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Re: Sonosax SX-R4

Subject: Re: Sonosax SX-R4
From: "emil klotzsch" onomatopoetik
Date: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:09 pm ((PDT))
hey david,
i just wanted to say thanks for your posts,
and yes, i think your right, mic placement and the mics are much more

so for now i=B4m happy with my SD, but maybe in the future the sonosax
really looks interesting.


Am 12.06.2011 um 11:20 schrieb David Moon:

> Hi Emil,
> I am of the impression that when it comes to high-end goods such as
> these the answers you will get back on a comparison between an SD7xx
> and an SX-R4 will be subjective. Either you need to find someone
> whose opinion and language nuance you trust or you'll have to spend
> some time with a dealer with the two units back-to-back and judge
> which you prefer. They are both great, I think it is safe to say.
> I got the SX-R4 over the SD for probably ridiculous reasons: all
> other things being roughly equal I hated the light show on the
> latter, and neither did I like its menu system. Clearly I would have
> got used to it in time so, shame on me for being so hasty and flaky.
> Two other things I'd mention about the SX-R4 - the limiters are
> great even when pushed hard (doing what they are supposed to do).
> Second, an oddity, there is no 'off' on the gain - even with the
> dials at zero, signal still gets through. So, no fade-ins to zero or
> outs in the unit. I have found this to be useful, though, as I can
> at least here, without fiddling around, if the recording chain is OK.
> The major improvement I can make to my recordings is at the
> microphone end - quality mics and, perhaps more importantly, better
> placement. A little less noise here or there on pre-amps (and I
> think we have to be talking about being really picky here) will be a
> constant and can be corrected for in post.
> I am sure you would not be disappointed with either unit.
> With best wishes,
> David

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