Hi Pete, some know the history as I started a thread a couple weeks ago asking if anybody here had worked on this console. It was built for and came from UCLA's Theater, Film and Television department. I was told it was used to cut a lot of cast albums and jazz records when she was installed there (mid 60's to early 70's). I've been trying to find out more about her.
I picked her up just before she hit the dump. The custodian at the school contacted me as I had just penned the article on the history of Electrodyne, Quad Eight ad Sphere. He was told to take the console to the srap yard, instead he did a little research on the Internet, found my article, contacted me and asked if I was interested in the preamp modules ( this was about 10 years ago). Of course I said yes. When the modules came I called to let him know I got them. In talking I asked where they came from. He told me and then described the console. I asked for some pictures and if he'd be willing to have me ship it to upstate NY. He said if I arranged the shipping I could have the console. A friend of mine at the time (RIP) worked for Forward Air and he could ship anything anywhere for 100.00. The rest as they say, is history.
She was built as a 12x3 but only used as a 12x2 console. I got all the modules up and running about 8 years ago but never actually got around to restoring the console. The beauty is that I will leave 6 modules racked in the live room for tracking and install my other 7 modules in the console itself. Because they are a modular "cassette" style, I can slide the 6 out of the live room rack and slide them right into the console when needed. This gives me lots of options. Not bad for a 50 year old piece of kit.