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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #150 on: August 22, 2019, 03:09:36 PM »
Guys, the MixPre-6M is $100 cheaper than the MixPre-6. But it's not a huge difference to ignore the 6 if the 6M lacks features which I might need in the future. Apart from Timecode which I have never used as someone who mostly deals with audio, does the MixPre-6 offer a more appealing package? It supports 192 kHz -- something which I haven't used either with my PCM-D100. Does the 6M offer fewer max channels -- something which might potentially hit me one day upon live-mixing in broadcast settings? And may I know if both 6 and 6M come with an AC adapter in the package?

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There’s no ac adapter with the MP6. Don’t know about the m. You can buy one from Trew.  I just use a USB-C wall charger and a c to c cable.

Personally, I would buy the regular MP6. You may get into sound design and want 192.

The M plug-in is offered for a reduced price sometimes by SD so you can get the best of both worlds.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #151 on: August 22, 2019, 04:06:14 PM »
There’s no ac adapter with the MP6. Don’t know about the m. You can buy one from Trew.  I just use a USB-C wall charger and a c to c cable.

Personally, I would buy the regular MP6. You may get into sound design and want 192.

The M plug-in is offered for a reduced price sometimes by SD so you can get the best of both worlds.
That's interesting indeed. SoundDevices includes the MX-PSU (Wall Power Supply with USB-C) with the 6M on B&H, but the 6 doesn't have it there. I can't understand why the more expensive product shouldn't offer the adaptor whereas the cheaper one does. I do have a type-C wall charger but I'm paranoid about ruining the MixPre by noot using what SD recommends. It seems that with the 6 I should pay another $40 for the charger -- not so cool 😀
As for getting the 6 instead of the 6M, I'm intrigued by the 6's ambisonics support though I don't know how easy or feasible it is to set it up if the need arises.
Thanks.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #152 on: August 22, 2019, 05:32:09 PM »
I am curious if anyone has encountered the "record buffer error" with smaller sampling frequencies or fewer channels? All of the reports I have seen thus far have been based on 8 channels (6 ISOs and the L/R mix) at 192 kHz.

Not to let SD off the hook, as they are clearly advertising a recorder capable of supporting 8 channels and 192 kHz sampling rates, but, if the problem is restricted to 8*192, then it may not be an issue for most tapers. From posts here, I gather that (like myself) most are using 4 - 6 tracks at 48 or 96 kHz.

FWIW the SD rep never got back to me

This is really surprising to me. How did you contact them? I have gotten very quick responses via their support contact page on the website and also via e-mail.
I retested the best of the three SanDisk cards I purchased recently, it failed at eight channels at 96k as well

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #153 on: August 24, 2019, 11:44:35 AM »
never did find my good 32gb but the 128 sandisk extreme got me thru 6 channels of 24/48 no problem 3 nights in a row
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #154 on: August 29, 2019, 12:10:43 PM »
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #155 on: August 29, 2019, 12:14:03 PM »
Whoa! 32-bit float recording, TC generator, adjustable limiters and extended pre-roll actually make me consider upgrading.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #156 on: August 29, 2019, 12:29:02 PM »
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #157 on: August 29, 2019, 12:35:31 PM »
And they added a Lego rubber wheel to the headphone knob :)
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #158 on: August 29, 2019, 12:53:11 PM »
Looks like they are now including AC adapters. The thumb drive backup would be useful. I can't say I'll upgrade though.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #160 on: August 29, 2019, 02:44:45 PM »

 :o :o :o


"In 16- or 24-bit operation, the MixPre II offers analog/digital limiters similar to the original MixPre recorders. These limiters have been improved to give control over ratio, release, and threshold. In 32-bit float mode, the multi-stage A-to-D converters are active to capture the full dynamic range of the incoming signal; no limiters are needed. "
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #161 on: August 29, 2019, 03:34:10 PM »
And they added a Lego rubber wheel to the headphone nob :)

Great minds think alike :coolguy:
My immediate reaction was exactly that! (As I've just mentioned on the "new" thread!)

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #162 on: August 29, 2019, 05:08:02 PM »
Yeah it's a really nice mojo :)
I like it.

And they added a Lego rubber wheel to the headphone nob :)

Great minds think alike :coolguy:
My immediate reaction was exactly that! (As I've just mentioned on the "new" thread!)

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #163 on: August 29, 2019, 05:29:17 PM »
I'll stick with my original!!  It has been solid.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #164 on: August 29, 2019, 06:49:15 PM »
Jumped on a nice price MixPre 3
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