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juicedLinkRM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves performance (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (8)
    • Shooting indoors (7)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (8), Tech savvy (4), Aspiring film maker (3)
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    5.0

    brilliant!

    By joseph

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

      I am a professional videographer shooting with a Panasonic GH4. Outdoor tests with the GH4, with our XLR shotgun mic plugged with an XLR to 3.5mm adapter straight into the camera, the audio sounded clean-- because background hiss was masked by all the ambient sound. On our first interview, however, in a quiet room with an XLR lav mic plugged straight into the camera, we could hear all the background hiss. This caused a lot of problems correcting in post. After a lot of research, including an online chat with B&H, we bought the RM333. What a difference! The device is compact and light-- you almost don't even notice it's there when you're shooting. I tried mounting it on the hot shoe but then it blocked my eye from getting to the viewfinder. So, I screwed it into the tripod mount, and the tripod base plat to the underside of the RM333. it works great in that location. All our audio tracks sound perfect now. No problems with overblown peaks, and if we need to boost in post, the tracks are clean with no hiss. It's so light, compact and effective that we leave it on the camera all the time.

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      5.0

      Way better than straight to camera

      By Garret

      from Springfield

      About Me Corporate Videographer, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Hex Key Needed To Tighten

      Best Uses

      • DSLR audio
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

      I bought this mostly to expand the inputs while shooting video with a Nikon D800 but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and options it provides. There is so little noise I thought it wasn't working at first. The sound is great and super clean and the -12db pad is great for unpredictable environments.

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      5.0

      Awesome

      By Everyonesawyoudoit@gamil.com

      from NYC

      Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

      Can't record without it!

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      4.0

      Excellent device

      By Andrew

      from Philadelphia, Pa

      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

      • Flimsy Switches

      Best Uses

      • News And Documentary
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Upgrade

      Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

      Excellent device for a single operator DSLR shooter. Using it with a Sennheiser MKE 600 mounted on the camera's hot shoe. My only complaint is that the dip switches on the underside feel slightly flimsy, but in general the build quality seems rugged and durable.

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      5.0

      Documentary game changer

      By tom la france

      from ashland oregon

      About Me Film Professional

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel

        Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

        Looks beautiful. Works flawlessly. Company support is BEST in the business. Don't even buy the Made in China Zoom. My H4n has been in New York in a warehouse for two months being repaired. (hope they keep it)

        The RM333 hooks on top of the Canon 5dM3 and makes phantom power for my Sennheiser 416. The sound is perfect. The 9V battery thing is totally acceptable. To plug in the machine it would have to go through UL testing and a bunch of politics—keep it simple. I love the black finish and orange paint job. I hope they never change a thing.

        It reminds me of all the NON-made in China stuff I own: clean, strong, simple.

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        5.0

        Am I loud enough

        By Dutcher

        from burlington NC

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel
          • Upgrade

          Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

          Works perfect and is easy to use

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better Audio Straight into your Camera!!

          By SpiderWayne

          from Walnut Creek, CA

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Interface With Camcorder
          • Great for DSLR
          • Improves Performance
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Price Is A Little High

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

          I use this with my Nikon D600 and xlr mics. Also, via XLR adapters I can also use my mics with 3.5mm mic outputs and I get really great audio going straight into the camera which eliminates the need to sync audio in post.

          Lowering the audio in the camera and rasing it in the RM333 Riggy really gets rid of all that terrible hiss and noise.

          Make sure to but the addition RB200 Riggy Cold Shoe Top Mounting Kit by juicedLink for more mounting options.

          The only reason for 4 stars is price. It's a great unit but price could be a little lower.

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          5.0

          Good stuff

          By Me

          from Miami

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

          Works

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          4.0

          Love it!

          By Rhapsody Pictures

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Low Noise

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dslr In Camera Sound

            Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

            I use the riggy micro with my 5DM3 - the sound is excellent - extremely low noise floor. I bought it after watching a video review of its sound quality vs all manner of professional mixers and recorders. It's light weight and easy to mount. With additional shoe mounts you can have a shotgun and radio mic mounted on the rig - so it is easy to mount your entire sound rig at once. The fact that you can copy channel 1 to channel 2 with a -18ish db pad is brilliant - as you always have a safety level. As 2 of the 3 inputs are mixed on channel one you can put a radio mic and shotgun into channel 1 - and mix down one or the other to choose microphones. Alternately you can switch off the pad - so you can have independently mixed L+R channels. My only gripe is that the dip switch to toggle the pad is not placed on the front of the unit where it would be easily accessible.

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            5.0

            Great product for DSLR video audio.

            By Steve

            from Bedford, Indiana

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

                I was able to eliminate recording separate audio and syncing in post with this device. Well worth the price. Your camera needs to have a headphone jack if you want to monitor the audio because this model does not have one.

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                5.0

                Solid Product, Excellent CustomerService

                By JGrosser

                from Jacksonville Florida

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Build
                • Good Mount Points
                • Great customer service
                • Really Good Sound

                Cons

                • Eats Batteries

                Best Uses

                • Dslr Sound
                • Studio Voice Overs

                Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

                This is an excellent Pre amp with an amazing sound. I run my Rode Shotgun mic with the +48 phantom power as well as wireless lav set no problem. this is the perfect tool for anyone who wants clean pro sound. I use this every day with my 7D seamlessly. I definitely recommend this product.

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                4.0

                Clean sound but ergonomically deficient

                By DrJim

                from Western Massachusetts

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Build And Ergonomics

                Best Uses

                  Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

                  I use this preamp for run and gun and sitdown interviews with a D800. The sound into the camera is greatly improved using both pro shotgun and other mikes (phantom and not) and with a wireless. Not much noise floor even when cranked up all the way - which seems like the best way in order to keep the D800 internal preamp trimmed down to about 2 or 3. (obviously depends on the mic...) It does the job!Ergonomics: There are multiple ergonomic and build issues that instantly make me wish that Juicedlink had invested in a first class product designer. Lot's of settings controls, but they are all on the bottom and sometimes covered with the tripod plate. The mini 1/8 inchTRSs in/out would benefit from threads (male and female) to lock the TRS so that they don't pull out. (How costly a deal is that? Sennheiser does it on their wireless... And why is this not standard on cameras as well!!) The placement of the TRS 1/8 out to camera is too close to the tiny pots. Why not put it in between the XLRs which would also shield it a bit from being snapped off?! Put more 1/4 screw holes on the box. When I put the Riggy under the D800 it is so off center that instead of sitting flat the camera rests on 3 points including a not so nice sorta sharp corner of the Riggy. Oh, yes, and please find a way to tighten the 1/4 inch mounted stuff without having to resort to an Allen wrench which is eminently losable. And, last, the cold shoes are so wimpy that just putting a shotgun with fur on the side shoe for 2 minutes bent the shoe. While I understand the constraints of small, how about much more robust, Robert?!

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Used on Nikon D800 and works great

                  By Jamesgood

                  from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

                    I used this with a Nikon D800 and had a Sennheiser wireless mic on left channel and a Rode video mic on the right channel as a camera mic. The RM333 allowed me to make audio adjustments on the fly easily. Just note that the Nikon D800 has a bug when a monitor is connected to it's HDMI port that the audio level meters disappear when you hit record - nothing to do with the RM333 though.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Douglas k photography

                    By Douglaskphoto

                    from Redondo Beach CA

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about juicedLink RM333 Riggy Micro Low-Noise Preamp:

                      I love this low noise per amp. Turn you in camera pre am down to the first click and let the rm333 riggy do the rest. have fun

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