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juicedLinkRA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Improves performance (11)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (10)
  • Shooting outdoors (10)
  • Travel (7)
  • Upgrade (5)
  • Home movies (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Film professional (6), Aspiring film maker (5), Tech savvy (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Performs as expected

By John N

from Chula Vista, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

Awesome preamp. Loaded with customizable settings. Audio quality is superb.

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4.0

Very Good Product

By Phil

from Port of Spain, Trinidad.

About Me Tech Savvy

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 RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

    As a video journalist, I've found this product to be an indispensable tool for the job. This pre-amp is silent and the gain is adjustable not only from the pots, but they can also be set to high or low from underneath the device. The only caveat is that to affix this pre-amp to my rig requires using the included Allen key. A simpler, quicker and more user-friendly alternative way to mount it to a rig or to a camera should have been explored by the manufacturer. Take a hint, Research & Development Department of Juiced Link, for the next generation of this device.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Youtube Favourite!

    By Andrea

    from Yorkshire, England

    About Me Learning Each New Day

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Amps
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Quite Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Replacement
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel
    • Youtube Productions

    Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

    Fantastic sound quality from this little baby, and perfect if you are making productions for Youtube, considering the compression Youtube enforce on our Oscar film projects, including our carefully recorded soundtrack. And here's my point; Spending any more on your sound, because of this issue, is in my view a waste of money. For example buying top line professional gear for several thousand is pointless. This is not to say the Riggy won't provide you with excellent sound, it will, because it is excellent quality and those amps are mighty clean! So if you are thinking of buying it as you head for Youtube super stardom, buy the Riggy, as will not be disappointed. Youtubers rejoice!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent results within a very small product

    By Étienne Richard

    from Québec, Canada

    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 RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

      I love it. I had a H4N, a NTG2 and a Sennheiser e945 my sound quality was still lacking. I rented a lav mic, it got better, but still. With the RA333 from JuicedLink I recently realized WHY I had bought these mics following recommandation. H4N saved my life in conference recording (plug it on the console, guys), but this is a real game changer for me.

      Beware, once you go there, you will not want to go come back. ;)

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      • No

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      5.0

      Buenazo

      By Mario Castro

      from Japan

      About Me Journalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Read Manual For Use

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Interview
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

      Esta es la herramienta perfecta para lograr un sonido profesional en una camara DSRL. La caja es robusta, pequeña como para acloparla a la base de la cámara y sobre todo, cuando se conecta a la cámara y los micrófonos, los cables no se salen o se sueltan por mas que la camara se mueva.En cuanto a la forma de uso se los explicare de esta forma: yo no se nada de audio y mi ingles no es muy bueno, pero la guía que encontre en la página web del producto (juiedlink.com), en inglés, fue suficiente para hacer el setting. Buenazo

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      excellent product

      By gdm

      from san jose

      Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

      May seem expensive but well worth it, worth the money to get the sound quality.

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      5.0

      Great Add on for the price

      By The Guba

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Upgrade

        Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

        While the owner of the company can come off as a smarmy nerd on his videos... he promotes himself and makes solid gear. He keeps updating his products and refining his offering. He answers his own tech support questions and provides online tutorials in sound theory. This unit has a solution on almost all DSLR units...even those without manual audio control. The sound is clean with a high Signal to noise ratio. I've used the sound devices pre mix D...but its twice the price... and only works on certain cameras. I prefer its sound, but its a whole other class of device... This one gives it a run for the money...and its half the price.

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        5.0

        Awesome Product

        By amayasan

        from San Antonio Texas

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel
          • Upgrade

          Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

          Excellent Product!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great sound

          By Crow

          from Vancouver

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel

            Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

            Good construction excellent sound results.
            you do not need time for syncing the audio

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            5.0

            Great sound!

            By Crow

            from Vancouver, BC

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

            excellent construction and clean audio, saves time in production because you do not have to sync the audio.
            very good contruccion, generally good results

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for DSLR

            By Terry

            from Canada

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

            Really great for being to hear the sound that you are recording with a DSLR. It's easy to use and great for adjusting levels on the fly.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Solid Preamp

            By Micah

            from Peoria Illinois

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

                A solid construction and clean audio. Never had to boost the levels over half power. Sound is crisp and full. The only negative aspect of this preamp is the hex screw. I've taped mine to the inside of my case to keep from losing it.

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                5.0

                Simple and Amazing

                By Francis

                from Philippines

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

                    The product is very easy and simple to use. i find their online manual very user freindly.

                    what's great about this product is how it really eliminates the noise we usually hear on audio recorders (the one i had before was a zoom h4n). The H4n gives me a hiss on all kinds of mics that i attach to it (whether lapel mics or boom mic).

                    however, i've so far used my senheisser lapel and samson lapel at the same time (three in total) and somehow, there is a very minor but distinguishable hiss on one of the mics. i tried different cables but still gives me the same hiss on the L2 socket. hm...

                    but still, this product is amazing for me

                    hopefully i can figure out how to eliminate that hiss

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                    5.0

                    Best Investment for Quality Audio

                    By James Davis

                    from Guam

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

                      If you are the type of shooter who hates syncing audio from an external recorder during post, this product is for you. I am currently using this on my Canon 60D and it works great. Even better when the 60D has Magic Lantern Firmware, it's a plus disabling the AGC on Magic Lantern. Using this with the Rode NTG2 and the audio is crisp. Robert from Juicedlink has been very helpful for customer service. This is a must have for HDSLR shooters. .......

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                      4.0

                      Great sound for under $ bucks

                      By Spirit Juice Studios

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Travel
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

                        This product is simple to use and light weight.
                        It's aslo smaller the your average battery grip.
                        Crisp and clean audio capture.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I like the new features

                        By Ian Lumsden

                        from Canberra, Australia

                        About Me Film Professional

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Understand What It Does

                        Best Uses

                        • Never Shoot Without One

                        Comments about juicedLink RA333 Riggy Assist Low-Noise Preamp:

                        This is an essential piece of kit for DSLR videography if you hope to get good audio. This is the second generation of Juicedlink that I have owned. The new feature of mixing the left channels into a -16db right channel mix is an excellent enhancement. I have done this manually in the past and it is good to see that Juicedlink has thought this through and added this feature. The only thing now is that you have to make a lot of switching on the bottom to reconfigure for your changing mic set ups, which you did not have to do with previous generation. That said the new power saving switches are a good idea that should help get through a long afternoon of interviews without needing to change the battery so frequently. I also like the fact that the body now has a lip to protect the controls. In the past these would get knocked around and I had one fail because of that. The new protection lip feature is a welcomed addition.

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                        • No

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