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Re: What is the MixPre-3 of the Microphone world?
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2017, 10:04:18 AM »
The honest answer to the OP's question is there isn't one.  The microphone world is highly stable; most of the recommendations here have been on the market for many years.  Digital microphones should have dissolved the preamp market entirely, but they weren't adopted and have thus largely failed.

So pick from one of the capsule systems that are out there; they aren't likely to change much anytime soon.

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Re: What is the MixPre-3 of the Microphone world?
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2017, 11:40:57 AM »
The honest answer to the OP's question is there isn't one.  The microphone world is highly stable; most of the recommendations here have been on the market for many years.  Digital microphones should have dissolved the preamp market entirely, but they weren't adopted and have thus largely failed.

So pick from one of the capsule systems that are out there; they aren't likely to change much anytime soon.

That is what I am picking up on....thanks for all the responses.
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Re: What is the MixPre-3 of the Microphone world?
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2017, 12:44:39 PM »
The honest answer to the OP's question is there isn't one.  The microphone world is highly stable; most of the recommendations here have been on the market for many years.  Digital microphones should have dissolved the preamp market entirely, but they weren't adopted and have thus largely failed.

So pick from one of the capsule systems that are out there; they aren't likely to change much anytime soon.

Which is also why good microphones (bought used) tend to hold their value pretty well.  So if you buy judiciously, you are likely to get most if not all of your money back if you change your mind and sell the Mics to get others.
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Re: What is the MixPre-3 of the Microphone world?
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2017, 03:05:06 PM »
In fact I am thinking of sending them to the gentleman who does service and p48 modifications...name escapes me at the moment but there is an active thread that has his info. I want him to take a look "under the hood" and maybe modify some other Naks that my dad has.

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Re: What is the MixPre-3 of the Microphone world?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2017, 02:32:30 AM »
If you are looking to get new mics, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better bang for your $500 than a pair of Rode NT5 condensers.

I have a pair of the NT5's that I bought omni caps for.  With the MixPre-3 ordered and eventually on the way, I've started thinking about that third channel and the possibility of setting up a mini Decca Tree to capture my HS Orchestra.  Another NT5?  Maybe a Telefunken M61?
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Rode NT4 / NT5 omni caps / SD MixPre-D / SD MixPre-3 / Edirol R-09HR

 

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