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mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« on: February 07, 2006, 05:24:47 PM »
Hey everyone,

It looks like I'm picking up a pair of DPA 4060s or 4061s for both open and stealth taping. I've already got an SP-SPSB-1 which has worked pretty well. To still use that all I would need is a 1/8 jack on the end of the mics.

I see a lot of people are using the mma6000 to power the mics. Is there any special reason for this beyond not having to get the 1/8 jack installed on the mics? Is the sound THAT much better?

Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 06:09:17 PM »
clean gain from 0 => 37dB, and hpf.
as transparent as you'd expect from dpa.

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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 06:23:33 PM »
without question, it is that much better....i loved that combo............


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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 06:30:17 PM »
Is it $500 more worth it though? I'm on a college budget. :)
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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006, 06:49:34 PM »
I can't speak to "worth it". It is to me.

I can say that the one time that I did run a similar combo, 406x 1/8" => sp box (schwilly's), was at a reggae concert where the sound level was strictly monitored by the spl nazi's. The recording was going line in to a wide-open D100/M1(?) and was dreadfully low, with max'd peaks hitting -15dB or so.

I did notice really, really low levels when I ran 4061s into my SP during the Moe show recently. I had to put +8 gain on it to get it anywhere near where I wanted to be.
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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2006, 06:50:37 PM »
Is it $500 more worth it though? I'm on a college budget. :)

I echo what Mr. French said..It was to me. Ive run the SP stuff too, and it doesnt compare at all..not even the same ballpark..the 4061/mma are a match made in heaven...I promise....
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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 07:22:20 PM »
aaron, why not hold off for a while and run my mma6000 and hear for yourself?  Moke's right though, you gotta have the microdots to run them from the mma6000.

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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2006, 07:26:45 PM »
oh, and even though I've ran both setups, I changed my whole rig when I got the mma6000, so I can't really determine which peice of gear made which improvements. 
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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2006, 08:00:10 PM »
SHAMELESS PLUG HERE:  I am selling a MPS6010 for $65 SHIPPED which is a DPA batt box....no need to hack off your micordots to get a workable solution for your DPA 4061s, you can save your money for a MMA6000 and then ditch this box.  I think the box has got better components than the SP box (Rubycon Caps), it outputs XLR so you could run it into a V3, sax, aerco...you name it!

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=53064.0

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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2006, 08:52:44 PM »
SHAMELESS PLUG HERE:  I am selling a MPS6010 for $65 SHIPPED which is a DPA batt box....no need to hack off your micordots to get a workable solution for your DPA 4061s, you can save your money for a MMA6000 and then ditch this box.  I think the box has got better components than the SP box (Rubycon Caps), it outputs XLR so you could run it into a V3, sax, aerco...you name it!

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=53064.0

Hmm... I do like that shameless plug. :)

Does the MPS6010 go right into the JB3 or will I need separate components?
« Last Edit: February 07, 2006, 08:54:19 PM by Aaron41 »
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Re: mma6000 THAT much better than SP-SPSB-1?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2006, 08:14:19 AM »
SHAMELESS PLUG HERE:  I am selling a MPS6010 for $65 SHIPPED which is a DPA batt box....no need to hack off your micordots to get a workable solution for your DPA 4061s, you can save your money for a MMA6000 and then ditch this box.  I think the box has got better components than the SP box (Rubycon Caps), it outputs XLR so you could run it into a V3, sax, aerco...you name it!

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=53064.0

Hmm... I do like that shameless plug. :)

Does the MPS6010 go right into the JB3 or will I need separate components?

It'll go, you just need adapters to get from the XLR outputs to a 1/8 plug.
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