High-Resolution Audio Recorder
The two-channel 702 is
a powerful file-based digital audio recorder. The compact device records and
plays back audio to cost-effective, removable Compact Flash cards and/or
external FireWire drives, making field recording simple and fast. It writes
and reads uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits with sampling rates
between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. Compressed (MP3) audio playback is also
The 702 implements a
no-compromise audio path that includes Sound Devices' next generation
microphone preamplifiers. Designed specifically for high bandwidth, high bit
rate digital recording, these preamps set a new standard for frequency
response linearity, low distortion performance, and low noise.
No other recorder on
the market matches its size or feature set. In addition, its learning curve
is quite short—powerful does not mean complicated. While the 702 is a very
capable recorder by itself, it truly excels when used in conjunction with an
outboard audio mixer such as Sound Devices' own 442 or 302.
Its Compact Flash
storage is a highly-reliable industry standard. The removable, rechargeable
battery is a standard Sony-compatible Li-ion camcorder cell. The Compact
Flash card appears as a removable storage device when connected by FireWire
to Mac OS or Windows computers.