jon_tatooles

Looking for Oldest Sound Devices Product In Use

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Holy !!!

The Rat Pack is back !

No I think you're mistaken. Perhaps you meant The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Eric

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No I think you're mistaken. Perhaps you meant The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Eric

LOTD. So good.

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I'm shocked that my 442 is older than Eric's - especially since it came from him: 030102085000. Now I wish I still had my MixPre from 2000.

 

Congratulations on the anniversary & thanks for the years of great service!

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I'm shocked that my 442 is older than Eric's - especially since it came from him: 030102085000. Now I wish I still had my MixPre from 2000.

 

Congratulations on the anniversary & thanks for the years of great service!

According to the serial number you have, there were no units made that day. The last 3 digits indicate number of units made that day. 000 means none. Very strange.

Eric

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According to the serial number you have, there were no units made that day. The last 3 digits indicate number of units made that day. 000 means none. Very strange.

Eric

The engineers like to start at 000.  Why?  No idea.

 

So that is the first unit assembled that day, 001 would be the second.

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There's an old engineering/scientist saying that goes: "there are two types of people, those that start counting with 1 and those that start counting with 0".

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There's an old engineering/scientist saying that goes: "there are two types of people, those that start counting with 1 and those that start counting with 0".

 

I heard a slight mod. My dad, an old engineer, used to say, "There is 1 type of person: those who count starting with 0, and those who start counting with 1."

 

Also, "There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't."

 

 

Jim "don't ask me about the 'too many poles in the right half-plane' joke" Feeley

 

PS- Jon, Matt, or anyone-- This is a fun idea. When do we find out the winner?

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My 442 is a 2003, day 41, number 5 of that day. It came with the small round fader knobs when I bought it used.

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I highly suspect my 664 is not in the running for this prize. Well done to Sound Devices on 15 successful years, and I hope to be using SD products for a very very long time to come.

 

~Mark.

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Hey Jon et al,

 

So how did this go? Who had and what was the oldest SD device still in use?

 

Jim

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My new SD702 has 000 as the last three digits. According to the S/n format, that refers to the "number made that day" Does this mean it was the first made that day (I'd expect 001 to be the first)

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My new SD702 has 000 as the last three digits. According to the S/n format, that refers to the "number made that day" Does this mean it was the first made that day (I'd expect 001 to be the first)

 

Engineers think differently.  000 is the first unit made each day.

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Thanx Matt

I thought as much. But should that number really he called 'number made that day' as, depending on what particular unit S/n you were looking at, you'd think that either 000 had been MADE that day or 999 had been ( or whatever that number was. So it's not really a number that represents HOW MANY we're made that day. It's a number of where a unit was in the TOTAL made that day.

Regards

John

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My Mix Pre 050200150001

 

BVS

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Must join in!

Love my 664 and congrats to Sound Devices

 

I was operating Fisher and Mole booms in 1966

 

Comments?

 

mike

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My round knob 442 / 030502364000 / So second to last day of 2002. I was second owner and she performed well until Friday. Please see my latest post and help me solve this mysterious death. I also have an Shure FP 24 which is probably older.

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My 442 S# 030402266000 All silver faders knobs. Looks like mine was the first unit made on June 26, 2002.

Just noticed this thread is 3 years old. LOL

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Congrats, Jon, and the rest of the company! I'm a big fan, and have owned most of your products at one point or another.

All the best,

BK

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If I still have the MP-1 that I reviewed for Audio Media 15 years ago, I might win.

I'll check.

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Hey Glen, Blas and Mike,

We are a few years late for the 2013, 15th Anniversary Oldest Sound Device product contest, but we will be ready for the 20th anniversary!

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I had a very old "Was owned by NBC " mixpre. I might try to track it down for the 20th years.

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13 hours ago, mark kirchner said:

Hey Glen, Blas and Mike,

We are a few years late for the 2013, 15th Anniversary Oldest Sound Device product contest, but we will be ready for the 20th anniversary!

Oh, boy… Thanks for point it out!

BK <feeling sheepish…>

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Fun fun, I found out my 552 was made at the very end of 2010! (almost 2011)

On 6/29/2013 at 8:27 AM, jon_tatooles said:

next numbers - number made that day

What happens if you make more than a thousand in a day? :-o ;)

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