Sound Devices 552

Five-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Built-In Recorder


Field mixer with five transformer-balanced mic/line inputs with phantom, high-pass, and limiters. Multiple outputs include XLR mic/line master outs, direct out, and two AES/EBU outs (four-channels). Built-in two-channel recorder (SD/SDHC card). Battery (4-AA) or external DC powered.
552 Five-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Built-In Recorder

The Sound Devices 552 Production Mixer uses top analog and digital technologies, along with advanced mechanical construction, to give 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.
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.

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.

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

Key Features

Five high-performance mic/line inputs with limiters
Direct outputs per input, pre/post and mic/line selectable
Ultra-light and strong metalized-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

What’s in the box:

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 Packing List (this sheet)