Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder

BH #SO970 • MFR #970
Sound Devices
Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder
Key Features
  • Record Up to 64 Mono or Poly WAV to SSD
  • 64x Channel Dante Audio I/O
  • 64x Channel MADI Optical and Coaxial I/O
  • 8x Line-Level Analog Inputs and Outputs
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.
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Sound Devices 970 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2DANTE
  • 3MADI
  • 496 kHz Recording
  • 5Simultaneous Multi-Drive Recording
  • 6Perfect Sync
  • 7PowerSafe
  • 8Dual Power Supplies
  • 9Network Connectivity
  • 10User Interface

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.

DANTE

Records up to 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit 48 kHz wave files of Ethernet-based DANTE format from any of 144 available input connections

MADI

Records up to 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit 48 kHz wave files of optical or coaxial MADI from any of 144 available input connections

96 kHz Recording

Supports up to 32 tracks of simultaneous recording at 96 kHz sample rate

Simultaneous Multi-Drive Recording

Records to any of four attached drives through two front-panel drive bays and two rear-panel e-SATA connections in either simultaneous backup or sequential modes

Perfect Sync

Utilizes built-in Ambient Timecode generator to operate as either master clock or synced to external clock with full support for external word clock, video MADI, or AES with SRC's available at each input

PowerSafe

Provides a constant 10-second power reserve to ensure that files are saved and that the recorder is properly shut down in the event of power loss

Dual Power Supplies

Enables redundant powering of the recorder from 10 to 27 VDC through 4-pin XLR connectors

Network Connectivity

Enables browser control from compatible computers and tablets including transport and setup menus on PIXNET networks with support for one or multiple recorders that can be controlled simultaneously

User Interface

Enables rapid control over the audio recorder with key controls being only a knob or switch away and with extended features that are accessible through the LCD display
UPC: 859108005352

Sound Devices 970 Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks64
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Built-In SpeakerNo
Recording
Audio File FormatsWAV
Sample Rates44.1 / 47.952 / 47.952-F / 48 / 48.048 / 48.048-F / 96 kHz 
Bit Depth16/24-Bit
TimecodeYes
Frame Rates Supported23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy±0.2 ppm / 0.5 Frame per 24 Hrs
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x DB25 Balanced Line Input
2 x XLR 3-Pin Line Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
1 x DB25 Balanced Line Output
2 x XLR 3-Pin Line Output
Digital I/O1 x DB25 AES3 In/Out
2 x RJ45 Dante In/Out
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x BNC Word Clock Input
1 x BNC Word Clock Output
Host Connection1 x DB9 (Control)
2 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
1 x Euroblock 10-Pin (GPIO)
1 x USB Type-A (Text Entry)
1 x USB Type-B
Performance
Frequency Response10 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5 dB (At 96 kHz) 
Max Input LevelLine Inputs:
+26 dBu 
Max Output Level+18 dBu 
ImpedanceInputs:
10 kOhms 
Timecode Input:
20 kOhms 
Timecode Output:
1 kOhms 
THD+N≤0.004% 
Power
Battery TypeInternal Rechargeable
AC/DC Power Adapter10 to 27 VDC (Included)
Physical
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Dimensions3.3 x 8.6 x 10.3" / 8.4 x 21.8 x 26.2 cm
Weight7.5 lb / 3.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.1 x 11.2 x 5.3"
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