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Sound Devices 702 Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Designed for applications where high-resolution audio capture is essential

Sound Devices 702 Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Sound Devices 702 Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Designed for applications where high-resolution audio capture is essential

SKU: 702

Cat no: 565

  • Two-channels
  • Records to removable Compact Flash cards
  • WAV format, mono or poly files
  • FireWire (IEEE-1394) port
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£2,300.00 (ex vat) £2,760.00 (incl vat)

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Sound Devices 702 Portable Digital Audio Recorder


The two-channel 702 is a powerful file-based digital audio recorder. The compact device records and plays back audio to cost-effective, removable Compact Flash cards and/or external FireWire drives, making field recording simple and fast. It writes and reads uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits with sampling rates between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. Compressed (MP3) audio playback is also supported.

The 702 implements a no-compromise audio path that includes Sound Devices’ next generation microphone preamplifiers. Designed specifically for high bandwidth, high bit rate digital recording, these preamps set a new standard for frequency response linearity, low distortion performance, and low noise.
No other recorder on the market matches its size or feature set. In addition, its learning curve is quite shortラpowerful does not mean complicated. While the 702 is a very capable recorder by itself, it truly excels when used in conjunction with an outboard audio mixer such as Sound Devices’ own 442 or 302.
Its Compact Flash storage is a highly-reliable industry standard. The removable, rechargeable battery is a standard Sony-compatible Li-ion camcorder cell. The Compact Flash card appears as a removable storage devices when connected via the FireWire port to Windows or Mac OS computers.

Key Features

  • Two-channels
  • Records to removable Compact Flash cards
  • WAV format, mono or poly files
  • FireWire (IEEE-1394) port

Product Specification


Sampling Frequency Internal: 32, 44.1, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 96.096, 176.4, 192 kHz; external: 32–192 kHz via word clock input
Internal Data Path and Processing 32 bit, 192 dB dynamic range
A/D, D/A Converters 24 bit, 192 kHz sample rate maximum
A/D Dynamic Range 114 dB, A-weighted bandwidth
110 dB, 20 Hz – 22 kHz bandwidth
D/A Dynamic Range 112 dB, A-weighted bandwidth
108 dB, 20 Hz–22 kHz bandwidth
Frequency Res. Mic or Line 10 Hz–40 kHz, +0.1, -0.5 (gain controls centered), Fs 96 kHz
Equivalent Input Noise Mic: -133 dBu max (-135 dBV), 50 ohm source, A-weighted filter
Mic: -131 dBu max (-133 dBV) max, 50 ohm source, 20 Hz–20 kHz BW flat filter, gain fully up
Mic: -130 dBu max (-132 dBV), 150 ohm source, A-weighted filter
Mic: -128 dBu max (-130 dBV), 150 ohm source, 20 Hz–20 kHz BW flat filter, gain fully up
THD + Noise Mic: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, gain control down, -15 dBu input); line: 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, gain control down, +16 dBu input)
Gain (input dBu to -20 dBFS) Mic (normal gain mode): 25 to 70 dB; mic (low gain mode): 10 to 55 dB; line: -6 to 18 dB, 0.1 dB increments
Input Clipping Level Mic input: -5 dBu minimum (normal gain mode, gain control fully down); mic input: +10 dBu minimum (low gain mode, gain control fully down); line input: +26 dBu minimum (gain control fully down)
High-Pass Filters 40, 80, 160, 240 Hz @ 12/18/24 dB/oct (all menu selectable)
Mic Powering (each XLR selectable) 48 V phantom through 6.8k resistors, 10 mA per mic available, menu-selected per channel in mic or line level positions
Mic Input Limiters analog (pre-A/D converter), dual-stage optocoupler and FET, -4 dBFS threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 5 mS attack time, 200 mS release time
Analog Line Output Clipping Level +24 dBu minimum, 10k ohm load
Attenuation & Resolution 0 to 40 dB, 1 dB increments
I/O – Digital AES3-id 75 ohm, 0.5 V p-p, S/PDIF compatible with RCA adapter
File Storage Compact Flash CF type I, II, and + (microdrive) compatible, FAT32 formatted;
File Types, Playback and Record WAV, mono or polyphonic; MP2/MP3 @ 64, 96, 128, 240, or 320 kb/s stereo; FLAC mono and poly
File Utilities Utilities: format, speed test, and repair utility for CF cards
Data Transfer / Control FireWire peripheral-mode,IEEE-1394a compliant, 6-pin FireWire, Windows 2000, XP, Mac OS X only: C. Link 6-pin modular input and output, RS-232 machine control, word clock, time code pass-through
Metering 38-segment (2 x 19), sunlight-viewable, selectable peak, VU, or peak (with or without peak hold) with VU ballistics, variable brightness
Powering Operating cell, removable 7.2 V (nominal) Sony M- or L-type Li-on, operational from 6 – 8 V; time code battery, 1.2 V AA nickel metal-hydride; power supply (external) 10–18 V, 1 A minimum, via locking 4-pin Hirose connector, use Hirose #HR10-7P-4P (DigiKey# HR100-ND) for locking mating DC connector; pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-) or pin-3 = (+) and pin-2=(-).
Environmental Operation and storage: ambient temperature 5–55° C, relative humidity (non-condensing) <80%
Other LCD Display 202 x 32 pixel, extended temperature, 1-bit backlit display; tone oscillator 100 Hz–10 kHz, variable output, assigned to tracks or outputs (menu-selectable);
Dimensions and Weight 45 mm x 209 mm x 125 mm (H x W x D) 1.8” x 8.2” x 4.9” mass unpackaged: 1.0 kg, (2.1 lbs) without battery

This product includes

  • Universal In-Line Power Supply, 100–240 VAC input, 12 VDC, 45 W output (XL-WPH3)
  • Li-ion removable rechargeable battery, 2200 mAh
  • 3.5 mm to 1/4-inch jack for headphone output extension (XL-14)
  • C. Link cable for unit-to-unit linking (XL-RJ)
  • Padded man-bag (XL-MAN)

Photolease Company Finance from £51.70 (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 £101.70 £51.70 £50.00 £3,152.24
48 £111.18 £61.18 £50.00 £2,986.64
36 £127.23 £77.23 £50.00 £2,830.42
24 £159.20 £109.20 £50.00 £2,670.90
12 £255.00 £205.00 £50.00 £2,509.99

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.

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Handy to stow loose items for travel.

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A custom fit case to fit the SmallHD 702 monitor

£175.00 (ex vat) £210.00 (incl vat)
Quick View PortaBrace MO-702L Monitor Hood & Viewing Visor

PortaBrace MO-702L Monitor Hood & Viewing Visor

A lightweight rain cover and field viewing visor for use with the Small HD 702 monitor

£135.00 (ex vat) £162.00 (incl vat)

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