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Collins 212 A Tube Console

*OVERHAUL COMPLETE*Stunning fifties valve/tube mixer in superb order. Immense sound and incredible build quality. Over $6k spent on thorough and detailed overhaul (120+ hours) - ready for immediate use. Looks, feels (and smells) like a WW2 battleship...

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$20000

Brokerage sale item. Located in the USA; dollar price excludes international shipping/import charges/vat. Please contact us to discuss/arrange payment.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Stunning fifties valve/tube mixer in superb order. Immense sound and the build quality is incredible – total over-spec engineering. Truly a sonic work of art.

Full overhaul just completed by an exceptional and meticulous console tech: over 120 hours’ work to make this amazing piece ready for immediate use – restoration cost was over $6k.

Description

Tony got to see this magnificent beast when he was in New York. It’s on a grander scale than it appears in photos – see the shots of it in situ with hand for perspective!

UPDATE: Restoration complete – console ready for action.

Dimensions (inches): 42” W x 19” D x 12” H

This Collins 212A mixer is for sale in full working order following a full and sympathetic service.

This console has two line inputs with eight mic inputs usually designated A or B mix output, but it has been carefully modified with direct outs on each channel.

It has been modified to allow direct outputs on each mic preamplifier and will be sold with H Pads in case the buyer wishes to use the console as a 10×2 line level mixer. The H pads allow you to lower the mic level to the appropriate line level without losing any quality from the source.

For detailed info head to this pdf for full specifications, plus the initial assessment of what service work is going to be done on it prior to shipping.

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This item is located in USA. The listing excludes tax, which may be payable depending on your location. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.

SHIPPING: Brokerage sale so shipping is arranged between the buyer and seller direct (but we can usually help with access to trusted couriers etc). If you need an estimate then get in touch.

Brokerage Sale Information:

Brokerage sale on behalf of a client. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please look at our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

The console is not at Soundgas although Tony did see it when he was in NYC. We only work in this way with trusted clients who understand their gear. That said, it is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction – if you have any questions at all please let us know before we arrange shipping.

As a brokerage sale, payment will be made to us but will be held in escrow for the seller until the buyer confirms satisfactory receipt of the item. The buyer has 14 days from receipt to raise any concerns, after which we will release funds to the seller. Full terms available on request.

Condition

 In superb condition for its age with expected but light signs of age across the unit. It really is quite something in the flesh. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition. Photos taken before the service/mods.

Tax

Brokerage item - see detailed description for more information on tax status of this sale.

Voltage Information

117/120v model. A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU. We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.

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