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Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel 8-Track Portable Recorder & Audio Interface

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4 Preamp, 8 Track, 32-Bit Float Audio Recorder

If you record field audio, sound effects, podcasts, voice-overs, music, audio for film, or are just starting your audio journey, the MixPre-6 II is for you! With four crystal-clear, ultra low-noise Kashmir preamps, you can record multiple actors, multiple podcasters, or audio for film with superior quality - all the way up to a 32-bit float bit depth and a 192 kHz sample rate. This newest generation of Sound Devices' award-winning MixPre Series has been redesigned for increased performance and an astounding 142 dB of dynamic range.

Your MixPre-6 II is highly customizable to your needs. Record internally to a compatible SD card on set or stream your podcast over USB to your computer at home. Power with your computer, wall power, or record in the middle of nowhere with AA or Sony L-mount batteries. Adjust limiters, bit depth, sample rates, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion and phantom power to your liking. Trigger your camera with the internal timecode generator, or feed timecode in via HDMI or Aux In. The choice is yours!

• Four ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with adjustable limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or with a computer.
• Lightweight, durable, and small: perfect for bag use, mobile recording, or a home studio.
• Record up to 8 tracks to an SD card and backup to a USB thumb drive.
• 8-in, 4-out USB audio interface streams to your computer via USB-C.
• Choose bit depths from 16 to 32-bit float, and sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz.
• Internal LTC timecode generator. Timecode In/Out via Aux In/Stereo Out.
• USB-A for control surfaces, keyboards, and auto-copy to USB drive.
• In-unit ISO mixing, gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, and phantom power.
• Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included), MX-PSU AC Power Supply, and USB-C to USB-C cable.

Audio Inputs
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 80kHz +/- 0.5dB re 1kHz @ 192kHz sample rate
THD + Noise: 0.005% max (@1kHz, 22-22kHz BW, gain=20dB, -10dBu in)
ADC: 32 bit precision; 142 dB dynamic range min (A-weighted, gain=10dB, fader=0dB)
Equivalent Input Noise: -130dBV (-128dBu) max (A-weighting, gain=76dB, 150 ohm source impedance)
• Mic: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
• Line: XLR active-balanced; 4k input
• Aux/Mic in: 3.5mm TRS, 2-channel unbalanced; 100k input
• Line: 1/4-inch TRS active-balanced; 4k input
• USB Audio: 4 channels
• All inputs fully RF-filtered and overload protected.
• Mic input: +6dB to +76dB
• Line input: -20dB to +30dB
• Fader: -inf to +20dB
• Headphone: -inf to +20dB
• Total, Mic-to-recording (max): +96dB
• Aux In (Mic): Gain = +10dB to +40dB
• Aux In (Line): Gain = -10dB to +20dB
• Total Aux Gain including Fader (Mic-to-recording): +60dB
Maximum Input Level:
• Mic XLR: +14dBu (limiters on or off)
• Line XLR: +28dBu (limiters on or off)
• Aux In (Mic): -10dBu
• Aux In (Line): +10dBu

Audio Outputs
DAC feeding Stereo Out, Headphone Out: 32 bit precision; 115dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
Stereo Out: 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 500 ohm output, +7.8dBu max output level
Headphones Out: 3.5mm TRS stereo unbalanced, 300mW + 300mW, for use with any impedance headphones

Audio Interface (USB-C): 8-in/4-out; 44.1 to 96 kHz; 16/24-bit; Class-compliant USB 2.0 high speed or ASIO[reg] (supplied via download)
Mass Storage (USB-C): USB 2.0 high speed
Keyboard (USB-A): Text entry and control
Thumbdrive (USB-A): Manual or auto-copy to drive
Midi Control Surface (USB-A)

Maximum Record Tracks: 8 Tracks: Stereo mix + 6 ISOs
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz,
Bit Depth: 16, 24, 32 Float
Recording Storage:
Type: SD, SDXC, SDHC Card (USB thumbdrive, copy only)
Max Storage Size: 512 GB (SDXC)
Card format: exFAT
File Type: Polyphonic WAV

Timecode Modes:
• Free Run
• Time of Day (file stamped w/current ToD)
• Rec Run
• Ext LTC (file stamped w/incoming LTC on 3.5mm Aux In)
• Camera TC (file stamped w/incoming TC from cameras that output TC)
Timecode Frame Rates:
• Auto-detects (fps): 23.98 (same as 23.976)
• 24
• 25
• 29.97DF
• 29.97ND
• 30
• 30DF
3.5 mm Aux In: Timecode Input (20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V - 3.0 V p-p (17 dBu - +3 dBu))
3.5 mm Stereo Out: Timecode Output (1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu))
HDMI: TC Reader via HDMI

Remote Control
Bluetooth LE: Wireless control using Wingman app
HDMI (micro): Auto-record start/stop trigger from cameras that output record flag over HDMI
Timecode: Auto-record start/stop trigger via Aux In timecode
Touchscreen: 320x256; 1.6-inch, color, sunlight-viewable IPS LCD

AA Batteries: 4x AA sled (included); 8x AA sled (optional accessory). NiMH recommended
From computer: Bus-powered via USB-C port; optional MX-USBY cable, connects one USB-C to two USB-A ports
AC Adapter: MX-PSU (included) Power supply wall adapter w/ USB-C connector; 15W; has 4 adapter plugs for US, UK, AU & Europe
L-Mount: Optional sled for 2x (hot-swappable) Sony L-type Li-ion batteries
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