Sound Devices 552 5-channel Production Audio Mixer

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Sound Devices 552 5-channel Production Audio Mixer
5 Analog Inputs
Analog and Digital Outputs
Built-in Stereo Recorder
Records to SD/SDHC Cards
Uses AA Batteries or External DC Power

Specifications

Frequency Response:
20 Hz - 30 kHz, +0.2, -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: -20oC to 60oC, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing), storage: -40oC to 85oC

Metering:
42 segment, sunlight-viewable,
selectable Peak, VU, or Peak + VU ballistics

Weight:
2.0 kg, (4 lbs 6 oz.) 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"

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