You are here

Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

All about the tools and techniques involved in capturing sound, in the studio or on location.

Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby BJG145 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:00 pm

Just noticed a couple of Sony DMXs which will probably go pretty cheap tomorrow.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-DMX-R100-R100-MIXING-CONSOLE-DESK-40888-DIGITAL-AUDIO-MIXER-/160802946484?pt=UK_Mixers&hash=item25709a3db4#ht_547wt_806

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-DMX-R100-R100-MIXING-CONSOLE-DESK-41200-DIGITAL-AUDIO-MIXER-/150817946574?pt=UK_Mixers&hash=item231d733bce#ht_547wt_905

Less than the original RRP of £16K anyway.

I was just flipping through the old SOS review, thinking it would look nice on my desk...

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul00/a ... onydmx.htm

...hard to justify in the computer age though.
User avatar
BJG145
Frequent Poster
Posts: 2995
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Norwich UK

 


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby narcoman » Sun May 20, 2012 7:58 pm

already overpriced! These go for next nothing stateside!!
narcoman
Frequent Poster
Posts: 3439
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2001 11:00 pm
Battenburg to the power of 20 - said by Richie Royale in a moment of genius. 4pm. Wed 16th Nov 2011. Remember where you were....

Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby ken long » Sun May 20, 2012 8:27 pm

narcoman wrote:already overpriced! These go for next nothing stateside!!

stateside does not equal UK. Akai 950s sell for about £150 here. They fetch up to $1000 in the US. But completely agree about it being overpriced.... esp. as the card isn't included.
User avatar
ken long
Frequent Poster
Posts: 3165
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:00 am
Location: The Orient, East London

I'm All Ears.


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby OneWorld » Sun May 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Overpriced!!!!

Shows how much I know, it is almost worth the bid just to look at it in the studio!
OneWorld
Frequent Poster
Posts: 2060
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:00 pm

Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby ken long » Sun May 20, 2012 10:14 pm

well its got about 19 hours to go with quite a few bids already.... be interesting to see what it goes for. very cool looking console yes!
User avatar
ken long
Frequent Poster
Posts: 3165
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:00 am
Location: The Orient, East London

I'm All Ears.


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby necromunger » Sun May 20, 2012 10:14 pm

they have overheating problems as well not paying to fix that mofo
necromunger
Regular
Posts: 355
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:00 am

Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby Jack Ruston » Sun May 20, 2012 10:23 pm

Buying into old digital desks is not a good plan generally speaking. Why not use a DAW?
Jack Ruston
Frequent Poster
Posts: 3513
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:00 am

Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby The Red Bladder » Mon May 21, 2012 6:50 am

The only sane people who will bid on any digital desk, but especially anything from Sony, will be people who need them for spare parts.
The Red Bladder
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1917
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:00 pm
Location: . . .

 


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 21, 2012 9:18 am

The R100 is still a 'current' digital desk as far as the technology and sound quality goes, and it's analogue stages are substantially better than many digital desks. For anyone that needs a real mixing desk and is happy to work in the digital domain, the R100 -- especially at those kinds of prices -- is something of a bargain.

But, ongoing maintenance would be a total nightmare (as it is for most digital desks, in reality), and if the tactile real-time mix control surface isn't required (and there are few situations these days where it actually is) then working in a DAW (possibly with some external fader packs) would be a much more sensible and cost-effective way forward.

Hugh
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Moderator
Posts: 17492
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:00 pm
Location: Worcestershire, UK

Technical Editor, Sound On Sound


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby BJG145 » Mon May 21, 2012 9:50 am

Philistines. Vintage digital is the new vintage analogue.

