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Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

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Nice and... crippled (timecode)

:-/

 

Franky

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Ok this rocks my world. Not a replacement for my 633 or 788t or 702... but a huge help in lots of other situations. 

Hopefully the mic preamps will be on par with other SD products - I always get a little nervous when marketing departments start giving mic preamps cute names...

-Mike

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Hopefully the mic preamps will be on par with other SD products - I always get a little nervous when marketing departments start giving mic preamps cute names...
-Mike

True, but: -130dBV noise floor, paired with a 32-bit a/d converter

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RE TC: lots of small jobs never use it.  It's very like SD to leave a back door for real TC if you want it--many people used the 552's recorder this way: ext. TC box or a connection to a camera etc., ditto Tascam HDP2, and it worked fine in its limited way.   I look forward to hearing these new pres.  Touch screen!  So...what about scratches?  Will the touch still work if you have a screen-protector on?

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3 minutes ago, Constantin said:


True, but: -130dBV noise floor, paired with a 32-bit a/d converter

True! Specs look good! 

Do any of our esteemed dealers know the actual size of the two units? It doesn't look like the -6 is that much physically larger than the -3 (which would be great). 

-Mike

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this page clears up a lot of questions:

https://www.sounddevices.com/products/recorders/mixpre-3/feature-comparison

it says:

TIMECODE: Reader Time of Day, HDMI or LTC via Aux In

so hook up a tentacle to the 3.5" and there's your timecode.

 

other notable info from that page that got lost in the announcement:

- low cut goes as low as 40Hz  -- EDIT: actually the specs page says 80Hz while the comparison page says 40Hz 

- the MixPre-6 up to 192hz (MixPre-3 to 96khz)

- input delay on MixPre-6

looks like a lovely unit, most likely going to get one if the price is right : )
chris

On 19 Apr 2017 at 6:20 PM, Mobilemike said:

Do any of our esteemed dealers know the actual size of the two units? It doesn't look like the -6 is that much physically larger than the -3 (which would be great). 

size is also on the comparison page (and also on the individual spec sheets which are online now)

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1 hour ago, Mobilemike said:

True! Specs look good! 

Do any of our esteemed dealers know the actual size of the two units? It doesn't look like the -6 is that much physically larger than the -3 (which would be great). 

-Mike

This should give you a scale perspective...if you know how big my hands are... MixPre-3 and 633 shown.

mixpre3-633.jpg

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Yow. I'm totally going to misplace that. :-)

Nice stuff Jon and gang.

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Wow! Cheap, too! These look like great little machines, I'm honestly surprised to find SD stepping into this micro-budget territory though. This seems like an amazing backup recorder to have around,  better than the f4 or f8 if the pre-amps are up to SDs quality.

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4 minutes ago, jon_tatooles said:

This should give you a scale perspective...f you know how big my hands are...

mixpre3-633.jpg

Wow It's super small! Love it!

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Prices listed as $649 and $899

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amazing fanny pack recorder! this is the DR701D done right. and it has faders!! 

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This should make quite a bunch of folks who are about to buy an F8 for smaller jobs stop and think again. 

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Looks like it would be a great backup recorder for travel gigs.  Small enough to keep stored away somewhere without adding tons of weight to your bag, but with enough features to "make things work" if your main unit fails.

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and i did wonder if something like this was round the corner when they gave 633 dugan automix. I like the integrated blue tooth. not sure what's meant by 4 or 8 AAs but I guess I'll find out soon enough. Is SD's movement into this end of the market indicative of where our part of an industry is going?

mixpre 6 half the weight of 633! And the USB streaming feature is a really nice touch for expanding the capability of the device.

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They look really great. Might get one just for the hell of it...
no, not really, but as a backup?
Not too thrilled about the combo inputs, but anyway.

Most importantly for me: this appears to be SD's big announcement for this year's NAB. So it seems to me like a larger 788T update sadly is not around the corner

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2 minutes ago, RScottATL said:

Anyone found a PFL? 

Pressing the fader brings up the Input Settings screen on the LCD. From there, there is a solo option.

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allen key and spare grub screw holder on board?

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#: 25   Posted (edited)

12 minutes ago, daniel said:

allen key and spare grub screw holder on board?

The allen wrench is included with the unit and has a slot on the rear which it locks into magnetically. There is a captive 1/4"-20 bolt in the middle of the unit. Using the allen wrench, it can be pushed out and rotated for connection to other mounts / gear. 

Edited by Nic Stage
Clarification

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