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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Hans im Glueck a part-time user from Berlin writes:
Hallo. Bought recently an S6000 used. Very powerful peace of gear allowing easy and intuitive handling.

Later my impression about the S6000 spoiled when I discovered that the noise floor of the DA-converters (on all 16 outputs) of my machine is actually remarkably higher than should be expected from such an upper class sampler. It is connected to a mackie 1604 mixer. I tested for noice by pulling the volume of the headphones to a high level. Result: at 0 db fader position (middle position with no preamlifier input gain) noise floor is clearly rised and lies therefore above the mixer. Of course, by using many outputs the noise floor is even higher and reaches a point (e.g. 6 stereo outputs) where you cannot use the s6000 for professional productions. I have other gear: S2000 and Nord lead II. Both of them have much lower noise floor at the output. When setting digitally the output to -12 dB (S6000 system setup), the signal-to-noise ratio is simply too low for my taste.

Does anyone have experience with such problems? Is it normal or should I let it to be repaired?

Maybe there is something wrong with the power supply (not clean enough) ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-07-2004 at 06:47
sharkey909 a professional user from usa writes:
Amazing piece of gear...been using for over a year...The interface is amazing. Also, you can output via digital to computer. Great screen which even has a screensaver and remembers the date. I have loaded huge multi arrangements into it with no problem. Works great with a Zip250. One thing they need to improve is being able to truncate on the fly while the music is playing. Also, the fx are good for a keyboard but not great, but the samples sound clean and hot, the way the should. The graphics for editing samples are very precise...no need to go to a computer. Can't go wrong with an S6000!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-03-2003 at 00:40
bill forest a professional user writes:
s6k have very nice spec and great quality sounds sounds are very real and clean(= cd quality) s6k is a world's last classical sampler and good workhorse

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jun-15-2003 at 15:42
jack slim a professional user writes:
superb sounds and perpectly spec forget the bug!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-12-2003 at 03:39
mark a professional user writes:
the trury professional sampler

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jun-01-2003 at 05:57
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