Sound Devices 970 Audio Recorder

What’s this this, a half rack size MADI and DANTE recorder from Sound Devices. Release date after NAB. Makes me wonder, is Sound Devices to make a DANTE preamp and mixer/surface?

Thank you Dan Ostroff for this link http://www.sounddevices.com/products/970/

970 FRONT

970 Back panel

The Sound Devices 970 simplifies production that requires high-quality, high-track-count audio recording. This comprehensive 64-track Dante and MADI-equipped multi-track audio recorder provides performance, quality, and reliability. The 970 records up to 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit WAV files from any of its 144 audio inputs.

Connections include 64 channels of Ethernet-based Dante, 64 channels of optical and coaxial MADI, eight channels of line-level analog, and eight channels of AES digital. Any input can be assigned to any track. The recorder also supports 32-track recording at 96 kHz. The 970 records audio on up to four SSD drives, two in removable drive caddies held in front-panel drive bays and two connected through back- panel eSATA ports. With four available drives, the 970 can record material simultaneously to multiple drives, creating backups and eliminating time-consuming post-record copying.

The 970 can also record to drives sequentially for long-form, high-track count recording. With its built-in rock-steady Ambient Lockit timecode technology, the 970 operates as a master clock and also accepts jammed timecode from cameras and other sources. The 970 supports all common production time-code rates and modes, and offers word-clock synchronization from external word clock, video sync, MADI, and AES. Sample rate converters on each input simplify connecting multiple digital channels. If all external power sources deplete or fail, PowerSafe circuitry keeps the 970 operating for up to 10 seconds, cleanly closes all file operations, and then safely shuts down the recorder.

Frequency Response 10 Hz to 40 kHz ± 0.5 dB, -3 dB @ 65 kHz (96 kHz sampling rate reference 1 kHz)
THD Noise 0.004% max (@ 1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz)
Equivalent Input Noise -126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum. (22 Hz – 22 kHz bandwidth, flat filter, trim control fully up)
Inputs Analog Line: active-balanced for use with ≤600 ohm mics, 4k ohm actual; AES: AES3, balanced, 110 ohm, 2 V p-p, accepts 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 192 kHz, SRC per input. DANTE: Ethernet primary and secondary, auto network configuration or fixed IP address, 44.1, 48, 96 kHz input support. MADI (AES 10): optical and coaxial, 44.1, 48, 96 kHz input support
Channel Gain -25 db to +6 Mic-In-to-Line-Out: 91 dB
Maximum Input Level 0 dBu (0.78 Vrms)
Digital Delay Up to 400 ms per input in 1 ms increments
Output Type LINE (DB25): active-balanced for use with ≥600 ohm inputs, 100 ohms. HEADPHONES (1/4”): unbalanced, stereo, use with 8-2k ohm headphones, 100 ohms
Line Output Clipping Level 20 dBu minimum with 10k load
Maximum Output Level m+18 dBu (6.15 Vrms)
Recording Tracks 64 tracks maximum at 48 kHz SR, 32 tracks at 96 kHz SR. WAV (broadcast Wave file format) monophonic and polyphonic
AD 24-bit, (16-bit selectable) 114 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical; sampling rates of 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Digital Outputs AES3 AES3 transformer-balanced, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible
Recording File Type Monophonic or polyphonic WAV file with Broadcast WAV metadata
Recording Storage Type SATA interface via PIX-CADDY to SD-approved 2.5-inch drives (front panel) eSATA connections (rear panel) exFAT volume formatting
Sync Output Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock, word clock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 ohm)
Sync Input Analog bi-, tri-level sync / genlock, word clock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 Vp-p, 75 ohm)
Time Code Modes Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External
Time Code Frame Rates 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97DF, 29.97ND, 30DF, 30ND
Time Code Accuracy Ambient generator, 0.5 frame in 24 hr.
Time Code Input 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V – 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu – +3 dBu)
Time Code Output 1k ohm impedance, 3.0V p-p (+12 dBu)
Keyboard Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.
Powering PowerSafe circuitry 10-27 VDC on 4-pin XLR connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-)
Operating Temperature -10C to +40C
Dimensions and Weight Size (H x W x D): 3.3” x 8.6” x 10.3” (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm) Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
Keyboard Front-panel USB host. Keyboards without hubs acceptable.
Powering PowerSafe circuitry 10-27 VDC on 4-pin XLR connector, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-)
Operating Temperature -10C to +40C
Dimensions and Weight Size (H x W x D): 3.3” x 8.6” x 10.3” (8.4 cm x 21.8 cm x 26.2 cm) Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

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