[rescue] PowerMac recommendations?

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Tue Apr 20 12:57:26 CDT 2004

Dan Duncan wrote:
> I've seen a number of Quadra AV machines offered here recently
> for virtually (actually?) nothing.
   Like my old Quadra 840AV...won't someone please come take it away?
(It has a nice Thunder II board, too, I think.)
> Why would it need to be a new machine for all the tasks?
   A digital camcorder was mentioned, I believe, among other stuff:
> ...I have to fit in around an 8 channel light board, a 16
> channel audio board, all the accompanying EQ, Compressor/Limiter, 2 CD
> players, A couple Cassette decks, a VCR, and another body to help
> twiddle knobs, all without being an eyesore or displacing more than 7
> people worth of floor space in the back of the sanctuary.
    Having played a little with my 840AV, I dunno how happy anyone would
be with the combination of the two. Also, there's the matter of running
iMovie on a Quadra: that baloney about the "rated clock speed being 80
MHz while it's only sold as 40 MHz machine" just doesn't cover the gap
here, as much as Ilove thoses systems.
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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