Sound Devices 788T 8-Channel Portable HD Recorder

Sound Devices 788T 8-Channel Portable HD Recorder

Sound Devices 788T 8-Channel Portable HD Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • 12 Total Recording Tracks
  • Internal 160 GB, 2.5-inch Hard Drive
  • CompactFlash Slot
  • Time Code Generator
  • FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0
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  • 1Description

The Sound Devices 788T Portable Digital Recorder builds on the success of the Sound Devices 7-series digital recorders. The 788T is a lightweight and compact professional recorder and features 8 digital recording tracks. An internal 160 GB SATA hard drive, CompactFlash media with UDMA support, external FireWire hard drive or DVD-RAM (with bus powering) all serve as compatible recordable media. Any or all of these options may be used to record audio simultaneously and the 788T serves as a mass storage device when connected to high-speed USB / FireWire ports on Windows and MAC OSX computers.

Eight microphone and line-level inputs are provided as four XLR and four TA3-male connections. The 788T has eight channels of balanced AES3 digital input and six channels of balanced AES3 output for simple integration with compatible AES3 digital cameras and mixers. All of the 7-series feature still apply; including 48V phantom, limiter, polarity reverse, high-pass, selectable delay and headphone monitoring on each input.

Note: Firmware revision 2.01 for the 788T is now available for download andinstallation. It is recommended that all 788T users and owners update now. Detailed instructions and changes are on the download page at: http://www.sounddevices.com/download/788t-firmware.htm

Please note that not all memory cards are approved to work with this device. Please check manufacturer's website for a list of approved cards.

Compact and Durable

8-track portable hard disk/Compact Flash audio recorder with 160GB internal hard drive and full time code implementation
Compact aluminum and stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight, resistant to environmental extremes

Comprehensive Professional Connectivity

Eight channels of improved microphone and line inputs with phantom power, limiting, and high-pass filters
Three-channel, balanced mic/line level outputs on TA3 connectors
Multi-pin AES3 I/O for complete compatibility with supported digital cameras, mixers, etc
High speed FireWire and USB port for high-speed data transfer to computers for editing and backup

High-Resolution Recording and Synchronization

24-bit or 16-bit with or without dither, up to 96kHz sampling rates
Input-to-track assignment with 256 possible routing combinations
WAV or BWF format, mono or poly files, uncompressed PCM audio
MP3 encode and decode, 32 to 320 kb/s stereo file
Stable, reliable Ambient time code circuitry, tunable to <0.2 PPM accuracy with all relevant TC rates, 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, 100-240V worldwide power supply
UPC: 859108005338
In the Box
Sound Devices 788T 8-Channel Portable HD Recorder
  • XL-WPH2 Power Supply
  • XL-RJ - C. Link Cable
  • CS-MAN Carrying Pouch
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Type Portable 8-Channel Digital Hard Disk Recorder
    Recording/Reading Methods Medium:
    ATA-5 2.5" EIDE, 4200-7200 RPM Hard Drive*
    Compact Flash Type I, II and Microdrive*
    Please see manufacturer's site for a list of approved cards
    File Format:
    WAV, BWF, MP3
    *FAT32 Formatted
    Recording Bit Rate 16-bit, 24-bit
    Sampling Frequency Internal: Up to 96kHz
    External: 32-96.096kHz (Word Clock Input)
    Number of Channels 12
    Frequency Response 10Hz - 40kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB (gain controls centered)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dynamic Range A/D:
    114dB, A-weighted
    110dB, 20Hz - 22kHz bandwidth
    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, +16 dBu input
    Inputs Mic/Line - Balanced 3-pin XLR x4
    Mic/Line - Balanced TA3-male x4
    AES3 - Multi-pin I/O Connector
    FireWire 800
    FireWire 400
    Analog Balanced - TA3-male x4
    Analog Unbalanced - Stereo L/R (5,6) 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini
    Balanced AES Out - TA3-male (1,2 / 3,4) x2
    Timecode Output
    FireWire 800
    FireWire 400
    Headphone Output 1/4" Phone
    1/8" (3.5mm) Mini
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.1 x 6.4 x 1.8" (256.54 x 163 x 44mm)
    Weight 3 lb 12 oz (1.7kg) (without battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 10.9 x 5.3"

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