Sound Devices 688 Mixer Recorder
Sound Devices 688 Mixer Recorder

Sound Devices 688 Mixer Recorder

SKU: SD-688

£6,198.00 inc VAT (£5,165.00 exc VAT)inc VAT

  • 12 analog inputs: Six mic/line preamps plus six line inputs
  • 16-track recording to SD & CompactFlash cards
  • Three camera returns & dedicated COM return
  • Powered by AA-battery (x5), external DC or NP1 via SL-6

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Brand: GTIN: 859108005178

Sound Devices 688 Mixer Recorder

The Sound Devices 688 Mixer Recorder combines performance, reliability, and integrity of sound quality, to help production sound engineers thrive on even the most complex productions.

With its multi-channel mixer, two powerful auto mixers (Dugan and MixAssist™), and integrated 16-track recorder, the 688 was designed with high-demand versatility in mind. Vertical meter displays, improved menus, and the ability to save custom configurations make live monitoring and on-the-fly adjustments simple and quick. Its portability, durability, and impressive feature set, make it capable of fitting into any production scenario, from bag to cart-based workflows.

For Tech Notes – Click Here

In a Bag
With 12 true inputs (6 mic inputs and 6 line inputs), the 688 offers more than enough fader control for bag work. Add the optional SL-6 integrated powering and wireless system, used with SuperSlot-compatible receivers, and the 688 gains complete Rx control and monitoring, plus RF scanning and frequency assignment, all from the 688’s larger color LCD.

On a Cart
Its eight assignable outputs (L/R, X1-X6) provide vast routing flexibility, allowing sound mixers to easily tailor their setup to the various configurations necessary while on location. Channel assignments are a breeze. Add the optional CL-12 linear fader controller, and the 688 becomes a very powerful, fully cohesive cart audio system with smooth-gliding faders, 3-band EQ, dedicated controls and LED metering.

Inputs and Outputs
The 688 has six high-bandwidth mic/line inputs on XLR connectors, each complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, analog input limiter and variable pan. Six additional line-level inputs on TA3 connectors offer flexibility for more complex productions.

Routing Flexibility
All inputs are assignable, pre- or post-fade to its eight output buses, left/right plus Aux 1-6. The 688 can send its main left/right mix to three cameras simultaneously via transformer-balanced XLR and Hirose outputs.

Two Auto Mixers: The Choice is Yours
In keeping with Sound Devices’ commitment to giving production sound mixers the tools they need to help them mix in increasingly complex production settings, the inclusion of the Dugan Speech System™, along with Sound Devices’ MixAssist™, makes the 688 the ‘go-to’ automixing tool for field production applications. Automatic mixing is widely used in broadcast television applications, in dialogue recording for TV and motion picture production, and in house of worship (HOW) applications. It also is a good choice for teleconferencing, video trucks, and theater applications with multiple wireless microphones on stage. Dugan automixing takes over the nerve-wracking job of cueing mics in and out, freeing up the location recordist to pay more attention to the artistic balance.

MixAssist
MixAssist automatically attenuates the level of inputs that are not active and helps maintain consistent background sound levels regardless of the number of open microphones. Comb filtering and phasing artifacts are also reduced when multiple mics pick up the same sound source by inteligently attenuating redundant mics. The end user can define the amount of off-attenuation MixAssist uses.

Recording
The 688 offers 16-track, polyphonic or monophonic broadcast WAV file recording to SD and CompactFlash cards. All common sampling rates are supported, including 192 kHz on up to six tracks. The memory cards can be set independently, recording either identical material for real-time backup, or combinations of WAV and MP3 files.

Timecode and Metadata
The 688 features a world renowned Ambient™ timecode generator and reader supporting all common rates and modes. A helpful time code compare utility shows the difference between internal and external timecode. The 688 also generates sound reports and supports extensive metadata, via the front panel or attached USB keyboard.

6-Series Gets a Wingman
Wingman, a wireless remote control option for the 6-Series mixer/recorder line, is a free application that, when paired with the required WM-Connect Bluetooth® Smart USB accessory, enables clear views of metering and timecode display on the larger screens of Android and iOS mobile devices. With Wingman, Sound Mixers can:

  • View meters, timecode, and frame rate
  • Start and stop recordings
  • Arm, disarm, and name tracks
  • Edit a take’s metadata
  • Circle takes and set False takes
  • Manage, create, and email sound reports
  • Click Here to learn more about Wingman.

PowerSafe™
The 688 incorporates exclusive PowerSafe circuitry with smart sensing of available power sources, front panel warning indication of power loss, and an integrated 10-second power reserve that will, in the event of an inadvertent power loss, allow the 688 to safely stop recording, properly end all file operations, and then automatically shut down.

What’s in the box?

