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smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« on: July 24, 2019, 12:07:04 AM »
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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 01:05:00 AM »
The Marantz PMD661, Tascam DR-100 + DR40, and Zoom H4 are all pretty small and around the same size.
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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 10:05:43 AM »
If you don't need built-in mics the Sound Devices Mixpre-3 is a similar size to those mentioned.

The Marantz PMD661 is 165mm x 93mm x 36mm and the MP3 is 144mm x 110mm x 36mm.
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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 08:38:23 PM »
https://centrance.com/store/MixerFace-R4R-Mobile-Recording-Interface-with-micro-SD-Card-Stereo-Recorder-p121815331

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121 mm (4.76″) (L), 70 mm (2.76″) (W), 36 mm (1.42″) (HJ

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 12:08:47 AM »
Zoom F6 looks pretty small. Not out yet though.


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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 09:37:32 PM »
I guess the Zoom F1 with the XLR add-on must be pretty small but there's no phantom power.

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 01:31:36 PM »
The Zoom H5 with its microphone module removed is the smallest one I believe.
It’s very nice and handy at that size.

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 08:09:06 PM »
This looks great!
https://centrance.com/store/MixerFace-R4R-Mobile-Recording-Interface-with-micro-SD-Card-Stereo-Recorder-p121815331

Unit Dimensions
121 mm (4.76″) (L), 70 mm (2.76″) (W), 36 mm (1.42″) (HJ

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2019, 03:09:18 AM »
This looks great!
https://centrance.com/store/MixerFace-R4R-Mobile-Recording-Interface-with-micro-SD-Card-Stereo-Recorder-p121815331

Unit Dimensions
121 mm (4.76″) (L), 70 mm (2.76″) (W), 36 mm (1.42″) (HJ

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But not that small.  Seeing the photo there of that device with headphones over one end of it prompted me to try my DT770 cans around my F1 - the F1 actually fits inside the earcups.  They won't quite close around it, but it's really that small.  I used it last night when wandering around the Terracotta Warriors exhibition here, fed from Roland binaural mics, in conjunction with an Osmo Pocket camera.  I found it very easy to operate by feel, clipped to my pocket under my jacket, stopping and starting in sync with the camera.  But it's fairly metallic so probably wouldn't do for high security situations.

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2019, 07:29:49 AM »
This looks great!
https://centrance.com/store/MixerFace-R4R-Mobile-Recording-Interface-with-micro-SD-Card-Stereo-Recorder-p121815331

Unit Dimensions
121 mm (4.76″) (L), 70 mm (2.76″) (W), 36 mm (1.42″) (HJ

No affiliation. Apparently great preamps.

But not that small.  Seeing the photo there of that device with headphones over one end of it prompted me to try my DT770 cans around my F1 - the F1 actually fits inside the earcups.  They won't quite close around it, but it's really that small.  I used it last night when wandering around the Terracotta Warriors exhibition here, fed from Roland binaural mics, in conjunction with an Osmo Pocket camera.  I found it very easy to operate by feel, clipped to my pocket under my jacket, stopping and starting in sync with the camera.  But it's fairly metallic so probably wouldn't do for high security situations.

Of course the F1 is smaller: it doesn’t have xlr inputs — which is the whole point of this thread!

I also doubt that the preamps and a/d of the F1 rise to the quality of the RFR.
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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 01:33:41 AM »
Good point.... you can of course attach the Zoom XLR accessory but that's not much good without phantom (for most people here).  And then it's bigger.

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 12:56:31 PM »
given the bulk and metal of xlrs ive worked backwards from mics that dont need them, of which there are quite a few

schoeps cmr or cmbi
(schoeps, neumann, gefell)>nbobs>ipa (preferablly liberated from metal housing)
dpa 4011>mmp-g

im sure there are other compact condensers that dont use phantom. or maybe you could custom cable some ccms or 4021s to mini xlrs to use with recorders that do phantom on mini xlr (sax, etc)
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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2019, 11:47:00 AM »
Isn’t the pmd561 the smallest:

https://www.marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd561

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2019, 12:12:53 PM »
The H5 is 135 x 67 x 42 with a weight of 176g without external xy mic module.
If you don’t count the metal protection bar across the fader controls it’s thickness is only 32mm.

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2019, 01:13:05 PM »
Isn’t the pmd561 the smallest:

https://www.marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd561

I was actually going to post this when the thread started, however, believe it or not the 561 is actually larger than the 661.

561 - 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.6”
661 - 6.5 x 3.7 x 1.4”
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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2019, 03:14:54 PM »
Isn’t the pmd561 the smallest:

https://www.marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd561

PMD561 = 170 x 105 x 40mm

R4R = 121 x 70 x 36mm
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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2019, 03:30:34 PM »
Tascam DR-10X.. but mono, and doesn't provide phantom.

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Re: smallest portable deck wih full size xlr in?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2019, 11:15:55 PM »

I was actually going to post this when the thread started, however, believe it or not the 561 is actually larger than the 661.

561 - 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.6”
661 - 6.5 x 3.7 x 1.4”

Wait... the new 661 is SMALLER than the 561?

Wow.
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