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Sound devices Preamp sound Single-Channel Preamps
Old 26th October 2018
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Sound devices Preamp sound

Hi,

I have been using a Shure FP24 (which is a mixpre with different badge) for years but always found when paired to MKH mics it sounds a bit hard in the upper register. I wanted to ask if anyone has compared this to say the new SD recorders? I currently go analogue to a Sony M10 which is great, but just want something a little more neutral.
Thanks
Old 27th October 2018
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I have not made a direct comparison under controlled circumstances, but regularly use both older Shure mixers and some newer Sound Devices products at work, and I think you will very likely notice a smoother and more polished sound from this newer crop of Sound Devices preamps.
Old 28th October 2018
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Proud owner of a MixPre 3 and I can say that the mic preamps are very transparent and don't seem to add any sound of their own. Highly recommended.
Old 28th October 2018
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Thanks Tom & Luke, much appreciated!
Old 5 days ago
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They do sound great and feeding a UA 610 in for what it does works really well. Shocking quality at the price point!.....
Old 5 days ago
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Originally Posted by Thomas W. Bethe View Post
Proud owner of a MixPre 3 and I can say that the mic preamps are very transparent and don't seem to add any sound of their own. Highly recommended.
+1
I also used to own the original Mixpre, and the preamps in the Mixpre 3 are
MUCH quieter and more transparent, and I thought the original was very good.
I'm using the 3 mainly with a Beyer M88, a pair of M160s, or a pair of AKG
414s (brass capsules).
Old 5 days ago
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Hi,

I have been using a Shure FP24 (which is a mixpre with different badge) for years but always found when paired to MKH mics it sounds a bit hard in the upper register. I wanted to ask if anyone has compared this to say the new SD recorders? I currently go analogue to a Sony M10 which is great, but just want something a little more neutral.
Thanks
Difference between a Shure FP24 and a Sound Devices MixPre | Knowledge Base | Shure Americas
The FP24 also has switchable 15v and 48v phantom, and you'd certainly want to be using 48 with the MKH mics.
Old 5 days ago
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Used FP24, MixPre 14V model, 17V model, 552, 788... The sound quality are top notch. Maybe a little different from 788 as this is the model that is active balanced input. The other included Lundahl input transformer.
Old 4 days ago
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Difference between a Shure FP24 and a Sound Devices MixPre | Knowledge Base | Shure Americas
The FP24 also has switchable 15v and 48v phantom, and you'd certainly want to be using 48 with the MKH mics.
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