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Old 02-11-2018, 04:06 AM
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Peavey? I didn't know they were making that kind of stuff. Good for them. But that price tag is pretty steep for what you get.
Well a QSYS doesn't go for much less as soon as you want 16+ analogue outs and Dante and AES...
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Well a QSYS doesn't go for much less as soon as you want 16+ analogue outs and Dante and AES...
Plus for the price of the QSys you get 24 Hour/ 7 Days a week support which the other devices don't give you.
The Peavey was the first device other than the BSS to give you flexibility.
The Qsys takes it to a whole other level.
There are some used Peavy units on Ebay for less than a $1000.00
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Well a QSYS doesn't go for much less as soon as you want 16+ analogue outs and Dante and AES...
Right, but my key point was '...fpr what you get'. I skimmed the manual on the Peavey, and the programming with the Q-Sys Designer software seems way more advanced.
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Plus for the price of the QSys you get 24 Hour/ 7 Days a week support which the other devices don't give you.
The Peavey was the first device other than the BSS to give you flexibility.
The Qsys takes it to a whole other level.
There are some used Peavy units on Ebay for less than a $1000.00
Yep, great support. A friend of mine in Encino was having a problem with his 250i. QSC replaced all of the insides and had him back up and running the same day.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:32 AM
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Plus for the price of the QSys you get 24 Hour/ 7 Days a week support which the other devices don't give you.
The Peavey was the first device other than the BSS to give you flexibility.
The Qsys takes it to a whole other level.
There are some used Peavy units on Ebay for less than a $1000.00
Right.

I never said that QSYS was in any way inferior and if you can spend 10k+ on such a box that's great, go for it. I also never said that the NION was better. I simply mentioned the existence of another system which as noted is used at a pretty credible facility.

By all means, get the QSYS if you need all those options and have the $$.

My point was there is almost nothing between the 10k range and the fixed architecture boxes like the Intonato and that the Xilica fills a gap there but it's limited. But now there's the MTRX EQ card so there's a new perspective.

My guess is that these open architecture DSP boxes with I/O cards are the future anyway. The more competition the better. What's great about them is that if you can pretty much program whatever you want to them even down to controlling the light switch in the projection booth remotely of you want to. Just add a new element to your iPad surface.
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Right.

I never said that QSYS was in any way inferior and if you can spend 10k+ on such a box that's great, go for it. I also never said that the NION was better. I simply mentioned the existence of another system which as noted is used at a pretty credible facility.

By all means, get the QSYS if you need all those options and have the $$.

My point was there is almost nothing between the 10k range and the fixed architecture boxes like the Intonato and that the Xilica fills a gap there but it's limited. But now there's the MTRX EQ card so there's a new perspective.

My guess is that these open architecture DSP boxes with I/O cards are the future anyway. The more competition the better. What's great about them is that if you can pretty much program whatever you want to them even down to controlling the light switch in the projection booth remotely of you want to. Just add a new element to your iPad surface.
I know you never said Qsys was inferior and I understand the price point. I even mentioned there are used Nion on Ebay that may help someone who wants that little more flexibly than some of the other boxes mentioned.

The new Dad/ Mom combination with room EQ looks like it would fit the bill for the vast majority of people here looking for a 7.1 monitor box.
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My point was there is almost nothing between the 10k range and the fixed architecture boxes like the Intonato and that the Xilica fills a gap there but it's limited.

It’s a shame QSC doesn’t make the 250i model anymore. It ran roughly half that.

Super exciting news about the EQ card for the MTRX. I hadn’t heard about that.
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Baldwin Masterpot 7.1 Surround Controller !!! i have one here .. used in a DVD authoring studio for 5.1 .. but does 7.1 .. very nice, you never see them for sale as everyone that bought one keeps them .. i have a rare one here for sale ..
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Two points:
1) on a much smaller scale, I use RME Totalmix w ARC USB controller as my monitoring controller. Features are minimal but you can gang channels. Not the thing for a stage, but adequate for cutting rooms, home rigs etc.

2) Pixar also uses NION for I/O matrix routing and monitor matrix. Very solid, does the job; has a special touchscreen interface w customizable controls.

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