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ORCA OR-280 Audio Bag for MixPre-10 Mixer (Extra-Small)

BH #OR280 • MFR #OR-280
Key Features
  • Designed for MixPre-10 Audio Mixers
  • Fits Most Small Mixers with Accessories
  • Can Hold Mixer, Transmitters & Batteries
  • Bright Blue Interior, Lifts & Divider
The Orca OR-280 Audio Bag is designed to fit MixPre-10 audio mixers or other similarly sized mixers. It features an internal honeycomb frame which can securely hold your recorder/mixer, as well as other gear such as wireless transmitters and battery mounts. Internal sponge lifts and a divider allow you to arrange your gear as needed.
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ORCA OR-280 Overview

The Orca OR-280 Audio Bag is designed to fit MixPre-10 audio mixers or other similarly sized mixers. It features an internal honeycomb frame which can securely hold your recorder/mixer, as well as other gear such as wireless transmitters and battery mounts. Internal sponge lifts and a divider allow you to arrange your gear as needed.

The bag has a transparent top to easily view your equipment which is secured by a hook-and-loop strip. There are also hook-and-loop straps to secure a boompole or cables on the outside of the case, as well as straps to secure gear inside the case. The bright blue polyester interior allows you to view your equipment clearly.

The OR-280 is accessible from multiple angles, allowing you to access and arrange gear however you choose. Two zipper pockets on the side and one large pocket in the front provide space for additional gear such as headsets, cables, and batteries. The bag is carried by two handles or by the included shoulder strap, and it is also compatible with the optional Orca Harness if you need to keep your hands free.

The inside of the OR-280 provides sponge lifts and a divider to help you arrange your recorder/mixer in the position you need
The OR-280's hook-and-loop system secures your mixer/recorder in place and secures cables or a boompole outside the case
The bright blue interior and transparent top help you clearly view your equipment
One large front pocket and two small zipper side pockets help store additional gear
Compatible with the Orca Harness for hands-free portability

ORCA OR-280 Specs

MaterialsExterior: Polyester
12.2 x 9.8 x 8.7" / 31 x 25 x 22 cm
9.4 x 7.9 x 4.5" / 23 x 20 x 11.4 cm
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 12 x 10"

ORCA OR-280 Reviews

Orca is the best

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

I wasted my time with other bags. I should have gotten the Orca first. So strong and sturdy with loads of access panels. I use it with my MixPre 10ii and it holds it like a boss. Buy Orca, and skip the other brands. Orca clearly knows how to make an audio bag!

very fast delivery

By Risfad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-07

very good quality

Moving up into the pro audio recording World

By Sterling
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-21

My audio production is moving up into the pro area with the purchase of the ORCA OR _280 to hold my new Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder and sennheiser mkh-416 shoot gun micro phone. The bag is great!!

Design limits functionality

By Pat Coble C O S
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-26

Cons: only two pockets and two internal elastic straps, not compatible with Orca-39 wireless pouch so radios and batteries are a tangled pile of wires. The bottom hatch is indented/concave so the bag falls over when sat down. Pockets don't zip down and open enough to give good internal access. -changing Sony LP batteries on the MixPre 10 is a 9 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. The metal frame blocks the headphone jack and X1 X2 port. You must use a right angle headphone adapter. The MixPre 10 is a tight fit and the bag's metal frame also blocks the D knob on the upper right edge -although after removing the zelcro hanging straps and pushing the recorder to the left 1/4 inch you'll have a 1/2 inch gap on the right for a pinky or small finger to turn the D knob and adjust gain, with some practice your right thumb nail can be used to push in the center button of the D knob each time you enter a character for scene name, channel description, notes. Pros: Orca Lift is an excellent solution for mixer sag and can be customized to help keep the MixPre 10 crammed to the left. It can also be used to bring the mixer up enough for easy access to the D knob although mixer will stick out silly high and the phones port will still require a right angle adapter. The vinyl tubing covering the harness loops are impressive looking.

Fits the MixPre 10T well

By Brian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-25

What I don't like is that the straps that you can use to anchor it in place by the ears on top cross over the Headphone - Navigation knob. If you use the straps it makes controlling the unit almost impossible. Of course I can't find a tutorial or document on how you are supposed to hook up the straps so I might have done it wrong. In general lack of information on how to best use the bag is a gripe. The bag is well made easy to get at from any side - the construction is superb.

