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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2015, 09:59:25 AM »
I think everyone knew what I was suggesting, I have not actually counted the pins on my old lead, if it's thirty it's thirty, will wait for the Dl 806 lightening to hit 500 euros and then buy a couple I think.

How many pins does the Lightning have by the way?
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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2015, 10:30:35 AM »
I want to securely dock my pad mate, but that's very kind of you,

They need to stop messing about now and do the both versions for  the same price and throw in the adaptor free,

699 euros for the lightening version still,

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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2015, 12:51:50 PM »
http://www.thomann.de/gb/mackie_dl_lightning_dock_service_kit.htm

I notice there  are 13 pins on this adaptor, how  hard would it be to solder a trailing  lightening cable  in to the motherboard and do away with this adaptor all together,

Ok it' sounds mean, but if you had a couple of old DLS, paying 120 euros for two adapters would pee me off a bit,

Are  there any components on that little board, it does not appear so


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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2015, 01:53:28 PM »
I want to securely dock my pad mate, but that's very kind of you,

They need to stop messing about now and do the both versions for  the same price and throw in the adaptor free,

699 euros for the lightening version still,

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Hey Kev,

Not to make you feel bad and hindsight is 20/20, when the lightning version was introduced, both versions were exactly the same price here in Toronto. Now that the 30 pin was reduced in price, the lightning remains high with a $220.00 difference. Ouch!
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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2015, 02:22:45 PM »
It's cheaper to buy a 30 pin and a lightning daughter board to swap in there.

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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #65 on: February 03, 2015, 02:52:31 PM »
It's cheaper to buy a 30 pin and a lightning daughter board to swap in there.

 :thu: Never even thought about that. Good idea!  8)
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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #66 on: February 03, 2015, 03:36:25 PM »
I want to securely dock my pad mate, but that's very kind of you,

They need to stop messing about now and do the both versions for  the same price and throw in the adaptor free,

699 euros for the lightening version still,

 :)

Hey Kev,

Not to make you feel bad and hindsight is 20/20, when the lightning version was introduced, both versions were exactly the same price here in Toronto. Now that the 30 pin was reduced in price, the lightning remains high with a $220.00 difference. Ouch!

It's called inventory clearance for the 30 pin units since none of the 30 pins will run their software satisfactorily. That should be a big hint for those with iPad 2, 3's.
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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #67 on: February 03, 2015, 04:03:24 PM »
Now you have me wondering if I should get the lightning adapter upgrade kit before they are all gone.  (ipad 2)  It would give the mixer a longer life.

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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #68 on: February 03, 2015, 04:38:01 PM »
The lightning upgrade kit will be available as long as the lightning DL is around at least as a spare part.

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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2015, 05:19:59 PM »
Talk about special sale on 30 pin $399 for the DL806 and $699 for the DL1608. Finally hit my prediction. That's $200 more for the lightning on the DL806 and $300 more for the DL1608 from Sweetwater.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DL806
Inventory clearance anyone. Get them while they last!!
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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2015, 06:37:42 PM »
Talk about special sale on 30 pin $399 for the DL806 and $699 for the DL1608. Finally hit my prediction. That's $200 more for the lightning on the DL806 and $300 more for the DL1608 from Sweetwater.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DL806
Inventory clearance anyone. Get them while they last!!

Do you think it's possible that the handwriting is on the wall for this particular platform? Not to be a doomsayer or anything.  :)
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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #71 on: February 03, 2015, 09:18:35 PM »
Hi guys

 Is it possible to do what I said with a trailing lead straight to the multi pin,

 I imagine the conductors in the Lightning   cable are  too puny for a robust solution.

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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2015, 01:16:22 AM »
Buy an iPad Mini and a 30 pin to Lightning adapter (and take the mini to the can with you when you need to go)?

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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2015, 03:08:59 AM »
Talk about special sale on 30 pin $399 for the DL806 and $699 for the DL1608. Finally hit my prediction. That's $200 more for the lightning on the DL806 and $300 more for the DL1608 from Sweetwater.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DL806
Inventory clearance anyone. Get them while they last!!

Do you think it's possible that the handwriting is on the wall for this particular platform? Not to be a doomsayer or anything.  :)
Not a chance they have nothing to replace it with. It's just an indirect way of giving you a hint that iPad 2,3 and all 30 pins are history on MF3.x. $50 and 10 minutes installs the lightning connector or if you don't need the cradle then a $12 cable will do the trick or the overpriced Apple cable for $34.
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Re: X18 X18R X16R X12R Details & Video
« Reply #74 on: February 04, 2015, 01:52:36 PM »
Talk about special sale on 30 pin $399 for the DL806 and $699 for the DL1608. Finally hit my prediction. That's $200 more for the lightning on the DL806 and $300 more for the DL1608 from Sweetwater.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DL806
Inventory clearance anyone. Get them while they last!!

Do you think it's possible that the handwriting is on the wall for this particular platform? Not to be a doomsayer or anything.  :)
Not a chance they have nothing to replace it with. It's just an indirect way of giving you a hint that iPad 2,3 and all 30 pins are history on MF3.x. $50 and 10 minutes installs the lightning connector or if you don't need the cradle then a $12 cable will do the trick or the overpriced Apple cable for $34.

Yes, Mackie would be cutting off their nose, despite their face if they phased out the 806/1608 platform without having an equivalent format to replace it. So lightning connector it is. Makes sense in the overall scheme of things. Onwards and upwards.  :)
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