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  1. On 5/2/2020 at 2:05 PM, Cosmic Goo said:

    There are many reasons for such complexity. The Grateful Dead created and used it in many live performances. Electronica and visual are perfect for live surround mixing

    ... and for the rest of the story, it fell out of favor with the Dead too. Just not worth the hassle (with a few notable exception).

    (+1 for resurrecting a necrothread from almost 10 years ago)

  2. Well, did you learn anything from the previous posts? 

    There is not enough value in this product to justify a proper (ie qualified) service technician's time. The cost of repair far exceeds the mixer's value. I have repaired these 20 years ago, they were tricky and not worth the time or the hassle. It requires a thorough understanding of how the cue/mute/display circuits work because you will be analyzing as you go. What's your experience level?

  3. Looks like I will be winding down what's left of the sound company after 42 years, all my summer gigs are effectively canceled and it''s stopped being fun. I still have my design and fabrication work, that may evolve to more than what it is currently if the world ever comes back  to normal.

  4. On 2/6/2020 at 4:27 AM, Phil O'Keefe said:

    FWIW, while some were thought to have been lost in one of the software switch overs, all were found and restored thanks to Chris Loeffler, and new ones are being added regularly.

    Previous owners have made some mistakes - a couple of the software switchovers were poorly executed, and a couple of the software platforms were not up to the demands of such a data-rich site. The good news is that the latest site switchover went great, and the current software is easy to use and works very well. 

    I see that they have in fact returned. There was a lot of value in this section for those of us who used it to research what players liked and didn't like about one manufacturer's approach versus another's. It also helped players gain some "second hand" experience with products that may not be available locally, and especially for those that have been discontinued. Thank you, I can now add this back to my R&D list.

    Who owns HC now? I haven't been able to determine this from my research.

  5. It is sad. I had written a message to the forum's ownership group about 6 or 7 years ago during the software disaster and they said they were working on it. Clearly, they screwed the proverbial pooch. It was one of the best forums around, good activity and good members. These days it's a ghost town. Craig is a good dude, gave it a solid try all along.

    The user reviews haven't been maintained, and most were lost during the change over to the new software. That section also had value, but not when it's 7 or 8 years out of data.

    What a freekin' waste, i am surprised that they (current owners, whoever that might be) even bother.

  6. I would be surprised if the cause was the diode. The FET in the impedance translator circuit is a much more likely cause, and I have seen them fail. There is also the possibility of contamination on the PCB in the very high impedance area of the circuit, small leakage can create a lot of noise that will typically increase with humidity and temperature.

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