ChromaTalk Archives: April 2004
- Re: Chroma For Sale (2 messages)
- chroma report and sounds on bluesynths.com!
- Expander on Ebay
- Chroma on Ebay (Arp Slider Caps) (3)
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Olli  · Sun, 4 Apr 2004 21:13:09 +0200
Am 29.03.2004 um 18:09 schrieb Chris Ryan:
Ken's Chromas are indeed still for sale.
just wrote him a mail. let's see :-)
Olli  · Mon, 5 Apr 2004 23:35:24 +0200
ken told me, you lucky b. got the expander...
that would clearly be more useful for me...
Olli  · Sun, 4 Apr 2004 21:19:21 +0200
for now, the text is just in german. english version will follow.
See Reviews for the latest URLs.
David Clarke [21030085++] · Thu, 15 Apr 2004 19:57:39 -0400
It certainly isn't a steal (price-wise), but if anybody is really convinced that they need an Expander, I see there's one currently listed on Ebay.
- Item #3718357465
- Starting Bid Amt. = US $1,995.00 (gulp!))
(Chris R. - due to the links in the text, I've got to assume that the Ebay description was copy-and-pasted directly from the A-Z of Analogue review.)
David Clarke [21030085++] · Tue, 20 Apr 2004 22:48:55 -0400
Folks - looks to be a Chroma on Ebay, $100 starting bid (Item #3719413010).
This one seems to have ARP-style slider caps (a la Omni, Quadra, Axxe, etc.) Also, it seems someone got a bit inventive with a set of tin snips around the rear power supply switch.
Looking at the back of the lid, I don't see any screw holes above the jack panel ... all the other Chroma/expanders I've seen have had two holes to screw the panel to the jack panel - one just above the "Studio Output" XLR, the other down near the Serial Number tag - which appears missing on this fella. Also, I don't see any vents punched into the lid on the top right ... sort of odd. (maybe an early metal lid?)
Jimmy Moyer  · Wed, 21 Apr 2004 00:51:58 EDT
Hmmm... I still have the original 8-page glossy flyer. This one on ebay looks like the one in the photos. Arp-style sliders, no top vents, and look closely at parameter #2 - "POLY / MONO".
The back panel in the flyer is not the same - only a single XLR, but there's no way to tell for certain from the flyer that the back panel photo is not from a different sample.
Still, this could be some history here?
David Clarke [21030085++] · Wed, 21 Apr 2004 22:16:52 -0400
and look closely at parameter #2 - "POLY / MONO".
The back panel in the flyer is not the same - only a single XLR, but there's no way to tell for certain from the flyer that the back panel photo is not from a different sample. Still, this could be some history here?
Given the problems that had occurred with Power Supplies, it is not out of the question that this one may have had the PSU swapped (and when they're swapped, it is easier to do that as a whole unit, including the back panel.)
It would be interesting to know what S/N is marked on the inside (and/or what version of firmware is installed).
Anybody on the list have a Chroma like this one? (no vents and a front panel with POLY/MONO instead of FSW MODE)?