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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2012, 12:24:12 PM »
I run my MixPre-D in the Portabrace case with my 661 in its case strapped atop it as pictured, makes for a sweet compact rig.  I'm using a Tekkeon MP3450 to power both the MixPre-D and the PMD661, the Tekkeon fits in the bottom of the Portabrace case.  The AES out of the MixPre-D feeds the S/PDIF in of the PMD661 via my own impedance matched conversion cable.  RCA outs of the PMD661 feed the 3.5 mm return input on MixPre-D which allows for confidence record and playback monitoring of the PMD661 with the MixPre-D's excellent headphone amp.  The Tekkeon MP3450 powers both units without a recharge for several shows even without shutting down between sets.  The 3.5 mm output of the MixPre-D is unused with this setup so it is available to hand out a patch which I've done on a few occasions.





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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2012, 12:51:12 PM »
^^Nice!
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2012, 10:36:19 PM »
DigiGal,

I'd love to see how you have the MixPre-D and PMD661 fitting inside those cases (the photo seems to no longer be viewable). You're using which cases, specifically? The Marantz PMD661 case for the recorder and the PortaBrace MX-24 Mini for the MixPre-D? Or is that a PortaBrace AR-PMD661? And the Tekkeon MP3450 fits in the bottom of which case?  All photos would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2012, 12:35:59 AM »
DigiGal,

I'd love to see how you have the MixPre-D and PMD661 fitting inside those cases (the photo seems to no longer be viewable). You're using which cases, specifically? The Marantz PMD661 case for the recorder and the PortaBrace MX-24 Mini for the MixPre-D? Or is that a PortaBrace AR-PMD661? And the Tekkeon MP3450 fits in the bottom of which case?  All photos would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Oops, guess I moved the photo to a different folder and it broke the old link.  Replaced above with new link.

The Marantz case is part number PRC661 from Marantz.  The PortaBrace Case is the MX-24 it's the larger PortaBrace case of the two they make for it.  Tekkeon fits in the bottom of the PortaBrace case and the Marantz case is attached atop the PortaBrace case over the built in pouch.  One of these days I'll take more detailed photos showing how it all goes together but for now that's the only one I took.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2012, 01:03:25 PM »
Here's a few more photos, I cut the plastic strap lock connectors off the Marantz PRC661 case and cable tied it's loops to the strap mount ring on the PortaBrace MX-24 and use the PortaBrace MX-24 strap to carry the combo.  If you ever want to run the PMD661 alone just snip the cable ties and put a key ring through the case loops, this will allow you to easily clip the PortaBrace strap to the PRC661 case.  I also made a custom L-bracket that attaches to the bracket screws on the top of the MixPre-D which all fits inside the PortaBrace case and allows it to sit upright stably as pictured.  It will all still work without the custom bracket but I decided to construct one for best stability.  The bracket is not visible in the pictures, I would have to take the MixPre-D out of the case in order to show what it looks like.

     
     
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2024, 11:12:26 AM »
Old thread....

I'm interested in running my Mixpre-D on Friday but don't want to lug around a separate battery. I did a test run and got a little over 4 hours on a set of white Eneloops - can anyone comment on if that is a normal run time for AAs?
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2024, 02:26:22 AM »
^^ Sounds about right maybe? I have a MixPre-D and run the Ikea Ladda / Eneloop Pro's. A couple hours of powering Line Audio CM4 doesn't seem to make much of a dent in the battery level. I expect I could get more than 4 hours on those or on CMC1 (which are also not power hungry), but i doubt you have to worry about getting less time.
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