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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #90 on: April 24, 2017, 06:16:03 PM »
I can't wait for my Mixpre-6!!  Exactly what I've been waiting for!  4 SD preamps and I can run my Tinybox in to the unbalanced input for 6 channels.  I'm suprised everyone is nit picking it so much.  Folks would have dropped $900 on an R-44 a few years ago no problem.  Mine can't get here fast enough.  Once mine arrives I'll try to get samples up quickly
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #91 on: April 24, 2017, 08:38:10 PM »
I can't wait for my Mixpre-6!!  Exactly what I've been waiting for!  4 SD preamps and I can run my Tinybox in to the unbalanced input for 6 channels.  I'm suprised everyone is nit picking it so much.  Folks would have dropped $900 on an R-44 a few years ago no problem.  Mine can't get here fast enough.  Once mine arrives I'll try to get samples up quickly

But John, nit picking is fun.  LOL   Its part of the game of buying something noone has ever run before.  When the R-44 came out, I complained it didn't make coffee. ;D
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #92 on: April 24, 2017, 08:57:51 PM »
I can't wait for my Mixpre-6!!  Exactly what I've been waiting for!  4 SD preamps and I can run my Tinybox in to the unbalanced input for 6 channels.  I'm suprised everyone is nit picking it so much.  Folks would have dropped $900 on an R-44 a few years ago no problem.  Mine can't get here fast enough.  Once mine arrives I'll try to get samples up quickly

that's the problem.  i have an Oade R-44. 

the Mixpre-6 is neat, but it's not that much of anything better than my R-44.  if it had 8 channels/pres, i would buy it at around a $1500 price point.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #93 on: April 25, 2017, 02:24:01 PM »
Anyone interested in coordinating a group buy?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #94 on: April 25, 2017, 03:45:00 PM »
Anyone interested in coordinating a group buy?

I'm in for a MixPre6 if this goes down.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #95 on: April 25, 2017, 04:19:16 PM »
Anyone interested in coordinating a group buy?

Would this bring the price down? I thought SD had a fix on their prices so that retailers had to meet the minimum MSRP to keep the perceived retail value high?
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #96 on: April 25, 2017, 05:32:55 PM »
I'm sure there is a minimum order quantity for distributors to buy at wholesale. If we have any corporate lawyers here that are willing to work pro bono, maybe we can setup a non-profit organization "to further the art of audio recording in the field using American made equipment". This would establish an entity that can become a "dealer" for Sound Devices. Each person involved is deemed a "shareholder". We find out what the wholesale pricing is, then use that figure for the amount needed for each shareholder to "invest" along with a split of the cost of setting up the NPO. Then, each shareholder, now called a member, can receive a unit for whatever that figure ends up being. It will be below MSRP for sure. We just need to ensure there is no surplus revenue or dividends paid to any members. Probably close to impossible to actually execute such a plan in a practical sense, but its fun to think of the possibilities anyway.. .
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #97 on: April 25, 2017, 06:13:28 PM »
I applaud your creativity, but I highly doubt that the effort (entity creation, non-profit and tax exemption filings, tax returns, etc.) would be worth the discount.

I'm sure there is a minimum order quantity for distributors to buy at wholesale. If we have any corporate lawyers here that are willing to work pro bono, maybe we can setup a non-profit organization "to further the art of audio recording in the field using American made equipment". This would establish an entity that can become a "dealer" for Sound Devices. Each person involved is deemed a "shareholder". We find out what the wholesale pricing is, then use that figure for the amount needed for each shareholder to "invest" along with a split of the cost of setting up the NPO. Then, each shareholder, now called a member, can receive a unit for whatever that figure ends up being. It will be below MSRP for sure. We just need to ensure there is no surplus revenue or dividends paid to any members. Probably close to impossible to actually execute such a plan in a practical sense, but its fun to think of the possibilities anyway.. .
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #98 on: April 25, 2017, 08:40:18 PM »
It's a noble cause, but I think the only one's getting price breaks are licensed resellers:  B&H Photo, Sweetwater, and Full Compass.

That's said, I will be in the market for a MixPre-3.

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #99 on: April 25, 2017, 09:32:36 PM »
I wanna "Silk" button!
Where's the Silk button?        ;D

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2017, 10:19:12 PM »
I wanna "Silk" button!
Where's the Silk button?        ;D

Don't you mean the "euphonic odd-order harmonic distortion and saturation" button?  :yack:
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2017, 11:52:37 PM »
I see group buys all the time on photo and automobile forums but I have been a member here since the inception in 2003 (and Oade Boards before that) and have never seen an attempt at a group buy.  We never know if someone would throw us a bone unless we ask.
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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #102 on: April 26, 2017, 12:38:47 AM »
I've been reading the heck outta the mic threads getting ready to up my game and just all hesitant with battery power and custom cabling and making expensive mics work with a sony m10... and then I saw this.

So a boneheaded question ... I could just plug XLR adapted DPA 4060s into this ... And that's that? I'd need nothing else? and it seems my CA14s would work straight in as well? I just want a fanny pack, a single really small box, and two mics clipped to hat....

And if I could monitor/control it with an iPhone like I was texting like every other idiot around me?!?! That is perfect!

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #103 on: April 26, 2017, 12:43:20 AM »
Paul, is there a front panel lock option on the MixPre-3/6, similar to the 'backlight key/tone key' menu on the 7xx series?

No but thanks for the suggestion

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Re: Sound Devices New MixPre Series
« Reply #104 on: April 26, 2017, 12:45:17 AM »
Can gain be linked for channels 1,2 and 3,4?

Yes

 

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