Sound Devices 722 Portable Digital Audio Recorder


Powerful Stereo Field recorder including a 160gig Hard Drive

Manufacturer Description:

The 722 two-track file-based digital audio recorder is designed for applications where high-resolution audio capture is essential in a portable, durable device. This compact recorder is known for pleasant-sounding low-noise microphone preamplifiers, and the flexibility to record to its internal hard drive and removable Compact Flash cards.


722 Key Features

Storage On Board

With the onboard hard disc drive, the 722 is always equipped with available storage media. That is among many included features, along with its small size and durable construction, provided by the 722 for high-resolution portable audio capture. Sharing a common menu architecture with the 7-Series family of recorders, the 722 is intuitive to operate. Powering by external 10-18 VDC or Sony-compatible camcorder battery allows flexibility for use in portable and studio applications alike.

Data Storage and Transfer

The 722 records uncompressed PCM or compressed MP3 audio to its internal hard drive, a Compact Flash card and an external FireWire drive simultaneously. It can be connected to Mac OS or Windows computers with FireWire 400 for high-speed data transfer.

7-Series Family of Recorders

The 7-Series Recorders possess unmatched capability in compact packages, each designed for unique user requirements. As with other 7-Series Recorders, the 722 can be used as a stand-alone device, fed by numerous analog mic, line, or digital AES-3 outputs, or preceded by a portable audio mixer such as Sound Devices' 552 or 302.

Key Features List

  • Two-channels of Sound Devices next generation microphone preamps with phantom, limiters, and high-pass filters
  • Records to internal 160 GB hard drive, removable Compact Flash, external FireWire drives, or all simultaneously
  • AES3 (XLR) or AES3id (unbalanced AES on BNC) digital inputs and AES3id outputs
  • Programmable, sunlight-viewable LED level metering
  • WAV format, mono or poly files, uncompressed PCM audio
  • 24-bit or 16-bit (with or without dither) and sampling at 32 kHz-192 kHz
  • MP3 encode and decode, 32 to 320 kb/s stereo file
  • FireWire (IEEE-1394) port for high-speed data transfer to computers
  • FireWire port for attaching external hard drive or DVD-RAM drives for additional file storage
  • 6-pin modular C. Link serial input and output for unit linking and future control and expansion
  • Removable Li-on rechargeable battery compatible with Sony M- and L-mount Li-on batteries
  • 10–18 VDC external input powers and charges on-board battery
  • Aluminum & stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight
  • Class-defining compact size
  • Designed for the same operational environmental extremes as Sound Devices field mixers

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