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Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder

You Pay: $2,595.00
Product Highlights
  • Portable Design
  • 160GB SATA HDD
  • 24-bit/192kHz Recording
  • WAV, BWF, and MP3 Formats
  • Analog and Digital Connectors
  • Word Clock I/O
  • LCD Display and LED Meters

The Sound Devices 722 is a very lightweight and compact professional 2-channel digital portable recorder, which uses a readily- available Compact Flash cards and an internal 160GB hard drive as the storage media of choice. The high-quality converters support resolutions and sampling rates up to the 24-bit/192 kHz industry bar. The uncompressed, file-based recording supports WAV and BWF file formats. Stereo MP3 file encoding and decoding is also available.

The durable 722 aluminum and stainless steel chassis, which is resistant to location climate and temperature extremes, houses a full and versatile complement of analog and digital audio connectors, along with a word clock I/O.

The 722 offers 48V phantom power, limiting and filtering on input for complete microphone support in the field (including M/S stereo mic decoding), with internal signal control, mixing and 16 possible input-to-track routing assignments.

The gracious 722 LCD display has an adjustable backlight and provides comprehensive status and activity information, alongside a bright set of sunlight-viewable LED meters with selectable metering ballistics. The unit also features an impressive set of dedicated LED indicators and backlit controls. The headphone output matrix features independent level control and routing, offering a variety of monitoring options for specific needs.

The design, feature set, robust construction, and performance of the 722 assures seamless integration on any feature film, broadcast or video set, anywhere in the world.

Compact and Durable

2-track portable hard disk/Compact Flash audio recorder with 160GB SATA internal hard drive
Compact aluminum and stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight, resistant to environmental extremes
Dedicated Headphone level control knob and Menu selector/push-button controller

Comprehensive Professional Connectivity

2 channels of improved microphone preamps with phantom power, limiting, and high-pass filters
AES3 (XLR) or AES3id (unbalanced AES on BNC) digital inputs and AES3id outputs
FireWire (IEEE-1394) port for high-speed data transfer to computers for editing, backup
Proprietary RS-232 6-pin modular C. Link serial input and output for unit linking, control and expansion

High-Resolution Recording and Synchronization

24-bit or 16-bit with or without dither, 32kHz - 192kHz sampling rates
Input-to-track assignment with 16 possible routing combinations
WAV or BWF format, mono or poly files, uncompressed PCM audio
MP3 encode and decode, 32 to 320kbps stereo file
Full Word Clock I/O

Flexible Metering and Powering

Programmable backlit, sunlight-viewable LED level metering; selectable, menu-driven metering ballistics
Large backlit, adjustable LCD display; fully dedicated status and activity LED indicators, backlit controls
Removable Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, compatible with Sony M- and L-mount batteries
10-18VDC external input powers and charges on-board battery, 100-240 Volt worldwide power supply
Type Portable 2-Channel Digital Hard Disk Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods Medium:
ATA-5 1.8" or 2.5" SATA, 4200-7200 RPM Hard Drive*
Compact Flash Type I, II and Microdrive*
File Format:
WAV, BWF, MP3
*FAT32 Formatted, up to 2 TB addressable
Recording Bit Rate 16-bit, 24-bit
Sampling Frequency Internal: 32, 44.1, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 96.096, 176.4, 192kHz
External: 32-192kHz (Word Clock Input)
Number of Channels 2
Frequency Response 10Hz - 40kHz, +0.1/-0.5 dB (Mic or Line, gain controls centered)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dynamic Range A/D:
114dB, A-weighted
110dB, 20Hz - 22kHz bandwidth
D/A:
112dB, A-weighted
108dB, 20Hz - 22kHz bandwidth
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Mic: 0.004% max.(1kHz, 22Hz - 22kHz BW, gain control down, -15dBu input)
Line: 0.004% max.(1kHz, 22Hz - 22kHz BW, gain control down, +16dBu input)
Inputs 1 x XLR Mic/Line/AES3 (1,2) Input, Balanced
1 x XLR Mic/Line Input, Balanced
1 x BNC AES/SPDIF (1,2) In
1 x RJ-12 C.Link (RS-232) In
1 x BNC Word Clock In
1 x Hirose 4-pin DC In
Output 2 x TA3 Master Analog Out(L, R), Balanced
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Headphone Out
1 x Firewire IEEE-1394 Port
1 x RJ-12 C.Link (RS-232) Out
1 x BNC Word Clock Out
1 x BNC AES/SPDIF (L, R) Digital Master Output Bus
Headphone Output Yes, 1/8" Stereo Mini
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.2 x 4.9 x 1.8" (209 x 125 x 44mm)
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.2kg)(without battery)
Specialties Word Clock I/O's
24-bit/192 Recording Resolution
Large 202 x 32-pixel Backlit LCD Display
Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder
  • Power Supply
  • Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, 1500 mAh
  • XL-1394 Power Conditioner
  • Carrying Bag
  • XL-14 Headphone Extension Cable, 3.5mm to 1/4"
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Sound Devices722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Excellent sound (4)
    • Low distortion (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (4)
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      5.0

      Outstanding!!!

