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Old 13th September 2019
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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 13th September 2019
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The guys at Mac-break weekly swear by this...

Bullet proof - field use
Old 14th September 2019
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Great company and products
Old 18th September 2019
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Old 18th September 2019
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Are the converters the same as the MixPre? Looks like at first blush a much more professional unit.
Old 26th September 2019
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Cute. I wonder how it compares to a Zoom F8.
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Originally Posted by doom64 ➡️
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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Originally Posted by Amroth ➡️
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
Old 18th October 2019
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Got one! ;-)
Old 19th October 2019
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My unboxing (welll... random ramble really!) of the Sound Devices 833 is now online:

https://youtu.be/EegBsjtvA7M

Old 19th October 2019
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Looks awesome. Sounddevices are heavily marketed towards film and tv markets guys rather than pro audio. Unlike say for example Metric Halo who are heavily in music production.
Old 19th October 2019
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Their M series does try to bridge the gap. Great recorders for clean music recording....
Old 22nd October 2019
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can this be used as an audio interface like the mixpre series?
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Originally Posted by ardis ➡️
Are the converters the same as the MixPre? Looks like at first blush a much more professional unit.
I'm curious about this as well.
Old 4th December 2019 | Show parent
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Their M series does try to bridge the gap. Great recorders for clean music recording....
Now they've got their Gen2 they've ended the MixPre M series. You'd be expected to buy their Gen2 and the music plugin
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