Sound Devices 788T-SSD

8-track CompactFlash Recorder with 256GB Solid State Drive, FireWire, USB, Word Clock, and Time Code Generator
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$6,849.00
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Sound Devices 788T-SSD
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Versatile, Compact, and Powerful Field Recorder!

The Sound Devices 788T-SSD is a portable 8-track audio recorder with time code - ideal when you need extensive, fully-featured I/O and superb, professional sound. Each of the 788T-SSD's eight mic/line inputs provide peak limiters, highpass filters, and 48v phantom power for condensers. What's more, the 788T-SSD's extensive routing flexibility lets you route each input to mixed tracks or to isolated tracks. Record to its internal 256GB solid-state drive, CompactFlash, or an external hard drive or DVD-RAM via FireWire or even USB simultaneously. For flexible, high track-count field recording, look to the Sound Devices 788T-SSD.

The Sound Devices 788T-SSD was designed to meet - and even exceed - all of your needs when you're out in the field recording. Boasting eight inputs, each can accept either microphone or line-level signals, provide 48V phantom power for condenser microphones, offer peak limiters for your mic inputs, and fully adjustable highpass filters. Plus, you can use the 788T-SSD's routing flexibility to record your tracks as best suits your situation - either route each input to mixed tracks, or to its own isolated track.

The 788T-SSD has three options for recording media: internal 256GB solid state hard drive, CompactFlash media with UDMA support, or an external FireWire hard drive or DVD-DAM (with bus powering). Any or all of these options can be used simultaneously for the ultimate in flexibility.

When connected to a Mac OS or Windows computer with high-speed USB or FireWire 400/800, the 788T-SSD conveniently acts as a high-speed mass storage device with an impressive 256GB solid-state hard drive.

Not only was the Sound Devices 788T-SSD designed to be the ultimate in portability and convenience for field recording, but it was also designed to handle the most professional chores with class. The 788T-SSD can be clocked from external word clock or from video sync. It also has a high-accuracy time code reader/generator onboard. A handy auto-record feature lets you chase external rec-run video sources, when used alongside film. Plus, while a bright LCD display, and large-print buttons make the 788T easy to use, you can even hook up a USB keyboard to the 788T to enter data, or control the unit via keyboard shortcuts.

Sound Devices 788T-SSD Features at a Glance:
  • Eight recording tracks
  • Eight mic/line inputs, each controlled with front panel, pop-out gain controls
  • Each input has solo headphone monitoring, 48 V phantom, limiter, polarity reverse, highpass, and selectable delay
  • 8 x 2 mix assignment
  • Backlit LCD display viewable in any environment
  • 8 x 13-segment Peak/VU meters with arm LED
  • Word clock in and out with tri-level video sync support
  • Time code generator supports all data rates; holds time code for four hours with no power sources attached
  • Internal 256GB, soid-state hard drive
  • CompactFlash slot with UDMA support
  • Powered by removable Li-ion rechargeable batteries
  • External DC power input operates unit and charges Li-ion battery
  • Back panel multi-pin connector for one-cable connection to digital mixing board (AES input/output, power, switch closure in/out)
  • FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0 for ultra-fast connection of CF and HDD to computer
  • USB keyboard input for control
  • Aluminum & stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight
The Sound Devices 788T-SSD is a powerful and professional audio recorder!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

A/D Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Inputs 4 x XLR, 4 x TA3
Analog Outputs 4 x TA3, 1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/8" (Headphone), 1 x TRS (Headphone)
Digital Inputs 1 x DE15 (8 x AES/EBU In, AES3 Output 5-6)
Digital Outputs 2 x AES3, 1 x DE15 (8 x AES/EBU In, AES3 Output 5-6)
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/4"
Memory (internal) 256GB Solid State Hard Drive
Memory (removable) CompactFlash
USB Yes
FireWire Yes
Power Supply Removable Li-ion Rechargeable Battery, 10-18 VDC External Input
Height 1.8"
Width 10.1
Depth 6.4"
Weight 3.75 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 788T-SSD

Customer Reviews

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4.5/5

Great sound, advanced routing

778t has great sound quality, its mic preamp has low self noise and clear signal. The routing part is very useful and capable to be assigned in complexity which very useful for output monitoring and sending signal to another devices. the only thing is that 788t capable to record at 192k only 4 tracks. it would be nice if it could use all track.
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