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Re: Crest XR-20 mixer
At 6:29 PM -0600 3/28/02, Eric Williamson wrote:
>i don't know though ... it's pretty expensive.
I suppose you get what you pay for - if you can pay for it. I know
what you mean. I've been putting up with the Mackie 1604 just because
the amount of performing I was doing didn't justify the outlay. Now
that may be changing.
My home studio has a set of Speck SSM mixers - even more expensive
than the ones we've been talking about, but with their own sets of
limitations. Eight auxiliary sends, but only two channel stereo out.
I also have a Speck Assign 28 (28 x 8) that can be used to turn the
SSM into an 8-bus, but it becomes a bit awkward for a live
On the subject of the Crest X-Rack Series:
The XR-20 is one of three. The XR-24 is nearly identical, but instead
of 12 mono + 4 stereo inputs it has 8 mono inputs + 8 stereo inputs.
The XRM is a monitor mix configuration with rotary pots rather than
faders on the inputs. 12 mono + 4 stereo inputs. 12 mono mixes or 6
stereo mixes. It has the same number of buses as the other two
models, but rather than being divided between aux send and
group/master out functions they are all equivalent. It would make a
killer effects routing system if you could keep track of everything.
As Eric points out, these are a bit pricey:
Richard Zvonar, PhD