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Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by permanent hearing damage » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:09 am

Just stumbled on their website as I'm debating selling one of mine and saw it's discontinued. i guess there are probably an awful lot of them out there, but figured there would still be a market for these? just surprising is all. these still hold up pretty damn well, and I can't think of anything better for $200ish/channel

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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by Recycled_Brains » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:29 am

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Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:09 am
Just stumbled on their website as I'm debating selling one of mine and saw it's discontinued. i guess there are probably an awful lot of them out there, but figured there would still be a market for these? just surprising is all. these still hold up pretty damn well, and I can't think of anything better for $200ish/channel
Pretty sure it was a couple years ago that they stopped being produced, yea. I have 2 for my mobile rig. They're great. Pretty insane value.
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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by I'm Painting Again » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:24 am

cosmic - was just remembering my unit which I sold to get a rack of API - and checking if they are still available - they were so good and I really miss em - very forward sounding, neutral but still euphonic - they ought to do a small mixer version with 8 channels nice routing and monitoring and an insert for the summing bus that lets you use other preamps for the gain a la the folcrom

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:35 pm

I'm Painting Again wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:24 am
cosmic - was just remembering my unit which I sold to get a rack of API - and checking if they are still available - they were so good and I really miss em - very forward sounding, neutral but still euphonic - they ought to do a small mixer version with 8 channels nice routing and monitoring and an insert for the summing bus that lets you use other preamps for the gain a la the folcrom
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:07 pm

word.. I'd use it !

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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by drumsound » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:27 am

Sytek and Neotek stopped doing business at the end of last year, I believe.

Its sad.

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Post by I'm Painting Again » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:01 pm

you know what would be great - a Neopets desk - with the little screen and a complete zoo of animals you have to take care instead of watching the wavs go by on the DAW during that portion of the session :^:

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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by losthighway » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:32 pm

I used to have two MPX4aii, which was the only 'mid price' hardware step I ever took that I don't regret. Sold one when I got an API 3124, but I'll never sell the second. The other day I heard something I recorded on only those Sytek channels, and the pre is the farthest thing from the problem on those tracks (there are some others I won't get into).

They are pretty perfect for anything percussive, especially toms. Incredibly fast transient response coupled with being practically noiseless at any level.

Hopefully folks still getting a new setup can find these units secondhand. I wonder how many were made over the years.

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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by emrr » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:24 pm

I wonder if Mike retired, or if there's any ongoing service available.
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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by drumsound » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:45 pm

emrr wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:24 pm
I wonder if Mike retired, or if there's any ongoing service available.
He was going to put some pars packages together, but was planning to be donw by the end of last year. I'd assume if he still had parts, he's sell them, but he was trying to rent out the building, which means he needed to clear it out.

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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by emrr » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:33 pm

Wow, end of an era.

I ran a unit from 1997 until about 2012, then had some issues with it. He basically gave me a new one at a greatly discounted price, since mine was so old a lot of parts weren't available anymore. Still going strong.
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Post by drumsound » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:23 pm

emrr wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Wow, end of an era.

I ran a unit from 1997 until about 2012, then had some issues with it. He basically gave me a new one at a greatly discounted price, since mine was so old a lot of parts weren't available anymore. Still going strong.
Yeah. Its a bummer. They are about 2 hours north of me, and that was a big part of my decision to by my Neotek.

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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by eh91311 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:23 am

The most amazing thing about these units is how quiet they are at high gain. The fact that Stoica refuses to provide schematics for the MPX4Aii is a bit problematic. I once bought one used with a non-working channel. I found a good repair location that found the issue and repaired it for a decent price.
Now that he has ended production, prices for used ones are starting to inch up.

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Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:28 am

wait until the First Act Best Buy guitar price ballooning of 2030

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