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Trident 80C

56 EQs, 32 channels, 24 bus, VUs
PRICE $28500

Trident 80c in excellent condition! Was previously restored by the Vintage King Tech Shop for its previous owner and Includes $16,000 in free upgrades.

One of the pillars of the ‘British sound’ of the early 1970s was Trident Studios in London. Filled with brilliant engineers and cutting-edge gear, it was to go-to place for many of the top bands of the day. Starting with the Beatles, who relished the ability to record in 8 tracks (when Abbey Road still only had 4 track), a steady stream of rock stars came through the door. David Bowie in his Aladdin Sane/Hunky Dory/Space Oddity period; Queen and their first few albums; Jeff Beck, Supertramp, James Taylor and many more.

Wanting to remain at the forefront of technology, Trident studios looked in a vain for a manufacturer to make them a custom console. But why ask someone to do something when you can do it for yourself? And thus Malcolm Toft and Barry Porter, the in house engineers of Trident, came up with their own console, dubbed the ‘A Range’. Only a baker’s dozen of these legendary consoles were made, and as the years went by Trident continually innovated with a long line of further consoles, including the famous 80 Series, which debuted in 1980 shortly before the original Trident closed its doors. Following on the heels of this successful console was the model 80B and 80C in 1983, a classic 'split design' console set up in a standard configuration of 32 x 24 x 24 with 5 aux per channel.

The 80C remains in favor with engineers the world over for its signature sound. In fact, the sound of the mic pre/EQs on the 80B and 80C were so good, Trident still makes them available as a stand-alone unit that gives you a pair of these channel strips in a rack mount configuration. But why settle for a racked pair when you can have the original 80C, a console that gives you a lot of British bang for the buck.


  • 32x Channel Mic/Line Preamp / 4-Band EQ

  • 24x Channel Monitor Returns with EQ and 2 switchable inputs

  • 24x Bus Groups

  • 5x Aux Sends

  • 4x Echo Returns

  • 3x 2-Track Returns

  • 1x Stereo Remix Output

  • 1x Stereo Monitor Output

  • Internal Patchbay removed, with connections brought up to a custom DB25 Rear Panel ($1500 upgrade included free)

  • 6x Audio Accessories 1.5RU 96pt QuickSwitch DB25 Patchbays ($5400 upgrade included free)(34) DB25 audio snake cables averaging 26'-28' length included free of charge ($8000 upgrade included free)

  • (34) DB25 audio snake cables averaging 26'-28' length included free of charge

  • Original manual included

  • Lambda modular PSU. (Original PSU also included)

  • Power cables approximately 43' in length (over $500 upgrade included free)


Used by Caught In Joy on all albums. Feel free to check out Youtube video featuring this console:
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Located in Hollywood/Vine, Los Angeles. This console is a large format heavy console. Top is detachable from the frame. You will get an easy access to move it from the room and to load it from the back alley.

Updated June 2nd, 2021.


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6330 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028  |  Tel: 323-449-8187

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