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Old 07-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #15
Stu
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I had a Zed R16 as the main interface in my studio for a year or so before we closed, the desk is now in use in another studio - 4 years old and in absolute perfect condition without any maintenance.

The drivers were rock solid with reaper and I never experienced a single problem, build quality is outstanding for the price. I'd say the SOS review is pretty spot on.

Regarding the sound of the mic pre's and the headroom, I can only assume serr has not used this model as if anything the pre's are slightly on the warm/thick end of the spectrum, they added a fair bit of weight to everything I recorded with them. They aren't amazing, but you would need to spending frankly silly money to get better, and certainly wouldn't be the weakest link in most studios - in other words, good enough for proffesional work. The EQ was of a similar standard, certainly good enough for real work and very useful to get the right sound going in. Headroom was also never an issue, either during recording or using the desk to sum a mix.
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