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Old 10-14-2007, 10:35 PM
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A&H Xone V6 and S6 both discontinued?

Not sure if this is old news or not but I just noticed this. Right off the A&H website so it must be true. Heres a link, look all the way at the bottom of the "Out of Production" list. It shows both of them. Maybee they finally figured out they price was just way too high.

http://www.allen-heath.com/veterans/
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:32 AM
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doesnt suprise me and i wonder how many units in total they sold of the v6?

nice mixer but the knobs were way to tourqy for me way too tight the urei had just the right resistance

ive never seen a bozak but i imajine its the same in feel as a urei

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plus the v6 sounded nice but for 4000 less yuo could get a mixer that had the same sound quality

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Old 10-15-2007, 06:36 AM
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yes i was going to post this a couple weeks ago - didnt see 'discontinued' but both mixers disappeared off a+hs www

theyll still be on sale for a while... loads of em unsold
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:21 AM
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yes i was going to post this a couple weeks ago - didnt see 'discontinued' but both mixers disappeared off a+hs www

theyll still be on sale for a while... loads of em unsold

sorry I have to disagree with your statement, the V6's and S6s where practically built to order, not even UK based shops had any below a couple of weeks waiting time, so there won't be any inventory around I guess.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:07 PM
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sorry I have to disagree with your statement, the V6's and S6s where practically built to order, not even UK based shops had any below a couple of weeks waiting time, so there won't be any inventory around I guess.

you sure about that? A websearch reveals quite a few out there. Maybe a lot of shops with only one or two out there, but theyre there... for now.

Though maybe 'loads' is a bit of an overstatement. Maybe nows the time to buy.
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:59 PM
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They appear to have moved off of the UK site mixer lineup, but they both still show on the US site: http://www.allen-heath.com/US/dj_mixers.asp
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:06 PM
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you sure about that? A websearch reveals quite a few out there. Maybe a lot of shops with only one or two out there, but theyre there... for now.

Though maybe 'loads' is a bit of an overstatement. Maybe nows the time to buy.

There are plenty of shops here with them in stock, when they came out I remember even some of the smaller dj shops carried at least one in stock.
The closest I ever got to one was seeing it in a glass cabinet, the only place I know of that it's always on demo is Sapphires in London
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:24 PM
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I read something a while ago (which I can't find now) that mentioned the V6 & S6 were going to have to be discontinued due to some new law relating to electrical equipment. At the time I also saw people thinking it wouldn't affect this mixer but uh.. maybe it did? Don't know but I'd love to find out the real reason they discontinued them.
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:56 PM
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Maybe because the were not RoHS compliant is my guess.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:54 AM
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Valves are exempt from ROHS legislation.

The only parts in the V6 which could be affected are some of the semiconductors. If you consider that the likes of Burr Brown, Analog Devices, Linear Technologies etc, have some excellent ROHS-compliant replacements, I do not believe for one second that the V6/S6 range is discontinued for that reason.

When you consider how few sales are made of 'high end DJ gear' (about 1 for every thousand Pioneer mixers sold), it makes perfect business sense for A+H to cancel the series and hope that the V6 and S6 pass into 'mythology', along with the Bozak and other discontinued classic mixers.

The status given to the company on the basis of the discontinued 'classics' is probably more valuable to them then the profits from selling the mixers.

Having said that, there's always the possibility that they have 'high end' replacements coming, and the ROHS gives them a perfect excuse to release replacements, without any allegations from people that they just trying to milk the product line (which is what hi-fi OEMs such as Musical Fidelity are famous for doing; when you consider how few real developments have occurred in analogue circuitry in the last 20 years, it's funny how MF have a 'new, improved' range every 6 months...)


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It could also be the solder used. Roland had to pull the MV-8000 because of the banned lead based solder ( ROHS ).

Just thought I'd throw that in.
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