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    Posted: 02 October 2007 at 9:17am
 i have mentioned these before in other threads,after looking for 2 years i have managed to aquire a mint condition one....the Matamp super-nova...they date from the early 1980`s and cost a fortune new.....dont let the old-fashioned looks put you off...these are handbuilt English quality at its very best...this one has the optional plywood case,(most were just supplied as a chassis for club install)....these are rare now,and its still the best sounding DJ mixer i have heard.
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By the way,i know of another that might be for sale soon,if anyone is interested.
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you best record a mix & put a link to download it in the mixes section then Ian.
 
it really does look mint by the way.
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Here`s a bit more info i found Dan...this is the Matamp brochure and price list dated 1988..it was £1350 without the case back then.....
 
 
 
 
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are matamp the same company as orange (guitar amps)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Static Age Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2007 at 5:43pm
its not too dissimilar (probably same era) to an old Citronic mixer i removed from a flight case once.
 
the Citronic was in 3 peices as opposed to 2. it consisted of the main body of the mixer, cross fader on seperate 19" panel & another panel containing the EQ.
 
all the parts were connected via cables & the power came via the main part of the mixer.
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I had one of those Citronics - my first 'proppa' mixer!
Ian, the mains switch looks dangerously easy to knock 'off' by todays 'less disciplined' dj's!
Are the bass & treble filters at the top hi & lo pass filters?
and presumably the bass mid & trebbles are on the output stage?
and (more questions!) how does the group thing work on the right hand side?
The real thing looks ace in its very cool looking case.
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Hi Jody..okie dokie,there is switchable low and hi pass filters,at 20hz,40hz and 60hz on the bass,and at the extreme hf at 12,16 and 24khz,useful to stop any vhf or rf.

I see your point about the one/off switch,but it would be an easy job to change that for another..u could even fit a key-operated switch in the same hole i would think.
 
There are 2 seperate stereo output groups,totally independent,allowing you to control two sound systems off the one mixer..ie,u could run your rig as system 1,with say James`rig at the back of the venue,as system 2,with full metering on both groups.Smile..i will post up the full technical spec in a moment.
This particular unit was serviced and checked over by Matamp last year...i have been speaking to some of the old school soul-weekender DJs,and they all reckon its the best mixer ever made...Matamp have been making valve amps and pro.electronics by hand in england since 1960`s.
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full technical spec.....
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Ian there is just one thing i cant make out, where is the headphone socket??
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Rear panel Dan...there is phono inputs for decks and line-in..and 2 sets of XLRs for the outputs groups.
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that would explane why i couldnt see it in any of the pics.
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Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

 the Matamp super-nova...they date from the early 1980`s
Looks soild JBL & looks like it would suit permanent club installs. I see something lurking in the background that I recognise, hope I can borrow your picture! [/QUOTE]
 
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