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I bought the 12.48 that Barks posted pics of, and it’s really nice!

I already have an Alice 2008, which I absolutely love. It’s the same as an 828, but with balanced XLR outputs and a few other bits and bobs.

I am going to send both to you Ted, if that’s OK, to be serviced.

The only problem is that I love both of them, hehe, so I’m trying to work out a window of time to part with each of them to send them to you one at a time. :P

The 2008 has a few minor issues, but I have a bit of masking tape at the top of each channel strip, with those things noted. EG: The high EQ control does nothing on Channel 7, and channels 4 & 5 only work with the Gain control set to 12 o’clock or above. I just pull the fader down if need be, and have never had any problems. Channel 1 isn’t working at all at the moment, and channel 6 works, but is microphonic. When you tap the case of the mixer, channel 6 makes a loud noise.
But when I bought it, NONE of the channels worked, as it was packed TERRIBLY by the seller. It was literally just wrapped loosely in one layer of thin carboard, with absolutely no protection at all! And the Courier delivery guy was showing off that he’d “got some air” going over the bridge on the way to my house, and a load of parcels had fallen over in the van.
It was so damaged that the VU meters were no INSIDE the case somewhere near to the holes that they should’ve been sitting in.
I managed to rescue them, and got 6 of the channels working to a degree that I have been using them every single day in the studio for the past year, but it would be lovely to have everything working.

The 12.48 that this topic is about, I’ve just started testing it. I’m getting no signal on the right side of the Monitor Output, which is a stereo 1/4 socket. I get both OK from the Headphone output though. Is it acceptable to use the headphone output instead of the Monitor Output, or will there be a noticeable difference in the sound for any reason? That’s what I’m having to do at the moment, but plan on sending it to you soon.

The other thing I’m wondering is that the main recording output only gets Groups 1 & 2. Is there a way to route all 4 groups to it, to essentially record all 4 GRoups to one stereo pair of outputs? IE, I want to record that I’m hearing from the Headphone/Monitor output (all 4 groups), rather than just Groups 1 & 2.

I’m off upto the studio right now. Got to run, to catch a bus!

Thanks Ted!