Sound Devices 442

Sound Devices 442

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442, Analog Mixer from Sound Devices.

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Sound Devices 442 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Sound Devices
  • Model: 442
  • Category: Analog Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 09/17/2007

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Sound Devices 442 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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bigwig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sound Devices 442
* Lundahl transformer-balanced mic or line-level inputs on XLR connectors
* Transformer-balanced line / tape / mic level output on XLR connectors
* Continuously adjustable input trim
* Variable high-pass filter
* Continuously variable pan control
* Phantom (48-volt or 15-volt) or "T" microphone powering selected per channel
* Solo (PFL) channel monitoring in headphones
* Peak limiters per channel
* Direct outputs on TA3 locking connectors
* Transformer-balanced line / tape / mic level output on Hirose connector
* Balanced line or tape level output on TA3 locking connectors
* A-balanced TRS-stereo tape level output on 1/8-inch connector
* Un-balanced TS-mono mic level output on 1/8-inch connector
* Sunlight-viewable LED meters with proprietary software-selected Ballistics
* On-board MS stereo matrix, channels 1 and 2
* Two independent monitor return inputs for monitoring two-camera productions
* Push pots for setup features keep front panel clutter-free
* Compact 6061 aluminum chassis
* Powered by AA batteries or external oven 5 to 18 VDC

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Certainly the mixer's most comprehensive yet. The 442 has 4 inputs switchable mic / line, 2 outputs Left / Right and four direct outputs. The stereo outputs are available simultaneously on XLR, making multi close, and TA3. We can supply such audio in multi-camera monitoring and liaison. In addition, you can can both exit at the micro level and line level.

It has two entries for the return cam.

FADER pre outputs directly available in mic or line level (see: the menus).

Finally, we can without losing linker two mixers input.

The mixer has an output limiter dB adjustable and switchable input limiter.

It runs on batteries LR6 but can obviously functioned on battery type NP1

The measurement is complete with ultra seen the choice of meter, the meter peak and even the two combined! Height of luxury you can adjust the light intensity of LEDs.

It also has two headphone outputs: one 6.35 mm and 3.5 mm in one.

All this in a format more compact and lighter than SQN4 S relegated to the stone age.

Only drawback, the navigating menus is impossible (at least at the beginning) without the little picture that goes hand. Indeed, no LCD screen on the device. So the diodes of the peak meter that will allow you to browse and make adjustments (such as pre-post limiter, Ballistic, factory reset ...) Clearly a diode is a menu (eg diode -30 Left = limiter diodes Right sets the threshold)

Read the manual is clearer LOL

The generator is adjustable in frequency and level, or not assignable to outputs Direct! In addition, we have the right to talk back with a handy feature (detachable) which generates a stroke of 400 Hz (1 sec) before you initiate the talk back mic.


And what's more it sounds! The preamps and limiters cashing well if they are set properly work with discretion. Maybe some will find a warm made less than SQN ...


Frankly, it's a great product that can do many things. The SQN4 takes a hell getting old!

Is the price which is at just over 3000 euros in France, but the United States are only a few hours of flight ...

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

Sound Devices 442
See above!


Disappointment for a kid live out 4 that are not post-fader!




Apart from the problem of direct out and price it below all the competition!

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