Quantity Item
1 688
1 USB 2.0 A female to female connector
1 USB A to USB B, 2-meter RoHS cable
2 Link port cover
1 LCD protective cover
4 Adhesive rubber “bumpers”
>1 Colored dot stickers
1 Product registration card
1 688 Quick Start Guide
>1 Promo stickers
1 Full-line Audio Catalog

DELIVERY INFORMATION

All orders are delivered via next day tracked carrier. When placing an order please provide a suitable e-mail address and mobile number.

On despatch you will receive a notification from our carriers DPD along with updates right up to the point of delivery.

On the day of delivery you will get an accurate 1 hour time window for the items arrival.

You’ll even be able to contact your driver and track his progress!

Track your parcel here: DPD Tracking


Delivery Rates

We deliver Worldwide!

*Please note, FREE SHIPPING applies to Mainland UK addresses only.


Can’t see your country in the list below? Don’t worry, let us know and we’ll add it!

Country Delivery Cost Ex vat
UK Mainland (orders under £400 ex vat)  £6.66 – Next Day Courier
UK Mainland £2.46 – Royal Mail 2-3 Days
UK Mainland Saturday Shipping £13
Austria £20
Belgium £15
Bosnia £65
Bulgaria £35
Croatia £30
Czech Republic £25
Denmark £20
Estonia £30
Finland £30
France £15
Germany £15
Greece £35
Hungary £30
Iceland £65
Italy £25
Jersey £25
Latvia £35
Lithuania £35
Luxembourg £15
Netherlands £15
Norway £65
Poland £30
Portugal £30
Republic of Ireland £25
Romania £35
Serbia £65
Slovakia £25
Slovenia £25
Spain £25
Sweden £65
Switzerland £50

Returns Policy:

Not happy with your purchase?
Don’t worry, you can return goods ordered from us at any time within 14 working days of receipt for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product. Before returning any items, notify us so we know what to expect.
All we ask is that you return the items to us in the same condition that we supplied them to you. Please package the items up securely and safely so that they are not damaged during transit. Uuse the original delivery packaging where possible.

We strongly recommend using a recorded or tracked delivery service. Please send the return items to:
Returns, Raycom Ltd, Unit 8 Abbey Court Lane, Abbey Lane, Evesham, WR11 4BY

Returns Terms & Conditions:

Returns of an order for a refund or an exchange:

  • Cost of return – The costs of returning goods to Raycom shall be borne by you, the customer, in all circumstances without exception, unless otherwise agreed upon with Raycom.
  • Loss & damage – Return items must be packed suitably and insured against the event of loss in transit. Raycom Ltd will not be responsible for lost or damaged returned goods. Lost or damaged goods may effect the level of refund on equipment.
  • Delivery costs – The original postage and packaging costs will not be refunded under any circumstances unless agreed with Raycom Ltd
  • Upon receipt of the goods, to Raycom Ltd, and with prior arrangement, we will give you a full refund of the amount paid or an exchange credit as required and agreed

The right to return goods to us will not apply in the following circumstances:

  • in the event that the product has been used, in any way, shape or form, other than limited useage when the goods are unpacked
  • in the case of software, audio or visual products, where the packaging has been unsealed, broken or is incomplete
  • to any products that we have made on special order and or customised specifically for you

The provisions of this clause do not affect your statutory rights. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions, or should you have a question regarding this policy, please do get in touch.

Cancelling an order:

In accordance with the distance selling regulations, any order with us can be cancelled before we have dispatched your items. In this instance we will refund you in full using the chosen payment method. Terms for our cancellation and returns policy.

If you wish to cancel your order:

  • Notify us by email sales@raycom.co.uk before we have dispatched the goods to you, or
  • where goods have already been dispatched to you, by returning goods to us in accordance with our returns policy

Features:

  • 12 analog inputs: Six mic/line preamps plus six line inputs all with front-panel faders & PFLs.
  • 16-track recording to SD & CompactFlash cards; Timecode-stamped WAV & MP3 files
  • MixAssist 12-input auto-mixer.
  • Optional Accessories: SL-6 power distribution & 6-ch SuperSlot™ wireless receiver system; CL-6 input controller with LED metering & transport controls.
  • Both SL-6 and CL-6 can be conected to the 688 at the same time. SL-6 to top panel, CL-6 to bottom panel.
  • Eight output buses: L/R mix plus Aux 1-6; transformer-balanced XLR & Hirose outs for freedom from ground loops Two AES42/AES3 inputs, eight AES3 outputs.
  • Direct menu control of SuperSlot-compatible wireless (with SL-6).
  • PowerSafe protects files from power loss.
  • 2-second power on-to-recording.
  • Flexible digital mixing and routing.
  • Supports all sample rates up to 192kHz.
  • Adjustable input & output delay.
  • Three camera returns & dedicated COM return.
  • Internal & external slate mic inputs.
  • Ambient TC generator and reader and internal TC backup battery.
  • Easy to navigate interface, 1000-nit LCD visible in all light conditions, configurable metering.
  • USB Keyboard for metadata entry.
  • User-configurable headphone presets.
  • Light-weight, durable carbon-fiber chassis.
  • Powered by AA-battery (x5), external DC or NP1 via SL-6.

