Differences between Lexicon MC-1, DC-1, DC-2

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  1. Brett M

    Brett M Auditioning

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    Can someone give me a rundown on the differences between the Lexicon MC-1, DC-1, and DC-2? Assume fully loaded and v. 4.0 software on all.

    I had pretty much been sold on the MC-1, but am hearing that it's the exact same unit as the DC-1 except with a few more inputs. If I don't need the inputs specifically, I could save 1k+ and put it into nicer amps, etc., etc.

    So what's the story?

    Also, with getting a 5-channel amp and 2-channel amp, is it best to put the 2-channel amp on the fronts, or does it matter (assuming same wattage all the way around).

    Thanks much!
     
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    Michael Ipp Stunt Coordinator

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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Will Gatlin Jr Stunt Coordinator

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    IMHO "Sonically" (Logic 7/Multi ch music-movies) the MC-1,DC-2,DC-1, are the same.
     
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    Bret,

    This isn't true--there were significant differences between the MC-1 and DC-1 (different DACs, audio section). The source of confusion here might be the DC-2, which was released at the same time as the MC-1 and has the same audio components. If you can live with the fewer inputs and don't need video switching, the DC-2 is a better value than the MC-1. However, with DC-1's going for under $1K, you get a lot of value there too--just make sure you get a DD or DTS version with V4 software.

    Cheers,
    Philip Brandes
     
  6. GordonL

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    OTOH, if you think you might want to participate in the future trade-in for the upcoming MC-XX, the MC-1 will probably have much higher trade-in value than the DC-1/DC-2. That is, the differences between trade-in values hopefully will be much higher than the street price differences. For example, there might be a $500 street price difference between the DC-1/DC-2, but a $1000 difference when used in a trade-in.
     
  7. Philip Brandes

    Philip Brandes Stunt Coordinator

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    True enough, Gordon--provided the unit has not been traded-in previously towards an MC-12 and then resold (the vast majority of used units on the market are trade-ins). Once traded in, it will not qualify for a trade-in to the "baby" MC-12.

    Cheers,
    Philip Brandes
     

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