The 722 is a portable, two-track, file-based digital audio recorder.
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Portable audio recorder, two-channel analog and AES digital I/O. Internal 250 GB hard drive and CompactFlash card recording. Includes 4600 mAh Li-ion battery, AC power adapter, and XL-1394 power conditioner.
The super-compact 722 records and plays back audio to and from its internal hard drive or CompactFlash medium, making field recording simple and fast. It writes and reads uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits with sample rates between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. It also writes and reads data compressed FLAC and audio compressed MP2 and MP3 files.
The 722 implements a no-compromise audio path that includes Sound Devices’ next generation microphone preamplifiers. Designed specifically for high bandwidth, high bit rate digital recording, these preamps set a new standard for frequency response linearity, low distortion performance, and low noise.
With documentary and ENG recording engineers in mind, the 722 is very small, while still being feature-rich. No other recorder on the market matches its size and feature set. In addition, its learning curve is quite short—powerful does not mean complicated. While the 722 is a very capable recorder by itself, it truly excels when used in conjunction with an outboard audio mixer such as Sound Devices’ own 302 or 442.
Sound Devices took advantage of the best in professional and consumer electronics technologies to bring incredible feature depth with ease of use. Its two internal recording media (hard drive and CompactFlash) and external FireWire storage are highly reliable, industry standard, and easily obtainable. The removable, rechargeable battery is a standard Sony-compatible Li-ion camcorder cell. The 722 interconnects with Windows and Mac OS computers for convenient data transfer and backup.