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Simon McConway
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 - posted June 19, 2009 09:51 AM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Any thoughts/comments on the Eumig S926 GL from owners? This is the one with the "mixing desk" attached.

I have used a small Eumig S910 in a large hall today; to be honest, I couldn't fault it...loud sound, bright picture (from just an A1/231 100w lamp)...I have "better" projectors, but I found this one totally trustworthy...can't say the same for other, more costly machines.

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Martin Jones
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 - posted June 19, 2009 10:25 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A great machine Simon (if you're not expecting it to be a dedicated TELECINE Machine!) Clean, sharp, evenly illuminated pictures, stunning crisp sound, no noiser than other Eumigs. But best of all.... it is great to look at

Martin.

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Simon McConway
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 - posted June 19, 2009 01:06 PM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Many thanks Martin. I really was surprised at how well that Eumig S910 sounded in the school hall where I teach. No better than more costly machines I own; in fact I'd say this Eumig was better! Faultless...mind, it has been serviced by John White.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted June 19, 2009 02:23 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hee hee, nice dig! (telecine).

I am the proud owner of a EUMIG 926 stereo projector, and it has incredible stereo playback. That, and it is very kind to my films. To this day, I have never had a scratched film (or scratching by it) in my EUMIG 926 (granted, I keep it quite clean too!). The only slight drawback is the rear reel set-up, but it isn't any big problem.

and that nice mixing console? Not only is it pretty, but very useful and functional. This was an audiophiles design!

Well worth the price, if your considering the "fake telecine" EUMIG 926, as long as its in good running order.

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Maurizio Di Cintio
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 - posted June 19, 2009 02:38 PM      Profile for Maurizio Di Cintio   Email Maurizio Di Cintio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I second all posts on this topic, but I would like to add the following issue: cosmetically, the Eumig 938 looks almost the same but it's got a brighter lamp, and bigger reel capacity plus the arms are arranged the usual way; so the question is: were it not for the shutter cam assembly, made of nylon or some other sort of plastic, wouldn't this machine be better than the 926? In fact the latter has got a metal shutter cam...
Any thoughts???

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted June 20, 2009 09:28 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Simon,
I agree with Maurizio - the 938 is a much better projector than the 926, mainly because the 938 has a conventional 2 sprocket in-line film path. I do not like the 926's coaxial film path, which seems to result in vertical film jitter towards the tail end of a 600 foot reel. The coax path offers no advantage whatsoever over a conventional film path, and I am sure the Eumig designers went with the coaxial design at the dictate of their marketing department who wanted to come up with something different in projector design.
That aside, the 926 shares the same superb sound circuitry and recording console of the 938, and both projectors produce the best sound you will ever hear from super 8 stripe. Both projectors make great recording machines - much better than the Elmo's.

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John W. Black
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 - posted June 20, 2009 12:12 PM      Profile for John W. Black   Author's Homepage   Email John W. Black   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Eumig owners unite!

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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I will stand by Paul's opinion. I've seen the results of a co-axial system gone bad on a 926, it's not a pretty sight. I've had a 934 and a 936 and was quite happy with them.

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Simon McConway
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 - posted June 24, 2009 05:32 PM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I now have this very good looking machine which I collected from Paul Foster. In terms of condition and working order, it really is excellent. The sound, I class as outstanding, especially when a stereo track is reproduced. Image is also rock-steady. You would not believe that only a 100 watt lamp is utilised, such is the brightness of the image. I used to have a later version, the S938, which uses the 150w lamp, and that image was hardly brighter than this machine. In fact, the newer 938 I used to have, wasn't as good as this example. The driving discs system is steady in terms of speed, unlike the S938 which produced wow on the sound thanks to the varying speed. This projector, as well as being immaculate, came with all the original paperwork: instructions, gaurantee and sound-test certificate in the form of a graph. My conclusion is that this machine can be relied upon to perform and not suffer from glitches. More costly Elmos I use sometimes make me wonder if they'll see me to the end of a show!

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