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New 664 recorder from Sound Devices 5 years 5 months ago #708

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Sound Devices is proud to introduce the new 664 Six-Channel Field Production Mixer. The 664 is the new flagship in Sound Devices line of portable audio mixers as it joins the 552, 302 and MixPre-D. The 664 has six input channels and four output bus channels, all recordable for a total of 10-tracks. Other features include Ambient time code, intuitive menus via color LCD interface, multiple mic/line output configurations on XLR, 10-pin and TA-3 connectors, up to four channels of AES inputs (AES-3, AES42), and up to eight channels of AES3 outputs.
The CL-6 Input Expander is also available for applications requiring more inputs. It adds six line-level analog inputs, additional LED output metering and additional recording transport controls. The 664 with the CL-6 has 12 inputs and four output busses for 16 total record tracks. The direct output connectors on the 664 are selectable as inputs with the CL-6 attached.
The 664 Field Production Mixer is the new flagship in Sound Devices line of portable audio mixers joining the 552, 302 and MixPre-D Sound Devices product. The 664 has six input channels and four output bus channels, all recordable for a total of 10-tracks. Other features include Ambient time code, intuitive menus via color LCD interface, multiple mic/line output configurations on XLR, 10-pin and TA-3 connectors, up to four channels of AES inputs (AES-3, AES42), and up to eight channels of AES3 outputs.

The CL-6 Input Expander is also available for applications requiring more inputs. It adds six line-level analog inputs, additional LED output metering and additional recording transport controls. The 664 with the CL-6 has 12 inputs and four output busses for 16 total record tracks. The direct output connectors on the 664 are selectable as inputs with the CL-6 attached.
Key Features:

Six high-bandwidth, low noise microphone preamplifiers with phantom, limiters, high-pass, pan, and direct outputs per channel
Four output buses, Left, Right and Aux 1, Aux 2; transformer-balanced for freedom from ground loops; multiple output connectors, including dual multi-pin
Built-in production recorder, records all inputs and output buses: 10 tracks total. With CL-6 attached: 16 tracks total.
Broadcast WAV recording to dual memory card slots, CF and SD
Record different track combinations and to each card type
High-precision, Ambient Recording-based time code generator/reader with auto-recharging of internal TC battery
Time code compare tool to measure offset from internal and external time code
Quick, intuitive interface via sunlight readable, transflective LCD menu control
Main controls on dedicated knobs and switches
Two AES42/AES3 digital inputs (input connectors 1 and 6)
AES3 output selection, up to eight channels of AES out (XLR, multi-pin)
Expanded return monitoring capabilities, with three camera returns
Dedicated communication circuit (PL)
Built-in slate microphone and external slate microphone input connector
Powered by AA-battery x5 or isolated (floating) external DC, 10-18V
Metalized, gasketed carbon-fiber chassis panels for light weight and durability

The first units for resale are expected in October 2012.

Price is four grand (list $3995). Available from the usual list of audio dealers, such as Location Sound Corp and Trew Audio (Coffey Sound).
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