Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and Stereo Recorder

Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer Kit with Case

Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer Kit with Case

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Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer Kit with Case

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Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer Kit with Case Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and Stereo Recorder Porta Brace MXC-552B Audio Combination Case with RM-MultiE Wireless Mic Case Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones

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  • 5 Analog Inputs
  • Analog and Digital Outputs
  • Built-In Stereo Recorder
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • Uses AA Batteries or External DC Power
  • Porta Brace MXC-552B Case Included
  • Senal SMH-1000 Monitor Headphones
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Sound Devices 552 overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes everything you need for comfort and portability while mixing and recording in the field. The kit comes with a Sound Devices 552 mixer/recorder that supports up to 5 input channels and records to widely available SD/SDHC flash memory cards. There is also a Porta Brace MXC-552B case. The case is made from durable 1000D Cordura nylon and has a fully padded interior to protect the mixer. The case can hold accessories such as batteries and cables, and has a detachable shoulder strap for convenient portability. The kit also includes the Senal SMH-1000 closed-back professional monitor headphones.

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.

  • Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and Stereo Recorder

    The Sound Devices 552 Production Mixer combines professional-quality analog and digital technologies in a robust metal housing to provide a compact and lightweight mixing and recording solution for a variety of applications. The unit features 5 transformer-balanced XLR mic inputs, each with its own limiter and sweepable high-pass filter. Each of the inputs also has its own pre-or-post-fader direct output. It also features 3 sets of master outputs and several unbalanced outputs, allowing you to connect to a variety of recorders, cameras, and more. The master XLR outputs can be set for analog or digital operation, and are capable of sending 4 channels of 24-bit AES/EBU signals.

    The 552 also features an internal stereo recorder, which can capture WAV or MP3 files at either 16-bit or 24-bit; with sample rates from 44.1kHz all the way up to 96kHz. The unit accepts SD and SDHC flash memory cards, which are widely-available and feature no moving parts for exceptional reliability. A simple joystick control on the 552's front panel lets you take command of recording functions.

    All of this technology is packed into a compact unit that weighs less than 5 pounds. The top and bottom chassis panels are constructed from molded, metalized carbon fiber for exceptional durability. The front panel is gasketed for excellent moisture resistance. The unit can operate on a set of 4 AA batteries, or an external 10-18VDC power supply.

    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.

    Lightweight and Portable
    The unit has a lightweight design that uses metalized, molded carbon fiber top and bottom panels for strength and durability. It also has a gasketed front panel for resistance to moisture
    5 Input Channels
    The mixer features 5 XLR inputs, each with 2-stage gain control, a limiter, a sweepable high-pass filter, and solo monitoring. Each input also has its own dedicated pre-or-post-fader TA3 direct output
    Analog and Digital Outputs
    The mixer has 3 sets of balanced master outputs, as well as several unbalanced connectors for versatile connectivity to complex and multi-camera setups. The XLR outputs can be set for analog or digital operation, and are capable of outputting 4 channels of 24-bit AES/EBU digital audio
    Built-in Stereo Recorder
    The internal recorder can write WAV or MP3 files to SD or SDHC cards at rates as high as 24-bit/96kHz. Recording controls are accessed by an easy-to-use joystick on the front panel
    Flexible Metering
    The bright LED meters offer accurate level metering, including a zoom mode for high-precision monitoring near 0dB
    Time Code Capability
    The mixer can accept time code input in order to time-stamp your files
    Setup Menu and Voice Confirmation
    When accessing and navigating the Setup Menu, voice confirmations are played back in your headphones to supply you with critical operational information
    Powering Options
    The mixer can be powered with a set of 4 AA batteries, or by an external 10-18VDC power supply for terrific flexibility
    UPC: 859108005260
  • Porta Brace MXC-552B Audio Combination Case with RM-MultiE Wireless Mic Case

    The MXC-552B Audio Combination Case with RM-MultiE Wireless Mic Case from Porta Brace is a custom fit case for your mixer. It's made inside and out with durable 1000D Cordura nylon and comes complete with a RM-MultiE Wireless Mic Case and suede HB-10 shoulder strap. The case is touch fastened and contains flaps for easy access to your gear. For ease of use, the case can be worn either over your shoulder or around your neck. Two clear vinyl windows provide complete protection to your gear, battery, dials and switches.

    The RM-MULTI/EB Extreme Mic Case can hold more than four transmitters and receivers and can be fastened to either the case or strap. It has a large front pocket and interior dividers for cable storage. The entire Audio Combination Case is made in the USA by Porta Brace.

    Protective, padded carrying case for your mixer
    Touch fastened flaps
    Two clear vinyl windows serve to both protect the mixer as well as providing a clear view to the dials and switches
    Wear the case over your shoulder or around your neck
    RM-MULTI/EB Extreme Mic Case holds more than four standard receivers and transmitters
    UPC: 877547016395
  • Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones

    The SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal feature a classic closed-back, over-the-ear, collapsible design. With features like interchangeable cables, a refined frequency response, wire guides, superior comfort, and durable materials, the SMH-1000 is ideal for studio and field applications.

    Equipped with 40mm neodymium drivers at 58 ohm impedance, the SMH-1000 headphones are designed to be loud enough when attached to low powered devices such as mobile phones and mp3 players, yet robust enough to handle studio headphone amps without distortion. The over-ear, closed-back design is intended to help block unwanted outside noise, which is useful in professional field recording and studio monitoring scenarios where isolation is critical.

