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Sound Devices 552
Field Production Mixer

OUR PART #  552

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Sound Devices' 552 Production Mixer is the most techologically advanced portable audio mixer ever made. Using the best analog and digital technologies, along with advanced mechanical construction, the 552 gives professionals a superb sounding, compact, lightweight and power-efficient mixer that is equally at home in simple run-and-gun applications or in complex multi-input, multi-output production setups.

The 552 contains five precision high-dynamic-range transformer-balanced microphone inputs with expanded gain and headroom. Each input accepts audio sources of various types and levels. Inputs have their own limiter, sweepable high-pass filter, and pre-or-post-fade direct output.

The 552 has an integrated two-track, digital audio recorder writing industry-standard Broadcast Wave files to SD and SDHC media. A simple joystick controller is used to take command of recording functions. Push up to begin recording. Either WAV or MP3 files can be recorded. Recordings can be either 24 or 16 bit, with WAV files having sampling rates from 44.1 kHz up to 96 kHz.

With its three sets of balanced master outputs (plus numerous unbalanced connections), the 552 provides complete connectivity for multi-camera and complex production setups. Additionally, a digital output option is available for the XLR master outputs. When selected in the Setup Menu, the master XLR outputs can output four channels of 24-bit (or 16-bit) AES/EBU signals, the source of which is selected in the Setup Menu.

Features:

  • Five high-performance microphone inputs with two-stage gain control, limiter, variable high-pass, and solo monitoring
  • AES/EBU output option, two connections for four channels of digital output, sampling rates up to 96 kHz
  • Pre- or post-fader direct outputs per input
  • Records two tracks of uncompressed Broadcast WAV up to 96 kHz sampling, or compressed MP3 files
  • Multiple, balanced output connections, including XLR, Hirose 10-pin, and TA3
  • Integrated digital recorder with simple control records to SD or SDHC media
  • Accepts time code input to time-stamp recorded audio files
  • Flexible metering modes, including zoom metering for high precision near 0 dBfs
  • Voice-confirmation appear in headphones for critical operational information and when navigating Setup Menu
  • Lightweight design uses metalized, molded carbon fiber top and bottom panels for durability and strength
  • Front panel is gasketed for protection from weather
  • Powered by four-AA batteries or external 10-18 VDC

Specifications:

Frequency Response:
20 Hz - 30 kHz, +0.2, -0.5 dB

THD + Noise:
0.09% max (50 Hz - 20 kHz, +18 dBu at line out, fader fully up)

Equivalent Input Noise:
-126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)

Maximum Input Level:
XLR mic - 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR line - +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN A,B - +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)

Maximum Gain:
93 dB - mic in to line out
53 dB - mic in to mic out
79 dB - mic in to tape out
107 dB - mic in to headphone out

Input Type:
XLR mic - Transformer-balanced for use with <600 ohm mics
XLR line - Transformer-balanced for use with 2k ohm outputs
RTN A,B (3.5 mm, TA3, 10-Pin) - Unbalanced stereo for use with 2k ohm outputs

Input Impedance:
(ohms actual):
XLR mic - 2k ohms
XLR line - 16k ohms
RTN A,B - 20k ohms

Input Clipping Level:
0 dBu minimum (trim control fully down)

Common Mode Rejection Ratio:
120 dB minimum at 80 Hz, mic input, 100 dB minimum at 10 kHz, mic input

High-Pass Filters:
sweepable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 12 dB/oct at 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave at 240 Hz

Mic Powering:
(each mic selectable):
no power applied
12 V Phantom - through 680 ohm resistors, 10 mA per mic available
48 V Phantom - through 6.8k resisters, 10 mA per mic available

Input Limiters:
affects the output of the mic preamps only ('Trim' stage), +18 dBu threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.

