Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer

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  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer by Sound Devices
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer by Sound Devices
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer

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Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer

Sound Devices presents the 552 Production Mixer, the most technologically 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.

Performance Under Pressure

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.

Inputs

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.

552 Record Controller

Recording

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 either the XLR connectors or the 10-pin multi-pin 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.

552 Key Features List

  • Five high-performance microphone inputs with two-stage gain control, limiter, variable high-pass, and solo monitoring
  • Pre- or post-fader direct outputs per input
  • Multiple, balanced output connections, including XLR, Hirose 10-pin, and TA3
  • AES/EBU output option, on either XLR or 10-pin multi-pin, two connections for four channels of digital output, sampling rates up to 96 kHz
  • Integrated digital recorder with simple control records to SD or SDHC media
  • Records two tracks of uncompressed Broadcast WAV up to 96 kHz sampling, or compressed MP3 files
  • 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

Product Specifications

552 Specs

Frequency Response

  • 10 Hz - 50 kHz, +/-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
  • 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"