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MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« on: October 30, 2021, 03:48:44 PM »
Ok so ive been way out of loop on this thing..I set up channels 1 & 2 for LINE in from the Sonosax..where should i run the 1 & 2 channel gain on the Mix Pre 6??...Just 0db im assuming..Im running the sax gain on LOW. seems to be working fine, i just dont want any noise.

Also what kind of battery life will i get with the running phantom and using 2x 9 volts?  i always ran an external but in this situation wnat to run batts.
KM140/50's>V3>MiniMe>Marantz PMD661/MTII
Telefunken ELA M260's>Sonosax SX-M2>ad2k+
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AKG C414 B-ULS
SD Mixpre6

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Re: MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2021, 04:37:40 PM »
Ok so ive been way out of loop on this thing..I set up channels 1 & 2 for LINE in from the Sonosax..where should i run the 1 & 2 channel gain on the Mix Pre 6??...Just 0db im assuming..Im running the sax gain on LOW. seems to be working fine, i just dont want any noise.

Also what kind of battery life will i get with the running phantom and using 2x 9 volts?  i always ran an external but in this situation wnat to run batts.
Phantom provided by the SX-M2 should run 4-5 hours on a pair of Neumann KM140's or DPA 4021 on two Alkaline 9V cells. If you push it you might get poor performance as the batteries are dying.
You may find that you want some gain out of the MixPre if you are not hitting reasonable record levels like -12 dB or better at peaks.
You could also knob up some gain from the 'Sax if that's convenient. It's made to have nice clean gain, I'm sure!
But if you link channels on the MixPre, it might be a smoother volume change than trying to get both channels changed on the Sonosax simultaneously.

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Re: MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 04:11:08 PM »
Ok so ive been way out of loop on this thing..I set up channels 1 & 2 for LINE in from the Sonosax..where should i run the 1 & 2 channel gain on the Mix Pre 6??...Just 0db im assuming..Im running the sax gain on LOW. seems to be working fine, i just dont want any noise.

Also what kind of battery life will i get with the running phantom and using 2x 9 volts?  i always ran an external but in this situation wnat to run batts.
Phantom provided by the SX-M2 should run 4-5 hours on a pair of Neumann KM140's or DPA 4021 on two Alkaline 9V cells. If you push it you might get poor performance as the batteries are dying.
You may find that you want some gain out of the MixPre if you are not hitting reasonable record levels like -12 dB or better at peaks.
You could also knob up some gain from the 'Sax if that's convenient. It's made to have nice clean gain, I'm sure!
But if you link channels on the MixPre, it might be a smoother volume change than trying to get both channels changed on the Sonosax simultaneously.

coool coool thanks morst...any plans on hitting any Pappys shows?
KM140/50's>V3>MiniMe>Marantz PMD661/MTII
Telefunken ELA M260's>Sonosax SX-M2>ad2k+
KM84i's seq s/n
AKG C414 B-ULS
SD Mixpre6

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Re: MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 07:09:12 AM »
Use these batteries in my sonosax - have recorded with them for 3+ hours and never had a problem with them running out of power.

Powerex Precharged 9.6V 230mAh
 https://www.amazon.com/Powerex-Self-Discharge-Precharged-Rechargeable-MHR9VP/dp/B01FV0U5WG

Gutbucket recommended them they are over 9 volts, come Pre-charged and are slow discharge.
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Re: MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2021, 02:16:56 PM »
coool coool thanks morst...any plans on hitting any Pappys shows?
Not at all.
Barely wanna see shows near me, to be honest.

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Re: MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2021, 05:50:28 PM »
Use these batteries in my sonosax - have recorded with them for 3+ hours and never had a problem with them running out of power.

Powerex Precharged 9.6V 230mAh
 https://www.amazon.com/Powerex-Self-Discharge-Precharged-Rechargeable-MHR9VP/dp/B01FV0U5WG

Gutbucket recommended them they are over 9 volts, come Pre-charged and are slow discharge.
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thanks man,,,was wondering about rechargeables with this.  i have an external batt for it but my bag is kinda tight to even add another battery.  thanks
KM140/50's>V3>MiniMe>Marantz PMD661/MTII
Telefunken ELA M260's>Sonosax SX-M2>ad2k+
KM84i's seq s/n
AKG C414 B-ULS
SD Mixpre6

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Re: MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2021, 06:58:30 AM »
Use these batteries in my sonosax - have recorded with them for 3+ hours and never had a problem with them running out of power.

Powerex Precharged 9.6V 230mAh
 https://www.amazon.com/Powerex-Self-Discharge-Precharged-Rechargeable-MHR9VP/dp/B01FV0U5WG

Gutbucket recommended them they are over 9 volts, come Pre-charged and are slow discharge.
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thanks man,,,was wondering about rechargeables with this.  i have an external batt for it but my bag is kinda tight to even add another battery.  thanks

If you go this route prices are all over the board for the Powerex Precharged 9.6V 230mAh battery.

Amazon are around $15 -  https://www.amazon.com/Powerex-Self-Discharge-Precharged-Rechargeable-MHR9VP/dp/B01FV0U5WG
Mahaenegry they are $12 - https://mahaenergy.com/powerex-precharged-9-6v-230mah-1-pack/
B&H is $9.95 - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1253403-REG/powerex_mhr9vp_pre_charged_rechargeable_nimh_battery.html

Bought 4 of them from B&H last week.
Everyday is a gift. Enjoy each one!
Forward motion bring positive results.

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Re: MixPre6 with a Sonosax Sx-M2 question
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2021, 08:16:48 PM »
Use these batteries in my sonosax - have recorded with them for 3+ hours and never had a problem with them running out of power.

Powerex Precharged 9.6V 230mAh
 https://www.amazon.com/Powerex-Self-Discharge-Precharged-Rechargeable-MHR9VP/dp/B01FV0U5WG

Gutbucket recommended them they are over 9 volts, come Pre-charged and are slow discharge.
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Cool thanks

thanks man,,,was wondering about rechargeables with this.  i have an external batt for it but my bag is kinda tight to even add another battery.  thanks

If you go this route prices are all over the board for the Powerex Precharged 9.6V 230mAh battery.

Amazon are around $15 -  https://www.amazon.com/Powerex-Self-Discharge-Precharged-Rechargeable-MHR9VP/dp/B01FV0U5WG
Mahaenegry they are $12 - https://mahaenergy.com/powerex-precharged-9-6v-230mah-1-pack/
B&H is $9.95 - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1253403-REG/powerex_mhr9vp_pre_charged_rechargeable_nimh_battery.html

Bought 4 of them from B&H last week.
KM140/50's>V3>MiniMe>Marantz PMD661/MTII
Telefunken ELA M260's>Sonosax SX-M2>ad2k+
KM84i's seq s/n
AKG C414 B-ULS
SD Mixpre6

 

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