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Hey Paul -- Just a quick note of feedback.
I briefly had a MixPre 3 and loved it, but had to return it. The headphone/scroll knob (which is ridiculously hard to reach) went out. I'm sure this kind of quality failure is rare with Sound Devices, but scary nonetheless considering the limited warranty.

I understand why the unit draws a lot of power, so I won't complain about the battery requirements, but it is a factor. The issue about powering it by USB while using it as an interface is also a factor.

I'm looking forward to upgrading to a MixPre6 from my Zoom F4 because your preamps sound absolutely fabulous, but I may wait until the next generation. The Zoom is a cheap little workhorse, sounds perfectly okay, and gets long life out of 8 AA NiMHs, for half the price. I would readily pay twice as much for the Sound Devices if I didn't think there were trade-offs, even then.
Get a sled for a Sony camera battery if battery life is a concern......There is a knob extender you can find for the headphone scroll knob FWIW.... Hope this helps!
Old 1 week ago
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Get a sled for a Sony camera battery if battery life is a concern......There is a knob extender you can find for the headphone scroll knob FWIW.... Hope this helps!
That's $ + charger + sled, which is my comment to Sound Devices.
Thanks much for the tip though -- I will upgrade eventually. But SD has to sort these things out.
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