analog for the people!
Where did you get your Gepco cable? Redco has it in all colors of the rainbow for $0.14/ft. That's probabl what I'm going to do because then I can make up the harness in the original colors MCI spec'ed.
My studiomate got it, I think through Full Compass. Redco is excellent too.
Yeah this whole wiring thing with this caliber of console is just a new and interesting thing. And yes it makes a WHOLE lot of sense when you think about the jack panels in the recording rooms as essentially a remote jack panel for the mixer, so why would you have jacks on the mixer too? Same thing at church...we have a Allen & Heath GL-3300-32 there.
I used to have a GL-3300-24. Nice mixers. But yeah, makes me wonder who was popping for the Mic Patching option on this console in their day--not many people, apparently! The 'bays don't pop up too much. Who needed them when the studio lines were all intended to hit the console mic channel inputs first thing!
I must say, though, yes the Tuchel's seem like the bane of the late model MCI owner, but the Tuchel jack rack on the back of your JH-600 is...cooooooool.
They do look cool And they do have their pluses. Nice to be able to move things around, at least in groups of 4-8. Example, since I only have one Tuchel made up for the preamp breakouts right now, that's 8 mic preamp lines that I can pop into whatever group of 8 channels I'm wanting to use on the console--1-8, 9-16, 17-24 etc...also if we were to, say, add another 8ch of digital converter i/o, I'd probably move the 8-track channels over 8 places on the patch bay to accommodate them; this would simply mean unplugging its two Tuchels and snapping them into the next two sockets over...so worth a bit of the hassle for a little mobility should I want or need to reconfigure.
Brian, what is the module with the transistors above the power terminals at the lower right of the back of the console?
That's part of the PSU connection module; the transistors (and red test points above 'em) are +5v. That whole cover plate with the transistors and PSU terminals comes off with some screws and there are four more 8,700uf audio rail caps lurking behind it in big silver GE cans like the ones in your 416 PSU...I guess the eight 8,700ufs in the audio PSU weren't enough lol. I'm not overtly looking forward to replacing the big power supply caps...