Sound Devices 552 Mixer/Recorder

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Sound Devices presents the 552 Production Mixer, 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.

Recording 552 Record Controller

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.

Flexible Outputs

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.

Mechanicals

The 552, like all Sound Devices professional audio products, are designed to withstand the physical and environmental extremes of field production. The 552 uses molded, metalized carbon fiber top and bottom chassis panels for increased durability and weight reduction. Additionally, its front panel is gasketed for improved resistance to moisture.


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)

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), timecode input - 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)

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

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/line input selectable, on/off; voltage level set for all inputs globally
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)

Output Limiters:
Controls mixer output level
Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu, 1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time,
500 mS release time.

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

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

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

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

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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