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Price isn’t that surprising considering a new 788t goes for $6849.

Nice, but I don’t need that capacity.  And as noted, geared more for production sound.

I strongly doubt there are many 788T being sold new at full price, most people would rather buy new a 688

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I strongly doubt there are many 788T being sold new at full price, most people would rather buy new a 688

A friend of mine is a camera op for a major sports broadcasting network in the US. They buy 10 -20 new 788s every year. Dont underestimate the deep pockets of the broadcast industry. Not everyone is an independent stuck with a Zoom.

He did tell me not long ago that they are considering replacing the 788s with something new and this new deck may be it.
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I guess those broadcast guys who are working for big companies which are set in their ways and don't want to bother trying anything different

But for any individuals buying it for themselves?? I doubt it

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Anyone need a kidney .I got an extra for 8995.00

An oddly precise figure you want for your Kidney ;-)

I'd ask for more but there's a lot of miles on it

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looks cool, but can't imagine any tapers would have a need for 32 channels? even if you're running 4 sets of mics and a board feed (which is rather extreme to begin with), a mixpre-10T would serve just fine.

Even in the film world (that the Scorpio is targeted at) many many users will never use all 32 channels, they'd be buying the Scorpio for its many other benefits and often be running just a couple to ten ish or so channels at once on many shoots.

 

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