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Title: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: MakersMarc on June 12, 2018, 10:55:01 AM
First chance to try out my new baby Nbox the other night for something I didn't really care about, Michael Franti. Maybe slightly inferior detail to the IPA but to me it's also warmer and more Tuby than the IPA. I'm really amazed. And had to run just below 4 on the dial with -1 peaks so gain isn't an issue.All things considered the Nbox sounds better than both but the size factor and me running 95% 😈 Means it's either IPA or babynbox. Love that I don't have to toss batteries which makes the baby nbox the winner for me. Someday I'll do a side by side comp, issues with security nixed that and the opportunities are rare.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: larrysellers on June 12, 2018, 12:08:00 PM
I like it best with the mixpre3 but for handheld recorders, I think I am most happy when paired with the R05. Edtyre's R07 recordings sound great too.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: jerryfreak on June 12, 2018, 01:39:18 PM
First chance to try out my new baby Nbox the other night for something I didn't really care about, Michael Franti.

what we really need to know is how you feelin?
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: fobstl on June 12, 2018, 03:13:52 PM
The one thing that I have noticed is that MK41>BabyNBox>M10 seems to be lacking in bass response. Not sure if this is more a function of the hypers having less bass response along with the show's I've used this rig on or not. Or if the BabyNBox is effecting the bass response. Nothing major that a bit of EQ can't fix though.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: MakersMarc on June 12, 2018, 04:26:11 PM
First chance to try out my new baby Nbox the other night for something I didn't really care about, Michael Franti.

what we really need to know is how you feelin?

I feeel like raising my arms and jumping. 😉
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: MakersMarc on June 12, 2018, 04:30:20 PM
The one thing that I have noticed is that MK41>BabyNBox>M10 seems to be lacking in bass response. Not sure if this is more a function of the hypers having less bass response along with the show's I've used this rig on or not. Or if the BabyNBox is effecting the bass response. Nothing major that a bit of EQ can't fix though.
.  Your Waters has no shortage of good sounding bass but maybe that was added in post?

Going to run 41v>bnbox in a Couple of weeks but it’s an acoustic duo no bass. Noticed no lack of low end with 4v>babynbox but that’s one show.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: TheMetalist on June 12, 2018, 04:55:59 PM
How big is the difference (soundwise) between Platinum and Baby?
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: MakersMarc on June 12, 2018, 05:16:17 PM
I think the nbox has better high end and overall more definition imho
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: ts on June 12, 2018, 06:48:08 PM
I’ve really only ever used M10’s with the line in setting. I tried the external mics once or twice and was pleasantly surprised. I don’t own a Naiant IPA or BNbox. With these devices you go mic in? I know stupid question. :yack:
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: MakersMarc on June 12, 2018, 11:13:32 PM
IPA supplies power and gain want to go line in. Babynbox powers mics but no gain, so mic in.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: down2earthlandscaper on June 13, 2018, 01:42:53 AM
I've run the Church pre's in front of the M-10 as well as Tinybox and Littlebox. I don't know if it's my imagination but the sound comes out really nice if I have less gain from the preamps and more gain form the M10's dial. It seems like the M10 has a "flavor"? Or warmth? I don't know, but I like it.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: adrianb on June 13, 2018, 04:53:52 AM
Went to see Thom Yorke in Manchester the other night. I knew security would be high following last year's terrorist attack in Manchester, so went in very light. Just some Church CAFS into an Ugly battery box and then into the mic in on my M10. Turned out to be one of the best recordings I ever made.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: fobstl on June 13, 2018, 10:26:09 AM
The one thing that I have noticed is that MK41>BabyNBox>M10 seems to be lacking in bass response. Not sure if this is more a function of the hypers having less bass response along with the show's I've used this rig on or not. Or if the BabyNBox is effecting the bass response. Nothing major that a bit of EQ can't fix though.
.  Your Waters has no shortage of good sounding bass but maybe that was added in post?

I did do some EQ on the Waters to bump up the bass a bit. It was there, just needed some boosting.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: larrysellers on June 13, 2018, 10:41:02 AM
We discussed this before and Nick told me that he can increase the bass response by changing out the caps.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: fobstl on June 13, 2018, 10:51:49 AM
We discussed this before and Nick told me that he can increase the base response by changing out the caps.
Interesting! I'll have to get in a few more recordings to make sure that is needed but great to hear that is an option.
Title: Re: Surprised at quality of m10 preamps
Post by: MakersMarc on June 13, 2018, 12:09:54 PM
Need a few more outings with 4v but it's great to have the upgrade option