Here's another really nice looking Calrec console from the seller of this one. Thanks Seb for pointing it out. From the ebay text:
No this is not a re-listing, this is the second and LAST Royal Opera House Calrec mixer we have. This one was in use until fairly recently.
This is an auction for a STUNNING
vintage custom made Calrec Q series 40 channel mixer which is in good condition for it's age and was custom made for Front of House duties for the world famous Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London at a cost of over £150,000 in late 80's / early 90's. That was a lot in those days too!
Also included (but not pictured) is a single, genuine plastic Neve knob from a 51 series mixer
From what I can gather, it is a 40 input, 40 output, 10 buss mixer with full mic pre's and 4 band eq, 8 aux sends, VCA grouping. All of this is in a very compact frame so would be good for all you bedroom users (if you have a big enough bedroom of course...
It includes a comprehensive patchbay, quite a few power supplies and the leads to hook it all up, plus the original Calrec manual/schematics. It will be professionally packed and the shipping rates indicated are APPROXIMATE only!!!! Please do not email and ask how much it is for shipping as I will not know until it is accurately weighed and boxed
Please see the many high resolution photos I have posted to see the good condition this console is in. Considering it dates from the early 90's it is not too bad at all - have a look at the photos and make your own minds up! The Royal Opera House had the budget to maintain this regardless of expense but it is untested and sold totally AS-IS with no returns whatsoever. This was in use up until recently when the ROH switched over to Studer digital mixers
This little beauty is ideal DAW front end and you will get some amazing sounds from it. It has that Calrec/Neve warmth to it and you can tell this just by running a couple of channels up with no eq, it just seems to do something to the sound which just seems so right. People who have used vintage Calrec/Neve consoles before will know exactly what I am talking about
Just as spares alone, or if it is broken and sold as modules it would be worth over £30k + VAT!!!
This is a genuine Buy It Now sale and it may be one of the ebay bargains of the year Grab it soon!
By the way, check out the strange patchbay at the bottom, ' ...it's a Ghielmetti and is the highest quality you can buy'