Author Topic: DL1608 vs. DL16S  (Read 671 times)

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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2018, 12:11:57 AM »
Maybe you should be looking at a Presonus 16R since you mentioned the Midas series ($) or a Ui24 Soundcraft.
https://www.presonus.com/products/StudioLive-16R

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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2018, 01:53:33 AM »
Though there is no immediate need for any new purchase or acquisition, yes, I am well aware and informed of those two products, as well as with all the currently manufactured and comparable product offerings. 
Six years on, and IME, the MasterFader Classic & 4 UI still proves not just functional, but enjoyable, as well as the most approachable UI for newbies. Add in the
Reverb upgrade with the latest version4 upgrade, and I look forward to continued use so long as the hardware holds up.

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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2018, 11:08:28 AM »
I usually use Master Fader at breakfast to setup for a show.  I did it yesterday for Today's show.  It's the first time out with this configuration of a band.  Being able to setup a show without the mixer present is great.

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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2018, 03:46:45 AM »
Back to the subject, I forgot a new tool not in the DL1608 and that is the Oscillator (pink, white and sine wave).  :) Once the Reference Guide is released there will be more differences identified such as 2 more DCA (VCA), mute, view, subgroups etc.
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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2018, 09:25:57 PM »
I was wondering if the DL1608 was going to get the 6 groups and 6 VCAs and I just expected the Oscillator to be there, but that probably requires special hardware than doesn't exist on the 1608.

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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2018, 11:20:47 PM »
Time will tell  :) It's all software
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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2018, 03:01:08 PM »
I should have compared the DL1608 to the "New" DL16S instead of the XR18, my bad. Let's see what is new and exciting with the DL16S that's not on the DL1608. The clear and obvious difference of course is the form factor. The DL16S is a stage box not a desktop. Then the preamps are totally digitally controlled. For me that was never a problem since I don't mix adjusting preamp levels once setup along with the recall ability (mics seem to keep moving position). The small digital adjustment was more than sufficient. The universal phantom power 48V is finally gone. So  there is also the recording/playback of individual channels, instead of just stereo, with a external computer via USB. Then there is the addition of internal WiFi for  practice, certainly not for serious work. The internal power supply is a welcome change except for those running off batteries like me  :(. The biggest change however is the multi-platform MF additions. Although they are the same for both units except for new hardware controls not available on the DL1608 (Preamps, Phantom Power, Recording, form factor). If any of these tickle your fancy then by all means upgrade but don't throw your router away. Don't forget to upgrade your iPad (three or lower won't work) or trade it in for two new Android tabs.
Well, good to see your still fighting the fight. I basically gave my DL1608 away to a friend and after going with the XR18 for 6 months, bought the Midas M32C and Midas DL32 and never looked back. My XR18 is now my backup and mostly collects dust :).

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Re: DL1608 vs. DL16S
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2018, 05:25:27 PM »
Long time no hear. Well I see things are looking up based on your gear. Should get together again. PM me.  My DL been in a box for 3 yrs or so. Still trying to get all this stuff under 50lbs.
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