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Sound Devices 833
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Sound Devices 833

Sound Devices 833 Portable Compact Mixer/Recorder

The 833 is the professional’s tool for mobile and small productions. Like the popular Sound Devices 633, the 833 is small, lightweight, and compact. A tactile interface with dedicated faders, trim knobs, and PFL switches makes this mixer-recorder ideal for run-and-gun bag use.

The 833 has 6 mic/line preamplifiers, 8 channels, 12 tracks, 6 analog outputs, and ultra-accurate timecode. Many features have carried over from the premium Sound Devices’ Scorpio, such as Sound Devices’ new preamplifier design, 2 SD card slots, dual L-Mount battery charging and powering, and an internal 256 GB SSD.

Specifications

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
10 Hz to 80 kHz ± 0.5 dB (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
THD + NOISE
0.005% max (mic in, 1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, trim at 20, fader at 0, -10 dBu in)
EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE
-131 dBV (-129 dBu) max (mic in, A-weighting, 76 dB gain, 150 ohm source impedance)

PROCESSING ENGINE
Highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAs Six-way ARM multiprocessor system
64-bit audio processing precision
INPUTS
Mic/Line inputs: 6 total, all fully featured; 3 on full-size XLR, 3 on TA3 Mic-level inputs: (XLR, TA3): Class-A, discrete differential long-tail pair, 4k ohm input impedance
Line-level inputs: (XLR, TA3,): active-balanced, 4k ohm input impedance
48V phantom: full 10 mA to all 6 inputs simultaneously
AES3 or AES42 available on XLR input 1
AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, mode-1, auto-ASRC
Aux (3.5 mm): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
Com Rtn (TA3, 3.5mm) balanced, 1-channel, 8k ohm input impedance External Slate Mic (TA5): balanced, 8k ohm input impedance, menu- selectable 12 V phantom

MAXIMUM GAIN
Trim stage (mic input): 76 dB
Trim stage (line input): 50 dB
Fader stage: 16 dB
Bus stage: 16 dB
Headphone stage: 20 dB
Mic-to-Line: 108 dB
Mic-to-Headphone: 112 dB
TA5 (along with mic input pins) for single connection to headset + mic High output, 4 ohm output impedance, 400 mW + 400 mW at each connector, all individually driven
Compatible with headphones of any impedance

OUTPUTS
XLR (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line) TA3 (X1/X2) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line) 3.5mm (X3/X4): unbalanced, stereo, 1.8k ohms

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS
1⁄4”, 3.5 mm
TA5 (along with mic input pins) for single connection to headset + mic High output, 4 ohm output impedance, 400 mW + 400 mW at each connector, all individually driven
Compatible with headphones of any impedance

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL
(all into 10k load)
Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
“-10”: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
X3/X4 Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Headphone outputs (1⁄4”, TA-5): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)

A/D CONVERTERS
32-bit, 120 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), 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible

RECORDING
Internal 256 GB SSD; two removable SD Cards, 10% over-provisioned for optimum performance
Simultaneous recording to internal SSD and the two SD cards
exFAT formatting
12 tracks (8 iso channels, 4 buses)
Broadcast WAV monophonic and polyphonic file format
64-bit WAV (RF64) monophonic and polyphonic; support for files > 4 G

AUTOMATIC MIXING
Dugan Automixing for up to 8 channels on left and right mix bus
USB
USB-C (USB 3.1 type 1) for file transfer of internal SSD, both SD Cards USB-A host for keyboard, external controller, external USB hubs supported for connecting multiple devices

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
Mic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)
Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
Aux: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
Com Rtn: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms) External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
HIGH-PASS FILTERS
Adjustable 10 Hz to 320 Hz, 18 dB/oct. 1st stage analog (before preamp), 2nd stage digital.

LIMITERS
Limiters available at all channels, buses, headphones, for all sample rates
Analog first stage, all subsequent stages digital
Attack time: 1 ms
Release time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 ms
Threshold: adjustable, -2 dBFS to -12 dBFS
Selectable ratio: inf:1, 20:1, 18:1, 16:1, 14:1, 12:1, 10:1

DELAY
Channel Adjustable 0-50 ms Output Adjustable 0-500 ms

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Old 4 weeks ago
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The guys at Mac-break weekly swear by this...

Bullet proof - field use
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Great company and products
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Old 3 weeks ago
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Are the converters the same as the MixPre? Looks like at first blush a much more professional unit.
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Cute. I wonder how it compares to a Zoom F8.
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Cute. I wonder how it compares to a Zoom F8.
As much as I love Zoom (have bought 3 products from them over the years), sound devices is definitely a step up IMO
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As much as I love Zoom (have bought 3 products from them over the years), sound devices is definitely a step up IMO
For the price, I would hope so hehehe.
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For the price, I would hope so hehehe.
That's why the zoom stuff is mine and teh sound devices is the company's
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That's why the zoom stuff is mine and teh sound devices is the company's
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