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Old December 14th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Audio-Technica AT4462?

Can't find much info on this mixer. I see a used one for $425 US.

Worth it? Clean sound? Sturdy?
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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Anyone familier with this mixer?
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #3
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I used one of these beasties a couple of times, at least ten or more years ago... . From what I recollect, it was heavy and not easy to work with for run & gun type work. (bottom mount in-out connectors) Pretty rugged though. I recall the sound quality on par with the 1st gen Shure FP32.
425usd would be too much IMO.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 01:38 AM   #4
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What about $350?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Keep in mind if its older and out of date and no longer manufactured will you be able to still get it serviced if need be? If you are after a 4 channel mixer and want to spend around 400 or so go for an SignVideo ENG44 or just rent and keep saving until you can get something better. What are your plans? I have seen your post about this mixer on another forum as well.


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Old December 23rd, 2009, 08:31 PM   #6
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The Eng 44 goes for closer to $530. I picked this up for $350.

I'd rather have a Wendt or SD but those are a tad out of my price range. There are no rental places here. Closest is a 5 hour drive away in Vancouver. :(

I do video but have done sound in the past. I've never had to own a mixer before. Always used a provided LA mixer. Usually Wendt X4.
Wanted one to hook up to my HMC150. Pads, limiters, low cut and 4 ch.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #7
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So how are you liking the mixer? Also you can rent from Trew Audio they will ship to you. They have a location in Canada.

http://www.trewaudio.com

They also have used gear as well.


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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:26 PM   #8
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AT4462 Mixer

I have owned one of these mixers for many years.
The mixer is a robust mixer designed for broadcast use rather than run / gun shooting, Its great for radio and ENG / SNG TV production (what it was designed for).
Very good "Cue" function on each input, 3 Freq test tone for line checks.
Very hungry on 9v batteries but runs well on an external power supply.
If you do broadcast and can get a cheap one get it, if you do location film / video production, carry it all day or need VERY clean S/N you wont like it.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:28 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. It will probably suit my current needs. (Running sound at the same time I am shooting video).

Brian, what would you compare the s/n ratio to? This one is stuck in shipping so I haven't been able to try it out yet.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #10
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The S/N is on par with a Shure FP32 but just a little worse than the FP33.
The SQN and Sound Devices are better but so is the price.
Infact nothing to worry about at all unless your doing big screen movies or "Super critical" HD TV production.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #11
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OK, thanks. yeah for "super critical" work I would get a wendt or SD.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #12
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Looks like I got Brian to join. Ha ha Googled and pulled him up and what do you know he is on the boards.


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Old January 9th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #13
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Yes Nicole, I've joined and with 30+ years of broadcast audio behind me I've probably got a few audio tricks in my kit ;)
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