SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Front Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Front Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Rear Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Rear Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Left Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Left Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Right Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Right Panel
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Inside
SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track Inside
CL-8 Remote Control for SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
CL-8 Remote Control for SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
CL-9 Control Surface for SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
CL-9 Control Surface for SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
CL-9 Control Surface Rear Panel for SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
CL-9 Control Surface Rear Panel for SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
CL-9 Control Surface with SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
CL-9 Control Surface with SOUND DEVICES 788T 8+2-Track
In a nutshell

Sound Devices 788T recorder is true to the good ergonomics reputation of its manufacturer. Sound Devices has succeeded to put together eight good mike preamps and a digital eight-track 160 Go SATA HDD recorder in a sturdy compact case of the same size as its field mixer 442. Totally versatile, with full Timecode management, the 788T can record and play mono or polyphonic BWF files, at 16 or 24 bits with sample rates between 32 kHz and 48.048 kHz. MP3 audio playback from 64 kb/s to 320 kb/s are also supported.

On the left panel, globally dedicated to analogical inputs, 4 XLR mike/line inputs and 4 additional mike/line inputs on TA3 connectors are front fader controlled. Headphone volume control is also set on this panel.

Right panel is dedicated to powering (10 V to 18 V) and to analogical outputs and data transfers. There, are found: four symmetrical line outputs on TA3 connectors and an additional stereo asymmetrical output on minijack TSR. Two AES output (SPDIF compatible) on TA3, Word-Clock input and output on BNC, Lemo Timecode Ambient connector on Nagra/Aaton standard and the essential Firewire 400 port with additional Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 for data transfer.

On bottom panel, two RJ12 connectors will, in the future, allow to synchronize and control together several 788T recorders.

Eight small-sized LED level-meter, always clearly viewable, and a backlit LCD display, are set on front panel, leaving just room enough for the eight input controls and function keys, which are, however, laid out in a very clever way. A set of colour mini diodes indicates level, input or output various statuses.

Menu navigation is easy thanks to an instant access key. A pressure rotary switch, which is also a monitor control, as on Fostex PD-6 recorder, makes possible to quickly validate selections. Menu organization and display are clear, but, in record and playback modes, too much information makes reading difficult.

Internal Sony L-type Li-Ion battery provides approximately from one to four hours powering, depending on its capacity, so the use of an external battery is highly advised.

Sound Devices has chosen Compact Flash as portable storage medium, unless burning DVD-Ram on an external DVD burner via Firewire/USB connection. A 2 GB card is supplied with the recorder, providing half an hour of 48 KHz/24 bit recording on 8 tracks.

Thus, 788T retains everything that made 744T success, improves it with more truly controllable inputs, (though there is no real input trim nor progressive low-cut filter like on a field mixer), and with a true independent backup medium (DVD-Ram). The 788T remains nevertheless a compact recorder which will be used first on documentary and on feature movies thanks to its Timecode management.

The 788T could be controled with the CL-8 extension or the CL-9 Remote Control, and wirelessly with the CL-WIFI module together with the CL-WFI app for iOS.

Depending availability, 788T is provided with an AudioBag, Idequation or PortaBrace bag.

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Technical specifications
Medium

8 pistes numériques sur disque dur 2,5" 160 Go SATA et mémoire interne extractible Compact Flash type I et II. Format FAT 32.
Enregistrement sur huit pistes.
Résolution 16 ou 24 bits, échantillonnage de 32 à 96,096 KHz en entrées/sorties,
convertisseurs de fréquence incorporés 24 bits/96.096 kHz.
Traitement interne des données en 32 bits, dynamique 192 dB,
Fichiers monophoniques ou polyphoniques type WAV AES 31,
Fichiers stéréo MP3 32 à 320 ko/s,
Fichiers stéréo MP2 64 à 384 ko/s.

Inputs

4 entrées micro/ligne analogiques symétriques (max +8 dBu/+26 dBu) alim. 48 V. Ph. sur connecteurs XLR3F,
4 entrées micro/ligne analogiques symétriques (max +8 dBu/+26 dBu) alim. 48 V. Ph. sur connecteurs TA3F,
8 entrées numériques (4 paires) AES3 (Sub-D 15 pts).

Outputs

4 sorties ligne analogiques symétriques (TA3M, max. +22 dBm),
2 sorties analogiques niveau ligne asymétriques (minijack TSR 3,5 mm),
8 sorties numériques (4 paires) AES3 (Sub-D 15 pts),
1 sortie casque permettant toutes les configurations d'écoute (jack 6,35 et minijack TSR 3,5 mm),
1 port Firewire 800 (IEEE-1394b),
1 port Firewire 400 (IEEE-1394a),
1 port USB 2.0 (UMS class).

Sync & Time Code

Code temporel SMPTE interne, formats (i/s) : 23,976, 24, 25, 29,97 DF & NDF, 30 DF & NDF, 30+,
Mode Chase (asservissement),
Entrée/sortie Code Temporel SMPTE sur connecteur LEMO 5 points.
Entrée Video Sync. sur BNC,
Sortie Wordclock sur BNC,
Télécommande sur Sub-D 15 pts,
Port USB pour clavier.

Power & Dimensions

Alimentation interne : 1 batterie type Sony InfoLithium Série L de 1500 à 7000 mAh,
Alimentation externe (Hirose 4 pts) 10 à 18 volts,
Consommation : minimum 1000 mA suivant alim 48 V., E/S numériques et type de DD.

Dimensions (H x L x P) : 45 mm x 257 mm x 163 mm
Poids (sans batterie) : 1,7 kg

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