User manual for Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder 970
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- Product classification: Pro Audio - Recording - Portable Digital Recorders
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User manual for the Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder 970
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The Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder is a 2RU half-rack rackmountable multi-track audio recorder designed for mission critical applications that require high track counts with metadata support and network connectivity through the Dante and MADI protocols. This is useful for recording engineers using sound carts or for installed applications such as at broadcast news network.
For I/O the recorder features eight analog input channels via D-SUB connector, eight channels of professional AES digital inputs via D-SUB, MADI IN and OUT, and DANTE IN and OUT. It also features a headphone input with volume control on the front panel. The unit can record up to 64 mono or polyphonic .WAV tracks at 24-bit 48 kHz resolution from any of its 144 available inputs. It can also record a maximum of 32 channels at a maximum resolution of 24-bit at 96 kHz and can convert between any of the available recording formats internally.
For storage, the unit can record to up to four drives (two internal behind the display and two over rear eSATA connections) in either serial mode one after the other or to multiple drives simultaneously for redundant backups.
In the event of power loss, the unit will instantaneously switch over to its internal battery to save and close all files to ensure against data loss. It features a built-in Ambient Timecode generator which can act as a master clock. Alternatively it can be clocked to external devices with full support for common production modes and time code rates. Each input features an SRC to streamline and simplify the connection to multiple digital inputs.
The recorder can be controlled via the front panel LCD-based user interface or over an Ethernet network connected to a browser-capable computer or tablet.
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Additional parameters of the Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder 970:
| Inputs (Analog) || 8x balanced line level inputs on DB-25 |
Channels 1 and 2 include XLR connectors
| Outputs (Analog) || 8x balanced line level inputs on DB-25 |
Channels 1 and 2 include XLR connectors
| Frequency Response || 10 to 40,000 Hz ±0.5 dB at 1 kHz, -3 dB at 65 kHz (96k SR) |
| THD + Noise || 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 to 22,000 Hz) |
| Topology || Fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin 2hot, pin-3 cold |
| Output Clipping Level || +18 dBu |
| Input Clipping Level || Line: +26 dBu |
| Headphone || front panel 1/4" with gain control |
| Input Impedance || 10k |
| Sampling Rate || 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 47.952 kF, 48.048 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kF, 96k (32 tracks) |
Accepts: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates with SRC at input
| Bit Depth || 16 and 24 bit |
| AES/EBU || Eight channels in and out via DB-25 at 110 Ω, 2 V p-p |
| Network / Protocol || Dante: 64 channels at 48 kHz input and output |
| File Formats || .wav, monophonic or polyphonic |
| Accuracy || ± 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours) |
| Sync Output || Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 Ω) |
| Sync Input || Analog bi, tri level sync / genlock |
Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 Ω)
| Timecode || Modes: OFF, REc Run, Free Run, 24h Run |
External Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND
Accuracy: Ambient generator, 0.5 frame in 24 hr
Time Code Input: 20 kΩ impedance, 0.3 V to 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu to +3 dBu)
Time Code Ouptut: 1 kΩ impedance, 3.0 V p-p (+12 dBu)
| Control || RS422 machine control |
Ethernet Web-based control of setup menu and transport, auto assignment or IP address or manual fixed IP address
GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector
Front-panel USB host, keyboards without hubs acceptable
| Power Supply || Dual DC 4-pin XLR (pin 1 = ground, pin 4 = +), from 10 to 27 VDC at 30 W |
| Circuit || Powersafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed |
| Operating Temperature || 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C) |
| Dimensions (H x W x D) || 3.3 x 8.6 x 10.3" (8.4 x 21.8 x 26.2 cm) |
| Weight || 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) |
| Package Weight || 9.15 lb |
| Box Dimensions (LxWxH) || 16.1 x 11.2 x 5.3" |
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