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Post by joelpatterson » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:08 pm

The indefinable sense I had was the blackfaces had a rounder, more "back-porch" sound. You could hear the guitar player, you could hear the wall behind him.

The LX-20's were too damn "scientific" and had a way of highlighting detail at the expense of the whole wax ball. It was a bitterly accurate but two dimensional rendition of the music.

It did not help at all that the record enable buttons were offset from the track meters, whoever thought that would be okay gets my personal Mr. Dingus Award, and then slicing the timecode into 100ths of a second was maddening, and then the RCA outs were another whole set of cables that I needed to buy. Fiasco from start to finish!
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Post by RefD » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:26 pm

the LX-20 was a low point, for certain...beginning of the end, even.
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:51 pm

i still have a whole box of Adat tapes I need to transfer at some point. not looking forward to it.
??????? wrote: "everything sounds best right before it blows up."

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Post by joelpatterson » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:06 pm

calaverasgrandes wrote:i still have a whole box of Adat tapes I need to transfer at some point. not looking forward to it.
Why can't Behringer just make a rip-off clone for everyone like you and me that would love to have one that just worked for a month or so?

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Post by Brian » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:45 pm

joelpatterson wrote:
calaverasgrandes wrote:i still have a whole box of Adat tapes I need to transfer at some point. not looking forward to it.
Why can't Behringer just make a rip-off clone for everyone like you and me that would love to have one that just worked for a month or so?

The BDAT!
Can't believe they haven't already
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Post by RefD » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:52 pm

joelpatterson wrote:
calaverasgrandes wrote:i still have a whole box of Adat tapes I need to transfer at some point. not looking forward to it.
Why can't Behringer just make a rip-off clone for everyone like you and me that would love to have one that just worked for a month or so?

The BDAT!
*makes Joel listen to 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk' on infinite repeat for a fortnight*
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Post by 0-it-hz » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:57 pm

I think you mean "ultraDAT 58,000,000 FX"
Everything louder than everything else.

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Post by RefD » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:37 pm

0-it-hz wrote:I think you mean "ultraDAT 58,000,000 FX PRO"
fixed your post.
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Post by Brian » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:56 pm

uberDAT 24192X
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Post by 79_Limited » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:18 pm

Because the sound of my toilet flushing sounds better.

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Post by calaverasgrandes » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:33 pm

because a machin with moving parts and an error rate readout might be beyond their feeble engineering skills.
??????? wrote: "everything sounds best right before it blows up."

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Post by Brian » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:45 pm

The digico D5 console can use a coaxial cable with bnc terminal up to 300 feet long or a toslink cable, which costs about $9k. Nobody uses the optical cable for long.
I hear the optical cable and all optical transmission cables suck compared to regular wire as far as error rates are concerned.
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Post by Brian » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:16 pm

The digico D5 console can use a coaxial cable with bnc terminal up to 300 feet long or a toslink cable, which costs about $9k. Nobody uses the optical cable for long.
I hear the optical cable and all optical transmission cables suck compared to regular wire as far as error rates are concerned.
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