Well built solid bag

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-31

I have barely used this bag so my review is based on first impressions. I have a couple camera bags for gear, but this bag is a step above in terms of quality. I feel like I could drop this bag without worry about the contents being damaged. It is rugged and I suspect it is on par with their other bags for audio recorder use. This is my first Orca but I am blown away.  As for the fit of the MixPre 10t, it fits, but I am new to this sort of setup, with only a MixPre 10t to my name, no lav mics, battery packs, etc at this point. There seems to be good room in the bag for extras no doubt. The one gripe I read about all other bags and the reason this big is made for MixPre 10t is the DC input plug on the bottom. This bag has a holder on one side that lifts the recorder up a bit so that there is room for the DC input plug without it being bent/broken off. I havent tried it out yet, but it looks like enough room for a straight on DC connection. I bought the DTAP to DC plug, and it fits fine in the bag, no bend/snag to it.  There is enough room on both sides to access all the ports. I can even get to the dial, as small as it is, and I have big hands. All in all, I think there is no better bag for the MixPre 10 at this point. This is the bag to get if you own that recorder.


By Anna
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-27

For the price this bag should have been perfect but it's not even slows. When you put it down it flips over because not in balance, empty and with gear in it. Also the bag is deform out of the box I tried to fix it some how but no luck. It's the sowing wasn't done properly so no way to fix this. I bought an open box at first and noticed it was defective from factory so return in hope to get new one been good but no luck. I would not recommend this brand at this time, I am sure they were better in the past but not now.

Great bag

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-18

Perfect bag for the MixPre-6 and a few wireless mics, accessories, etc.

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Will the OR-280 work with the TASCAM DR-680MK II?

Will the OR-280 work with the TASCAM DR-680MK II?
Asked by: Harris
Yes it will fit the Tascam recorder: Orca bag: Dimensions: Interior: 9.4 x 4.5 x 7.9" / 23 x 11.4 x 20 cm Exterior: 12.2 x 9.8 x 8.7" / 31 x 25 x 22 cm Tascam recorder: Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.5 x 2.2 x 7.4" (216.4 x 56.0 x 188.4 mm)
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-10-02

The official Orca website says this bag is ...

The official Orca website says this bag is compatible with the Mix-Pre 10 along with the MX-L battery mount. Does this mean it will fit two NP-F970 type batteries mounted at once?
Asked by: Ole Martin
Yes I have a MixPre 10T II and I got this bag and I have the MXL and 2 NP-F970 Battery 6600mAh 7.4v They are pretty big. They fit in it fine. I tweaked it with the lifters and all of that but eventually just let it sit on the MXL base. If you lift it very much you can't get to the headphone volume knob, which is part of the menu controls also. If it is lifted the headphone control is behind the upper frame. That said after 2 days of intense location work I realize there is enough gap if the 10T is all the way to the left, there is enough space to get your finger in there from the front.
Answered by: Brian
Date published: 2021-02-23

I have a Zoom h6, I would like to know if it fits ...

I have a Zoom h6, I would like to know if it fits vertically in this bag?
Asked by: Juan
Yes it will. No microphone modules should be connected to the H6.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-07-17

is there a difference between Orca Or-28 and orca ...

is there a difference between Orca Or-28 and orca Or-280?
Asked by: Dariusz
There is a difference between the Orca OR-280, which has a larger internal size and is optimized for the Sound Devices MixPre 10, and the OR-28, which is smaller, and designed for the Zoom F8, Tascam DR-70, and other portable recorders of that size range.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-03-08

Will this work with an f8

Will this work with an f8
Asked by: David
Dimensions of the Zoom F8 are 7 x 5.5 x 2.1" and the interior of the ORCA OR-280 is 9.4 x 7.9 x 4.5" so the F8 will fit inside, but the bag is larger than needed. As a better option for a similar bag that is sized for the F8, you may like the ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag for ZOOM F8, Zaxcom Max, Tascam DR70 & Other Recorders (B&H # OROR28), or the ORCA OR-27 Small Sound Bag (B&H # OR27), or the ORCA OR-272 Sound Bag for Zoom F4 and F8N (B&H # OR272), or the ORCA OR-30 Audio Mixer Bag (B&H # OROR30).
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-01-04
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