Review - Peavey AMR 2400 console

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by news.verizon.net, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Can someone give me their honest and best hands-on or hearsey experience on
    this console please? How is it for a main studio mixer?

    I would appreciate even hearsey-evidence at this point; since I might pick
    up one if the $$ is right.

    How does it compare with soundcraft (ghost or the holy spirit), or a Mackie
    32. 8buss.

    Greatly appreciated!!
  2. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    news.verizon.net <vze4wv23@verizon.net> wrote:
    >Can someone give me their honest and best hands-on or hearsey experience on
    >this console please? How is it for a main studio mixer?


    It's been many years since I used one, but as I recall it was a fairly
    clean and usable console. Certainly underrated back then.

    >I would appreciate even hearsey-evidence at this point; since I might pick
    >up one if the $$ is right.


    If you don't have a particular one in mind, and you haven't used one before,
    why are you asking?

    >How does it compare with soundcraft (ghost or the holy spirit), or a Mackie
    >32. 8buss.


    I have no real idea, since it's been so long. I'd rather use almost anything
    over the Mackie 8-buss, though.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

  3. > >I would appreciate even hearsey-evidence at this point; since I might

    pick
    > >up one if the $$ is right.

    >
    > If you don't have a particular one in mind, and you haven't used one

    before,
    > why are you asking?


    Did you read my subject line???

    > >How does it compare with soundcraft (ghost or the holy spirit), or a

    Mackie
    > >32. 8buss.

    >
    > I have no real idea, since it's been so long. I'd rather use almost

    anything
    > over the Mackie 8-buss, though.
    > --scott


    Okay Boss!
  4. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    news.verizon.net <vze4wv23@verizon.net> wrote:
    >> >I would appreciate even hearsey-evidence at this point; since I might

    >pick
    >> >up one if the $$ is right.

    >>
    >> If you don't have a particular one in mind, and you haven't used one

    >before,
    >> why are you asking?

    >
    >Did you read my subject line???


    Right. But why are you asking?

    The thing about old consoles is basically that the condition matters as much
    or more than the design. And a lot of the older large format consoles out
    there are really ratty. So I'd take an AMR at a good price very gladly if
    it were in good shape, but if it's not in good shape, it's not worth the
    trouble and effort to upgrade.

    If you don't have a line on a good AMR in good shape right now, you'll have
    a hard time finding one without also coming across a lot of other good
    consoles. Are you going to post asking about each one of those too?
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  5. >
    >Can someone give me their honest and best hands-on or hearsey experience on
    >this console please? How is it for a main studio mixer?
    >
    >I would appreciate even hearsey-evidence at this point; since I might pick
    >up one if the $$ is right.
    >
    >How does it compare with soundcraft (ghost or the holy spirit), or a Mackie
    >32. 8buss.
    >
    >Greatly appreciated!!
    >

    I have the smaller console the 1600, which is the same except for the # of
    channels and submasters.

    What you will need to do is dis-assemble the board and clean every fader,
    switch and pot with Caig DeOxit.

    This is a board that you can do this channel at a time.

    Unlike modern boards, this one can be worked on and upgraded easily as the
    system is modular.

    The only thing that I find disconcerting on my board is that the monitor sends
    on the monitor section are post fader, but that is a minor annoyance.

    The preamps are very good and the EQ is usable, which puts it head and
    shoulders above the Mackie.

    If you called me at the studio next week, I would be happy to discuss it with
    you.

    There was a 2400 for sale on this newsgroup a few days ago.
    Richard H. Kuschel
    "I canna change the law of physics."-----Scotty

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