For Tech Notes – Click Here

Frequency Response
10 Hz to 40 kHz ± 0.5 dB, -3dB @ 65 kHz (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
THD + Noise
0.09% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, fader at 0, 0 dBu output)
Equivalent Input Noise
-126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz – 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)
Inputs
XLR Mic: Active-balanced for use with ≤600 ohm mics, 4k ohm actual; 12V or 48V phantom power, 10 mA max
XLR AES: AES3 or AES42 (10 V power), SRC
XLR Line: active-balanced for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
TA3 Line: active-balanced for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 10k ohm actual
RTN A,B,C (3.5 mm/10-pin): unbalanced stereo for use with ≤2k ohm outputs, 6.5k ohm actual
Slate Mic (TA3): 6.5k ohms
Input Clipping Level
0 dBu minimum
Maximum Input Level
XLR Mic: 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
XLR Line: +40 dBu (80 Vrms)
RTN A, B, C (3.5 mm/10-pin): +24 dBu (12.4 Vrms)
High-Pass Filters
Adjustable 80 Hz to 240 Hz, 18 dB/oct (up to 96 kHz)
Fixed 50 Hz, 6 dB/oct (192 kHz)
Input Limiters
Pre-fade (Inputs 1-6): +16 dBu threshold fixed, soft knee/ hard knee, 20:1 ratio, 1 mS attack, 500 mS release
Post-fade (Inputs 1-12): Adjustable threshold +4 dBu to +18 dBu, 20:1 ratio, 1 mS attack, 500 mS release
Input Delay
Adjustable 0-30 mS for each input in 0.1 mS steps
Maximum Gain
Mic-In to L/R/X1/X2/X3/X4 (Line): 91 dB
Mic-In to X5/X6 (Line): 88 dB
Mic-In to L/R/X1/X2/X3/X4 (-10): 77 dB
Mic-In to X5/X6 (-10): 74 dB
Mic-In to L/R/X1/X2/X3/X4 (Mic): 51 dB
Mic-In to X5/X6 (Mic): 48 dB
Headphone Max. Gain
63 dB (Line 1-6 input)
44 dB (Line 7-12 input)
103 dB (Mic input)
Outputs
Line (XLR and 10-pin): transformer-balanced, 120 ohms
-10 (XLR and 10-pin): transformer-balanced, 3.2k ohm
Mic (XLR and 10-pin): transformer-balanced, 150 ohms
TA3 (X1-X4) Mic/Line/-10: active-balanced, 240/3.2k/120 ohms
TA3 (X5/X6) -10: unbalanced, 100 ohms
Tape Out (3.5 mm): unbalanced, stereo, 1.8k ohms
Headphones (3.5 mm and 1/4”): unbalanced, stereo, 60 ohms
Line Output Clipping Level (1% THD)
20 dBu minimum with 10k load
Maximum Output Level
Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
-10: +6 dBu (1.5 V rms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
Tape Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Output Limiters
L/R and X1/X2, adjustable threshold +4 dBu to +18 dBu, soft knee/hard knee, 20:1 ratio, 1 mS attack, 500 mS release.
Output Delay
Adjustable 0-417 mS (0-12.5 frames @ 30fps) for each output in 1 mS steps
Recording Tracks
16 tracks (12 inputs, 4 output buses L/R, Aux 1/2)
Broadcast WAV monophonic and polyphonic file format, MP3 with time code metadata
A/D
24-bit, 114 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical
Sampling rates 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Digital Outputs
AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R), 5-6, (Hirose 10-pin RTN A), 7-8, (Hirose 10-pin RTN C)
110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible
Recording Storage Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC Card, CompactFlash (CF)
FAT32 formatted (<32GB), exFAT for (>32GB), on-board memory card formatting
Timecode and Sync
Modes Supported: off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External
Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Sample/Timecode Accuracy: Ambient generator, ± 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)
Timecode Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
Timecode Output: 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Wordclock In/Out: square wave; 10k/75 ohm, 1-5V p-p input; 75 ohm, 5V p-p output, at SR
Wordclock Termination: 75 ohm, Off
Power
External: 10-18 V on locking 4-pin Hirose connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-).
Internal: accepts 5 AA-sized (LR6) batteries, nominal (NiMH rechargeable compatible)
PowerSafe: 10 second power reserve
Idle Current Draw
680 mA @ 12V (8.16W) – inputs 1-6 powered on, CF and SD media inserted
Environmental
Operating: -20°C to 60°C, 0 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Dimensions (H x W x D)
5.3 cm x 32 cm x 19.8 cm;
(2.1 in. x 12.6 in. x 7.8 in)
Weight
4 lbs. 14 oz. (unpackaged, without batteries)
2.21 kg (unpackaged, without batteries)

688 Quick Start Guide

688 User Guide

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