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Sound Devices CL-9 Linear Fader Controller for 788T

A dedicated mixing surface for the 788T

Sound Devices CL-9 Linear Fader Controller for 788T

Sound Devices CL-9 Linear Fader Controller for 788T

A dedicated mixing surface for the 788T

SKU: CL-9

Cat no: 1900

  • Stainless-steel chassis
  • Rotary trim control for each input with ring LED metering
  • Record and Stop control
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£2,205.00 (ex vat) £2,646.00 (incl vat)

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Sound Devices CL-9 Linear Fader Controller for 788T


Sound Devices CL-9 linear fader controller is a dedicated mixing surface for the 788T. Incorporating the CL-9 turns the already powerful 788T into a complete mixer / recording system, perfect for audio capture in sound-for-picture and music-oriented productions.

The CL-9 features eight ultra low-latency linear faders and rotary input trim controls. Critical gain changes are fast, smooth, and precise. When the Cl-9 is connected the 788T gains a single band parametric EQ for each of it's eight inputs. EQ frequency, level, and Q are adjustable. Additionally, the CL-9 adds input pan to the 788T.

A wide range of 788T menu-based controls are accessible with convenient knob control on the CL-9. These controls include output level control of the six outputs, dedicated L / R and Aux 1 / Aux 2 output level controls, track-record enabling for each of the 12 record tracks, and one-touch soloing of inputs or tracks.

The CL-9 is bus-powered by the 788T and is connected by a single USB cable. By connecting the headphone output from the 788T to the CL-9 additional monitoring features are available.

The 788T can additionally be connected to a Mac OS or Windows computer running Wave Agent 1.1, Sound Devices popular file librarian. When in the Metering Mode of Wave Agent, all 12 record tracks and 788T time code values can remotely monitored. Record and stop control are also available.

Key Features

  • Eight 100 mm linear faders for precise input level control
  • Rotary trim control for each input with ring LED metering
  • Sweepable, single-band parametric EQ per input with variable frequency, gain and filter Q
  • Four rotary level controls for Left, Right, Aux1, and Aux2 tracks
  • Input pan control
  • Quick control of input, track, or output solo monitoring
  • Output level control for outputs 1–6
  • Two communication return inputs for private talk back circuits
  • Record and Stop control
  • Slate circuit for recording slate mic to tracks and sending to outputs
  • Power and control from the 788T over the USB connection
  • Remote level metering on Mac OS or Windows computers using Wave Agent
  • Output muting
  • Footswitch input for programmable switch closure (GPI)
  • Four additional user-programmable controls, useful to assign menu items to physical controls
  • Stainless-steel chassis with and machined aluminum end panels

Product Specification


Return Inputs 1 and 2 Two balanced line level inputs on XLR connections
40 k ohm input impedance
Headphone Input 1/4-inch unbalanced, tip-left, ring-right, sleeve-
ground with level control and headphone source
selection for monitoring any input or track
10 k ohms impedance
Front Panel Headphone Outputs 3.5-mm and 1/4-inch unbalanced, tip-left, ring-
right, sleeve-ground with level control and head-
phone source selection for monitoring any input or
track
Headphone Pass-Through (back panel) Unbalanced, tip-left, ring-right, sleeve-ground 1/4-
inch connector
100 ohm impedance
Frequency Response Any input to any output:  20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 1 dB
@ 1 kHz
Display/Metering/Control Sunlight-viewable LED level metering with bright-
ness control, 8 tracks
PPM, VU or combination PPM/VU level metering
Front panel, multi-color backlit LCD viewable in all
lighting conditions
LED, signal present, peak, and limiting indication
per channel
Footswitch Input +3.3V at 1k ohm, tip to sleeve; +3.3 V at 1k ohm,
ring to sleeve, both active low
Powering USB bus powered from the 788T
200 mA at 5 V typical
Mechanical Construction 2.75” x 13.75” x 8.75” (H x W x D)
7 cm x 34.5 cm x 22.5 cm (H x W x D)
4 lbs 11 oz, 2.1 kg
Aluminum & stainless steel chassis for excep-
tional durability and low weight
Tested for the same environmental extremes
as Sound Devices field mixers

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £49.57 (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 £99.57 £49.57 £50.00 £3,024.10
48 £108.65 £58.65 £50.00 £2,865.34
36 £124.04 £74.04 £50.00 £2,715.58
24 £154.69 £104.69 £50.00 £2,562.64
12 £246.53 £196.53 £50.00 £2,408.38

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