Output Type:
XLR Line - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
XLR -10 - Transformer-balanced for use with >10k ohm outputs
XLR Mic - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
10-Pin Line - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
10-Pin -10 - Transformer-balanced for use with >10k ohm outputs
10-Pin Mic - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
TA3 Balanced Mic and Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >3k ohm inputs
TA3 Direct Outputs Mic and Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >3k ohm inputs
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-Type): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with >6k ohm inputs
Mono Mic Out: Unbalanced, mono, for use with >600 ohm inputs
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4"): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with 8-2k ohm headphones

Output Impedance:
(ohms actual):
XLR - 85 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
10-Pin - 85 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
TA3 Balanced Outs - 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
TA3 Direct Outs - 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type) - 1.8k ohms
Mono Mic Out- 150 ohms
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4") - 50 ohms

Line Output Clipping Level: (1% THD):
20 dBu minimum with 10k load

Maximum Output Level:
Line (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10 (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Tape Outs - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mono Mic Out - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)

AES3 Output:
Balanced AES Out A,B on XLR connectors, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor

Recording Media Type:
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital (SD)
FAT32 formatted, will format media on-board

Recording File Type:
WAV - 2-Track Polyphonic, 16 bit, 24 bit
MP3 - 2-Track Polyphonic, 64 kb/s, 128 kb/s, 192 kb/s, 320 kb/s
fixed file name using date/time as file name, daily folders

Time Code:
Reads external timecode received and stamps BEXT/iXML header for WAV, stamps ID3 tag for MP3
Frame rates - (auto-sense) 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND, 30+
Input - 20k input impedance, 0.3V-3.0V p-p.

Sampling Frequency:
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

A/D:
24 bit, 96 kHz maximum sampling rate

A/D Dynamic Range:
103 dB, A-weighted bandwidth typical

Output Limiters:
Affects the outputs of the mixer
Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu, 1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time,
500 mS release time.

Powering:
internal ±16 V (bi-polar) regulated audio rails, 3.2-8 V range internal batteries, isolated (floating) external DC input jack, 5-18 V
Locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-),

Temperature:
operating: –20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing), storage: –40°C to 85°C

Metering:
42 segment, sunlight-viewable,
selectable Peak, VU, or Peak + VU ballistics

Weight:
2.0 kg, (4 lbs 6 oz.) unpackaged without four alkaline AA batteries

Dimensions:
53 mm x 279 mm x 168 mm (H x W x D), 2.1” x 11 x 6.6"

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Production Case for 552 or 788TSound Devices CS-5 Production Case for 552 or 788T

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Cable TA5-F 552 Linking 12"Sound Devices XL-TA55 Cable TA5-F 552 Linking 12"

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552-specific link cable. Links Sound Devices MixPre to the 552 to add inputs. TA5 to 3.5 mm male.

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Cable Link 442/302 to 552 12"Sound Devices XL-TA35 Cable Link 442/302 to 552 12"

552-specific link cable. Links Sound Devices 302 and 442 to the 552 to add inputs. TA5 to TA3.

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Sound Devices 552
Field Production Mixer

OUR PART #  552

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Product Information:

Sound Devices' 552 Production Mixer is the most techologically advanced portable audio mixer ever made. Using the best analog and digital technologies, along with advanced mechanical construction, the 552 gives professionals a superb sounding, compact, lightweight and power-efficient mixer that is equally at home in simple run-and-gun applications or in complex multi-input, multi-output production setups.

The 552 contains five precision high-dynamic-range transformer-balanced microphone inputs with expanded gain and headroom. Each input accepts audio sources of various types and levels. Inputs have their own limiter, sweepable high-pass filter, and pre-or-post-fade direct output.

The 552 has an integrated two-track, digital audio recorder writing industry-standard Broadcast Wave files to SD and SDHC media. A simple joystick controller is used to take command of recording functions. Push up to begin recording. Either WAV or MP3 files can be recorded. Recordings can be either 24 or 16 bit, with WAV files having sampling rates from 44.1 kHz up to 96 kHz.

