JuicedLink Riggy Micro and Riggy Assist Audio Preamps

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The latest trend towards capturing video using HDSLR cameras produces unquestionably good images. The same cannot be said of the camera’s audio capture capabilities, although with the latest offerings from Canon and Nikon, that situation is improving. JuicedLink has long provided a range of solutions for improving audio issues in-camera, and this eight minute video looks at two new offerings.

Two lightweight preamps with three microphone inputs each can be mounted on-camera, with the Riggy Micro designed for cameras that have built-in audio control and monitoring, while the Riggy Assist includes those functions for cameras that don’t. Along with other innovative features, both preamps can make use of two mounting options that extend the functionality of these compact video recording solutions.

  Riggy Micro RM333 Riggy Assist RA333
XLR Inputs 3 3
Mini Jack Inputs 0 0
Headphones No Yes
Meters No Yes
AGC Disable No Yes
12/48V Phantom Power Yes Yes
Output Bracketing Protection Yes Yes
Selective Power-Down Yes Yes
Alkaline/LiPoly Battery Selection Yes Yes
Dimensions 3 x 3.5 x 1.5" (76 x 89 x 38 mm) 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5" (114 x 89 x 38 mm)
Weight 8 oz (227 g) 9 oz (255 g)

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anyone used this yet? comments on use?