Sunday, 6 December 2009

Amek M3000 is better than Neve, API, SSL, Trident shock














Quote from ebayer: "This listing is for a vintage (1979) Amek M3000 mixer. In my opinion, this is the best sounding analog mixer that I've ever recorded on, including Neve's, SSL's, API's and Tridents. It was designed by Rupert Neve and it sold new for $249,000.00"

A very interesting looking console from 1979. I don't know anything about it other than from the description in the ebay auction. It's IC-based, but who knows, it might have some magic [although I don't think Neve had a hand in it....]. I love high-end items like this coming up on ebay - even at £10k part of me wants to think it's a bargain

PDF brochure here

5 comments:

  1. RUPERT NEVE DESGIN ? IN 1979 ? I DON'T THINK SO !!!!
    NOTE : RUPERT NEVE START COLLABORATION WITH AMEK EARLY 90' AFTER LEAVING FOCUSRITE (DUE COMPANY NOT GOOD ECONOMIC SITUATION) AND DESIGNED ALSO SUMMIT AUDIO ELEMENT 78 SERIES,

    THE ONLY AMEK DESIGNED BY RUPERT NEVE ARE : AMEK MOZART "RN" VERSION DESK , AND AMEK 9098i DESK AND RELATED 19" RACK MODULES.

    RETTER THAN NEVE AND SSL ? I REALLY HAVE BIG DOUBTS !NEVER MIXED ON A NEVE 80 SERIES DESK (WITH 1081,1073,33115, ECC...PRE EQS ) OR A NEVE V2 ,V3 , 88R DESK ?

    AMEK 2500 AND 3000 (SAME ELECTRONIC DESIGN WITH SOME DIFFERENCE LIKE SMALL FADER THAT REPLACE THE GAIN POT , BUT GLOBALLY SAME DESIGN AND SOUND (EXCEPT FOR THE TRANSFORMER INPUT VERSION)
    YESS A VERY GOOD CONSOLE LOVED FROM MANY AND HATED BY OTHERS .

    PLEASE DON'T MAKE MISINFORMATION - CONFUSION , THE REAL DESIGNERS OF THE CONSOLES (STILL ALIVE) COULD GET ANGRY AND CREATE YOU SOME PROBLEM !
    BEST REGARDS

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    1. er, did you actually READ my blog post? i am not putting out missinformation!

      by the way is your keyboard broken or something? why is your message in CAPITALS?!

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    2. the Amek M100,M2500 M3000 totally the best of NEVE, Sower input transformers the last of the hand wired desks, AudioHIpster would gladly record thru one of these over any SSL anyday. Cheers Doyen

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    3. Sorry for the typo the Amek M1000, M2500 & M3000 is the best of Neve Langly design. IMA only other desks i'd consider drooling over if we had the cash would be a used Calrec or possible ( Wunder Audio desk there is one on Ebay for only 69,000). Cheers Doyen AudioHipster

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  2. TOTAL BULLSHIT ! ! !
    Amek 3000 36IN/24OUT
    Price was $108.468 in August 1979 !
    Sold by EverythingAudio company, in Encino.

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