MCI 542 Recording console in good condition. This console was completely gone through 5 years ago by a longtime LA studio tech for use as his own board (so you know he did it right). The tech in question is very highly regarded and worked for Val Garay and Peter Asher, and Emmy Lou Harris to name a few people.
He had the board running in his own studio for 1 year before a personal tragedy forced him to close his studio and I acquired the board. This is a full 42 channel frame but ten channels were not redone, and some parts from some of these channels were used to fix other I/O modules.
So in effect this is a 32x32x8 mixing console. Power supplies were completely rebuilt and should be good for another 20 years. They are spot on the required voltage.The audio was converted to +- 18 volts and all op amps converted to 5534's. This is a major deal because the old op-amps have not been made for many years and are impossible to find. The SSL 4000 board was almost a direct copy of this board, but the MCI sounds better because of a significantly cleaner signal path. The console has one of the best and most musical EQ's ever made.
Many hit records where recorded on this particular board, and the list of stuff recorded on 500 series consoles is pretty incredible. There is no better sounding or more functional console on the market anywhere close to this price range. Anyone that tells you differently does not know what they are talking about and has no idea how many incredible sounding hit records were recorded on these consoles.
The 500 console was Gus Dudgeon's (Elton John's producer) favorite console based on how it sounds. Lots of cabling is intact on the board including over 48 channels of outboard, and 24 channels of I/O not to mention cabling for 2 track, alt speakers, and AUX sends. This will save you 100's of hours of time. Please let me know if you have any questions. That is fine and to help you with the logistics here is some information if you decide to do this.
I would assume you would have the console crated for transport and the approximate dimensions of the console and power supplies inside plywood crates (you would do best to crate them separately, as I did when I moved it a few years back) will be approximately. 105 x 45 x 60 / 1450lbs. 45 x 39 x 24 / 300 lbs. I also have a few videos of the console in action, but can not figure out how to add them to this listing, if you would like to see these please send me a message and I will reply with a link. The item "MCI JH-542 Analog Recording Console Classic Mixer / Simliar to Neve, API, SSL" is in sale since Wednesday, April 26, 2017.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Live & Studio Mixers". The seller is "westimatedprola" and is located in Danbury, Connecticut. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.