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Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer

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Sound Devices presents the 552 Production Mixer, the most technologically advanced portable audio mixer ever made.

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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.

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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 <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"

Color

Black

Brand

Sound Devices

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