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Servicing an ADT console
« on: January 21, 2020, 10:13:54 AM »
I'm in the process of aquring an older ADT 5MT-S. It is in working order, has been recapped 5 years ago (and only seen sporadic use since then). No automation, just two VCA busses, 4 band EQ, no dynamics section. According to the seller (who seems like a very nice guy by all acounts and only sells the console because it doesn't get much use these days) there are the usual quirks now and then that come with an older console, but no big problems. Some but not all schematics come with the console and he said he called the ADT owner Karl Juengling before, who has the schematics memorized and always helped him out.

Does anybody here have experience with these desks? Any reason to stay away from it? Thanks!


jensenmann

Re: Servicing an ADT console
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 10:26:15 AM »
Go for it. 5MTs are complex but ADT (Gerd, not Karl) is very helpful. I have a C Series in my dayjob and I would not want to trade it for any other console. None.
If you have specific questions shoot me a pm and we can talk on the phone.
Jens
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living sounds

Re: Servicing an ADT console
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 10:45:40 AM »
Thank you very much, jensenmann! I will go for it. Might take you up on that offer once I have it here. Do you happen to have schematics?

living sounds

Re: Servicing an ADT console
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 10:56:14 AM »
And what do you think about the EQs, how good are they / what would you compare the sound to?

jensenmann

Re: Servicing an ADT console New
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 04:18:26 PM »
I have schematics for my desk (48x C05E channels). It´s this one:


EQ + filters are very versatile. What I really love is the 30kHz shelving band.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2020, 04:59:13 PM by jensenmann »
Jens
Quote from: PRR
The tubes of course don't care what frequency they distort

living sounds

Re: Servicing an ADT console
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 08:25:18 PM »
I'd be very interested in the schematics, of course.  8)

The console I am looking into buying hasn't got shelving bands, but 4 fully parametric Wien bridge type EQs and a highpass as well as a lowpass, both continously variable.

I can post pictures from the inside next week if I get it and people are interested.


 

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