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Offline hotdog

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Sound devices pre amp ?
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:23:25 AM »
Hello Folks just recently got a 702 I see some folks running a pre amp before the 702 ! I have a sound devices I dug out of storage that I used to stealth with , my question is would I gain anything by using it instead of the 702 pres ? Thanks ahead of time
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Re: Sound devices pre amp ?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 02:39:09 PM »
Some people like to use a variety of preamps as a way of giving their recordings a flavor.

In my opinion, the SD preamps in the 702 are top notch, and you can add flaver in post, so for me, I'd run the smallest rig possible.
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Re: Sound devices pre amp ?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 03:49:19 PM »
I've asked a few people who ran V3's in front of their SD 7xx's and have gotten 2 answers:

1. They like the sound of the V3 better.
2. They already owned the V3 and just want to use it.

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Re: Sound devices pre amp ?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 03:59:20 PM »
Since it was stealth rig, and without knowing...  I'm guessing that your SD preamp is either a MP-2 or MixPre.
If so, both of those have transformers which will give you a "warmer" sound than the 702 preamps. 
I can't say which is better...  both top notch IMO.  But they will have different "flavors".
.....got a blank space where my mind should be.....

 

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