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Sound Devices MixPre-3 Audio Recorder/Mixer and USB Audio Interface

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The groundbreaking new MixPre-3 is a lightweight, high-resolution audio recorder with integrated USB audio streaming that offers world-class sound quality combined with extreme durability perfect for musicians, sound designers, podcasters, videographers, YouTubers and field recordists. The MixPre-3 features Sound Devices' new Kashmir microphone preamps. These high-performance, ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A mic preamps were hand-crafted by Sound Devices. The Kashmir mic preamps feature a -130dBV noise floor, analog limiters, and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure the highest quality audio recordings that far surpass those of other recorders using simple off-the-shelf IC-based mic preamps.

Powerful USB and Recording
The versatile MixPre-3 makes an excellent USB audio interface, offering the unique ability to record audio to an SD card while simultaneously streaming multiple channels of audio via USB. Handy for interviews, podcasts, or simply as a backup recorder to your computer, the MixPre can be used for Skype or Facetime interviews, and to record audio for podcasts or video blogs.

Pocket-Size, Unintimidating Design
The small stature and design of the MixPre-3 will fit any production environment. It features a responsive capacitive touch screen for incredibly simple and intuitive operation, and a bright, IPS technology, sunlight-readable colour LCD for the ultimate in convenient navigation.

Like all Sound Devices products, the MixPre-3 is extremely durable. Constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis, it is both lightweight and incredibly robust. The MixPre-3 is super-compact, so much so that it can fit in your pocket perfect for jobs on the run.

Intuitive Operation
The MixPre-3 bridges the gap between sound engineers, musicians and YouTubers with user-friendly navigation featuring Basic and Advanced modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for stereo recording applications, such as interviews, video blogs, music or podcasts.

The Advanced mode offers more experienced audio users access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings such as metering, routing, timecode, mic pre gain, stereo and Mid/Side channel linking, headphone presets and more. The MixPre includes integrated Bluetooth Smart technology for easy connection, control and metering via iOS and Android mobile devices.

Advanced Mixing Capabilities
The MixPre-3 is a full-featured mixer that offers ergonomic gain control knobs for fast and accurate mixing. Other key features include pan and soloing plus easy-to-see ring LED metering per channel. The MixPre-3 also includes a 3.5mm jack for headphone monitoring with user-programmable presets from Sound Devices' custom-designed powerful, wide-bandwidth headphone amp.

A Videographer's Dream
As an added benefit to DSLR users, the MixPre-3 has a retractable 1/4-20 mounting capacity making it a perfect pairing for a wide variety of cameras. This design allows for solid, low-profile tripod/camera mounting. Because the male and female 1/4-20 threads are captive, they cannot be lost and are always available.

Capable cameras can feed Timecode to the device over the MixPres micro camera input, which provides perfect synchronization of sound and video. Timecode can also be fed into the MixPre's 3.5mm input from an external TC generator. The MixPre-3's micro camera input can also receive "record triggers" from popular cameras, which automatically starts and stops the MixPre's recording via the camera's record button.

What's Included:

- MixPre-3
- MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included)
- Y-Cable Two USB-A to One USB-C


Frequency Response: 10Hz to 40kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 96kHz sample rate

THD + Noise: 0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)

ADC: 32 bit precision; 120dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10dB, fader=0dB)

Equivalent Input Noise: -130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)

• Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
• Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input Z
• Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input Z
• USB Audio: 2 channels
• All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.

• Mic input: +6dB to +76dB
• Line input: -20dB to +30dB
• Fader: -inf to +20dB
• Headphone: -inf to +20dB
• Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB
• Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dB
• Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dB
• Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB

Maximum Input Level
• Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)
• Line XLR: +28dBu (limiters on or off)
• Aux In (Mic): -10dBu
• Aux In (Line): +10dBu

Low Cut Filters: 40Hz to 160Hz (adjustable), 18 dB/oct. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.

Microphone Powering
• Mic XLRs: 48V via 6.8k resistors, 10mA each
• Mic 3.5mm: 3V @ 3k source Z

Limiters: Limiter at all gain stages, range > 40dB. First stage analog, subsequent stages digital.

DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out: 32 bit precision; 115dB dynamic range (A-weighted)

Stereo Out: 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output Z, +7.8dBu max output level
Headphones Out: 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, for use with any impedance headphones

• Audio Interface (USB-C): 5-in/2-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO (supplied)
• Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
• Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control

Maximum Record Tracks: 5 Tracks: Stereo mix + 3 ISOs

Sampling Frequency
• 44.1 kHz
• 48 kHz
• 96 kHz

Bit Depth: 16, 24

Recording Storage
• Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card
• Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
• Card format: FAT32 (32GB or less) or exFAT (>32GB)

File Type: WAV (Broadcast Wave File Format) with embedded timecode stamp and metadata

Timecode Modes
• Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
• LTC Input (file stamped w/incoming LTC on Aux 3.5mm)

Timecode Frame Rates:
• Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976)
• 24
• 25
• 29.97
• 29.97DF
• 30

Remote Control
• Bluetooth Smart: Wireless control using Wingman app
• Camera: Auto-record start/stop trigger from cameras that output record flags
• Timecode: Auto-record start/stop trigger via Aux In timecode

Touch Screen: 320x256; 1.6-inch, colour, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD

• AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
• From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; use MX-USBY cable (included), connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
• AC Adapter: MX-PSU (not included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
• L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type Li-ion batteries

• Operating: -20C to 60C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing)
• Storage: -40C to 85C

Dimensions and Weight
• Dimensions: 144 mm x 110 mm x 36 mm (H x W x D); 5.68 x 4.35 x 1.40
• Weight: .48 kg; 16.8 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)
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