Soundtracs IL3632 large format audio console MSRP: $126,000!

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Soundtracs IL3632 large format audio console MSRP: $126,000!

Postby Sammas » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:40 pm

Thats right, it original sold for $126,000aust in 1991. And you can have it today for...



$3000!


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I will get photos of the actual console up in the next 24hours. This is a 36 channel, 32 bus inline design that includes full bantam patchbay and 2 effects return modules (8 effects returns in total, just in case you have all 36 channels being used). Included are a bunch of used EDAC connectors (all connections are done via EDAC on the back panel), and two copies of the manual that include full schematics including one for the PSU mentioned below.

Now the details, the console needs some attention hence the low price. It does power up, it is using a non-original modified MCI power supply. This is an overated power supply that runs cooler, it was modified/purchased from Rob at Pro-harmonic about 14months ago. I've tested the master module, it passes audio very nicely... I've used the desk with about 16 channels in it, most work completely, a few have some problems like 1 needing a new monitor level pot, and another needing a new treble eq pot. The eq in this desk sounds absolutely brilliant! It has fantastic 40 segment LED level meters and phase meter. The desk is equipped entirely with P&G faders, and Soundtracs Tracmix VCA automation cards on every channel. It does not however include the tracmix VCA computer. The computer and spare parts are available through Tim @ studiosystems in the UK.

Physically, the desk has been used. Its far from terrible shape, but there are some signs of wear and a few dings. For example, the L-R bus selection button on all the channels and in the control room section are worn, but would be easily replaced. The EQ engage buttons are worn too... so that it no longer says L-R or EQ on the top. It does not include the original legs, but it has a lightweight aluminim frame that will be included if desired. It was professionally build/welded. Like I said, I will get some photos up in the next 24hours.

This console would be ideal for restoration/use. For spare parts for other IL3632 owners, or to be parted out and racked up by a tech. Its inline design would make it ideal as a sidecar, you could get four 8 channel plus stereo master sidecars out of this that would absolutely destroy any mackie desk.

The item is located in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, but I will happily crate it up (at my expense) and freight it (at buyers expense). It is heavy. The PSU weighs close to 50kg, the console is almost 200kg. I will happily hire a Ute (at my own expense) to deliver it within 100km of its location in sydney, that includes to a buyer or freight company if its necessary. Remember that its heavy, and 4 people are needed to lift it.

I would prefer to sell it as a complete console, but if I get enough offers for certian parts (need some channel strips? want to make your own 10 channel summing console with 40 segment LED meters?) I will consider parting it out and will include copies of the schematics. Due to the fact that it hasn't been used in a while, it is being sold as is. I can test certian things, just ask.


Please feel free to PM with any questions. I have very good ebay feedback and can provide it upon request. I will consider trades for various pieces of gear, such as an Avalon VT-737/VT-747 or other similar (in terms of functionality) channel strips, Kurzweil KSP-8 or other similar quality multieffects units, Various microphones, a high end compressor, etc... I'd consider any piece or combination of pro audio gear, but I am looking for quality gear.

Again, PM me with any questions. If you would like photos of anything specific please ask and I will happily get them together. If you would like a copy of specific schematics I can arrange that too, just ask. This is a very professional, and superb sounding piece of kit. I really want to see it go and be used in one way or another instead of just sitting in storage.

Cheers!

- Nath.
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Postby rick » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:03 am

its probably a fine buy for somebody, i had a studio with one in ( in 1992) for a while
by then the rrp was $47k.... street price much less
( this is not a recommendation either way just a comment on the original asking price quote )
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Postby Sammas » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:58 am

rick wrote:its probably a fine buy for somebody, i had a studio with one in ( in 1992) for a while
by then the rrp was $47k.... street price much less
( this is not a recommendation either way just a comment on the original asking price quote )


Thanks for the reply. The original MSRP I got from Tim Jones from Studiosystems.

What did you think of the console?

