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Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer  

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  • Soundcraft

    Superb sonics and big power in a compact package.

    The Soundcraft GigRac 1000st 8-Channel Powered Mixer is easy to transport, easy to set up, and has impeccable Soundcraft-quality sonics. It also has full stereo implementation and loads of power. 8 channels with high-quality preamps and 3-band EQ, 2x500W of power, 2 - 7-band BSS-made graphic equalizers for overall sound tweaking, and a selection of preset digital effects to give you major stage presence. It also has CD inputs for playing music while you're on break. Housed in a sleek looking package that is easy to transport.

    Features
    • 8 main channels
    • 3-band channel EQs
    • Pan controls for each channel
    • High-quality preamps
    • 2 - 7-band BSS Audio graphic equalizers
    • 2 x 500W power into 4 ohms for stereo or main/monitor operation
    • RCA record outs
    • Speakon speaker connectors
    • RCA inputs for CD player
    • 15-1/2"W x 7"H x 10-1/3"D

    Order today and set your band up with big-league sound.

     
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    SoundcraftGigRac 1000st Powered Mixer
     
    3.8

    (based on 31 reviews)

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    Great Powered Mixer

    I bought this to replace some stolen PA gear. I was hesitant because of a couple of bad reviews but figured at worst I could send it back. I will be keeping this. ...Read complete review

    I bought this to replace some stolen PA gear. I was hesitant because of a couple of bad reviews but figured at worst I could send it back. I will be keeping this. There are a few things to mention. If you have high output microphones, you must use the 20db pad on the first 4 inputs or it will distort. I am sure that is where one reviewer had problems. 5-8 were fine with my mics. Also you must use speakers that are within the specs for the gig rack. I play mainly in a 6 piece Rock, Blues, and Country band and this thing is plenty loud. We are a loud band with 2 guitars running 50 watt amps. We have 5 vocals, a saxophone and a keyboard going through pa. Here is how I set it up. The mains are up about 3/4 of the way and then the individual channels are turned up until loud enough to cut through the mix. Its as simple as that. The effects sound good. The fan is loud when you are home in a quiet house, but in a crowded bar you can't hear it at all. The system is also very quiet. As loud as I had it, during breaks, there was no speaker hiss or anything like that. The only thing that would make this unit better is instead of a 20db pad button, give us an input gain knob for the channels, or at least a couple of choices for the input gain. All I can say is I highly recommend this pa head.

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    3rd 1000st in shop,stranded twice no pay DON'T BUY

    I bought one of these to gig with for karaoke. I figured hey:what a lightweight powerful easy to transport sturdy looking PA. AND its a Soundcraft to boot. First off let me...Read complete review

    I bought one of these to gig with for karaoke. I figured hey:what a lightweight powerful easy to transport sturdy looking PA. AND its a Soundcraft to boot. First off let me explain, I ran 2 Peavey PR15's which I checked with a multimeter that run at 7.2 and 7.44 Ohms respectively. So, speakers are in check and so are the cables. as well as the IEC power cable providing good power at 114 VAC.Utter fail. The first one worked well for around 7 months, 3 nights a week, 4 hours a night. Then while playing a gig, all of the sudden, the entire amp shut down. It was in a failsafe protect mode, and the clip light was lit up and would put out a TINY and I mean TINY reproduction of sound when both the channel and the main volume were both turned all the way up. So, I took it back and got another one.Second one worked fine for around 2 months, and then after gigging with no problems on Friday and Saturday night, a friend called to ask me if I could cover her gig for her. No problem, or so I thought. I went in, set everything up, turned everything on, and what happened but absolutely nothing. This amp it seems was in protect mode as well. Sooooo... I took it back yet a 2nd time. Got a new amp. Again, while out playing a gig the amp failed. This time, I took it into a reputable shop since I had no money to buy a brand new one. Lets hope they fix it. I will probably sell, and buy something else as soon as its in working order.The second time it failed, I scrimped and saved and bought what I considered to be a less desirable product, the Behringer PMP3000. I have to say, it blows the GigRac out of the water, in terms of headroom, and effects, and number of channels, and features, and clarity. The only reason I have the GigRac in the shop is for purely a backup amp, should I be DJing a wedding and need it in dire circumstance. If you google "Gigrac 1000st major problems blown" theres an electronics forum with all the information on what was/is wrong with it. Support I will say from Harmon International has been PHENOMENAL!

