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sound devices mix 3 comparative preamps and converter quality
Old 4 weeks ago
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AFAIK the MP3 & 6 derive the internal clock from the incoming TC when it's present so it's actually not pure time-stamping but includes clocking. I'm not sure where I read this. Could have been in one of the early videos with Paul in it from the trade show when they first came out.
Could be wrong but I do remember thinking that that's pretty great.
The first generation MixPre's (the non-M models!!!) receive timecode via a hdmi-input or a 3.5 mm input. The Musician models didn't have a TC in. If you use the hdmi input for timecode, the display of many cameras stays black because the camera thinks it is connected to a HDMI-monitor :-) Just saying...

Made where? I was a bit surprised 'cause my Mixpre doesn't have a made in or assembled in ... sticker anywhere on the unit itself.
Old 4 weeks ago
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As the Made in USA label is pretty stringent and filled with pride when marked with, I would believe a lot of the manufacturing is done abroad.
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The first generation MixPre's (the non-M models!!!) receive timecode via a hdmi-input or a 3.5 mm input. The Musician models didn't have a TC in. If you use the hdmi input for timecode, the display of many cameras stays black because the camera thinks it is connected to a HDMI-monitor :-) Just saying...

Made where? I was a bit surprised 'cause my Mixpre doesn't have a made in or assembled in ... sticker anywhere on the unit itself.
?. I was responding to someone asking about clocking on the MPs. anyway...
Old 4 weeks ago
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Guys they are "made" in the midwest US and probably have parts from other countries inside as do a gazilion other products.....No real mystery surrounding the company....
Old 4 weeks ago
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The IPS (Institute of Professional Sound) sent a film crew to IBC in Amsterdam and were interviewing various companies about new products.

The interview with Paul Isaacs of Sound Devices is HERE

If you want to see the other videos, the landing page is HERE
Old 4 weeks ago
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For those interested, I inquired which preamps would be better suited to classical recording and I got a pretty "corporate" answer:

"Now is definitely an exciting time to upgrade with all the new products available. I can certainly understand your question about which Mic Pre will be “better”, but honestly the preamps in both the MixPre II Series and the 833 are more similar than they are different. That’s because Sound Devices does not compromise when it comes to the quality of preamps that are in our products. Also, “better” is very subjective and up to personal interpretation. A lot of people have stated their preference for the MixPre preamps over their 7-Series, but others have stated the exact opposite opinion as well."


Oh Well!
Old 3 weeks ago
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I talked to Paul at IBC (and Dan D too) and after describing the Mixpre as ENG and the Scorpio as EFP he kinda shrugged his shoulders as to say 'yea'. end of the day only your ears will tell you what you have.

I still think my Nagra pres on my 4.2 sound slightly better. I must be old.
Old 3 weeks ago
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And the source, mic position and the actual microphones used can all be factors on a mic pre - making it all even more complicated - let alone a user's ability.

Maybe we are getting to the point where we are straying at gnats? (I do not want to start that entire 788 versus Nagra debate!) And maybe there are other features that are now more important?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Yes. Sound Devices stated when the Gen I MixPre-3, and -6 and -10T were released that those were the best microphone preamps they had ever made. That may have changed now with the release of the Scorpio, but according to the company anyway that MixPre amps are still better than the 700 series.

-Mike
Yes, Scorpio / Sound Devices 833 is even "better". But we're splitting hairs here!

The MixPre series is still the 2nd best pre amps they have ever made, and are very very good.

Zoom F series (F8/F8n/F4) are also very good as well if you're looking at another lower cost solution to consider.
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