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Sound Devices MixPre-3 II Audio Recorder
Sound Devices MixPre-3 II Audio Recorder
$895.00

Sound Devices MixPre-3 II Audio Recorder

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SoundPro Item: 54969
MPN: MIXPRE-3 II
$895.00
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If you record field audio, sound effects, podcasts, voice-overs, music, audio for film, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre-3 II is for you! With three crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or audio for small productions with superior quality - all the way up to a 32-bit float bit depth and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices' award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.

Sound Devices MixPre-3 II Features

  • Three ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with adjustable limiters
  • Create a mix using the built-in 3 x 2 portable mixer
  • Record up to 5 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive
  • 5-in, 2-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C at bit depths up to 32-bit float
  • Choose bit depths from 16 to 32-bit float, and sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz
  • Internal LTC timecode generator. Timecode In/Out via Aux In/Stereo Out
  • Timecode and record triggering via HDMI
  • USB-A for control surfaces, keyboards, and auto-copy to USB drive
  • In-unit ISO mixing, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, and phantom power
  • Sunlight-readable color touch screen and LED metering
  • Lightweight, durable, and small: perfect for bag use, mobile recording, or a home studio
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows clear and accurate reference of audio
  • Customize with plugins from the Plugin Store
  • MixPre-3 II Audio Recorder1
  • MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included)1
  • MX-PSU AC Power Supply1
  • USB-C to USB-C cable1
  • Audio Inputs
    • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.5 dB re 1 kHz @ 192 kHz sample rate
    • THD + Noise: 0.005% max (@1 kHz, 22-22 kHz BW, gain= 20 dB, -10 dBu in)
    • ADC: 32 bit precision; 142 dB dynamic range min (A weighted, gain = 10 dB, fader = 0 dB)
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -130 dBV (-128 dBu) max (A-weighting, gain = 76 dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
    • Inputs
      • Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
      • Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
      • Aux/Mic in: 3.5 mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 2.2k
      • USB Audio: 2 channels
      • 5 Total analog inputs: 3 mic-line inputs, 2 on Aux In
      • All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected
    • Gain
      • Mic input: +6 dB to +76 dB
      • Line input: -20 dB to +30 dB
      • Fader: -inf to +20 dB
      • Headphone: -inf to +20 dB
      • Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96 dB
      • Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10 dB to +40 dB
      • Aux In (Line): Gain = -10 dB to +20 dB
      • Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60 dB
    • Maximum Input Level
      • Mic XLR: +14 dBu (limiters on or off)
      • Line XLR/¼-inch: +28 dBu (limiters on or off)
      • Aux In (Mic): -10 dBu
      • Aux In (Line): +10 dBu
    • Low Cut Filters: 40 Hz to 160 Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.
    • Microphone Powering
      • Mic XLRs: 48 V via 6.8k resistors, 10 mA each
      • Mic 3.5 mm: 3 V @ 3k source
    • Limiters: Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40 dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital. Adjustable Threshold, Ratio, and Release
  • Audio Outputs
    • DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out: 32 bit precision; 115 dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
    • L/R Out: 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output impedance, +7.8 dBu max output level
    • Headphones Out: 3.5 mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300 mW + 300 mW, for use with any impedance headphones
  • USB
    • Audio Interface (USB-C): 6-in/2-out (from computer); 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/96 kHz; 16/24/32-bit integer, 32-bit float; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed driver Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
    • Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
    • Thumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive
    • Midi Control Surface (USB-A)
  • Recording
    • Maximum Record Tracks: 5 Tracks Stereo mix + 3 ISO’s
    • Sampling Frequency
      • 44.1 kHz
      • 47.952 kHz
      • 48 kHz
      • 48.048 kHz
      • 96 kHz
      • 192 kHz
    • Bit Depth
      • 16
      • 24
      • 32 Float
    • Recording Storage
      • Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card, & USB thumbdrive (copy only)
      • Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
      • Card format: exFAT
    • File Type: Polyphonic WAV
  • Timecode
    • Timecode Modes
      • Free Run
      • Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
      • Rec Run
      • Ext LTC (file stamped w/incoming LTC on 3.5mm Aux In)
      • Camera TC (file stamped w/incoming TC from cameras that output TC)
    • Timecode Frame Rates
      • Auto-detects (fps):
      • 23.98 (same as 23.976)
      • 24
      • 25
      • 29.97DF
      • 29.97ND
      • 30
      • 30DF
    • 3.5 mm Aux In
      • Timecode Input
      • Timecode: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
    • 3.5 mm Stereo Out
      • Timecode Output
      • Timecode: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0 V p-p (+12 dBu)
    • HDMI: TC Reader via HDMI
    • Sample/Timecode Accuracy: 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)
  • Remote Control
    • Bluetooth LE: Wireless control using Wingman app
    • HDMI (micro): Auto-record start/stop trigger from cameras that output record flag over HDMI
    • Timecode: Auto-record start/stop trigger via Aux In timecode
  • File Delivery to CloudCompatible with Viviana Cloud
  • Touch Screen320×256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD
  • Power
    • AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
    • From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; optional MX-USBY cable, connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
    • L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Li-ion batteries
    • From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port
    • AC Adapter: MX-PSU (included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15 W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
  • Environmental
    • Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
    • Storage: -40°C to 85°C
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)1.4 x 5.68 x 4.38 inches (3.6 x 14.4 x 11 cm)
  • Weight (unpackaged, without batteries)16.8 oz (0.48 kg)

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