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Sound Devices 788T-SSD Portable 8-Channel Solid-State Audio Recorder

Lightweight and compact professional recorder that features 8 digital recording tracks

Sound Devices 788T-SSD Portable 8-Channel Solid-State Audio Recorder

Sound Devices 788T-SSD Portable 8-Channel Solid-State Audio Recorder

Lightweight and compact professional recorder that features 8 digital recording tracks

SKU: 788T-SSD

Cat no: 570

  • 256GB Solid State Disc
  • Record over 60 hours of uncompressed, 24-bit, eight-track audio
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£7,200.00 (ex vat) £8,640.00 (incl vat)

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Sound Devices 788T-SSD Portable 8-Channel Solid-State Audio Recorder


The 788T-SSD is the latest hard disc recorder from Sound Devices. 8 tracks this time, four of them with XLR input. This new premium of the 788T replaces the 160GB SATA hard drive with a high performance 256GB solid-state drive.

The introduction of the SSD means the 788T now has increased transfer speeds, zero acoustical output and increased immunity to shock and temperature extremes. With the inclusion of the interval 256GB Solid-state drive (SSD), the 788T now has the ability to record over 60 hours of uncompressed, 24-bit, eight-track audio to solid-state medium.

Like the 788T the 788T-SSD is equipped with eight full-featured microphone inputs and 12 tracks of recording. The 788-SSD comes in a stainless steel chassis weighing around 1.5Kg.

Product Specification


Sampling Frequency Internal: 32, 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 96.096
External clocking: 32–96.096 kHz via word clock or digital inputs
Internal Data Path and Processing 32 bit, 192 dB dynamic range
A/D, D/A Converters 24 bit, 96.096 kHz sample rate maximum
A/D Dynamic Range 123 dB, A-weighted bandwidth
120 dB, 20 Hz–22 kHz bandwidth
D/A Dynamic Range 114 dB, A-weighted bandwidth
111 dB, 20 Hz–22 kHz bandwidth
Metering 112-segment (8 x 14), sunlight-viewable, selectable peak, VU, or peak (with or without peak hold) with VU ballistics, variable brightness
Frequency Res. Mic or Line 10 Hz–20 kHz, +0.1, -0.5 (gain controls centered, measured at 48 kHz)
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: Off (0) to 76.0 dB Line: Off, -26.0 to 50.0 dB
Input Impedance Mic (XLR and TA3): 3.3k ohm; Line (XLR and TA3): 3.3k ohm
Input Clipping Level: Mic input: +8 dBu minimum (gain = 10 dB); line input: +26 dBu minimum (gain = 0 dB)
Input Topology Mic and Line
Fully electronically balanced, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 hot, pin-3 cold
Gain Matching Mic/Line inputs
0.1 dB increments, channel-to-channel while linked
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
Mic: 40 dB minimum at 80 Hz
High-Pass Filters 40-320 Hz in 10Hz steps @ 6/12 dB/oct (Setup Menu selectable)
Mic Powering (each analog input selectable): 48 V phantom through 6.8k resistors, 10 mA per mic available, menu-selected per channel in mic or line level positions
Mic/Line Input Limiters Variable threshold -12 to -2 dBFS; Infinite:1 limiting ratio, 2 mS attack time, menu-selectable release time 200-2000 mS, soft-knee starting approximately 6dB below setting.
Line Output Clipping Level +24 dBu minimum, 10k ohm load
Attenuation & Resolution 0–20 dB, 1 dB increments
Output Topology Line
Fully electronically-balanced, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin-2 driven hot, pin-3 driven cold; let pin-3 float for unbalanced connections.
I/O – Digital Balanced AES in 1-8 on DE15 connector 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor, AES42 mode 1 compatible and provides 10 V to AES42 microphones
AES3 Balanced AES out 1-4 on TA3 connector; Balanced AES out 5-6 on DE15 connector 110 ohm, 2 Vp-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible with RCA adaptor;
Digital Storage Internal hard drive SATA interface 2.5-in hard drive 4200–7200 RPM supported, FAT32 formatted, up to 2 TB addressable
CompactFlash CF type I, II, and + (microdrive) compatible, UDMA (300x) compatible, FAT32 formatted, up to 2 TB addressable
File Types Record: WAV (AES-31 format), mono or polyphonic, at supported Fs, 24-bit or 16-bit;
Playback: WAV (AES-31 format), mono or polyphonic, at supported Fs, 24-bit or 16-bit;
MP3 @ 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, or 320 kb/s stereo; MP2 @ 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, or 320, 384 kb/s stereo
Utilities
Drive formatting and speed test for internal hard drive, CF and external drive volumes
Data Transfer / Control FireWire 400: For connection to external drives and computers: IEEE-1394a compliant, 6-pin FireWire, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7) Mac OS X only
FireWire 800: For connection to external drives and computers: IEEE-1394b compliant, 8-pin FireWire, Windows (2000, XP, Vista, 7), Mac OS X only
USB 2.0: Slave mode only. For connection to Windows( 2000, XP, Vista,7) Mac OS X only
USB Keyboard Input: For connection to USB keyboards for entering notes and controlling features and functions of the 788T via user selectable keyboard shortcuts.
Time Code Modes Supported: Off, free run, record run, 24 hour run, external time code receive
Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND, 30+
Accuracy: 0.2 ppm, when tuned with Ambient Master Controller, holds TC clock for 4 hours after main battery removal; after 4 hours, retains time of day
Input / Output 20k ohm impedance, 0.3V p-p (–8 dBu) minimum / 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Word Source Internal Sync: internal word clock generator
External Sync Input: Word Clock, AES3, or Video (NTSC, PAL, and Tri-Level)
Word Clock Output: Square wave, running at sample rate, 3.3 V p-p, 75 ohm
Power Power supply (batteries): operating cell, removable 7.2 V (nominal) Sony L-type Li-ion, operational from 6.5–8.5 V, time code battery, internal 3.6 Li–ion
Power supply (external): 10–18 V, 1000 mA minimum, via locking 4-pin Hirose connector, use Hirose #HR10-7P-4P (DigiKey# HR100-ND) for locking mating DC connector; pin-1 (-), pin-4 (+).
Environmental Operation and Storage ambient temperature 5–55° C, relative humidity (non-condensing) 80%
Other Tone Oscillator: 100 Hz–10 kHz, variable output, assigned to tracks or outputs (menu-selectable)
Dimensions and Weight Size: 45 mm x 257 mm x 163 mm (H x W x D) 1.8" x 10.1" x 6.4"
Mass: unpackaged: 1.7 kg, (3 lbs 12 oz.) without battery

Photolease Company Finance from £161.86 (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 £261.86 £161.86 £100.00 £9,811.36
48 £291.52 £191.52 £100.00 £9,292.96
36 £341.78 £241.78 £100.00 £8,803.94
24 £441.86 £341.86 £100.00 £8,304.54
12 £741.74 £641.74 £100.00 £7,800.83

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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