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    SD Mixpre or 302 with PMD661 MKii


    Currently I record directly with my Octava MK-012 to my field recorder Marentz PMD661 MKii and from the outputs of the recorder to my camera mic input for a clean sound for the porous of syncing.

    The above setup works great but I am always looking into improving on the sound quality.

    I have been looking into buying SD Mixpre-D but it is out of my budget now so I considered buying Azden FMX-42u until I found two good offers for either SD Mixpre or 302. They both are offered for the same price "below $600" and in excellent working condition.

    So, my question is, which once should I go with? the used SD Mixpre, the 302, or a new Azden FMX-42u?

    Thank you.

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    $600 for a sound devices 302 is a fair price. I use it for a year now and it is great.
    Search: klankbeeld devices.

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    The Azden (and anything from Azden at all) will not improve your sound quality.

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    Thank you very much klankbeeld and Corsica_S for your help.

    Ok, if Azden is out, that will leave me with the mixprea d 302.

    Which one should I go for? And why would I choose one over the other?

    Thank you again and my apologies if I am asking too much.

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