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Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

MixPre-3 vs. Zoom F4  

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  1. 1. MixPre-3 or Zoom F4

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      20
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I don't understand. Have they actually tried a MixPre-{3,6,10}? Have they measured voltage drop in case it happens?

 

In the first place. Did you ask them because you had an issue? Or was it a preemptive question?

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2 hours ago, borjam said:

I don't understand. Have they actually tried a MixPre-{3,6,10}? Have they measured voltage drop in case it happens?

 

In the first place. Did you ask them because you had an issue? Or was it a preemptive question?

 

I don't know they try mixpre.

but actually Earthworks says QTC and Earthworks microphone needs 10mA.
it's not voltage. ampere.

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2 hours ago, INARI said:

 

I don't know they try mixpre.

but actually Earthworks says QTC and Earthworks microphone needs 10mA.
it's not voltage. ampere.

 

No, have YOU actually tried the mic and the MixPre? Are we talking about an issue, or are you just worried there could be an issue? 

Sound Devices say in their specs and right here in this thread that the MixPre can deliver 10mA, so... what’s the problem?

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12 minutes ago, Constantin said:

 

No, have YOU actually tried the mic and the MixPre? Are we talking about an issue, or are you just worried there could be an issue? 

Sound Devices say in their specs and right here in this thread that the MixPre can deliver 10mA, so... what’s the problem?


Yes I tried, and  seems no problem in there as I mentioned earlier.
If I worry about it, it's S/N rate and reproducibility of waveform, but for now there is no problem, I think.


I made a recording for comparison in my kitchen.

It's not a very clean file, Because I forgot to turn off the ventilator after making a breakfast.

QTC40mp_mixpre.flac
Recorded with SD MixPre-10T and OMNI mics.

1. Earthworks QTC40 with dummy head.

2. Primo EM173(DIYed FET Micpre/ binaural dummy head) - This microphone works fine with mixpre.

Both microphone set to Trim+40 and Fader 0.
Microphone capsules are generally in same position.
 

2018-07-26_06-19-21 (2).png

 

Then align loudness 24.0 LKFS with iZotope RX.

I called it has no particular problem.

 

 

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Today,Temperature reached 40 C(104 F) degree and all of work was canceled.
Since I was bored, so I measured the phantom power in some my own recorders.

It's insane to host the Olympic Games in this country.


currentandvoltage.png

Rather, it seems ZOOM F4 is closer to reference.
However, rather I like MixPre sound.

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