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Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer

The most technologically advanced portable audio mixer ever made

Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer

Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer

The most technologically advanced portable audio mixer ever made

SKU: 552

Cat no: 504

  • Front panel is gasketed for protection from weather
  • Powered by four-AA batteries or external 10-18 VDC
  • Lightweight and Durable - metalized, moulded carbon fiber top and bottom panels
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£3,750.00 (ex vat) £4,500.00 (incl vat)

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Sound Devices 552 Portable Production Mixer


Sound Devices presents the 552 Production Mixer, the most technologically advanced portable audio mixer ever made. Using the best analog and digital technologies, along with advanced mechanical construction, the 552 gives 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.

Key Features

  • Front panel is gasketed for protection from weather
  • Powered by four-AA batteries or external 10-18 VDC
  • Lightweight and Durable - metalized, moulded carbon fiber top and bottom panels

Product Specification


Frequency Response 10 Hz - 50 kHz, +/-0.5 dB
THD + Noise 0.09% max (50 Hz - 20 kHz, +18 dBu at line out, fader fully up)
Equivalent Input Noise -126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)
Maximum Input Level XLR mic - 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR line - +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN A,B - +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)
Maximum Gain 93 dB - mic in to line out
53 dB - mic in to mic out
79 dB - mic in to tape out
107 dB - mic in to headphone out
Input Type XLR mic - Transformer-balanced for use with <600 ohm mics
XLR line - Transformer-balanced for use with 2k ohm outputs
RTN A,B (3.5 mm, TA3, 10-Pin) - Unbalanced stereo for use with 2k ohm outputs
Input Impedance (ohms actual):
XLR mic - 2k ohms
XLR line - 16k ohms
RTN A,B - 20k ohms
Input Clipping Level 0 dBu minimum (trim control fully down)
Common Mode Rejection Ratio 120 dB minimum at 80 Hz, mic input, 100 dB minimum at 10 kHz, mic input
High-Pass Filters sweepable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 12 dB/oct at 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave at 240 Hz
Mic Powering (each mic selectable):
no power applied
12 V Phantom - through 680 ohm resistors, 10 mA per mic available
48 V Phantom - through 6.8k resisters, 10 mA per mic available
Input Limiters affects the output of the mic preamps only ('Trim' stage), +18 dBu threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.
Output Type XLR Line - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
XLR -10 - Transformer-balanced for use with >10k ohm outputs
XLR Mic - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
10-Pin Line - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
10-Pin -10 - Transformer-balanced for use with >10k ohm outputs
10-Pin Mic - Transformer-balanced for use with >600 ohm inputs
TA3 Balanced Mic and Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >3k ohm inputs
TA3 Direct Outputs Mic and Line: pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >3k ohm inputs
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-Type): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with >6k ohm inputs
Mono Mic Out: Unbalanced, mono, for use with >600 ohm inputs
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4"): Unbalanced, stereo, for use with 8-2k ohm headphones
Output Impedance (ohms actual):
XLR - 85 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
10-Pin - 85 ohms at Line setting, 3.2k ohms at -10 setting, 150 ohms at Mic setting
TA3 Balanced Outs - 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
TA3 Direct Outs - 1k ohms at Mic and Line settings
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type) - 1.8k ohms
Mono Mic Out- 150 ohms
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4") - 50 ohms
Line Output Clipping Level: (1% THD) 20 dBu minimum with 10k load
Maximum Output Level Line (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10 (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic (XLR, 10-Pin, TA3 Balanced and Direct Outs) - -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Tape Outs - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mono Mic Out - +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
AES3 Output Balanced AES Out A,B on XLR connectors, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor
Recording Media Type Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital (SD)
FAT32 formatted, will format media on-board
Recording File Type WAV - 2-Track Polyphonic, 16 bit, 24 bit
MP3 - 2-Track Polyphonic, 64 kb/s, 128 kb/s, 192 kb/s, 320 kb/s
fixed file name using date/time as file name, daily folders
Time Code Reads external timecode received and stamps BEXT/iXML header for WAV, stamps ID3 tag for MP3
Frame rates - (auto-sense) 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND, 30+
Input - 20k input impedance, 0.3V-3.0V p-p.
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
A/D 24 bit, 96 kHz maximum sampling rate
A/D Dynamic Range 103 dB, A-weighted bandwidth typical
Output Limiters Affects the outputs of the mixer
Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu, 1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time,
500 mS release time.
Powering internal ±16 V (bi-polar) regulated audio rails, 3.2-8 V range internal batteries, isolated (floating) external DC input jack, 5-18 V

Locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-),
Temperature operating: –20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity; (non-condensing), storage: –40°C to 85°C
Metering 42 segment, sunlight-viewable,
selectable Peak, VU, or Peak + VU ballistics
Weight 2.0 kg, (4 lbs 6 oz.) unpackaged without four alkaline AA batteries
Dimensions 53 mm x 279 mm x 168 mm (H x W x D), 2.1” x 11 x 6.6"

Photolease Company Finance from £84.30 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £134.30 £84.30 £50.00 £5,108.00
48 £149.75 £99.75 £50.00 £4,838.00
36 £175.93 £125.93 £50.00 £4,583.30
24 £228.05 £178.05 £50.00 £4,323.20
12 £384.24 £334.24 £50.00 £4,060.85

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit photolease.co.uk for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

Quick View Sound Devices XL-10 Hirose 10-pin to Two-XLR Breakout Cable

Sound Devices XL-10 Hirose 10-pin to Two-XLR Breakout Cable

High-quality multi-pin breakout and extension cable

£345.00 (ex vat) £414.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sound Devices XL-NPH NP-Type Battery Cup

Sound Devices XL-NPH NP-Type Battery Cup

NP-type battery cup with 12-inch cable terminated in Hirose 4-pin locking DC connector

£110.00 (ex vat) £132.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sound Devices XL-2X TAF3-F to Unisex XLR Cable

Sound Devices XL-2X TAF3-F to Unisex XLR Cable

Connects balanced TA3 to Unisex XLR

£145.00 (ex vat) £174.00 (incl vat)

Audio Cables

Quick View Sound Devices XL-14 3.5mm Male TRS to 1/4-inch female TRS jack

Sound Devices XL-14 3.5mm Male TRS to 1/4-inch female TRS jack

Perfect for the 302 and 7-Series recorders

£23.00 (ex vat) £27.60 (incl vat)
Quick View Sound Devices XL-TA35 Link cable for 552 Production Mixer

Sound Devices XL-TA35 Link cable for 552 Production Mixer

Link cable for 552 Production Mixer

£110.00 (ex vat) £132.00 (incl vat)

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Spares & Accessories

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Sound Devices XL-3 3.5mm to TA3-F Link Cable

£65.00 (ex vat) £78.00 (incl vat)
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Quick View Sound Devices XL-TA25 Link Cable for 552 Production Mixer

Sound Devices XL-TA25 Link Cable for 552 Production Mixer

TA5 to 3.5 mm male, 12-inch link cable

£110.00 (ex vat) £132.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Video Devices XL-H4 Power Adapter Cable

Video Devices XL-H4 Power Adapter Cable

Power Adapter Cable

£80.00 (ex vat) £96.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sound Devices XL-K664 Trim-Knob Kit for 664/552

Sound Devices XL-K664 Trim-Knob Kit for 664/552

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£55.00 (ex vat) £66.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Sound Devices XL-TA55 Link cable for 552 Production Mixer

Sound Devices XL-TA55 Link cable for 552 Production Mixer

Link cable for 552 Production Mixer

£110.00 (ex vat) £132.00 (incl vat)

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