With its three sets of balanced master outputs (plus numerous unbalanced connections), the 552 provides complete connectivity for multi-camera and complex production setups. Additionally, a digital output option is available for the XLR master outputs. When selected in the Setup Menu, the master XLR outputs can output four channels of 24-bit (or 16-bit) AES/EBU signals, the source of which is selected in the Setup Menu.

Features:

  • Five high-performance microphone inputs with two-stage gain control, limiter, variable high-pass, and solo monitoring
  • AES/EBU output option, two connections for four channels of digital output, sampling rates up to 96 kHz
  • Pre- or post-fader direct outputs per input
  • Records two tracks of uncompressed Broadcast WAV up to 96 kHz sampling, or compressed MP3 files
  • Multiple, balanced output connections, including XLR, Hirose 10-pin, and TA3
  • Integrated digital recorder with simple control records to SD or SDHC media
  • Accepts time code input to time-stamp recorded audio files
  • Flexible metering modes, including zoom metering for high precision near 0 dBfs
  • Voice-confirmation appear in headphones for critical operational information and when navigating Setup Menu
  • Lightweight design uses metalized, molded carbon fiber top and bottom panels for durability and strength
  • Front panel is gasketed for protection from weather
  • Powered by four-AA batteries or external 10-18 VDC

Specifications:

Frequency Response:
20 Hz - 30 kHz, +0.2, -0.5 dB

THD + Noise:
0.09% max (50 Hz - 20 kHz, +18 dBu at line out, fader fully up)

Equivalent Input Noise:
-126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)

Maximum Input Level:
XLR mic - 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR line - +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN A,B - +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)

Maximum Gain:
93 dB - mic in to line out
53 dB - mic in to mic out
79 dB - mic in to tape out
107 dB - mic in to headphone out

Input Type:
XLR mic - Transformer-balanced for use with <600 ohm mics
XLR line - Transformer-balanced for use with 2k ohm outputs
RTN A,B (3.5 mm, TA3, 10-Pin) - Unbalanced stereo for use with 2k ohm outputs

Input Impedance:
(ohms actual):
XLR mic - 2k ohms
XLR line - 16k ohms
RTN A,B - 20k ohms

Input Clipping Level:
0 dBu minimum (trim control fully down)

Common Mode Rejection Ratio:
120 dB minimum at 80 Hz, mic input, 100 dB minimum at 10 kHz, mic input

High-Pass Filters:
sweepable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 12 dB/oct at 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave at 240 Hz

Mic Powering:
(each mic selectable):
no power applied
12 V Phantom - through 680 ohm resistors, 10 mA per mic available
48 V Phantom - through 6.8k resisters, 10 mA per mic available

Input Limiters:
affects the output of the mic preamps only ('Trim' stage), +18 dBu threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.

Output Type:
XLR Line - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
XLR -10 - Transformer-balanced for use with >10k ohm outputs
XLR Mic - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
10-Pin Line - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
10-Pin -10 - Transformer-balanced for use with >10k ohm outputs
10-Pin Mic - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
TA3 Balanced Mic and Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >3k ohm inputs
TA3 Direct Outputs Mic and Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >3k ohm inputs
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-Type): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with >6k ohm inputs
Mono Mic Out: Unbalanced, mono, for use with >600 ohm inputs
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4"): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with 8-2k ohm headphones

Output Impedance:
(ohms actual):
XLR - 85 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
10-Pin - 85 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
TA3 Balanced Outs - 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
TA3 Direct Outs - 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type) - 1.8k ohms
Mono Mic Out- 150 ohms
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4") - 50 ohms

Line Output Clipping Level: (1% THD):
20 dBu minimum with 10k load

Maximum Output Level:
Line (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10 (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Tape Outs - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mono Mic Out - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)

AES3 Output:
Balanced AES Out A,B on XLR connectors, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor

Recording Media Type:
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital (SD)
FAT32 formatted, will format media on-board

Recording File Type:
WAV - 2-Track Polyphonic, 16 bit, 24 bit
MP3 - 2-Track Polyphonic, 64 kb/s, 128 kb/s, 192 kb/s, 320 kb/s
fixed file name using date/time as file name, daily folders

Time Code:
Reads external timecode received and stamps BEXT/iXML header for WAV, stamps ID3 tag for MP3
Frame rates - (auto-sense) 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND, 30+
Input - 20k input impedance, 0.3V-3.0V p-p.

