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.
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 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.
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.
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552 Input Panel
552 Output Panel