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Vintage: Quantum Audio Labs, QM 8. Console from the 70's

Postby BoTown » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:07 pm

I want to show of a really cool modified 8 channel console from the 70's I have.

The QM 8 that I have has been recapped, 8 direct outs installed and the EQ has been modified, I even have the full manual with schematics and I think is the only manual left,
I got it used in early 2000 but it was in great condition.

The EQ use to have a 2 position switch, 50 or 200Hz on the Low and and 3K or 10Khz on the High end, then I had Terry Wusnack (former technician at Quantum Audio Labs) help put in 4 position switches and 8 new custom made EQ cards.
Now the Low end can switch between 50, 100, 300, 700Hz.
And the High end can switch between 1K, 3K, 5K, 10Khz

I just had Terry over yesterday, and we opened it up, checked all channels, recorded some audio and the console is still in excellent condition and sound so good and worm.

I made a YouTube video where I show the front and back panel and using the audio from the console.
https://youtu.be/ikz7Xv30_Ig
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Re: Vintage: Quantum Audio Labs, QM 8. Console from the 70's

Postby resistorman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:59 pm

Intersting little mixer, thanks! Almost like it was designed for DAW recording. Personally, I’d use a normalled patch bay for the inserts.
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