Studiomaster 16/4/2
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Studiomaster 16/4/2

16/4/2, Analog Mixer from Studiomaster.

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jeff40700 12/10/2012

Studiomaster 16/4/2 : jeff40700's user review

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Is rack?
The table is not rackable.
What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
XLR and Jack
What is the accuracy of the sampling (bits / kHz)?
is an analog ...
How many lanes, bus attendant, departures, returns ...)?
16 votes with jack in / out, 4 bus, 3 in, master +4 dB (XLR) and parallel output jack-10dB
The parametric equalizer is it?
acute single, medium semi parametric, semi-parametric serious.

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is it simple?
Yes.
The manual is clear and sufficient?
available on the Internet (scan filthy enough), but not really useful.
The usual functions are they easily accessible?
yes, there is place pots and faders are large and spaced, even if big fingers, it's ok.

SOUNDS

this is the whole point of the beast:
The console is transparent?
yes really.
The equalizer is effective?
yes, accurate, clean, downright better than current consoles kinds mackie.
Introduced she breath?
I do not think there have breath, always in relation to the mackie.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you been using?
I just have, I spend hours to restore order, more cleaning than anything else, a lot of testing before putting it on stage soon.
Did you try many other models before buying it?
I have tried many, it is closer to old models with teac audio input transformer while more modern (if you can say ...), the preamp is based TL071 and TL072 EQ ... I think Studiomaster had worked for trident at the time, having never fiddled trident, I can not compare.
What is so special that you like most and least?
definitely the sound is great, this table is warm and clear, no breath, good input sensitivity, EQ above the lot.
negative points?
size, weight. but there is one card per elec with real components "repairable", not cms, then you must know what you want, the disposable or durable, crosstalk (with a card that is all) or not (there is separate cards and not crosstalk) ...
could eventually regretted the absence of physical blockage of the big slick cable that connects the cards, but it is bricolable.
knobs are clearly difficult to find but the values ​​are shown above can be replaced by newer and tweak the legs so that it fits.
the absence of BNC lighting requires an external source, it's not too bad.
The table at the origin is not rackable, but you can easily remove the wood sides and bottom wood and leather to mount a fly in case "hard" around.
How do you rate the quality / price?
frankly great, it is close to the gift (even if it had a lot of trouble at some knobs, I took the risk, regret).
It must be recognized that the acquisition was a meeting human and musical. In making this table, I take as a result of creative and passionate musician, this is a passing of the baton in a way, there is not the money in life.
With experience, you do again this choice?
Yes!
However, be careful: Studiomaster whose products were created and assembled entirely in England was bought around 1985 and the quality of design and production has suffered.