The main reason I want to move it is because its taking up a lot of room. If it doesn't sell I'll probably cut it down (*gulp*:? ) to 20 channels or so which is all I really need.
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Postby Roy » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:45 pm

If only had $3000.
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Postby Ausrock » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:00 pm

If I wasn't preoccupied "rebuilding" the studio after recent rains, etc., I'd be sorely tempted, especially considering your needs for "specialised" studio furniture.
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Postby rick » Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:08 pm

"What did you think of the console? "

not enough to remember anything specific about it

anything desk that starts with the word "sound" is off my memory radar

soundcraft soundtracs sound workshop soundcraftsman etc etc

you can replace the "sound" with the words "built to a pricepoint and a market need"

i tend to like to remember the sounds of desks where the owners of the company tended to go broke because they never learnt this method
neve api studer ssl quadeight etc etc
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Postby Sammas » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:39 pm

rick wrote:"What did you think of the console? "

not enough to remember anything specific about it

anything desk that starts with the word "sound" is off my memory radar

soundcraft soundtracs sound workshop soundcraftsman etc etc

you can replace the "sound" with the words "built to a pricepoint and a market need"

i tend to like to remember the sounds of desks where the owners of the company tended to go broke because they never learnt this method
neve api studer ssl quadeight etc etc


:lol: Thats funny. It looks like neve and ssl are actually catching on with DAW and "home studio friendly" products though. Fairlight I think are the biggest offends... though they don't make analog desks. How many times has the fairlight name and brand declared bankrupcy? 3?
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Postby Sammas » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:47 pm

Roy wrote:If only had $3000.


Don't forget gear trades :wink: I'd consider anything at this point, all you can do is ask, the worse I can say is no. :wink:

I am not in a huge hurry to move it, if anyone is genuinely interested in it Im sure we can work something out.

Photos are coming, I just have to borrow a digital camera.


Ausrock wrote:If I wasn't preoccupied "rebuilding" the studio after recent rains, etc., I'd be sorely tempted, especially considering your needs for "specialised" studio furniture.


Now you are just teasing.

Perhaps a market opportunity in Australia?

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I hope you don't mind me posting those pics. If you want me to pull 'em down let me know. Its classy stuff worthy of being shown off :wink:
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Postby Ausrock » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:26 pm

No problem at all..........well except that it reminds me of how "pristine" and tidy things once were :-). There's recent pics and my bitchin' about water problems here......... http://www.recordingproject.com/bbs/vie ... hp?t=30325 .......... water features are nice but not when they take over the whole bloody studio.
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Postby Sammas » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:41 pm

Thats nasty. I've had similar problems in a small workshop off to the side of my garage. Its empty at the moment, but I'd love to put a small studio in there. The idea of gear and moisture makes me very nervous though :?

It looks like its seeping through the brick in that 2nd last picture. I assume there is a garden bed or something similar on the other side of the wall? The problem I have is that over the years the garden beds on both sides of my little room have grown considerably in size. So much so that they now rest about 2 foot above the height of the slab so whenever it rains the water seeps through the brick and into the room. I gotta really get in there and dig them out so that they are well below the height of the slab.
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Postby Ausrock » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:10 pm

Unfortunately, it does more than seep, it "runs".........I measured the flow at the worst of the holes at approx., 5 ltrs/minute during the height of the 8th June storm :-( .......the water was cold and crystal clean, prompting us to joke about starting our own spring water company.

If you've only got 2' to dig through I envy you, look at the stain running diagonally down my side wall.........that is the outside ground level which is in excess of 2 mtrs deep along the back wall ;-) . Great for soundproofing.
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Postby Thirteen » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:47 am

Where is it? I am back off tour this week, I would be interested in maybe taking a look...
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Postby Sammas » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:02 pm

Hi! Sorry about the delay in reply, a virus ate me, and another ate my computer :evil: so I've been out of action for a few days

Its located down near sutherland. Shoot me a PM if you'd like to come past and have a gander. I'll try and sort something out.
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