SoundDevices 664 6-Channel Field Production Mixer With 12 input and 16-Track Recorder

6-Channel Field Production Mixer With 12 input and 16-Track Recorder

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SoundDevices 664 6-Channel Field Production Mixer With 12 input and 16-Track Recorder
 
The Sounddevices 664 has 12 analog inputs, four output buses, and records these 16 tracks to both CF and SD cards. 
This unprecedented amount of I/O connectivity and recording capability makes the 664 perfect for a wide range of production applications.
 
12 Inputs
The Sounddevices 664 has six ultra-low noise, high-dynamic-range mic/line inputs.
These transformer-less preamps offer analog peak limiters, high-pass filters, input trim controls, and direct outputs.
Input connectors 1 and 6 can be selected to accept AES42 or AES3 digital signals.
Six line-level inputs, 7 through 12, are available by reassigning direct outputs as inputs from the Input Setup Menu.
With an attached CL-6 Controller, inputs 7-12 have dedicated fader control.
 
Output Flexibility
In complex, multi-camera productions, output flexibility is essential.
The 664 offers three sets of balanced left/right outputs.
Two additional output buses, X1 and X2, appear on balanced TA3 connectors.
XLR and multi-pin outputs are selectable to AES3 digital.
 
Recording Capability
The 664 can record all inputs and output buses, for 16 record tracks.
Recordings are saved to CompactFlash and SD cards as either 16- or 24-bit Broadcast WAV files.
Scene, take, track, notes, and time code metadata are recorded with the file.
All popular production sampling rates are supported. MP3 recording is available for transcription applications.
 
Integrated Timecode
With the mixer’s built-in, rock-steady Ambient timecode generator, multiple devices can operate in synchronization.
The 664 operates as either a timecode master clock or its clock can be jammed from external timecode.
A helpful timecode compare utility shows the difference between internal and external timecode.
 
6-Series Gets a Wingman
Wingman, a wireless remote control option for the 6-Series mixer/recorder line, is a free application that,
when paired with the required WM-Connect Bluetooth® Smart USB accessory,
enables clear views of metering and timecode display on the larger screens of iOS and Android mobile devices.
With Wingman, Sound Mixers can:
View meters, timecode, and frame rate
Start and stop recordings
Arm, disarm, and name tracks
Edit a take’s metadata
Circle takes and set False takes
Manage, create, and email sound reports

Technical Specifications
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 50 kHz, ± 0.5 dB
 
THD + Noise
0.09% max (50 kHz, +18 dBu at line out, fade fully up)
 
Equivalent Input Noise
-126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)
 
Inputs
XLR Mic: active-balanced for use with ≤600 ohm mics, 4k ohm actual; 12V or 48V phantom power, 10 mA max
XLR AES: AES3 or AES42 (10 V power), SRC
XLR Line: active-balanced for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
TA3 Line (7-12): active-balanced for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/10-pin): unbalanced stereo for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 30k ohm actual
 
Maximum Input Level
XLR Mic: 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR Line: +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/Multi-pin): +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)
 
High-Pass Filters
Sweepable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 12 dB/oct at 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave at 240 Hz
 
Input Limiters
Individual limiters on both trim and fader stages, +16 dBu threshold, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time
 
Link I/O
Unbalanced stereo for linking to MixPre, 302, 442, 552, and 664; 2k ohm impedance
 
Maximum Gain
Mic-In-to-Line-Out: 93 dB
Mic-In-to-Aux-Out, -10 Out: 79 dB
Line-In-to-Line-Out: 39 dB
 
Output Type
Line: transformer-balanced for use with >=600 ohm inputs, 100 ohms
-10: transformer-balanced for use with >=10k ohm inputs, 3.2k ohm
Mic: transformer-balanced for use with >=600 ohm inputs, 150 ohms
TA3 Mic/Line: active-balanced, pin-2 and 3 driven, for use with >=3k ohm inputs, 1k ohm
TA3 Direct Outs Mic/Line: active-balanced, pin-2 and 3 driven, use with >=3k ohm inputs, 1k ohm
Tape Outs (3.5 mm and TA3-type): unbalanced, stereo, use with >=6k ohm input, 1.8k ohm actual
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4"): unbalanced, stereo, use with 8-2k ohm headphones, 50 ohms
 
Line Output Clipping Level
(1% THD) 20 dBu minimum with 10k load
Maximum Output Level
Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10: +6 dBu (1.5 V rms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Tape Outs: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
 
Output Limiters
Affects analog output. Threshold selectable from +4 dBu to +20 dBu, 1 dB steps, 20:1 limiting ratio, 1 mS attack time, 500 mS release time.
 
Recording Tracks
16 tracks (12 inputs, 4 output buses), monophonic or polyphonic Broadcast WAV or timecode-stamped MP3
 
A/D
24-bit, 114 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical; 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz SR
 
Digital Outputs
AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 XLR-L, 3-4 XLR-R, 5-6, multi-pin 1, 7-8, multi-pin 2, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible
 
Recording Storage Type
SDHC, SD, SDXC - exFAT for cards >32 GB, FAT32 for <32 GB; CompactFlash (CF) FAT32, will format memory cards in unit
Sample/Timecode Accuracy
± 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)
 
Timecode and Sync
Modes Supported: off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External
Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Accuracy: Ambient generator, 0.5 frame in 24 hr
Time Code Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V - 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu - +3 dBu)
Time Code Output: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Word In/Out: square wave; 10k/75 ohm, 1-5V p-p input; 75 ohm, 3.3V p-p output, at SR
 
Power
External: isolated 10-18 V on locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-).
Internal: accepts five (5) NiMH, 1.5V Lithium, or Alkaline AA batteries.
Note that run time will be very limited when using Alkaline batteries (30 minutes to one hour depending on settings).
NiMH or Lithium batteries are the preferred type because of the approximate 2x to 4x run time compared to Alkalines.

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