Sound Devices 633 Six-Input Compact Mixer with 10-Track Recorder
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- Sound Devices 633 Six-Input Compact Field Mixer with 10-Track Recorder
- Limited 2-Year Warranty
The 633 is a compact, six-input mixer with integrated 10-track recorder featuring PowerSafe technology. It offers six analog inputs and records to SD and CompactFlash memory cards. The 633 is designed for audio professionals requiring go-anywhere portability, without compromising recording or mixing capability.
The 633 offers three high-bandwidth mic/line inputs on XLR connectors, complete with phantom power, high- pass filter, input limiter and variable pan. Three additional line-level inputs on TA3 (mini-XLR) connectors offer flexibility for more complex productions. All inputs are assignable to its six output buses, Left/Right plus Aux 1/2/3/4. All six inputs plus output buses Left/ Right and Aux 1/2 can be recorded to individual tracks. The 633 offers 10-track 24-bit, 48 kHz uncompressed WAV recording (96 kHz and 192 kHz sampling up to six tracks) to SD and CompactFlash memory cards. The two cards can be set independently, recording either identical material for a real-time backup, or combinations of WAV and MP3 files.
Powered by a unique Quad Power supply with PowerSafe technology, the unit is operational from any of four power sources. Sources can include external DC (12-18 V), two removable 7.2 V L-type lithium ion cells, and six internal AA batteries. The 633 automatically switches from one power supply to the next when power is exhausted or removed. With its combination of power sources, the 633 can operate for a full production day on batteries alone. When all power sources are removed or depleted, the unit’s PowerSafe circuitry is activated. PowerSafe keeps the 633 operating for up to 10 seconds and ensures that all file operations are fully closed and the unit gracefully shuts down.
The 633 integrates a high-accuracy time code generator supporting all common rates and modes. In addition to time code, the 633 supports extensive file metadata. Metadata is entered from either the front panel or from anattached USB keyboard.
Designed to withstand the extremes of field production, the 633 offers easy-to-access controls and durable carbon fiber construction. It is built on Sound Devices strong heritage of high performance audio mixers, audio recorders, and video recorders.
- Six analog inputs (3+3); three full-featured mic/line preamps plus three line-level inputs, each with dedicated front-panel faders and PFLs
- 10-track recording, polyphonic or monophonic broadcast WAV files @ 24-bit 48 kHz (96 kHz and 192 kHz sampling for 6 tracks), time code stamped MP3
- Simultaneous or independent recording to SD and CompactFlash card
- 6 mix buses, left/right main plus Aux 1/2/3/4
- PowerSafe Circuitry offers complete file protection from power loss. Ten second internal power reserve closes files and shuts down unit.
- Quad Powering offers class-leading powering flexibility from four available power types, easily power the 633 for a full production day.
- Two second power on-to-recording. Never wait on sound!
- AES input, two-channel AES3 or AES42, four channels of AES output
- Accurate Time Code Master Clock generator and reader, 0.5 frame per day accuracy
- Clear, fast, easy to navigate controls and interface; visible in all light conditions, configurable metering and display
- USB Keyboard connection for quick and easy metadata entry.
- Input delay selectable on all six inputs plus output bus delay on all six buses.
