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Transformer/less SQN Mixers (Analog)
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Transformer/less SQN

Anyone compared transformer SQN say IV-S i thru iii vs V and later?
I really liked the smooth sound of SQN especially on voice, but the later SQN seem lighter, smaller and more capable.
Anyone used them for music?
I will try and rent a newer one soon from Toronto.
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Never for music. I have always thought for voice recordings they make one of the best, if not the best location mic pres. Had one back in the 70-80's.
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Yes ,for many years SQN IV-S II was the front end of my Panasonic DAT recorder
A very compact bit of kit in a Portabrace
The mic amps are excellent and the limiter powerful as is the MS matrix
Monitoring and PPM metering first class
I did Bryn Terfel walking through the Alps in Schuberts footsteps on that set up.
Roger
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Another one I would consider is one of Andy's CS104 mixers. Right up there with SQN
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Got one of those too
Lovely mic amps
Dire limiter.......
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Yes ,for many years SQN IV-S II was the front end of my Panasonic DAT recorder
A very compact bit of kit in a Portabrace
The mic amps are excellent and the limiter powerful as is the MS matrix
Monitoring and PPM metering first class
I did Bryn Terfel walking through the Alps in Schuberts footsteps on that set up.
Roger
How would you compare the pres to your Sonosax or Sound Devices kit?

And any feelings about Audio Developments? There's certainly plenty of used ones knocking about here in the UK, but never seen anyone touch them for music.
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Sonosax quite brill, variable limit on every channel, lovely eq and LFA, un burstable
Sound Devices a bit clinical compared with dreamy Nagra SQ
Audio Dev, gain in the wrong place for music, v reliable well made workhorses
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I think my options as it stand are all addressed in this thread, I don't really need mixing, limiter or feeds but just great battery powered mic amps. Some of the Audio Developments stuff looks great, with switched gains and stereo ganging. The Sonosax SX-M2 is pretty amazingly small and light and seems to sound great, but doesn't have M/S which is a shame (I could build a small transformer box for m/s and some tone I guess, it wouldn't be hard), and they are more expensive and rare.
SQN's often look like they've been through a washing machine, super versatile but they come well recommended.
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How would you compare the pres to your Sonosax or Sound Devices kit?

And any feelings about Audio Developments? There's certainly plenty of used ones knocking about here in the UK, but never seen anyone touch them for music.
This is because of the closure of Richmond Film Services. Sadly the company was bought by asset strippers instead of it carrying on as a hire company. It was, without doubt, the best hire company with a helpful and knowledgeable staff. It's a great loss, and so is the retirement of Nigel Woodford and his wife Val. I hope they both have a happy and active retirement. I can't see Nigel losing interest in audio!

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