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Old August 17th, 2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a field mixer that runs around the $200 range to go along with an AT-897 and DVX100A. I realize that this is on the very low end of the spectrum but it is the best I can do at the moment.

All suggestions are most appreciated.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 03:34 PM   #2
 
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The Samson MP4/6, M-Audio are both really good for this sort of work, both have reasonably good preamps, and both are battery powered or AC powered. Tapco (Mackie) has a good lil' board, but I've only seen it, not heard it.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 03:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Douglas. I'll go look those up on B&H.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 04:13 PM   #4
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The Rolls MX124 has received good reviews, but I have no personal experience with it. It's $180 at B&H. It only puts out 18 volt phantom, but that won't be a problem with your AT897. Something to consider for future mic purchases though.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 04:18 PM   #5
 
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My only comment on the Rolls (built here in Utah by former DOD founder, Dave DiFrancesco) is that it's noisy even at somewhat low levels. At least the units sent to me for review were. Usually their products are really good for a budget tool. Maybe I just got 2 lemons. Jay Rose really liked them.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #6
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Interesting. I think one of those qualities that's very hard to pin down on "budget" items is consistency.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 04:49 PM   #7
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I couldn't seem to find any information on the Samson MP4/6 at B&H. Do you know of a reputable dealer that may carry these?
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Old August 17th, 2004, 04:53 PM   #8
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It's the Samson MixPad 4. I think they also make a 6 but I'm not sure if it's battery powered.
These are available from almost any musical instrument online vendor as well as B&H, some with free shipping. Depends on whether you need to talk with someone live about other items or questions.
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=131241&is=REG
is the page for the Mixpad at B&H
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Old August 17th, 2004, 04:58 PM   #10
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Thanks a bunch guys. I really appreciate it :)
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Old August 17th, 2004, 07:55 PM   #11
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Behringer makes a some $100, $200, $300 mixers that are all okay. I've used the Eurorack MX-100 and it worked okay - that's the $100 dollar model. Check out www.behringer.com for more information. Also, www.zzounds.com - they usually have good deals on audio equipment.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 09:38 PM   #12
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The behringer mixers aren't "Field mixers".
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Old August 18th, 2004, 10:22 PM   #13
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Douglas,
I'm sorry to hear about your impression of the Rolls mixer. I was about to buy one to use with lavalier microphones. Have you tested out the PSC Promix 3? That would be my next choice, but it's a little more than I really want to spend right now.
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<<<-- Originally posted by Bryan Beasleigh : The behringer mixers aren't "Field mixers". -->>>

Perhaps not, but they will get the job done for the amount that he is talking about spending.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 09:21 PM   #15
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They're mixers and if you have something to place them on and an A/C power supply i guess they'd work but they're still not Field Mixers and that's what was asked for......

The mixpads are a nice little unit for the money
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