- User-configurable headphone presets plus a headphone favorite mode for quick source selection
- Small, lightweight, compact chassis made from molded, metalized carbon fiber
|Connectors||(3) x XLR 3-pin Female Inputs
(3) x TA3 (mini-XLR) inputs
(2) x XLR 3-pin male outputs (left and right)
(1) x 1/4" headphone jack
(2) x TA3 outputs (Aux 1 and Aux 2)
(1) x 1/8" stereo output (Aux 3 and Aux 4)
(1) x RTN output
(1) x Timecode output
(1) x 4-pin Hirose power connector
|Frequency Response||10 to 40,000 Hz ±0.5 dB
-3 dB at 65,000 Hz (192,000 Hz sampling rate reference at 1,000 Hz)
|THD + Noise||0.09% max (1,000 Hz, 22 to 22,000 Hz BW, fader at 0, 0 dBu output)|
|Equivalent Input Noise||-126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum (22 to 22,000 Hz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)|
|Input Type||XLR Mic: active balanced for use with ≤600 Ω microphones, 4,000 Ω actual, 12 V or 48 V phantom power, 10 mA max
XLR AES: AES3 or AES42 (10 V power), SRC
XLR Line: active-balanced for use with ≤2,000 Ω outputs, 10,000 Ω
TA3 Line: active-balanced for use with ≤ 2,000 Ω outputs, 10,000 Ω actual
RTN (3.5 mm): unbalanced stereo for use with ≤ 2,000 Ω outputs, 30,000 Ω actual
|Maximum Input Level||XLR Mic: 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR Line: +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN (3.5 mm): +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)
|Maximum Gain||Mic-In-to-Line-Out: 91 dB
Mic-In-to-Aux-Out, -10 Out: 77 dB
Line-In-to-Line-Out: 39 dB
|High-Pass Filter||Sweepable 80 to 240 Hz
12 dB/octave at 80 Hz
6 dB/octave at 240 Hz
|Microphone Power||Each analog input is selectable
12 V phantom through 680 Ω resistors, 10 mA per mic available
48 V phantom through 6,800 Ω, 10 mA per mic available
|Limiting||Analog input limiters (inputs 1 through 3)
Affects microphone preamp output only (Trim stage): +16 dBu
Attack time: 1 ms
Release time: 500 ms
Digital input limiters (inputs 1 through 6)
+6 dBu to +18 dBu threshold (adjustable)
Attack time: 1 ms
Release time: 500 ms
|AES||AES42 Mode 1: provides +10 V digital phantom power|
|Output Type||XLR Line: active balanced for use with ≥ 600 Ω inputs
XLR -10: active balanced for use with ≥ 10,000 Ω inputs
XLR Mic: active balanced for use with ≥ 600 Ω inputs
TA3 Active balanced Mic/Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with ≥ 3,000 Ω inputs
Aux X3 and X4 (3.5 mm): unbalanced, stereo, for use with ≥ 6,000 Ω inputs
Headphones (1/4"): unbalanced, stereo, for use with 8 to 2,000 Ω headphones
|Output Impedance||XLR and TA3 balanced outputs: 100 Ω at line setting
3,200 Ω at -10 setting
150 Ω at mic setting
TA3 balanced outs: 1,000 Ω at Mic and line settings
Aux X3, X4 (3.5 mm): 100 Ω
Headphones (1/4"): 100 Ω
|Line Output Level||Clipping: 20 dBu minimum with 10,000 Ω load|
|Maximum Output Level||Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Aux 3/4: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
|Limiting||Typical: Trim, Fader, Master, Phones, RTN fully up
Master outs (XLR) at line: 91 dB
Master outs (XLR) at -10: 77 dB
Master outs (XLR) at mic: 51 dB
X3, X4 Outs (3.5 mm): 77 dB
Headphones (1/4"): 107 dB
Master outs (XLR) at line: 51 dB
Master outs (XLR) at -10: 37 dB
Master outs (XLR) at mic: 11 dB
X3, X4 Outs (3.5 mm): 37 dB
Headphones (1/4"): 67 dB
Headphones (1/4"): 5 dB
|AES3 Output||Transformer-balanced AES Out A, B, on XLR
110 Ω, 2 V p-p
AES and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor
|Sampling Frequency||44,100 Hz
|Dynamic Range||114 dB, A-weighted, typical|
|Recording storage||SD, SDXC, SDHC card
Please see manufacturer's site for a list of approved cards
FAT32 or exFAT formatted, will format media on-board
FAT32 formatted for CF and SD < 32 GB
exFat for SD cards > 32 GB
Formats cards in-unit
|File Type||Record: WAV (Broadcast Wave File format), polyphonic or MP3
Playback: WAV (Broadcast Wave File format), polyphonic or MP3
|Timecode||Modes supported: Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External
Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Accuracy: Ambient generator, 0.2 ppm (0.5 frame in 24 hr)
Timecode input: 20,000 Ω impedance, 0.3 V to 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu to +3 dBu)
Timecode output: 1,000 Ω impedance, 3.0 V p-p (+12 dBu)
|Accuracy||Sample/Timecode: ± 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)|
|Power||External: 10 to 18 V on locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin 4 = +, pin 1 = -
(2) x Removable 7.2 V (nominal) Sony L-type Li-ion, operational from 6.5 to 8.5 V
Internal (6) x AA (LR6) batteries, 1.2 to 1.6 V nominal (NiMH rechargeable compatible)
|Temperature||Operating: -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)
Storage: -40 to 185° F (-40 to 85°C)
|Humidity (Non-condensing)||0 to 90% relative humidity|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||2.2 x 9.4 x 5.6" (6.0 x 24 x 14 cm)|
|Weight||2.56 lb (1.10 kg)|
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