      By Scott

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder:

        I always had confidence in Sound Devices products but this recorder caught me off gaurd. I had been a long Zoom recorder enthusiest but frankly I was frustrated with the formfactor and the poor build quality. The Zoom got the Job done but I had always wanted a 722.
        I have been using this consistently now for about 2 weeks and I have no regrets on the investment. It is reliable and they did not miss a beat in the details for this product.
        It is built like a BRICK and I mean that literally.
        Well done SD... Well DOne!!!!

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        5.0

        The best .......

        By radioman

        from Berlin, Germany

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Low Distortion

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder:

          If you are on the road as a professional sound person it can't get any better. Sturdy, well-designed piece of technology. And practical in every sense!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sound Devices 722 high-res pro recorder

          By Marchpane

          from Avondale, RI

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Low Distortion
          • Powerful
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder:

            The Sound Devices 722 two-channel hard-disk/Compact Flash recorder, introduced ca. 2005, is for the serious recordist blessed with considerable attention to detail. Whether put to work for the audio component of video, for portable location recording (its forte), or as a high-end reporter's tool, it is a wonderfully durable and thoroughly conceived piece of gear. Once you learn to navigate the sizable onboard menu, correctly choose among the encyclopedic settings, and create your own custom function templates, it is swift to set up and bullet-proof for recording, playback, or transferring data files. If you are fanatical about safeties and back-ups, this is that rare recorder that, without mods or non-standard add-ons, will record simultaneously to THREE secure destinations: its internal HD (160GB), a FAT 32-formatted CF card (presently up to 32GB), and to a compatible external HD (FireWire, incl. buss-powered). It has a greater range of sampling rates (up to 192kHz) and encodings/decodings (MP3, M-S miking & monitoring) than some users may know exist. It powers 48vDC phantom mics via its own crisp, transparent mic pre-amp or accepts line or digital inputs. The 722 has balanced analog/digital in (XLR3), balanced analog out (mini-XLR), a variey of clocking & balanced or SPDIF digital BNC jacks, and Sound Devices' own jacks for daisychaining with other 7 Series gear. The headphone amp (mini jack) delivers gratifying oomph and clarity. The adjustable metering and time readouts (absolute or 24-hour time stamps) work in any ambient light, and you can even put the function LEDs in stealth mode, for light-critical environments.Do NOT acquire the 722 unless you treasure enormous flexibility of function, appreciate massive record times at all sampling & bit settings, and value absolute reliability. Priced at just under [$], the 722 is a powerful audio tool of standard-defining professional quality.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Completly worth the price!

            By Ish

            from Winter Park, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Extremly Durable
            • Low Distortion
            • Powerful
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Few Inputs

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder:

            I've worked as a production mixer for various film shoots in FL, this has served me amazingly well and use it as a second only to the Diva, it crystal clear sound!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sound that will stun

            By Chris

            from Erie, Pa

            About Me Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Production Quality

              Comments about Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder:

              This unit provides sound quality of such high definition that you will wonder if the sound came from the recording or something in the room while you were listening. With such high quality, the definition is as good as the microphone you pair up with it. The size and weight is very comfortable and something that is easy to carry around for hours for field work. The menus are very easy to learn and will start recording regardless of what menu it is displaying. One of the best qualities of this unit is that it has a Sony camcorder rechargeable battery. That means that spare batteries are easy to come by.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best audio device I've ever owned

              By Bond007

              from San Diego,CA

              About Me Audiophile, Practical, Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Clear sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Production Quality

                Comments about Sound Devices 722 2-Channel High-Resolution Portable Recorder:

                It's one of the best audio devices I have ever used. It's very lightweight and is extremely easy to use. I would recommend this product to anyone that's looking for quality recording.

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                Batteries & Power

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                Always keep spare batteries or a power supply handy so you won't get caught without power.

                Sound Devices -  XL-B2 Spare Lithium-Ion Battery
                • You Pay: $78.00
                 

                Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.46 m), Black
                • You Pay: $14.99
                 

                Digital Cables

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                Add digital interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                Sound Devices -  BNC Male x1 to BNC Male x1 Time Code Cable - 2' (0.61 m)
                • You Pay: $28.80
                Usually ships in 7-14 business days ? Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. Your order will only be charged at time of shipment.
                 

                Headphones

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                Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

                Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
                • You Pay: $89.99
                 

                Additional Hardware

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                Additional hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

                Sound Devices -  XL-DVDRAM - External FireWire 5x DVD-RAM Drive
                • You Pay: $294.00
                Usually ships in 7-14 business days ? This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                 

                Cases & Protection

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                Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                Sound Devices -  CS-3 Production Case
                • You Pay: $160.00
                 
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