I am in the process of getting a proper rig for sound effects recording and have been looking into buying sound devices gear, either mixpre-d or 722 used.
I know they have a reputation of being very robust, but some of the stuff on offer is 10 years old and i am worrying if that would be worth it? I mean even their stuff has to have a limited lifetime...especially units with HD (moving parts).
Is it worth the risk to buy something that old? Actually most of the SD gear that has been on offer around here has been so old...usually priced at 50% of what it would cost to buy new.
And another thought: Since sound devices just released a new multitrack recorder, are there any rumours (or official anoucements?) of an upcoming update to their stereo line that might be worth waiting for?