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rme quadmic vs apogee mini mp ratio

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by impro, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. impro

    impro Guest

    I have the opportunity to buy 2 brand new Apogee MINI MPs for $899.
    I was thinking about just buying a quadmic for my 4 channel location recordings for $489.
    What is a better deal in this case.
    Has somebody tryed the MINI MPs.
    I have the octamic already so quadmic info is not needed.I know how it sound already.ANd I am very happy with it.

    I guess I do not understand why MINI MP has only one advantage over Quadmic----15 db of extra gain and can exept 3db more input.
    I do not understand why the price is so much more then quad.
    Is the 15db extra that important in real live operation???
     
  2. impro

    impro Guest

    Nobody??????????????
     
  3. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    The difference between amps is highly subjective, but the RME pres flat compared to the Apogee. Having said all that, I'm not sure the Mini-MP would be very high up on my wish-list, but you certainly get a lot for $899! In this situation I'd buy the Apogee. That's ridiculously cheap!

    John Stafford
     
  4. impro

    impro Guest

    Well is it the rme more silent??
    A lot of people on the net complain about how noisy the MINI MP is and how it is very unrealistic for acoustic music?
    Reading the specs..I see that RME is silent..Has less distortion and a lot chipper.
    What makes mini mp better??
     
  5. impro

    impro Guest

    what would be a better choice for Location-field use???
     
  6. Motske

    Motske Guest

    Quadmic takes batteries me thinks :) thats a plus.
     
  7. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    It's purely a matter of taste. Published specs are such an over-simplification as to be virtually meaningless. You need a lot more information than that.

    The Mini-MP is not perfect by any means, but the sound of the RME is very dead and flat IMHO. As I said earlier, the Apogee would not be very high on my wish list, but the RME wouldn't figure at all, except for a few extra channels at low cost, and then I'd probably just buy a cheap Mackie mixer.
     
  8. impro

    impro Guest

    well I know you can have a lot on your list.
    What about the deal pay one get 1 for free??
    Is it a good deal??
     
  9. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    I thought it was buy two and get one free (on the Apogee site). May I ask if the offer you are talking about is available tothe general public? That is a really good deal in my opinion. I think Apogee aimed this at a market that wasn't as big as they thought. Maybe if they hadn't put pres on the Mini-Me it might have sold more.

    You mentioned earlier that you heard reports that the Mini-Pre was noisey. I have a Mini-Me, and had come across similar reports about it having a noise problem, but mine is extremely quiet -an experience shared by others on the forum. I wouldn't hesitate to use it with a ribbon -if I could afford a decent ribbon!

    John
     
  10. impro

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