the dynamics option..
  5. mixfactory

    mixfactory Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I'm actually doing a mix on one coming up this week. I'll let you know. I'm also considering buying one. I do know that in its design, the Amek guys made headroom their first consideration(after so many complaints about the lack of headroom in the Big). So they claim it has lots of headroom(with 108 inputs hitting the bus it better!!). The only thing that turned me off a little is the build quality(a little flimsy for $60,000) and I know its because they used the frame from the Big, but still...$60,000, they could have built it a little sturdier. But I guess with 44 Neve pre's(I was also told that they are the pre's from the 9098) and total reset(my favorite feature from digital boards) you can't complain too much. Surround ready and by the way Jules, the dynamics option is standard. Its a scaled down version from the 9098I)as well as the EQ's).
  6. Thanks,
    I can't wait to hear what you think. I will be standing by.

    Hi Jules,
    Thanks for the reply. Hope you are doing well.
  7. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Bloomington, IL
  8. Hi Thrill,
    Any thoughts on the 51 yet?
  9. faganking

    faganking Active Member

    May 22, 2001
    I'm reading the only literature I have; Studio Sound review by Zenon Schoepe. I'm very interested in any hands on opinions.
  10. Hey Thrill,
    Any comments on the 51 yet? Anyone else have any comments for that matter?
  11. daniel_c

    daniel_c Guest

    I'm installing a Media 51 next week! The studio I work for has just purchased one and so I'm up to my ears in pinout diagrams and schematics at the moment.

    Keep u posted
  12. My friend and former business partner just got his 51 yesterday. I helped him unpack it. It looks great. I can't wait to get mixing on this thing.
  13. mixfactory

    mixfactory Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Sorry guys that i never got around to posting my opinion about the Media 51. Next week I got a full blown mix and I will let you know. Thanks.
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