Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8-Channel Portable Solid-State Audio Recorder

Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8-Channel Solid-State Audio-Recorder Kit with Orca OR-41 Carry Bag

Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8-Channel Solid-State Audio-Recorder Kit with Orca OR-41 Carry Bag

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Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8-Channel Solid-State Audio-Recorder Kit with Orca OR-41 Carry Bag Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8-Channel Portable Solid-State Audio Recorder ORCA OR-41 Audio Bag for Zaxcom Nomad/RX-12/Sound Devices 788T & CL-8

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Product Highlights

  • SSD Recorder & Rugged Carry Bag
  • 8 Recording Tracks
  • Internal 256GB Solid-State Drive
  • CompactFlash Slot
  • Time-Code Generator
  • FireWire 400/800 & USB 2.0 Connections
  • Aluminum & Honeycomb Frame on Bag
  • Bungee Cords, Pockets & Carry Handles
  • Accessory Pockets & Shoulder Strap
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Sound Devices 788T-SSD Overview

  • 1Description

Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Sound Devices 788T-SSD Kit gives both an 8-channel recorder with a solid-state hard drive, as well as a sturdy, rugged carry case for holding your recorder, wireless devices, and ancillary items.

The 8-channel recorder gives you a sturdy internal solid-state hard drive with 256GB of space, as well as four XLR inputs, four TA3-male connections, eight channels of AES3 digital inputs, and six channels of AES3 outputs—allowing you to interface with compatible digital cameras and apposite mixers. Phantom power is also provided, as is an on-board limiter, polarity-reverse control, high-pass filtering, selectable delay, and headphone monitoring. The device can communicate with your computer via USB and Firewire 400/800 connections, and works with CompactFlash media with UDMA support.

The bag gives you a sturdy place to house and transport this recorder, with its aluminum exterior frame and internal honeycomb frame. Bungee cords are provided for holding boom poles and cables, as are accessory pockets, heavy-duty loops for connecting the bag to separately available harnesses, and detachable carrying handles.

  • Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8-Channel Portable Solid-State Audio Recorder

    The Sound Devices 788T-SSD Portable Digital Recorder builds on the success of the Sound Devices 7-series digital recorders. The 788T-SSD is a lightweight and compact professional recorder that features 8 digital recording tracks. An internal 256GB SSD, 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-SSD serves as a mass storage device when connected to high-speed USB or FireWire ports on Windows and Mac OS X computers.

    The 8 microphone and line-level inputs are provided as 4 XLR and 4 TA3-male connections. The 788T-SSD has 8 channels of balanced AES3 digital input and 6 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: 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.
    Firmware revision 2.01 for the 788T-SSD is now available for download andinstallation. It is recommended that all 788T-SSD users and owners update now. Detailed instructions and changes are on the download page at:

    Compact and Durable

    8-track portable SSD/CompactFlash audio recorder with 256GB internal SSD and full time code implementation
    Compact aluminum and stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight, resistant to environmental extremes

    Comprehensive Professional Connectivity

    8 channels of improved microphone and line inputs with phantom power, limiting, and high-pass filters
    3-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 ports 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, 32kHz - 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 320kbps stereo files
    Stable, reliable Ambient time code circuitry, tunable to <0.2 PPM accuracy with all relevant TC rates and 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: 859108005345
  • ORCA OR-41 Audio Bag for Zaxcom Nomad/RX-12/Sound Devices 788T & CL-8

    The OR-41 Audio Bag from ORCA is designed to protect and carry your Zaxcom Nomad/RX-12/Sound Devices 788T and CL-8 units. It features a durable external aluminum frame, an internal honeycomb frame, layers of foam, and EVA.This audio bag can be used in conjunction with the Orca Audio Harness and Orca Audio Waist Belt (sold separately), and a carrying strap is included.

    Clear top for viewing
    Heavy duty loops to connect to the Orca audio harness or waist belt (sold separately)
    Zipper pocket for easy access to mixer
    Bungee cords to hold boom poles or cables
    Detachable carrying handles
    Aluminum and honeycomb frame
    Large pocket for accessories
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Sound Devices 788T-SSD 8-Channel Portable Solid-State Audio Recorder
    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks 8
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Built-In Speaker No
    Memory Card Support CompactFlash, Microdrive

    Please see manufacturer's site for a list of approved cards.

    Internal Storage 256 GB

    FAT32 Formatted

    Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV
    Sample Rates 32 / 44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 96.096 kHz 
    Bit Depth 16/24-Bit
    Timecode Yes
    Analog I/O 4 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Line/Mic Input
    4 x TA3 Male Balanced Line/Mic Input
    4 x TA3 Male Balanced Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Output
    Digital I/O 2 x DB15 AES3 In/Out
    2 x TA3 AES3 Output
    1 x LEMO 5-Pin Timecode Output
    1 x BNC Video/Word Clock Input
    1 x BNC Word Clock Output
    Host Connection 1 x FireWire 9-Pin (FireWire 800)
    1 x FireWire 6-Pin (FireWire 400)
    1 x USB Type-B
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 20 kHz +0.1/-0.5 dB 
    Dynamic Range A/D Converters:
    114 dBA 
    110 dB 
    D/A Converters:
    112 dBA 
    108 dB 
    THD Mic Inputs:
    Line Inputs:
    Battery Type Removable Rechargeable
    Dimensions 10.1 x 6.4 x 1.8" / 256.5 x 163.0 x 44.0 mm
    Weight 3.8 lb / 1.7 kg (Without Batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 10.9 x 5.2"
  • ORCA OR-41 Audio Bag for Zaxcom Nomad/RX-12/Sound Devices 788T & CL-8
    Compatibility Zaxcom Nomad, RX-12, and Sound Devices 788T and CL-8
    Dimensions 15.0 x 12.0 x 9.5" (38.1 x 30.5 x 24.1 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 13.8 x 10.1"

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