Yamaha M508/512

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by iamfrobs, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    Anyone have anything good/bad to say about these mixers?
    We have the 508, and were thinking about getting some higher-end converters for it, just as a separate rig.

    I like the sound of the board. I found this link, but there is nothing of real value in it.
    Sound Devices Forum

    If they are really selling for that much, anyone want it for a few hundred less? It's in almost perfect condition.
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Link does not work.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    That's because they haven't made the M508 in many years. That board superceded the PM430 back in the days of analog. The 508 is well-made, has gobs of headroom, and hardly any of the features that we take for granted these days on even the cheesiest mixers. I used my 508 to submix drums to a M1524, for live sound, and it was clean and punchy, the way drums should be. They go cheap on the internet these days.
    As a sidenote the M508 and the M512 were popular with broadcast facilities for their remotes. They are very immune from RF, very clean, and had decent gain at the inputs. Other mixers like this were Sony and
    Ramsa, the Japs ruled that market back then, and rightfully so.
  4. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    Thanks for the info moonbaby. It will definitely be worth keeping around.

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