Image

Check out those chunky buttons.
User avatar
BJG145
Frequent Poster
Posts: 2995
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Norwich UK

 


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby OneWorld » Mon May 21, 2012 10:36 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:

But, ongoing maintenance would be a total nightmare (as it is for most digital desks, in reality)

Hugh

As I have found to my cost! and it wasn't even an old one
OneWorld
Frequent Poster
Posts: 2060
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:00 pm

Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby vinyl_junkie » Mon May 21, 2012 12:34 pm

Honestly of all the things I would of thought digital desks to not suffer from is reliability issues.
This is coming from some one who has never owned or used any kind of digital console.. I thought analogues were a big enough pain in the bum to keep running and would sometimes dream of going digital
vinyl_junkie
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1585
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:00 pm
Location: Kent, UK

Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby James Perrett » Mon May 21, 2012 1:27 pm

vinyl_junkie wrote:I thought analogues were a big enough pain in the bum to keep running

Some are while some aren't. I just powered up my big A&H Saber desk last night after it had been stored in pieces for over 4 years. So far, everything I have tried is still working as expected apart from one mute switch. Somehow I think the MTR90 might be a different story...

James.
James Perrett
Moderator
Posts: 5986
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2001 11:00 pm
Location: The wilds of Hampshire

JRP Music - Audio Mastering and Restoration.
http://www.jrpmusic.co.uk


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 21, 2012 2:49 pm

vinyl_junkie wrote:Honestly of all the things I would of thought digital desks to not suffer from is reliability issues.

Everything involving electronics will fail at some point. Digital desks are more reliable in some ways than analogue desks -- no more crackly buttons, knobs and faders, for example -- but they often use custom integrated circuits which quickly become obsolete and unmaintainable. Analogue desks tend to use parts which are still commonly available or fairly easily upgradeable.

hugh
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Moderator
Posts: 17492
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:00 pm
Location: Worcestershire, UK

Technical Editor, Sound On Sound


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby BJG145 » Mon May 21, 2012 6:01 pm

Curiously they both went for £1020, apparently to different bidders.

These old digital desks can make for a nice control surface. I still use a humble Mackie D8B, and even that can pretend it's a HUI.

There's something musically inspiring about motorised faders and coloured twinkling lights. No doubt the new owner will soon be sitting there, watching the sinewave demo work its mechanical magic, and come up with a lovely melody.
User avatar
BJG145
Frequent Poster
Posts: 2995
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Norwich UK

 


Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby Shivanand » Mon May 21, 2012 6:28 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:The R100 is still a 'current' digital desk as far as the technology and sound quality goes, and it's analogue stages are substantially better than many digital desks. For anyone that needs a real mixing desk and is happy to work in the digital domain, the R100 -- especially at those kinds of prices -- is something of a bargain.

But, ongoing maintenance would be a total nightmare (as it is for most digital desks, in reality), and if the tactile real-time mix control surface isn't required (and there are few situations these days where it actually is) then working in a DAW (possibly with some external fader packs) would be a much more sensible and cost-effective way forward.

Hugh

The R100 is a damned good mixer and very flexible. I have commisioned several and the only one I had a problem with was one that came back from North Africa as part of an OB refurbishment. Sand was the problem. Faders were intermittent, stuff would happen all by itself, quite spooky really. Anyway, I found a great little company in London that specialises in sorting such things and it was like new when it came back.
Shivanand
Regular
Posts: 143
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2003 11:00 pm

Re: Sony DMX R100 on Ebay

Postby Howdy Doody Time » Tue May 22, 2012 6:15 am


I agree. I have 3 original 02R's all still working fine, and while I also agree that all things electronic will fail at some point, that includes everything we use right? so why worry. Enjoy these things while they are working is my philosophy. Also still working for me is a Sony 3348, and an Otari 24 track tape machine. ;)
User avatar
Howdy Doody Time
Regular
Posts: 358
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:00 am
Location: Huai Yai, Chon Buri, Siam

The only excuse we have for making music in the first place is to make it differently..vis-a-vis our own difference (Glenn Gould)



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bob Bickerton, Music Wolf, ronmac and 2 guests