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SOUND DEVICES AUDIO RECORDERS - MixPre series

Sound Devices MixPre series of audio recording mixers have been designed with the flexibility of both mixing and recording at broadcast quality on location or in the studio. Compact and lightweight structure along with power efficiency and durability are features Sound Devices incorporate into their designs.

MixPre-3

MixPre 3 is a portable multitrack recorder, mixer and USB interface designed for field recordists, podcasters and filmmakers, and offers 24-bit recording to removable SD, SDHC, or SDXC media cards. Up to five audio tracks can be recorded at 44.1, 48, or 96kHz to broadcast quality stereo WAV file, mono WAV, or AAC render. SD cards up to 512GB are compatible with cards below 32GB are formatted with the FAT32 file system, whereas cards greater than 32GB use the exFAT file system. USB thumb drives can be connected for copy use only. Powered via USB connection, L-mount lithium-ion batteries, 8x AA alkaline batteries via the included sled, or included XL-WPH3 AC power adapter, the MixPre-3 can be positioned on a desktop, or on a stand via the quarter-inch, 20 thread screw hole.

The front facing panel has a 1.6inch colour and touch IPS LCD screen, along with play, stop and record transport controls, and rotary controllers for input channels 1-3. Along with menu options, the touch screen display shows important information including input level metering, L/R output metering, track position (time), remaining SD card capacity and EQ. Around each of the rotary controllers is a channel knob ring that illuminates green to signify signal present, orange when signal is limiting, and red when input signal is clipping. The same ring will flash orange when the corresponding channel is in solo mode.

The left side panel has two active-balanced 3-pin XLR inputs for channels one and two, an unbalanced 3.5mm TRS jack DAC feeding stereo output, USB-A and USB-C ports, and main on/off power switch. An LED on the front panel illuminates when power is on. The right side panel has a single active-balanced 3-pin XLR input connection for channel three, HDMI timecode input, an unbalanced 3.5mm TRS jack headphone output at 300mW + 300mW, 3.5mm auxiliary/microphone input, and HP (headphone) encoder. All XLR inputs can be powered with 48V phantom power. The SD memory card slot and battery mounts are positioned on the rear of the unit.

Touch screen: 320x256px, 1.6-inch sunlight viewable. Audio input frequency response: 10Hz-40kHz, +/-0.5dB, re 1kHz at 96kHz sample rate. Harmonic distortion: 0.005% max. ADC: 32 bit precision, 120dB dynamic range minimum. Input gain: +6dB to +76dB, mic; -20dB to +30dB, line; -infinity to +20dB, fader; -infinity to +20dB, headphone; +10dB to +40dB, aux in mic; -10dB to +20dB, aux in line. Low cut filters: 40-160Hz adjustable, 18dB/oct. Dimensions: 36 x 144 x 110mm (H x W x D). Weight: 0.48kg, without batteries.

Included accessories: MX-4AA battery sled (excluding batteries), MX-USBY cable, anti-rotation pin, Allen wrench.

MixPre-6

The MixPre-6 is similar in design to the MixPre-3 however has six channels, four preamplifiers, and is capable of 8 tracks audio recording at 44.1kHz to 192kHz. Recording file type is broadcast WAV file format at 16/24-bit depth. Battery power can be via the included 4x AA battery sled, or optional 8x AA battery sled.

Touch screen: 320x256px, 1.6-inch sunlight viewable. Audio input frequency response: 10Hz-80kHz, +/-0.5dB, re 1kHz at 192kHz sample rate. Harmonic distortion: 0.005% max. ADC: 32 bit precision, 120dB dynamic range minimum. Input gain: +6dB to +76dB, mic; -20dB to +30dB, line; -infinity to +20dB, fader; -infinity to +20dB, headphone; +10dB to +40dB, aux in mic; -10dB to +20dB, aux in line. Low cut filters: 40-160Hz adjustable, 18dB/oct. Dimensions: 36 x 166 x 118mm (H x W x D). Weight: 0.56kg, without batteries.

Included accessories: MX-4AA battery sled (excluding batteries), MX-USBY cable, anti-rotation pin, Allen wrench.

MixPre-10T

The MixPre-10T is again similar in design to the MixPre-3 however has ten channels, eight preamplifiers, and is capable of 12 tracks audio recording at 44.1kHz to 192kHz. Recording file type is broadcast WAV file format at 16/24-bit depth with sampling frequencies of 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, or 192kHz. Battery power can be via the included 8x AA battery sled.

Touch screen: 320x256px, 1.6-inch sunlight viewable. Audio input frequency response: 10Hz-80kHz, +/-0.5dB, re 1kHz at 192kHz sample rate. Harmonic distortion: 0.005% max. ADC: 32 bit precision, 120dB dynamic range minimum. Input gain: +6dB to +76dB, mic; -20dB to +30dB, line; -infinity to +20dB, fader; -infinity to +20dB, headphone; +10dB to +40dB, aux in mic; -10dB to +20dB, aux in line. Low cut filters: 40-160Hz adjustable, 18dB/oct. Dimensions: 36 x 206 x 175mm (H x W x D). Weight: 0.91kg, without batteries.

Included accessories: MX-8AA battery sled (excluding batteries), anti-roll pin, Allen wrench.

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SOUND DEVICES MIXPRE-3 PORTABLE MIXER 3-channel, 5-track recorder, 24bit/44.1-96kHz, USB I/O   Stock code: 93-534
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£575.00
SOUND DEVICES MIXPRE-6 PORTABLE MIXER 6-channel, 8-track recorder, 24bit/44.1-192kHz, USB I/O   Stock code: 93-535
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£795.00
SOUND DEVICES MIXPRE-10T PORTABLE MIXER 10-channel, 12-track recorder, 24bit/44.1-192kHz, USB I/O   Stock code: 93-536
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£1,590.00
SOUND DEVICES MX-4AA BATTERY SLED Holds 4x AA batteries, for MixPre-3/6   Stock code: 79-2215
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£50.00
SOUND DEVICES MX-8AA BATTERY SLED Holds 8x AA batteries, for MixPre-3/6/10T   Stock code: 79-2216
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£75.00
SOUND DEVICES MX-LMOUNT BATTERY SLED Holds 2x Lithium-Ion batteries, for MixPre-3/6/10T   Stock code: 79-2217
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£65.00
SOUND DEVICES MX-PSU AC POWER SUPPLY For MixPre-3/6/10T   Stock code: 79-2218
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£40.00
SOUND DEVICES MX-USBY CABLE 1x USB-C to 2x USB-A Y-cable, for MixPre-3/6   Stock code: 79-2219
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£30.00