Sampling Frequency:
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

A/D:
24 bit, 96 kHz maximum sampling rate

A/D Dynamic Range:
103 dB, A-weighted bandwidth typical

Output Limiters:
Affects the outputs of the mixer
Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu, 1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time,
500 mS release time.

Powering:
internal ±16 V (bi-polar) regulated audio rails, 3.2-8 V range internal batteries, isolated (floating) external DC input jack, 5-18 V
Locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-),

Temperature:
operating: –20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing), storage: –40°C to 85°C

Metering:
42 segment, sunlight-viewable,
selectable Peak, VU, or Peak + VU ballistics

Weight:
2.0 kg, (4 lbs 6 oz.) unpackaged without four alkaline AA batteries

Dimensions:
53 mm x 279 mm x 168 mm (H x W x D), 2.1” x 11 x 6.6"

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The XL-WPH3 is a universal, in-line AC-to-DC power supply with detachable IEC power cord for Sound Devices mixers and recorders. Input: 100–240, 50/60 Hz; output 12 VDC, 45 W on Hirose 4-pin connector.

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Cable Hirose 10pin/2-XLR Sound Devices XL-10 Cable Hirose 10pin/2-XLR

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Our Price:$266.00

Production Case for 552 or 788TSound Devices CS-5 Production Case for 552 or 788T

The CS-5 is a customized production case for Sound Devices 552 Field Mixer, 788T, or 788T/CL-8 combo. Designed and built for Sound Devices by Camrade, the CS-5 has a mixer/recorder compartment plus an integrated accessory compartment ...

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Our Price:$258.00

Gangable Audio Case for Sound Devices' 442, 552Porta-Brace MXC-552 Gangable Audio Case for Sound Devices' 442, 552

Porta-Brace's MXC-552 set comes with the RM-MULTI/E extremeradio mic case and the suede shoulder strap (HB-10).  It is a modular case, which can be ganged with many Porta Brace Audio Recorder Cases (AR-series).  The modular ...

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NP Type Battery Cup wirh Hirose DCSound Devices XL-NPH NP Type Battery Cup wirh Hirose DC

NP-type battery cup with 12-inch cable terminated in Hirose 4-pin locking DC connector (HR10-7P-4P) at theequipment end. For use with Sound Devices MixPre (s/n >0506), 442 (sn >0303), and 302. Accepts NP-type batteries Short cord ...

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Cable TA5-F 552 Linking 12"Sound Devices XL-TA55 Cable TA5-F 552 Linking 12"

552-specific link cable. Links two 552 mixers together to make a 10-input system with master buses and headphone circuits linked. TA5 to TA5.

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Our Price:$81.00

Cable Link MixPre to 552 18" Sound Devices XL-TA25 Cable Link MixPre to 552 18"

552-specific link cable. Links Sound Devices MixPre to the 552 to add inputs. TA5 to 3.5 mm male.

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Cable Link 442/302 to 552 12"Sound Devices XL-TA35 Cable Link 442/302 to 552 12"

552-specific link cable. Links Sound Devices 302 and 442 to the 552 to add inputs. TA5 to TA3.

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4 Pin Hirose Connector Sound Devices XL-H 4 Pin Hirose Connector

Bare Hirose HR10-7P-4P connector to mate with late model MixPre, 442, 302 and 7-Series DC inputs.

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