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Old November 11th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ross Jones
I use a VX2100 and started off with the DXA-8; it certainly improved the overall audio quality. However, the VX2100 is somewhat renowned for poor audio, so I had Greg Winter do his audio mod - but that then needed a higher level audio signal, so I opted for the SD302. The sound quality now is amazing... well worth the cost. The Sd302 really is a gem of a mixer; extremely versatile...
Rgds, Ross.
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Ross,

What is the audio mod?

BTW, there is a world of difference between a DX8 and a Sound Devices 302. I have reviewed the MixPre, 302 and 442. Go directly to the 302. I ended up buying a 442. It's probably more than you need, but it will kick your butt...in a good way. :)

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Old November 11th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #17
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Greg Winter mod for VX2000/2100/PD150/PD170

Ty,
Take a look here: http://www.gregjwinter.com/modification2.htm - Greg does some 'bypass surgery' which then requires +4dB audio in via the VCR phono inputs/outputs (can't remember what the US term for this connector type is..), hence my purchase of the SD302, and my parting with the DXA-8..
The improvement in audio quality really is stunning...
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Old November 11th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #18
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Ross,

Holy crap! What a difference! And yes, the Sound Devices mixers are worth every penny.

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