Soundtracs Topaz Project 8

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Rich4349
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Soundtracs Topaz Project 8

#1 Post by Rich4349 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:23 pm

Local church is going out of business, selling their gear.

Topaz project 8 by Soundtracs, 64 ch mixer, $800. Deal, steal, or junk?
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Re: Soundtracs Topaz Project 8

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:30 pm

Rich4349 wrote:Local church is going out of business, selling their gear.

Topaz project 8 by Soundtracs, 64 ch mixer, $800. Deal, steal, or junk?
I just can't see large format mixers being all that useful anymore. If you have a studio space to put it in, it might be impressive looking, but the cabling will take you forever if you put in proper patchbays, etc. and you'll still need converters if you are using a digital recording platform like ProTools.

There's a reason you can get a board that big for $800.....there is no demand.

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Re: Soundtracs Topaz Project 8

#3 Post by BrentEvans » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:49 pm

Agreed. For less than you'd have to put into it in outboard gear to make it work properly, you could buy an Si Impact and stagebox and have a better rig.
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