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    3.0

    Coolin fans.

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    The speaker resistance is critical to get maximum "punch" from this amp.
    I sold mine.
    The coolin fans are so very noisy, but, these fans are very important to keep the output trannies & the weird power switching (110 volts to feed the amp) system, cool (or it shuts down)-(almost instantly). Put this amp down a little heavy & the cooling fans are stopped by all the meatal case around them (very close for some reason). Once I realise all this, I was happy with the amp. A decent pair of speakers (at 4ohms per speaker box) made this amp a giant slayer.
    I got sick of strippin it to free the fans, so sold it with all the warnings.
    EQ is almost perfect with all knbs sraight up, but I must state again the seakers must be 4 ohms per side (2 x 8ohms in parallel each side).
    Pretty good quality with impressive face plate, great feeling knobs with smooth resistance feeling.. Light weight, plenty impressive sound with good speakers (4ohms per side).
    Big plastic box slides around too much, left the rubber mat somewhere, but its almost waterproof (if the right way up in the rain).
    Ive had more reliable 1000 watters, but not many so very portable..

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    5.0

    No problems

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    I've been using this for almost two years and thus far have had no problems, (light weight & easy to set up) altho' I haven't used it extensively or pushed it very hard. I'm currently using it for my acoustic band and mic'ing everything including upright bass-very clear transient response and punchy bottom-end. At first I was concerned about it not being loud enough, then I replaced my Peavey 16 ohm speakers with JBL JRX115's and WOW what a difference. I've also used it as a power amp with my 16-ch mixer for an outdoor large venue - very clean and loud and had no issues from running it for 5 or 6 hours continuously. The cooling fan is loud in a small quiet setting like a church but inconsequential for club use. I'm surprised to have read some very unfavorable reviews here but realize its the nature of the beast with Chinese-made gear...I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Based on other's negative experiences, I would neither recommend nor discourage anyone from buying it. Based on my own experience, I'm very pleased.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    update

    By Russhulme

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    Since my last review, Souncraft has contacted me, assuring me they are working on the Chinese issues. They also offered to make amends of the situation. The rep was very courteous and understanding. I just want to give credit where credit is due. Meanwhile, maybe purchase the 3 year warranty if you buy this product.

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    1.0

    Have 3...all have failed

    By Russhulme

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    I bought 3 of the units because of Soundcrafts reputation and great experience with their consoles. I've had 3 units fail, all different problems. Way too costly to repair. These units are manufactured in China and will go to my bone yard with a bunch of other Chinese made junk. I am done with Soundcraft.....period....surprised someone hasn't started a class action law suit.....maybe I will.

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    1.0

    I Agree, it sucks

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    Had it for almost a month. So far have just usedit practice and jamming..I last about an hour thenstarts to cut out just when the music is starting to cook. Very disappointing, Don't But. The sales guy who recommened it to me is on my ____ list.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't Buy it!

    By Todd-JP4Vx

    from Evans Colorado

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    I play in a three man rock band. I bought this unit for solos and duals to use in small settings. When I first set it up it would over load and shut down right away. I tore it apart and found the fan motor covererd i orange hard plastice glue. I removed all the large chunks and put it back together.Worked great was happy with it. Used it for a gig at a gig worked great.I set it up three weeks later to play at a hotel. Will not work. The Left amp is overloaded by just turning it on. TOOOOO much money for one gig. I will never buy any then from soundcraft again. They have low Quality Control.Final word...DON'T BUY IT!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    3rd 1000st in shop,stranded twice no pay DON'T BUY

