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#1028863 - 02/20/11 08:15 PM mackie proFX 8 vs Allen & Heath Zed 10 FX - comments?
dhart Offline
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I just sold my 10 yr old mackie 16 channel board today; my band sort of fell apart and it's way too much to carry to a solo or duo gig. Anyone have any experience with either of these? I hear the Mackie's USB port is noisy, though I don't necessarily need it for that. The A&H is a bit more pricey, around $300 vs around $230 for the Mackie. Unnecessary to spend more? Stupid to buy the cheaper board? Experience/advice appreciated.
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#1028884 - 02/21/11 01:19 AM Re: mackie proFX 8 vs Allen & Heath Zed 10 FX - comments? [Re: dhart]
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I love our ZED 428 but I'm not convinced it is as well made as our Mackie mixers. We have three. I had to send back four shipments because of damage before I accepted our current ZED 428. I've already sent it back once for warranty repair and now I have an issue with a stereo track's rca input. I'm wondering about the quality of the workmanship in these Asian made units. Still, lots of versatility and great sound.

Good luck with you choice.
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#1028909 - 02/21/11 10:11 AM Re: mackie proFX 8 vs Allen & Heath Zed 10 FX - comments? [Re: Doofie]
dhart Offline
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Thanks Doofie. I had thought the Mackies were road warriors, and never had a problem with mine, but I've seen some reveiws online talking about reliability issues. Guess I'll go take a look and go with gut instinct (and that may be heavily weighted towards the price).
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#1028922 - 02/21/11 11:25 AM Re: mackie proFX 8 vs Allen & Heath Zed 10 FX - comments? [Re: dhart]
Ken Sheehan Offline
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might want to check Soundcraft too.
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#1028986 - 02/21/11 04:51 PM Re: mackie proFX 8 vs Allen & Heath Zed 10 FX - comments? [Re: Ken Sheehan]
dhart Offline
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Loc: albany, ny
I looked at the Soundcraft EFX8 today, very nice but $120 more than the Mackie I ended up getting. I went for the proFX 12 for $279, vs $399 for the Soundcraft. Probably should have just gotten the Mackie 8 but I was afraid I wouldn't have enough non-stereo lines on occasion and for a few bucks and not much more size or weight it seemed the thing to do. We'll see how it works out.
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#1029045 - 02/21/11 11:25 PM Re: mackie proFX 8 vs Allen & Heath Zed 10 FX - comments? [Re: dhart]
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I have an older A&H board that I absolutely love. A MixWizard 20:4:2.

That said: I still use my old Mackie MS1202 I bought in the mid-90s.
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