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552 Field Mixer, front view

552 Five-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Built-In Recorder

Sound Devices presents the 552 Production Mixer, the most technologically advanced portable audio mixer ever made. Using the best analog and digital technologies, along with advanced mechanical construction, the 552 gives professionals a superb sounding, compact, lightweight and power-efficient mixer that is equally at home in simple run-and-gun applications or in complex multi-input, multi-output production setups.

552 Field Mixer, Front-to-side view

Portable Studio Quality

The 552 contains five precision, high-dynamic-range, transformer-balanced microphone inputs with expanded gain and headroom. The studio-grade inputs have their own limiter, sweepable high-pass filter, and pre-or-post-fade direct output.

Multiple Recording Sources

The 552 integrated digital audio recorder writes industry-standard Broadcast Wave files to SD and SDHC cards. The recorder is ideal for applications where a high-quality, 24-bit local recording is required. Either the outputs or combinations of inputs and outputs can be assigned as record sources.

Rugged Durability

The 552, like all Sound Devices products, is built to withstand the physical and environmental extremes of field production. Top and bottom chassis panels are made from molded, metallized carbon fiber for superior durability and weight reduction. The front panel is gasketed for water resistance.

552 Field Mixer, right panel 552 Field Mixer, left panel

Key Features

  • Five high-performance mic/line inputs with limiters
  • Direct outputs per input, pre/post and mic/line selectable
  • Ultra-light and strong metaliized-carbon-fiber top and bottom chassis panels
  • Integrated two-track 16- or 24-bit audio recorder to SD/SDHC cards, Wave or MP3
  • 44.1, 48, 48.048, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate
  • Four-track AES3 digital output running at same SR as recorder
  • Front-panel control of mic/line input & phantom status with LED indication at each input
  • Sweepable high-pass filter with silent engagement
  • 92 dB of gain (maximum) from input to analog output
  • Sunlight-viewable, 21 segment Peak/VU meters with zoom mode
  • Stereo linking of inputs 1 & 2 and 3 & 4
  • Two return audio inputs for two-camera confidence monitoring
  • Extensive headphone monitoring including input solos, record source, and return audio
  • Powered by four AA batteries or external 10-18 VDC
Included with PIX-E7

With the 552

Quantity Item
1 552 Field Mixer with Integrated Recorder
1 Front Panel Shortcuts card
1 Setup Menu Chart card
4 Adhesive rubber “bumpers”
6 Color dots
1 Product registration card
1 Full-line Audio Catalog
Note: Power supply not included; The XL-WPH3 power accessory, and all AA or XL-B2 and XL-B3 L-mount batteries are sold separately.
2 Year Warranty

One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration.
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