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Offline jokami

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SD302 or MIXPRE-D into a Marantz 661?
« on: September 05, 2014, 01:52:21 PM »
Hey Guys!
New to the forums :-)
I'm a filmmaker focusing on narrative and some documentaries. I currently have a Oade modded Marantz 661 which works wonderfully, but definitely needing a preamp.

I've seen DigiGal's excellent cable from the mixpre-d into the marantz. What would you guys recommend?  Bypassing the A/D converter in the marantz, and going digital from the mixpre-d or sticking with the 302 which has trim control and letting the marantz do the conversion?
I'm primarily using one channel (boom with NTG-3), and don't have an immediate need for the 2 extra channels in the 302.

As far as optimum sound quality what would you go for?
Any advice would be highly appreciated!

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Re: SD302 or MIXPRE-D into a Marantz 661?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 04:42:06 PM »
I have a similar setup, as I also run SD MixPre-D AES Out to the S/PDIF D. In on my Marantz PMD661 (OWM).   If you only need the two channels, I would go with the MixPre-D and if you need more in the future, you can add a 302 or a 552 and link them to the MixPre-D as a larger mic/line field mixer. They seem to have dropped in pricing (used) with the SD663 on the market.   Personally, I prefer and trust the A/D of the SD units and would prefer the MixPre-D, as it has been such an ease to use when I have done single channel Boom recordings. 
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Re: SD302 or MIXPRE-D into a Marantz 661?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 06:27:15 PM »
Excellent info 404, I appreciate it.
Looking forward to getting my hands on a mixpre-d!

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Re: SD302 or MIXPRE-D into a Marantz 661?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 09:08:06 AM »
I use SD MixPre-D into an OCM 661 using a cable made by DigiGal and I am quite happy with the setup.

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Re: SD302 or MIXPRE-D into a Marantz 661?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 01:15:15 AM »
Just got a mixpre-d with digiGal's cable from jbell and it's superb! Really clean and could not be happier  ;D

 

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