The 552 has an integrated digital audio recorder writing industry-standard Broadcast Wave files to SD and SDHC media. A simple joystick controller is used to take command of recording functions. Push up to begin recording. Either WAV or MP3 files can be recorded.
The 552, like all Sound Devices professional audio products, are designed to withstand the physical and environmental extremes of field production. The 552 uses molded, metalized carbon fiber top and bottom chassis panels for increased durability and weight reduction. Additionally, its front panel is gasketed for improved resistance to moisture.
Five inputs with two-stage gain control, limiter, variable high-pass, and solo monitoring
Pre- or post-fader direct outputs per input
Multiple, balanced output connections, including XLR, Hirose 10-pin, and TA3
AES/EBU output option, on either XLR or 10-pin multi-pin, two connections for four channels of digital output, sampling rates up to 96 kHz
Integrated digital recorder with simple control records to SD or SDHC media
Records two tracks of uncompressed Broadcast WAV up to 96 kHz sampling, or compressed MP3 files
Accepts time code input to time-stamp recorded audio files
Flexible metering modes, including zoom metering for high precision near 0 dBfs
Voice-confirmation appear in headphones for critical operational information and when navigating Setup Menu