Trident Series 80 ex Trident Studios London For Sale with optional 16 Trident 80B sidecar

Price on Application
This is the original console upstairs in the remix Studio B at Trident Studios off Oxford Street.
 
Built in the late 70’s, it features a steel frame/chassis & contains 32 input channels with full 24 output monitor section down to full stereo output.
 
Its successor the 80b featured an aluminium frame & 30 input channels.
 
It has a low serial number 835 & started life in Trident studios studio B remix room.
 
Bought by Jimmy Page & moved to his manor house at Plumpton East Sussex- it was sold to another studio in the eighties & then part exchanged at Trident for a new 80c in 1989.
 
Fully serviced the owner bought it in August 1989.
 
It was used in a residential 24track studio until a year ago.
 
It had one day a month service/ repair & has been kept fully running for all that time. It has now been fully restored chassis/frame wise & all components cleaned & checked completely.
 
Everything that plugged into it – loom wise – is available too including
 
32-way mic boxes
24 track input and output looms
5 racks worth off outboard looms
full fold back system
5 x little lites (40 bantam patch chords)
spiked full length speaker plank fully isolated
plus a box of spares
extender card
full factory owners manual
 
the desk is on a full dolly ready to securely move to it’s new home.
 
The desk features 32 input channels of wonderful Trident components.
 
From the top is a full 24 tape assignment routing buttons 1-23 odd numbers on the left & 2-24 even numbers on the right.
 
A remix button for either in remix or off for monitoring.
 
Pan control with on switch, separate gain controls for mic or line & a switch for either input.
 
Then the legendary EQ section:
 
Hi pass filter switch
4 band EQ with sweepable parametric on hi & lo
A low pass filter switch
50hz bass roll off switch
Phase in/out switch
EQ on/off switch.
5 aux sends
1, 2 & 3 mono
4 & 5 stereo with its own pan used for fold back
All have afl/pfl switches.
Each channel finishes with a solo button, a master mute button, an afl/pfl toggle switch and a channel mute button.
The faders are original Audiofad faders.
 
Each input channel contains a 48 volt phantom power switch for powering mics/di boxes.
 
The subgroup/ monitor section come as 6 modules each containing 4 monitor channels & 24 separate faders.
 
The desk is a split design with separate input section & separated monitor sections.
 
The desk has a mod fitted turning it into an inline console by switching the monitor into the remix section.
 
Each monitor comes with mute & gain control, solo button & an overdub button which allows the monitor to be in input mode for recording instead of tape output.
 
All 5 aux sends & afl/pfl buttons plus a pan control.
 
 
2 master control channels provide aux master gains with solo buttons a full spec oscillator with a slate to send to all groups for tape alignment and separate studio playback section for sending playback to studio old school style as well as control room-afl/pfl master gain & master mute on/off switch.
 
3 x 2 track on off sends a master mono switch to check if phase is used on an input channel.
 
Master lit desk switches include a remix on monitor off a master mute overdub switch used on monitor section & a tape & mixer buttons mixer for vi’s to show desk out to tape & tape for vi’s to show tape returns.
 
Aux master channel has 4 echo return channels to run outboard fx – they include 2 sweepable EQs, a gain & pan control switch to send to aux 4 & 5 and switch to monitor section plus afl/pfl toggle switch & a mute; ending with controller switching to send the built in talkback mic to all subgroups aux’s & studio playback.
 
The console comes with a full patch bay using bantam chords.
 
It allows every function to be patched including mic channel moves line input channel sends & returns to outboard equipment channel direct outputs group sends and returns to outboard group outs & monitor line ins multitrack ins & outs 64 tie lines & 48 external equipment ins & outs.
 
Full stereo buss sends returns outputs studio play options 3x 2 track IPs& ops monitor amp sends returns input & pre fade 16 multi inputs to double or triple an input.
 
Aux sends echo returns delay device outputs & foldbackamp input & left & right plus oscillator out.
 
Desk multipin connectors are tuchal 9 x connection on bottom panel for mic boxes -tape ip & op – monitoring & 2 tracks tie lines outboard.
 
2 power units power the desk one +&-20 volt for main desk power & a +&-5 volt for VU & desk mute/eq lights etc.
 
 
The sidecar was added in 1993. Shepperton Film Studios were redeveloping one of their rooms and had workmen in to start preparing the new space. The old Trident 80B console they had was available for sale and the owner agreed a price, but by the time he arrived the workmen – ignorant to what it was – cut it in half using an angle grinder……
 
The idea was originally added so that fx returns could have EQ & routing when remixing 24 track recordings but also came in handy for the arrival of ProTools allowing the digital system to be in on things during recording for transfers & remix.
 
It features 16 channels of 80b modules with space for 2more.
 
Differences include a remix button labelled Key FX but works as remix the routing is labelled differently with 1-12 down the left & 13-24 down the right but these behave & route like the main desk.
 
This was a vision mixer for cutting visual scenes together used on all movies in the eighties including James Bond & Star Wars to name but a few.
 
Because of its use the faders run hot 0vu comes up at -5db not nought.
 
This is actually beneficial for digital inputs and outputs as they seem to need a bit more level.
 
A separate patch bay is installed to link up these channels to the main desk they have full use including routing to main desk EQ aux’s all active but have no mic inputs wired in.
 
 
The desk is located south of London and can be inspected anytime by appointment.