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Sound Devices MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer

Sound Devices MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer

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  • Compact Design
  • Mic/Line XLR Inputs with Phantom
  • Limiters and High Pass Filters
  • Standard or MS Mode Linking
  • Slate Mic and Tone Oscillator
  • Mic/Line/AES Selectable Digital Outputs
  • 24-bit USB Streaming Output
  • Headphone Monitoring
  • 16-Segment GaN LED Output Meter
  • Battery or External Power
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The MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer from Sound Devices is a versatile audio mixer built for the digital age. Based on the popular MixPre, the "D" in the name indicates the extensive digital technology that's been incorporated into the mixer. The MixPre-D features a pair of studio-grade mic/line XLR inputs with limiters, high-pass filters, and phantom power. The inputs can be linked in standard or MS mode for stereo recordings. These options are configured via easy-to-use front panel controls.

The MixPre-D puts a heavy emphasis on output, due to the increasing number of cameras and devices being used in professional productions. It offers a pair of mic/line XLR outputs, one of which can also be switched to AES digital output. There is a TA3 consumer mic level output, ideal for DSLR-type inputs, plus a 3.5mm aux output and a 1/4" headphone jack for monitoring. A 24-bit class-compliant USB streaming output is also offered, providing internet connection with Mac, Windows, Linux, and select iOS devices, plus computer audio in the MixPre-D headphones.

Other features of the MixPre-D include a sunlight viewable 16-segment GaN LED output meter with adjustable brightness, and a slate microphone and tone oscillator for labeling takes. The mixer can operate on a pair of AA batteries, or via 5-18VDC power from an external input. The extruded aluminum chassis provides excellent strength and durability while keeping weight down for portability.

Compact and lightweight design with a high-strength extruded aluminum chassis and metal connectors for professional field use
Based on the popular MixPre mixer, with additional digital technology to meet the changing needs of the current production landscape
Studio-grade transformer-balanced mic/line XLR inputs with unclippable peak limiters, 80/160Hz high-pass filters, and 48V or 12V phantom power allow you to connect a variety of input devices
The inputs can be linked in standard or mid-side stereo matrix mode with width control and front-panel channel flip for stereo recordings
Input panning is provided for left, center, or right to the outputs
Pair of XLR mic/line outputs, one of which can also be switched to digital AES output with a sample rate of 44.1/48/96kHz
The 3.5mm return jack can be used as channel 3/4 aux level inputs with selectable pan and level control
A TA3 consumer mic level output provides ideal connection for DSLR-type inputs
A 3.5mm aux output allows you to connect additional equipment
A 1/4" stereo headphone jack provides monitoring of program audio or external return audio
A 24-bit class-compliant USB streaming output provides interconnection with Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, plus select iOS devices. No drivers are required
Sunlight viewable 16-segment GaN LED output meter with adjustable brightness provides convenient visual monitoring of audio levels
A slate microphone and tone oscillator make it easy to label takes
The mixer can operate on a pair of AA batteries, or via 5-18VDC power from an external input
Frequency Response 20Hz - 30kHz, +0.2, -0.5dB (Relative to 1kHz level with 150 ohm source, gain controls set at 50%)
EIN -126dBu (-128dBV) maximum mic in to line out (150 ohm source, flat weighting, 22Hz - 22kHz bandwidth, gain control set at 50% or higher, phantom power off)
Input Clipping Level Mic: -10dBu minimum
Line: +28dBu minimum
Output Clipping Level Mic: -18dBu minimum with 100 kohm load
Line: +22dBu minimum with 100 kohm load
Gain Mic to Line, max: 66dB
Line to Line, max: 26dB
Line to Mic, max: -14dB
Mic to Mic, max: 26dB
Mic (TA3) relative to Line out: -36dB
Dynamic Range 110dB minimum, mic input to line output
THD + Noise 0.05% maximum (from 50Hz to 22kHz @ +4dBu output level)
CMRR 100dB minimum at 80Hz, 60dB minimum at 10kHz
Connectors 2 x Transformer-Balanced XLR Mic/Line Inputs
2 x XLR Mic/Line (1 AES) Outputs
1 x 3.5mm Tape Return
1 x 3.5mm Tape Out
1 x TA3 Male Mic Output
1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack 1 x USB Port
1 x DC Power Input
Input Impedance Mic: 2 kohms
Line: 16 kohms
Output Impedance XLR Mic/Line: 100 ohms
XLR-AES3: 110 ohms
TA3: 200 ohms
3.5mm: 2.1 kohms
USB USB class-compliant device, analog input to USB output, USB monitoring in headphones
103dB typical, A-weighted; sample rate selectable 44.1, 48, or 96kHz
Output Noise -100dBu (-102dBV) maximum (22Hz - 22kHz bandwidth, flat filter)
High-Pass Filter 80 or 160Hz (switch selectable), 6dB per octave
Phantom Power 12V through 680 ohm resistors or 48V through 6.8 kohm resistors (switch selectable)
Limiter Threshold adjustable, +8dBu to +18dBu, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1mS attack time, 200mS release time
Metering 16 segment x 2 GaN (Gallium Nitride) meters, peak + VU responding, adjustable brightness
Power Internal: 2 x AA alkaline batteries, 4 hours life typical, no phantom power
External: 5-18VDC via 4-pin Hirose, pin 4 = positive, pin 1 = negative, completely isolated floating supply
Environmental Operating Temp: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Storage Temp: -40 to 185°F (-40 to 85°C)
Relative Humidity: 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.7 x 3.7 x 5.5" (43 x 94 x 140mm)
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.7kg) (with batteries)
Sound Devices MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer
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    Required item: Batteries or a Power Supply (not included) are required to power this device.

    Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
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    Sound Devices - XL-WPH3 45W DC Power Supply for Sound Devices Recorders and Mixers
    • You Pay: $102.00


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    Kopul - Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.46 m), Black
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    Add digital interconnectivity options for your equipment.

    Comprehensive - EXF Series XLR Male to XLR Female AES/EBU Cable - 3'
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    Cases & Protection

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    Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

    Sound Devices - CS-3 Production Case
    • You Pay: $165.00


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    Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

    Sound Devices - XL3 Mini Male to TA3-F Connector Cable
    • You Pay: $50.00


    Mount your device with the appropriate hardware.

    Sound Devices - XL-CAM Camera Mount Bracket for MixPre-D
    • You Pay: $99.00


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