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    I bought one of these to gig with for karaoke. I figured hey:what a lightweight powerful easy to transport sturdy looking PA. AND its a Soundcraft to boot. First off let me explain, I ran 2 Peavey PR15's which I checked with a multimeter that run at 7.2 and 7.44 Ohms respectively. So, speakers are in check and so are the cables. as well as the IEC power cable providing good power at 114 VAC.Utter fail. The first one worked well for around 7 months, 3 nights a week, 4 hours a night. Then while playing a gig, all of the sudden, the entire amp shut down. It was in a failsafe protect mode, and the clip light was lit up and would put out a TINY and I mean TINY reproduction of sound when both the channel and the main volume were both turned all the way up. So, I took it back and got another one.Second one worked fine for around 2 months, and then after gigging with no problems on Friday and Saturday night, a friend called to ask me if I could cover her gig for her. No problem, or so I thought. I went in, set everything up, turned everything on, and what happened but absolutely nothing. This amp it seems was in protect mode as well. Sooooo... I took it back yet a 2nd time. Got a new amp. Again, while out playing a gig the amp failed. This time, I took it into a reputable shop since I had no money to buy a brand new one. Lets hope they fix it. I will probably sell, and buy something else as soon as its in working order.The second time it failed, I scrimped and saved and bought what I considered to be a less desirable product, the Behringer PMP3000. I have to say, it blows the GigRac out of the water, in terms of headroom, and effects, and number of channels, and features, and clarity. The only reason I have the GigRac in the shop is for purely a backup amp, should I be DJing a wedding and need it in dire circumstance. If you google "Gigrac 1000st major problems blown" theres an electronics forum with all the information on what was/is wrong with it. Support I will say from Harmon International has been PHENOMENAL!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Powered Mixer

    By DGNRepair

    from Fairfield County, CT

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    I bought this to replace some stolen PA gear. I was hesitant because of a couple of bad reviews but figured at worst I could send it back. I will be keeping this. There are a few things to mention. If you have high output microphones, you must use the 20db pad on the first 4 inputs or it will distort. I am sure that is where one reviewer had problems. 5-8 were fine with my mics. Also you must use speakers that are within the specs for the gig rack. I play mainly in a 6 piece Rock, Blues, and Country band and this thing is plenty loud. We are a loud band with 2 guitars running 50 watt amps. We have 5 vocals, a saxophone and a keyboard going through pa. Here is how I set it up. The mains are up about 3/4 of the way and then the individual channels are turned up until loud enough to cut through the mix. Its as simple as that. The effects sound good. The fan is loud when you are home in a quiet house, but in a crowded bar you can't hear it at all. The system is also very quiet. As loud as I had it, during breaks, there was no speaker hiss or anything like that. The only thing that would make this unit better is instead of a 20db pad button, give us an input gain knob for the channels, or at least a couple of choices for the input gain. All I can say is I highly recommend this pa head.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Soundcraft failed this time

    By rokstar78

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    I just recently purchased this trusting the Soundcraft name. I gig 4-5 times weekly and I cannot afford to be let down. This piece was noisy, distorted, and has zero head room. I had to crank it almost full to fill a small (less than 100 seat) club. I went back to my Behringer, my "backup", immediately. I will be taking this back.

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    1.0

    Gig Rac the worst purchase ever..

    By Miffed!

    from Aust

    Comments about Soundcraft GigRac 1000st Powered Mixer:

    I bought 10 of these for studio use, and I'm not even 2 years in and 8 have blown up. I'm talking smoke and flames. I found that the majority of these units the fuse was still intact after they blew. Apparently the company is aware of a power supply problem but still continue to sell the units. Sadly you also only get a 12mth warranty which says something about the amount of faith the company has in it's gear. Yamaha on the other hand offer a 5 year warranty. I also own 6 Phonic powerpods - not exactly top-end - however these units are still going strong after 6 years. I strongly recommend that if you need PA's for proffessional use avoid Soundcraft and buy from a company who stands behind their gear. (I don't own a yamaha nor am I pushing their gear, just find a brand with a good warranty.)

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