Sound Devices 302

Sound Devices 302

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302, Analog Mixer from Sound Devices.

4 user reviews

Sound Devices 302 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Sound Devices
  • Model: 302
  • Category: Analog Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 09/17/2007

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Sound Devices 302 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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 1 user review25 %
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jujupott's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Good Good!"

Sound Devices 302
Okay, bought used in a way aesthetic condition, the qualities of operation of this 3-way mixer had not been affected.
Robust, easy to use and configurable, it has all the necessary methods for making sound: Stereo Link, dematrixer m / s, configurable limiter, phaser, phantom power 48v/12/T ...







Filinthe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sound Devices 302
It is very small and not intended to be "rack", as its connectors occupy the two sides. But DIYers have enough imagination to fix it in a rack if necessary (as preamp).
3 inputs (Mic / Line), supplied individually (or not) into 12 volts or 48 volts.
Each channel can be rotated left, right or center.
Symmetrized two XLR outputs, one stereo output "general public" on mini-XLR.
1 stereo input "general public" on mini XLR.
A back camera mini-jack 3.5.
A low-cut filter per channel: Neutral / 80 Hz / 160 Hz
A phase switch on channel 2.
The "monitoring" is very comprehensive, it even includes a demosaicing of listening "MS Stereo".
Headphone very powerful and clear, can act out as well.
The two LED indicators, which can adjust the brightness and choose the ballistic, are very nice, day and night.
A generator of 1000Hz and an integrated microphone announcement. Multiple configurations are available quickly through menu. (Output, ballistic indicators ...) A checklist is supplied with plastic, to go to the most urgent.
The internal power supply with 3 LR6 batteries, too tight.


What's the point? :
This is a "mixer" portable bipiste or stereo, sound engineers intended to accompany television journalists, documentary filmmakers, among others and is, most of the time, connected to the camera, cable, its two XLR outputs. (Two departures + return)
It can also be used as a microphone preamplifier, before a recorder, for any type of sound recording independently.
The device is lightweight (800 grams) without the cover and the harness, and compact, so you can relieve the neck of the operator.
This implies that the switches are discrete and handle with care.


The sound is clear and precise, with all types of microphones, dynamic, electrostatic, even entry-level microphones. (I use it mainly with a Neumann Kmr81, semi-canon. Excellent microphone)
No equalizer Of course, just the low-cut filters to "clean up" the sound in the environment "hostile", or windy, too loaded at the bottom of the spectrum.


I have since 2003, and I use in my work as sound engineer, in literature, on the ground in all weathers, in a cover-measure (AudioBag) and the harness (Camrade), essential accessories as well as the Sennheiser HD25, light and neutral.
I like its compactness, and speed of implementation, modularity, its enormous potential (but still does the same).
Sound quality.
I had to add an external power jack on the Hirose (7.2 volt camcorder battery), too low to increase its autonomy. Now I have almost three days of battery life!
Great price, for services rendered, (1800 Euros, naked) and compared to its big sisters having an input again, weighing over 3 pounds bare, and sometimes cost more than 6000 Euros ...!
I almost never use 4 inputs at the same time for 7 years I do this job, on every continent!
I know the main mixers on the market, and this is without doubt, the most practical. "It does the job."
I trust her, and also in the sense of Engineers Sound Devices, which are also real digital recorders, compact and

Cario-K's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sound Devices 302
The taient CHARACTERISTICS have deficits above.
In terms of battery power is a problem, why when you use Disable always phantom power when not ncessaire & Avoid to power led max, otherwise it's battery-hungry!


Simple & most effective and is easy to use, small, lgre.
Gain levels is with a sinking potentiomtre to avoid awkward manipulation along the way, good point!
This little mixer is really good quality.


The mixer has good pramplis; gnre it does not breath the low-cut efficaces.Vraiment are not inferior to other mixers in terms of sound.


It's been two years since I use it, I'm not at all of this mixette.Je advises all the people who want a mixer acqurir trs of good quality for a price that is reasonable compared the quality of the product.

jaylv's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent mixer"

Sound Devices 302
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Note its lightness and compactness.


I use it professionally in documentary filming.
A Portabrace bag and a harness I can perch safely
Often with the output RF transmitters and tape recorder output.
Like its perfect ergonomics.
Its battery life is admittedly small (about 4-5h 48v with a microphone). For my part, I use rechargeable batteries (2 sets). I often able to spend the day shooting with only one game if I turn it off once you no longer turns.
It is true that the use of an external power supply (NP1 or other) is more comfortable.
The only fault I find he is no phase inverter on the 3rd entry. I've remedied by having an inverter in my XLR accessories.
The menu options are very useful (eg, output level, the level of the limiter, etc. ...) and can cope with most configurations encountered in shooting docs.


The sound is very clean, the significant gain in short, is pro.
NB: I use it with KM81 or MKH50 pole.
The low-cut are well suited.
The limiter is fully adapted to the shooting conditions and remains transparent. Note that there is in addition to output limiter, limiter input preamp that I use as well. (Yes, I often arms in the air!)


I've had it 3 years, no reliability problem.
Its lightness is a delight, you can use it with your eyes closed when it is known.
It is a device that lets me focus on my perch by being forgotten.
The price / quality ratio is excellent (especially if you buy in the U.S. like me)
I used to be a SQN same quality but usability was lower.
It gives me the perfect tool for this type of shooting.

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