    The headphones are designed with an EQ curve that's been tailored for a slightly enhanced low end that allows field engineers to detect wind noise more effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies. The high frequency response has been extended to accurately reproduce spatial detail. There is also a pronounced but smooth midrange that reduces ear fatigue over prolonged periods, while maintaining focus on vocal and dialogue intelligibility.

    Designed for flexibility as well as great sound, the SMH-1000 makes use of twist-lock detachable cabling. There are two detachable cables included in each box that can be used interchangeably. There is a stretchable 4 to 10' coiled cable that provides better mobility and reach, that also helps prevent snags from pulling the headphones off of your head. This can be useful when navigating through gear-cluttered recording studio environments. There is also a 3' straight cable that is useful when less slack is ideal, such as when using a waist-mounted field recorder or mixer, or when using your mobile device.

    The SMH-1000 has been built with convenience, practicality and comfort in mind as well. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. They also have wire guides to keep the ear-cup wires from pinching. Furthermore, they are fitted with a padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions to maximize comfort during extended listening.

    An excellent choice for commercial recording, broadcast, home studios, and live and location sound. Also great for home and portable entertainment.
    Over-ear, closed-back (circumaural) stereo headphone design to help block unwanted environmental noise. Ideal for use in professional applications such as studio or field recording.
    Detachable, twist-locking 10' coiled cable and 3' straight cable included. Replacement cables also available from Senal.
    Enhanced low end designed to allow field engineers to detect wind noise effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies.
    Pronounced but smooth midrange tailored to reduce ear fatigue over prolonged periods while maintaining focus on vocal and dialog intelligibility.
    Extended high frequency response designed to reproduce spatial detail accurately. Gradual roll off at 14 kHz allows for accurate low level monitoring and hearing protection.
    Padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions. Replacement cushions are available for purchase.
    Easy storage via collapsible folding mechanism.
    UPC: 847628015821
  • Sound Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and Stereo Recorder
    Inputs 5 x Balanced XLR Inputs
    1 x DC Power Input
    Recording Media Accepts SD / SDHC / SDXC cards, high-speed class 10 cards are recommended - please see manufacturer's site for list of approved cards
    Outputs 5 x TA3 Direct Outputs
    2 x Analog/Digital XLR Outputs
    1 x 10-Pin Hirose Mic/Line "Return A" Output
    1 x 3.5mm "Return B" Output
    1 x 3.5mm Tape Output
    1 x 3.5mm Mono Mic Output
    1 x TA3 "Return B"/Time Code In Connector
    1 x TA3 Balanced Stereo Output (2 Jacks, L/R)
    1 x TA3 Tape Output
    1 x TA5 Output
    1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output
    1 x 1/4" Headphone Output
    Impedance Input:
    XLR Mic: 2 kOhms
    XLR Line: 16 kOhms
    Return A/B: 20 kOhms
    Output
    XLR Line: 85 Ohms
    XLR -10 Setting: 3.2 kOhms
    XLR Mic: 150 Ohms
    10-Pin Hirose Line: 85 Ohms
    10-Pin Hirose -10 Setting: 3.2 kOhms
    10-Pin Hirose Mic: 150 Ohms
    TA3 Mic/Line: 1 kOhms
    TA3 Direct Outs: 1 kOhms
    Tape Outs: 1.8 kOhms
    Mono Mic Out: 150 Ohms
    Headphones: 50 Ohms
    Gain 93dB (Mic In to Line Out)
    53dB (Mic In to Mic Out)
    79dB (Mic In to Tape Out)
    107dB (Mic In to Headphone Out)
    THD & Noise 0.09% Max (50Hz - 20kHz, +18dBu at Line Out, Fader Fully Up)
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 30kHz (+0.2, -0.5dB)
    Metering LED Meters
    Control Voltage Out Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Phantom Power 12V and 48V Phantom (Each Mic Selectable)
    Operating Temperature -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% Relative Humidity
    Power Internal ±16V (Bi-Polar) Regulated Audio Rails
    3.2-8V Range Internal Batteries
    Isolated (Floating) External DC Input Jack, 5-18V
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.1 x 11 x 6.6" (53 x 279 x 168mm)
    Weight 4.4 lbs (2kg) (Without Batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.1 x 11.0 x 5.1"
  • Porta Brace MXC-552B Audio Combination Case with RM-MultiE Wireless Mic Case
    Material Exterior/Interior: 1000 Denier Cordura
    Type of Closure Touch fastener
    Exterior Dimensions MXC-552: 6.5 x 8.0 x 12.0" (16.5 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)
    RM-MultiE: 12.75 x 4.5 x 8.5" (32.4 x 11.4 x 21.6 cm)
    Interior Dimensions MXC-552: 3.0 x 7.0 x 11.5" (7.6 x 17.8 x 29.2 cm)
    RM-MultiE: 12.0 x 4.0 x 7.0" (30.5 x 10.2 x 17.8 cm)
    Carrying/Transport Options HB-10 suede shoulder strap
    Weight MXC-552: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
    RM-MultiE: 1.0 lb (0.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 11.4 x 5.2"
  • Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
    Type Circumaural, closed-back
    Driver 40mm, neodymium
    Frequency Range 10 Hz - 20 kHz
    Impedance 58 Ohms @ 1 kHz
    Sensitivity 102 dB ±3 dB (@ 1 kHz/mW)
    Maximum Input Power 1000 mW
    Distortion Less than 1% @ 1 kHz
    Weight 8 oz (267 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 8.8 x 3.8"

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