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Old June 21st, 2011, 03:22 AM   #16
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Re: Twelco TW-LP4 32 mixer question

There are several of these mixers for sale on the UK e-bay, they look very good and have some nice features for the money: sintra3000wan | eBay UK

More details about the company and products here: http://www.twelco.hu/prode.htm
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 05:25 PM   #17
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Evan, I got it off Ebay from the same guy that Gary linked to. It is a factory refurb, looks like brand new. I've been using it for about a month now on a few corporate shoots, a short and most recently a feature. It is performing awesomely. Very flexible, all the features I needed, and I've been running it off of one NP-1B battery for four days of shooting now, using phantom power. It still reads as nearly full, but I'll change the battery before the next shoot day and charge the one I've been using. All in all, I couldn't be happier!
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 05:26 PM   #18
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BTW, I'm mostly using mine with a Rode NTG-3, and it sounds great. Really clean.

Mine is the three channel version...
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Old September 13th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #19
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Just an update from me on these mixers, I have done a lot of research and looked into the background of the guy who makes them and he is a sound recordist himself so knows his stuff.

The mixers are very well made and are sold as factory re-furbs direct on e-bay and I am getting two of them to add to my production kit, a four channel LP4S and a six channel LP4-62.

They have some very good pro features and for the money I don't think there is anything of this quality and flexibility to touch them.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #20
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I'm already thinking about adding a four channel model when money allows for it. Still thrilled with mine.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:02 AM   #21
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Had a few happy hours setting my first mixer up yesterday, int old days of broadcast we used to do acceptance tests on all audio kit but this seems to have been thrown out the window along with the staff now.

These mixers are very well made and I was able to adjust the limiter threshold and calibrate the outputs and meters with no problems at all, initial tests show that they are very quiet and have some very good features and for the money (I paid 400 delivered for this one:http://www.twelco.hu/LP4S_userman.pdf) I don't think there is anything near it on the market. Even the outputs are transformer balanced and all the switches and pots are very smooth and pro like.

I had a sign ENG44 a few years ago which was a bit of a toy, but this is far superior, arrived in as new condition with a full set of AA rechargeable batteries, two power supplies (sadly two pin euro ones) and a very useable case.

My only criticism is the ballistics of the BBC type PPM meters, they are just re-scaled VU's so are too quick but having said that are still useable for quick gain settings, as the limiters are very good quality they stop any over mod happening and as I have the auto gain set on ch3+4 of my camera all levels can be recorded safely but with plenty of headroom.

Some of the great features are that you can link the inputs for stereo so you only have to use one pot to control the level of a stereo mic or source, you can also get sep outputs for multi track recording straight from the four mic amps and the mix of outputs available inc a video assist are very comprehensive.
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