Posted by Greg Cameron on November 20, 2003 at 18:02:21:
In Reply to: Re: Consoles posted by Dave Rat on November 17, 2003 at 22:51:00:
I'll throw in one more possibly important consideration between the 2 models. The 4K is pretty much a dedicated FOH board, whereas the H3K is a dual duty board for either FOH or monitors. Yamaha's monitor version of the 4K is the PM4000M. They rectified the "one use only" issue with the new PM5K though.
: : Dave,
: : I am from edmonton canada. I am looking into buying a new console for this church i do work at. They have a pretty big budget. So i was thinking big. Like 4k or H3000. I am very biased to the Yam. 4K, b/c it is all i use. What is your take on the 4K. Pros/Cons. I used a H3000 once. I really liked it. Can you give me your take on this subject of choosing a 4k or a midas.
: : Thanks for your time Dave.
: : Chase Tower
: Both are excellent consoles and should serve well for years to come.
: Here are some aspects of each, as I see them, that may help in your decision:
: The 4K is easier to operate/understand for less experienced engineers.
: Our 4K's have been more reliable than our H3000's though we do move them around alot.
: The 4K is less expensive.
: The H3000 offers more control/features. The push on, push off, lighted aux group sends on the H3000 are very useful, especially with the global "stereo, dual mono, group assign" feature.
: The H3000 is more impressive looking.
: Both consoles offer adequate sound quality that exceeds the quality of most speaker systems.
: The Midas is a newer console and may have a bit longer "accepatability" period than the 4K. Depending, of course, on the application.
: 4K's can be purchased at a very resonable price used right now and it may be worth considering having a used one cleaned and re-fadered.
: If you are purchasing new, the Midas should hold value a bit better as used 4K's are becoming very abundant while the H3000 seems remain a national touring standard.
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