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#1547336 - 10/13/17 08:27 PM bought another VS2480
I_CaneFire Offline
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Hi All,
There was a VS-2480HD here in the Washington DC metro area on craigslist. It was for sale for $400 or best offer. He sold it to me for $340.00 with scsi cd drive and monitor.
Devaluation / Value is in the eye of the beholder.

I am now the proud owner of 2 VS2480s and a VS2000. Once I had two VS2000s and a vs1880. THen I lucked up on a vs2480. I recently sold a vs2000 to a friend after modding it with an SSD.

Now I am going to modify this VS2480 with an SSD. The goal is more tracks at a higher bit rate. I am no longer a fan of RDAC (the roland compression). I forgot to ask if the VS2480 has vs8f2 cards in it. We'll see. I will make some more videos about the unit , describing how to use two together and how to convert hdd to ssd.
Now I have to find more SSD and the adapter.

Cheers,
Ian

Video added... https://youtu.be/QLgxq-T5TaE


Edited by I_CaneFire (10/15/17 02:40 PM)

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#1547347 - 10/13/17 09:30 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: I_CaneFire]
Eric Collins Offline
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Wow, that's quite a bargain if it's in decent shape!
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#1547350 - 10/13/17 09:59 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: Eric Collins]
I_CaneFire Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
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Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Yes sir,
Just finished checking it out.
All the faders work. One is is sluggish. I plan to open it and see what's going on. It stops just shy of the 0 db line.
It had a lot of dust and dust bunnies in the fan and fader areas. The surface it rather clean. Though on one spot someone placed something hot on its surface and left a burn mark. It is not in a critical area though.
The inputs work and it has two VS8f2 cards in it. Next I will take out the 30 gig hd that's in it. Replace with 128g samsung ssd.
It is on version 2.50
Cheers,
Ian

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#1547362 - 10/14/17 08:04 AM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: I_CaneFire]
blair Offline
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Registered: 04/06/13
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cheers
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#1547395 - 10/14/17 02:29 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: blair]
manalishi Offline
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Registered: 02/19/17
Posts: 52
Loc: Cambridge, England
Great score. I haven't been quite so lucky, but I now have two 2480s (one 'full-fat' with MB-24 and VE-7000 and the other kept standard as a back-up).

As you're further along with the SSD thing than me, a question: have you thought about experimenting with either deleting the fan or making it switchable?

I'm wondering if the HDD->SSD conversion drops the power consumption enough to make it possible to take out the fan. Here in my workshop-cum-studio in England, the ambient temp is rarely above 25C (77F).

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#1547400 - 10/14/17 03:20 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: manalishi]
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#1547439 - 10/14/17 10:03 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: Waterman]
I_CaneFire Offline
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Hi All,
I am putting the finishing touches on a video of the second unit. I had an adapter and a SSD card that was meant for something else. So I have placed it in the VS2480 and it is working fine. It was a much faster set up since I did not choose surface scan and I selected the quick format.
I did in fact disconnect the fan. The fan in this newer unit was loud. I am going to try it fanless for two months and share my findings.
Video coming soon. https://youtu.be/QLgxq-T5TaE
Cheers,
IAn


Edited by I_CaneFire (10/15/17 02:40 PM)

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#1547511 - 10/15/17 01:47 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: I_CaneFire]
manalishi Offline
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Registered: 02/19/17
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Loc: Cambridge, England
Thanks Ian, as it's getting to Winter here, I think I'll do the same on the fan.
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#1553779 - 12/08/17 09:19 AM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: manalishi]
WillTr Offline
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Registered: 12/06/17
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I've mounted a switch on the back cover for switching on/off the fan, i've mounted also a blinking led on the front side witch is flashing if the fan is turned off, this way I can see if the fan is off, I think it's better to have the the option to switch the fan on again if it's to hot. (There's a reason for a fan) sorry for my English.. Will (Crosswood-Studio Belgium)
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#1553840 - 12/08/17 06:15 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: I_CaneFire]
Bran Offline
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Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 58
How has it been going fanless?


 Originally Posted By: I_CaneFire
Hi All,
I am putting the finishing touches on a video of the second unit. I had an adapter and a SSD card that was meant for something else. So I have placed it in the VS2480 and it is working fine. It was a much faster set up since I did not choose surface scan and I selected the quick format.
I did in fact disconnect the fan. The fan in this newer unit was loud. I am going to try it fanless for two months and share my findings.
Video coming soon. https://youtu.be/QLgxq-T5TaE
Cheers,
IAn

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#1553960 - 12/09/17 07:10 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: Bran]
I_CaneFire Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 136
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Fanless has been wonderful. No problems thus far.
The people who connect an on off switch to the fan are the ones to follow.

I like the low noise. I am going to open it again in a few months to see if there is a lot of dust in there.

Both of my units are used. When I first opened them there were dust bunnies everywhere. I would imagine that without a fan it could be worse.

Covering these machines when not in use is a must.

I am really happy with my 2480s. I don't use my VS2000 anymore. I want the 2480s to last for a long time.

Cheers,
Ian

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#1554041 - 12/10/17 02:41 PM Re: bought another VS2480 [Re: manalishi]
WillTr Offline
Will Tranchet
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Registered: 12/06/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Belgium - Ghent
I've mounted a switch on the back cover for switching on/off the fan, i've mounted also a blinking led on the front side witch is flashing if the fan is turned off, this way I can also see if the fan is off, I think it's better to have the the option to switch the fan on again if it's to hot. (There's a reason for a fan) sorry for my English.. Will (Crosswood-Studio Belgium)

Edited by WillTr (12/11/17 09:29 AM)
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