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    joel77
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    Hi all. New to the forum. Looks like a cool, informative place.

    I’m researching a purchase of a QU32. Today, the price difference between the Chrome and the non-chrome desk in $200. What exactly are the new features of the Chrome series, if the non-chrome mixer has the latest firmware update? Is it just chrome colored faders and knobs?

    I’ve been searching the net, but I can’t seem to find any definitive answer.

    Thanks you!

    Joel
    Studio 52

    #53147
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    Andreas
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    Chrome knobs and fader caps are the only difference, same hardware in any other aspect so same set of features when running same firmware version.
    Depending on use the chrome finish may be more than only decoration, in darker live environments it may enhance fader visibility significantly.

    #53149
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    joel77
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    Thank you, Andreas!

    Anyone with the new Chrome version? Just curious if the chrome is more visible in a darkened setting? That might be worth the extra $.

    #53151
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    [XAP]Bob
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    It would be – the black can be quite hard to see…

    #53162
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    airickess
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    A dimmable gooseneck lamp is a cheaper investment.

    #53169
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    [XAP]Bob
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    A couple of white stickers would be even cheaper…

    Can’t bring myself to use sticky things on the QU though.

    #53170
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    airickess
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    Silver Sharpie is even cheaper.
    Personally I’ve not had any issues with finding faders and fader levels on the Qu console in low-light situations when I am not using a lamp of any kind. The knobs for the EQ section do disappear rather well in low-light situations but I’ve not yet encountered an audio emergency while using the Qu where having a silver knob would have helped me more than having a black knob.

    #53197
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    joel77
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    I’ve decided that for $200 I can get a couple of A&H’s dimmable lamps, which I need anyway. Makes more since to me.

    Thank you all for your input.

    Joel
    Studio 52

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