User manual for Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and 552
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- Manufacturer: Sound Devices
- Basic description and contents of package
- Product classification: Pro Audio - Location Sound - Field Mixers
- Safety instructions
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User manual for the Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and 552
The user manual for the Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and 552 provides
necessary instructions for the proper use of the product Pro Audio - Location Sound - Field Mixers.
The Sound Devices 552 Production Mixer combines professional-quality analog and digital technologies in a robust metal housing to provide a compact and lightweight mixing and recording solution for a variety of applications. The unit features 5 transformer-balanced XLR mic inputs, each with its own limiter and sweepable high-pass filter. Each of the inputs also has its own pre-or-post-fader direct output. It also features 3 sets of master outputs and several unbalanced outputs, allowing you to connect to a variety of recorders, cameras, and more. The master XLR outputs can be set for analog or digital operation, and are capable of sending 4 channels of 24-bit AES/EBU signals.
The 552 also features an internal stereo recorder, which can capture WAV or MP3 files at either 16-bit or 24-bit; with sample rates from 44.1kHz all the way up to 96kHz. The unit accepts SD and SDHC flash memory cards, which are widely-available and feature no moving parts for exceptional reliability. A simple joystick control on the 552's front panel lets you take command of recording functions.
All of this technology is packed into a compact unit that weighs less than 5 pounds. The top and bottom chassis panels are constructed from molded, metalized carbon fiber for exceptional durability. The front panel is gasketed for excellent moisture resistance. The unit can operate on a set of 4 AA batteries, or an external 10-18VDC power supply.
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Additional parameters of the Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and 552:
| Inputs || 5 x Balanced XLR Inputs |
1 x DC Power Input
| Recording Media || Accepts SD / SDHC / SDXC cards, high-speed class 10 cards are recommended - please see manufacturer's site for list of approved cards |
| Outputs || 5 x TA3 Direct Outputs |
2 x Analog/Digital XLR Outputs
1 x 10-Pin Hirose Mic/Line "Return A" Output
1 x 3.5mm "Return B" Output
1 x 3.5mm Tape Output
1 x 3.5mm Mono Mic Output
1 x TA3 "Return B"/Time Code In Connector
1 x TA3 Balanced Stereo Output (2 Jacks, L/R)
1 x TA3 Tape Output
1 x TA5 Output
1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/4" Headphone Output
| Impedance || Input: |
XLR Mic: 2 kOhms
XLR Line: 16 kOhms
Return A/B: 20 kOhms
XLR Line: 85 Ohms
XLR -10 Setting: 3.2 kOhms
XLR Mic: 150 Ohms
10-Pin Hirose Line: 85 Ohms
10-Pin Hirose -10 Setting: 3.2 kOhms
10-Pin Hirose Mic: 150 Ohms
TA3 Mic/Line: 1 kOhms
TA3 Direct Outs: 1 kOhms
Tape Outs: 1.8 kOhms
Mono Mic Out: 150 Ohms
Headphones: 50 Ohms
| Gain || 93dB (Mic In to Line Out) |
53dB (Mic In to Mic Out)
79dB (Mic In to Tape Out)
107dB (Mic In to Headphone Out)
| THD & Noise || 0.09% Max (50Hz - 20kHz, +18dBu at Line Out, Fader Fully Up) |
| Frequency Response || 20Hz - 30kHz (+0.2, -0.5dB) |
| Metering || LED Meters |
| Control Voltage Out || Not Specified by Manufacturer |
| Phantom Power || 12V and 48V Phantom (Each Mic Selectable) |
| Operating Temperature || -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% Relative Humidity |
| Power || Internal ±16V (Bi-Polar) Regulated Audio Rails |
3.2-8V Range Internal Batteries
Isolated (Floating) External DC Input Jack, 5-18V
| Dimensions (HxWxD) || 2.1 x 11 x 6.6" (53 x 279 x 168mm) |
| Weight || 4.4 lbs (2kg) (Without Batteries) |
| Package Weight || 6.45 lb |
| Box Dimensions (LxWxH) || 16.1 x 11.0 x 5.1" |
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