I have a bit of a thing about the Saturn Research machines who have a lot of bad press which was based on the Soundcraft first version/heresay etc so as I believe there is a Soundcraft Saturn and a Saturn Research Saturn if that makes sense, please correct me if I am wrong.
Saturn Research was a buy out from what was then the Soundcraft group.
I know many people have had these and they run without any problems other have said the always went wrong etc etc and honestly did not know what/who to believe as to me if these machines followed on from the old successful 760 series which there was 3 versions : and the unit was being designed for many years before it was put into production by guys that really knew their stuff ( and put their own money in later on) , I cannot believe it would be bad.
Like all things these machines need setting up correctly and I know for sure they used much better heads in the later units,already I have seen some logic issues which are, it seems down to aging LS
So I have bought 4 machines two 624's and two 824's and want to restore one of each model and see when they are fully set up right how they perform, I have already sent one head block away to be re-lapped and a comment came back from the shop basically saying these are " way out" so would have not performed well, which matched up with a comment I heard from the owner said it was not very good machine doh !
If anyone has any information about anything to do with these ( I am hoping somewhere there is a garage full of diagrams spares maybe a list of suppliers programs etc ) get in touch please as they will be going to a good home.
So now I am going to offer the spare machines out for people looking for parts.
This is the micro CPU board thats the main failing of this unit as the 74LS parts fail ad take the micro down or all sorts of issues.
Please note; it was in a working machine, but I have snipped out the old memory battery as I have heard more than once they have leaked and made a super big mess and corroded all the tracks making it a night mare to repair so better out.
Board tested in my own unit