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.

Inputs
The 664 has 12 ultra-low noise, high-dynamic-range analog inputs. The six transformer-less preamps accept mic or line-level signals, and include analog peak limiters,
high-pass filters, input trim controls, and direct outputs. Input connectors 1 and 6 can be selected to accept AES42 or AES3 digital signals. All six direct outs can be individually switched to become additional balanced Line level inputs.
Outputs

In complex, multi-camera productions, output flexibility is essential. The 664 can send its main left/right outputs to three cameras simultaneously.

Two additional output buses, X1 and X2, appear on balanced TA3 connectors. AES3 digital outputs are individually selected to appear on the main XLR and multi-pin output connectors.

Recording
The 664 can record each of its inputs and its four output buses, for 10 record tracks. Recordings are saved to CompactFlash and SD cards. Recordings are either 16- or 24-bit Broadcast WAV files with extensive metadata. 

All popular production sampling rates are supported. When used with a CL-6 Input Expander, the 664 records 16 tracks, 12 inputs and four output buses.

Integrated Ambient Recording Timecode

MWith the mixer’s built-in, rock-steady Ambient time code generator, multiple devices can operate in synchronization.

The 664 operates as either a timecode master clock or its clock can be jammed from external time code. A helpful time code compare utility shows the difference between internal and external time code.

Ease-of-Use

The 664 was designed with knowledge gained from the industry’s top engineers and from Sound Devices’ expertise in portable mixers.

Because sound engineers operate in fast-paced environments, important controls are on dedicated knobs and switches, while additional features are quickly accessed through the intuitive LCD-based menu control.

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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)
Inputs
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
A/D
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
Power
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.
Environmental
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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