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Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« on: November 28, 2015, 08:01:53 PM »
Question for the board, being the whore that I am, I saw a taper tape with an Apogee Mini-MP at the Dead & Co. show last week and became immediately green with envy.  Since then, I've been perusing eBay and found a couple units refurbed by Apogee.

This one looks particularly nice.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manufacturer-Refurbished-Apogee-Mini-MP-Stereo-Microphone-Preamp/262129727005

I am, however, concerned about the "hot" XLR output coming from the Apogee.  I was looking to stand this up in front of my Sony PCM-M10, but the M10 has only a single, stereo-mini input.  Is it safe to run XLR outs into a M10 in this fashion?  I did a quick check and see several single (mono) XLR-F cables that terminate to a mini-jack, but see few dual XLR-F cables that terminate to a single, stereo-mini cable.  I suppose Ted or Robb could make one??? I'm not sure ...

Does anyone have any experience running one of these things and/or outputting from XLR to stereo-mini?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Chris.
 
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 08:09:53 PM by chinariderstl »
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 09:40:43 PM »
This preamp has been on my lust list for a long time but I've never actually had one in hand. I think it would be magic with the ADK TLs.

One of the features is an output control. You can run the preamp stage hot but dial it back at the output to avoid overload.

Between that feature and the fact that when you unbalance a signal in the cable you lose 6dB you should be able to run it with a recorder like the M10 that can take a fairly hot input signal to the line in.
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 09:51:12 PM »
Sweet, thanks Roger!  That's all the assurance I need. ;)

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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 10:08:13 PM »
I run a mp into a Roland r05 with no prob.  Ed
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 11:29:55 PM »
Sweeet!!  Thanks!  ;D
Mics: Audio-Technica AT853's, Avantone CK-40 (Busman mod), Busman BSC1's, DPA 4022's, DPA 4060's
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 10:01:16 AM »
I've run MP > M10.  No problems. 

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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2015, 02:16:40 PM »
Sweeeet!!

Thanks guys, I've pulled the trigger on one. :)

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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 06:56:50 PM »
You won't be sorry!
This is, hands down, my favorite piece of gear.

I haven't yet found the bag I like for it, but there is a thread on here with a lot of suggestions, all of which I've tried and I'm still looking.

Set the output knob to zero and the M10 input to 6 on your first test drive, then adjust the knobs every 15 mins or so until you have the Sony at 4.
Take notes and listen back and you will find a wealth of depth at the various settings. One of them will be how you want all your tapes to sound!
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2015, 07:01:04 PM »
Awesome, thanks man!  I appreciate the guidance! :)
Mics: Audio-Technica AT853's, Avantone CK-40 (Busman mod), Busman BSC1's, DPA 4022's, DPA 4060's
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2016, 05:55:40 PM »
Hi, guys, another question; will a 9V RB-270 DVD battery power the Mini-MP?
Mics: Audio-Technica AT853's, Avantone CK-40 (Busman mod), Busman BSC1's, DPA 4022's, DPA 4060's
Pres: Apogee Mini-MP, Core Sound Battery Box
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2016, 06:37:48 PM »
Hi, guys, another question; will a 9V RB-270 DVD battery power the Mini-MP?

Yes, 6-14v
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2016, 06:47:48 PM »
Awesome, thanks Ted! :)
Mics: Audio-Technica AT853's, Avantone CK-40 (Busman mod), Busman BSC1's, DPA 4022's, DPA 4060's
Pres: Apogee Mini-MP, Core Sound Battery Box
Decks: Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-2D, Tascam DR-680 (Busman mod)
Power: Initial RB-270, Naztech PB15000
LMA: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=taper%3A%22Chris+Finn%22

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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2016, 01:05:25 AM »
Craig T. made a bunch of recordings using Schoeps>Mini-MP>M-10 that sound amazing. One of the most versatile preamps out there, IMHO. Sounds great with virtually every mic pairing I've ever heard.

Wish these would pop up more often in the Yardsale. I'd love to add one to my gear locker...

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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2016, 10:14:01 AM »


Wish these would pop up more often in the Yardsale. I'd love to add one to my gear locker...

One available now?

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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2016, 11:46:31 PM »
On my third full rig and this is by far my favorite pre. Very open and golden on the ears. I bought mine from a guy that ran the xlrs to a mini stereo into m10 and he loved it. I may have the custom xlrs to mini cable some where in my storage closet that he gave me.

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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2016, 11:07:29 PM »
Question for the board, being the whore that I am, I saw a taper tape with an Apogee Mini-MP at the Dead & Co. show last week and became immediately green with envy.  Since then, I've been perusing eBay and found a couple units refurbed by Apogee.

This one looks particularly nice.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manufacturer-Refurbished-Apogee-Mini-MP-Stereo-Microphone-Preamp/262129727005

I am, however, concerned about the "hot" XLR output coming from the Apogee.  I was looking to stand this up in front of my Sony PCM-M10, but the M10 has only a single, stereo-mini input.  Is it safe to run XLR outs into a M10 in this fashion?  I did a quick check and see several single (mono) XLR-F cables that terminate to a mini-jack, but see few dual XLR-F cables that terminate to a single, stereo-mini cable.  I suppose Ted or Robb could make one??? I'm not sure ...

Does anyone have any experience running one of these things and/or outputting from XLR to stereo-mini?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Chris.
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Re: Apogee Mini-MP XLR Analog Out
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2016, 02:42:59 PM »
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=157819.msg1989756#msg1989756

I ran an MMP>M10 from 2009 to 2012 and just picked up another one.  There's a photo of the custom cable rig I used in the post linked above.  I think I ran the gain at +20 for must shows.  No issues with the output levels.
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