442 FIELD MIXER (Discontinued in favor of new 552 mixer)

442 Field Mixer
442 Field Mixer

The Ultimate Portable Mixer for Production, Film, and ENG - Developed with input from the industry's top audio engineers, Sound Devices 442 encompasses the audio performance, feature set, and mechanical construction demanded by those who rely on audio gear for their livelihood. The 442 contains four microphone preamplifiers that re-define portable audio performance. With its comprehensive inputs and extensive outputs, including direct outputs per channel, the 442 is at home in small run-and-gun applications as well as large, multiple input productions.

The 442 incorporates a complete feature-set into a compact, functional design. All controls are accessible on its three main surfaces; no functions are hidden. The high-efficiency power circuitry runs the mixer from either four internal AA batteries or external 5-14 VDC.

The 442, like all Sound Devices professional audio products, is designed to withstand the physical and environmental extremes of field production. Its compact mechanic construction strikes the perfect balance between access to all functions, uncluttered design, and durability.



Four High-Performance Microphone Preamps each include:

  • Lundahl transformer-balanced Mic or Line level inputs on XLR connectors
  • Continuously adjustable input trim
  • Continuously adjustable high pass filter
  • Continuously variable pan control
  • Phantom (48 V or 15 V globally selected) or "T" microphone powering
  • Solo monitoring in headphones
  • Peak limiters
  • Direct outputs on TA3 locking connectors
Multiple Output Connections - the master "two-mix" output appears on several connectors, including:
  • Transformer-balanced Line/Tape/Mic level output on XLR connectors
  • Transformer-balanced Line/Tape/Mic level output on Hirose connector
  • Un-balanced mic or tape level output on TA3 locking connectors
  • Un-balanced TRS-stereo tape level output on 1/8-inch connector
  • Un-balanced TS-mono mic level output on 1/8-inch connector
Additional Features
  • Sunlight-viewable LED meters with proprietary software selected ballistics
  • Two independent monitor return inputs for monitoring two-camera productions
  • Push pots for setup features to keep the front panel clutter-free
  • Compact 6061 aluminum chassis
  • Powered by four AA batteries or external DC
  • Optional "Nordic PPM" meter scale
Price $2,495


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