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Old 9th September 2018
Gear Maniac

Originally Posted by szegedin View Post
Man, I'm starting to feel like the unit should have come with some kind of lithium battery, like a cell phone does, because it's not like you can throw AAs in there and go use it. It's their way of keeping their margin up. There are other drawbacks to it, but it does sound great -- that is, doesn't sound like anything.
What exactly are you using your new mixpre-3 for? I use mine for film sound, nature recording and music recording and, as I said previously, despite having external power options, I find these gathering dust and that 3 sets of 4 Eneloop Pro AAs are actually a very viable, compact and robust powering option: that's after a year and half of hard use/experience. No need to be so dismissive of this option.