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Sound devices PIX-LR?
« on: July 23, 2016, 12:47:52 PM »
I know this is geared toward video, but would this work as a standalone preamp?  Has xlr ins and outs.  But it's unclear, to me at least, if this can be used alone or if it has to be used with the video monitor.

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http://www.videodevices.com/download/guides/PIX-LRug_en.pdf

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The PIX-LR features high-performance microphone preamplifiers designed by Sound Devices, LLC, a company renowned for producing innovative, award-winning audio equipment for professional sound mixers. The PIX-LR also comes equipped with superior quality limiters to prevent distortion due to excessively loud sounds, as well as high-pass filters for reducing unwanted low frequencies like wind noise. With such a wide dynamic range and superb limiters built-in, the PIX-LR ensures crisp, noise-free, audio every time.

The PIX-LR enhances the recording experience by adding I/O flexibility and intuitive features, such as hyper-accurate, 23-segment LED metering with limiter indicators. There are two extremely low noise, wide gain XLR analog inputs. Both mic/line-level inputs may be stereo linked, with or without pan, and support 48V phantom power for use with condenser mics. There are also two XLR balanced analog outputs, ideal for low noise, long cable runs.
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Re: Sound devices PIX-LR?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 01:09:17 PM »

The manual is not really clear about how it functions if not connected to the PIX unit with the multi pin connector. Seems most of the functions are set and viewed on the screen of the PIX unit itself.
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Re: Sound devices PIX-LR?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 05:46:35 PM »
There's no indication of an external DC or battery compartment, so it probably has to be connected to the PIX-E unit to draw power through the multi-connector.
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Re: Sound devices PIX-LR?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 06:40:31 PM »
That's what I was thinking too.  It's too bad, this loos almost perfect for the Tascam 70d
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Re: Sound devices PIX-LR?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 02:31:51 AM »
The PIX-LR only works with the PIX-E recorders.  It will only record sound when it is receiving a video signal.  But as a combo, it can record up to 8 channels of audio whether it's from the XLR's, line input, or from the HDMI or SDI connections
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Re: Sound devices PIX-LR?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 12:46:33 PM »
From Sound Devices:

The PIX-LR is a PIX-E accessory and does need to be connected to a PIX-E monitor to function. However, the PIX-LR can take in signal from 48V mics and pass it out of the XLRs to other recorders that can receive a line level signal.
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Re: Sound devices PIX-LR?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 01:22:31 PM »
From Sound Devices:

The PIX-LR is a PIX-E accessory and does need to be connected to a PIX-E monitor to function. However, the PIX-LR can take in signal from 48V mics and pass it out of the XLRs to other recorders that can receive a line level signal.

The thing is, you need access to the menu to activate 48V phantom, and that requires the PIX-E.
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Re: Sound devices PIX-LR?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 04:29:32 PM »
Unfortunately, this has to be used with the PIX-E monitor.

Clarification from Sound Devices:

"The PIX-LR receives its power through a proprietary connection between a PIX-E monitor. The PIX-LR cannot function in any way without being connected to a PIX-E monitor. "

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