Iím not saying itís the Pits! I havenít even heard in the real world of high end PA. Someone commented is, it being used in the Empire and I said, no. LOL now doesnít that strike you a bit odd?
I wonder how many studios use dbx4800 or Dolby Lake.
We have sold 12 Lakes to the casino's around here, and a live engineer I work with here bought his own personal one. I have heard and toyed with them a bit, not enough to touch every parameter that they are capable of....they of course, are incredibly transparent, especially considering how much you can modify the signal path...I think one of it's most unique features is being able to have different slope shapes on either side of an EQ point or crossover point. Routing,delay, and crossover possibilities are way over the top for any casual user, but it completely replaces about 22 rack spaces of conventional gear that isn't capable of doing as much. I'd have to ask the front office, but I believe they cost about $4500.00 US.
Lake update.....discontinued....no longer produced. Dolby will support repairs for now...no telling how long.
I am involved in refurbishing a historically significant club in Marin. There was significant pressure to go with the Dolby Lake. To me, it was not user friendly (unnecessarily complex) and very pricey. After much deliberation (because of my respect for the protagonist...), I instead opted for their major competitor the xta 448. I own a few of these and run into them in the better systems I engineer at festivals and better clubs. The xta 4-series are phenomenally powerful units, and the AudioCore software is YIKES! impressive.
Lucky me. Damned glad I made the right choice...
(You too - vote!)
What do you think Bo? This is the Clair Brothers version.....
Ken, I don't know the differences / advantages with the "Clair Bros. version", but I think I know this unit, stock. I believe it is the same / nearly same iteration used at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, a hall I'm lucky to have worked many times.
2 in, 6 out - would that be enough? Aren't your new Westlakes 4-ways? :dont-know
These are very powerful units and support a laptop control interface. Both GEQ and PEQ's are available, as well as delay, relative gain, etc. Frankly, there is nothing you can't do (ooh... double negative!) with these. They sound great in SR applications - I have never heard (nor know of) them in audiophile apps.
Oldmics - you out there? Do you know what differences there might be with the Clair version?
The amp company Lab Gruppen has taken over Lake and will be releasing a new stand alone Lake/Lab Gruppen DSP. Their latest series of amps has the Lake DSP built in.....Very cool, very expensive!
No idea on service and support of the older units though.
Seen their name credited on the end credits of U2 Rattle and Hum region 2 DVD.
Found this interesting video on youtube about The Clair Brothers, history.
2008 Parnellis- Clair Brothers
That was an interesting 5 minutes.
I have been to their facility........it is unbelievable!
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