f/s CAD Maxcon 36x8x2 - $2,750 NYC

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f/s CAD Maxcon 36x8x2 - $2,750 NYC

Post by c burst » Thu May 03, 2007 10:13 am

I'm selling my Maxcon, which has served me well for 6 years. It includes;

Power supply
7 quad mic modules (28 pre's)
1 octaline module
master II module w/ Jim Williams (Audio Upgrades) mod
4 stereo aux/sub modules - 8x3 busses total
meter bridge
some DL harnesses
beefy custom steel welded stand with huge castors

THE GOOD:

Last year we cleaned and lubed all switches, pots, and faders, replaced all the troublesome switches and pots, and recapped the mic pres. The patch bay has been modified to accomodate an additional 64 channels of ourboard / tie lines via DL I used 64 of the 104 availble mult jacks to do this - there are still 40 (10x4) left.

THE BAD:

The headphone amp doesn't work (Jim Williams fixed it and it blew up again - he says this is a common problem). The oscillator is bypassed (it's was bleeding into the 2-mix). Since we went through it, about three more switches and one pot have gone bad. We still have some spares, which are included with the board.

THE UGLY:

2 white channel fader caps missing
1 channel led not working
2 meter bridge LED's stuck on (see pic)
3 octaline knob caps missing
a couple iffy patch points that need to be resoldered

That's the deal. Pick it up in Brooklyn. Let me know if you have any questions at all.

info@seasidelounge.com

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Post by dman » Fri May 04, 2007 4:00 am

Just a heads up on the CAD. I have one and my friend has one and these consoles sound wonderful. There weren't a lot of them made so there's not a lot of information out there about them. Sound wise they'll kill any Mackie 8 buss or equivalent, not even in the same leauge.

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Post by c burst » Sun May 06, 2007 5:09 pm

Thanks, dman. It's all true.

Somebody told me the Maxcon is referred to as "the poor man's Neve," whatever that means. I do know that the mic pre's are great and the audio circuitry is top-notch.

Still available!
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Sun May 06, 2007 7:48 pm

I think you recorded some stuff for my old band with that very console..sounded great!

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Post by c burst » Mon May 07, 2007 2:45 pm

Thanks! What's your old band called?

We've mixed lots of stuff on this console. One album I'm sure some of you have heard is Beirut's Gulag Orkestar.
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon May 07, 2007 7:47 pm

I PM'ed you..

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Post by c burst » Fri May 11, 2007 10:40 am

Still available.
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Post by Mattafact » Fri May 11, 2007 10:43 pm

These consoles kick ass. We use one at our studio and it's amazing sounding.



How do you like the Jim Williams modded master module?

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Post by dman » Sat May 12, 2007 3:23 am

How do you like the Jim Williams modded master module?
I wanted to ask that myself but I don't want to sidetrack your thread. Did you have the console before and after the mod? If so what difference did it make?

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Post by c burst » Sat May 12, 2007 2:08 pm

Well, we sent it to Jim beacause it was acting up, and he offered to upgrade the IC's while he fixed it. We didn't do any scientific comparisons - honestly, it sounded pretty great with the stock IC's, and it sounds pretty great now.
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Post by c burst » Sun May 13, 2007 8:10 am

I edited the original post to include a few spare switches and pots which come with the board.
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Post by blakbeltjonez » Sun May 13, 2007 8:52 am

c burst wrote:Thanks, dman. It's all true.

Somebody told me the Maxcon is referred to as "the poor man's Neve," whatever that means. I do know that the mic pre's are great and the audio circuitry is top-notch.

Still available!

lol..... *everything* is supposed to be the "poor man's Neve" - that line has been used for ads/auctions of consoles since time began. not that i am dissing your Maxcon, it looks like a righteous console..me likey the built in patchbay!

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Post by c burst » Tue May 15, 2007 7:53 am

Yeah, I guess the Neve thing is a little out of hand. It always cracks me up when I see ebay auctions with titles like "Sound Workshop recording console like Neve API."

I did some mixes on the Maxcon over the weekend, and I'm going to miss it. It's a cool sounding board. If you push the 2-bus you can get some really musical compression out of it, and the low end and mids pull together in a nice way.

Of course, there's enough headroom to do a clean and open mix too.

Here's a forum about these boards, with lots of useful information;

http://disc.server.com/Indices/219913.html
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Post by Mattafact » Tue May 15, 2007 8:59 pm

That's funny that you call it the poor man's neve. I've always heard it called the poor man's SSL due to the lack of capacitors.

All I know is that it is a great sounding board.

Bump for ya.

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Post by c burst » Mon May 21, 2007 12:07 pm

Still available. It's in service in our B room if anyone wants to come check it out.

Dimensions are 55" wide x 36" deep, by the way. Very compact.
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