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Help with a mixer new
      #97059 - 04/03/05 02:09 AM
I have been offered a second hand Thatched Cottage Audio S3 24-channel mixer. Built by Allen & Heath, it later became their GS3 line. I've looked it up online, and found very little info, and only one picture of the S2 (I've found a load for the GS3).

I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these mixers? It's pretty cheap for a 24 channel desk (£200 - £250 or so). It's owned by my tutor, Phil English, and I haven't had a chance to see it yet as he'll have to bring it up from Milton Keynes (I'm based in Leicester).

Any thoughts? Advice?
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Re: Help with a mixer new [Re: Med]
      #97069 - 04/03/05 05:25 AM
how are you going to be using it?

how many inputs do you need to use?

any other details would help...

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Re: Help with a mixer [Re: gerard]
      #97070 - 04/03/05 05:44 AM

I've used a gs3, and can only report that to my ears it was a good desk.
It's almost identical to the gs3, although i have never used one to know of any distinct difference.

If it's a good price and you have the option of testing it's condition, it's definitely worth considering.

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Re: Help with a mixer new [Re: Med]
      #97159 - 04/03/05 12:45 PM
If it's in good condition, the price is pretty good.

Usual price for a GS3 is around the £ 500 mark.


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Re: Help with a mixer new [Re: gerard]
      #97276 - 04/03/05 03:41 PM
I'm planning to use it in front of my DIGI 002 Rack. The GS3 has direct outs on every channel, and the S2 appears to have the same I/O configuration (I'll have to confirm this). If it does, then for the time being 8 channels will be used as a front for the 002. I intend to get an ADAT expansion box to double my I/O, and then the first 16 channels of the desk will be used as a front. The remaining channels will be used to control the monitoring of my different sound sources (computer, 002, radio etc.).

I may well also use the desk for mixing sounds run out from the 002.

Also, the last 8 channels to the right of the master section are optional extras. I may well remove them until I expand my system, that way saving on space.

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