664 Mixer | Recorder

12-Input Production Mixer with Integrated Recorder

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The 664 Field Production Mixer is the new flagship in Sound Devices’ line of portable audio mixers. Building on the foundation of the popular 552 mixer, the intuitive 664 has six inputs channels and four output buses.

All inputs and outputs are recordable to both CF and SD cards. This unprecedented amount of I/O connectivity and recording capability makes the 664 perfect for any production application.

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Technical Details
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 50 kHz, ± 0.5 dB
THD + Noise
0.09% max (50 kHz, +18 dBu at line out, fade fully up)
Equivalent Input Noise
-126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)
XLR Mic: active-balanced for use with ²600 ohm mics, 4k ohm actual; 12V or 48V phantom power, 10 mA max
XLR AES: AES3 or AES42 (10 V power), SRC
XLR Line: active-balanced for use with ²2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
TA3 Line (7-12): active-balanced for use with ²2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/10-pin): unbalanced stereo for use with ²2k ohm outputs, 30k ohm actual
Maximum Input Level
XLR Mic: 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR Line: +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/Multi-pin): +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)
High-Pass Filters
Sweepable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 12 dB/oct at 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave at 240 Hz
Input Limiters
Individual limiters on both trim and fader stages, +16 dBu threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time
Link I/O
Unbalanced stereo for linking to MixPre, 302, 442, 552, and 664; 2k ohm impedance
Maximum Gain
Mic-In-to-Line-Out: 93 dB
Mic-In-to-Aux-Out, -10 Out: 79 dB
Line-In-to-Line-Out: 39 dB
Output Type
Line: transformer-balanced for use with >=600 ohm inputs, 100 ohms
-10: transformer-balanced for use with >=10k ohm inputs, 3.2k ohm
Mic: transformer-balanced for use with >=600 ohm inputs, 150 ohms
TA3 Mic/Line: active-balanced, pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >=3k ohm inputs, 1k ohm
TA3 Direct Outs Mic/Line: active-balanced, pin-2 and 3 driven, use with >=3k ohm inputs, 1k ohm
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type): unbalanced, stereo, use with >=6k ohm input, 1.8k ohm actual
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4"): unbalanced, stereo, use with 8-2k ohm headphones, 50 ohms
Line Output Clipping Level
(1% THD) 20 dBu minimum with 10k load
Maximum Output Level
Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10: +6 dBu (1.5 V rms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Tape Outs: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Output Limiters
Affects analog output. Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu, 1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.
Recording Tracks
16 tracks (12 inputs, 4 output buses), monophonic or polyphonic Broadcast WAV or timecode-stamped MP3
24-bit, 114 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical; 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz SR
Digital Outputs
AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 XLR-L, 3-4 XLR-R, 5-6, multi-pin 1, 7-8, multi-pin 2, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible
Recording Storage Type
SDHC, SD, SDXC - exFAT for cards >32 GB, FAT32 for <32 GB; CompactFlash (CF) FAT32, will format memory cards in unit
Sample/Timecode Accuracy
± 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)
Timecode and Sync
Modes Supported: off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External
Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Accuracy: Ambient generator, 0.5 frame in 24 hr
Time Code Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V - 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu - +3 dBu)
Time Code Output: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Word In/Out: square wave; 10k/75 ohm, 1-5V p-p input; 75 ohm, 3.3V p-p output, at SR
External: isolated 10-18 V on locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-).
Internal: accepts five (5) NiMH, 1.5V Lithium, or Alkaline AA batteries. Note that run time will be very limited when using Alkaline batteries (30 minutes to one hour depending on settings). NiMH or Lithium batteries are the preferred type because of the approximate 2x to 4x run time compared to Alkalines.
Operating: -20¡C to 60¡C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing) Storage: -40¡C to 85¡C
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 32 cm x 19.8 cm (H x W x D) 2.1" x 12.6" x 7.8"
Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)


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