Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder

Model #970

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Circuit Powersafe circuitry with 10 second power reserve with power removed
Power Supply Dual DC 4-pin XLR (pin 1 = ground, pin 4 = +), from 10 to 27 VDC at 30 W


Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.3 x 8.6 x 10.3" (8.4 x 21.8 x 26.2 cm)
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)

Digital Audio

Network / Protocol Dante: 64 channels at 48 kHz input and output
AES/EBU Eight channels in and out via DB-25 at 110 Ω, 2 V p-p
Sampling Rate 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 47.952 kF, 48.048 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kF, 96k (32 tracks)
Accepts: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates with SRC at input
Bit Depth 16 and 24 bit
File Formats .wav, monophonic or polyphonic
Accuracy ± 0.2 ppm (0.5 frames per 24 hours)
Sync Output Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 Ω)
Sync Input Analog bi, tri level sync / genlock
Wordclock (square wave, 48 kHz sampling rate, 3.3 vp-p, 75 Ω)
Timecode Modes: OFF, REc Run, Free Run, 24h Run
External Frame Rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND
Accuracy: Ambient generator, 0.5 frame in 24 hr
Time Code Input: 20 kΩ impedance, 0.3 V to 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu to +3 dBu)
Time Code Ouptut: 1 kΩ impedance, 3.0 V p-p (+12 dBu)


Control RS422 machine control
Ethernet Web-based control of setup menu and transport, auto assignment or IP address or manual fixed IP address
GPIO on 3 pins, Phoenix connector
Front-panel USB host, keyboards without hubs acceptable

Analog Audio

Frequency Response 10 to 40,000 Hz ±0.5 dB at 1 kHz, -3 dB at 65 kHz (96k SR)
Outputs (Analog) 8x balanced line level inputs on DB-25
Channels 1 and 2 include XLR connectors
Output Clipping Level +18 dBu
Input Clipping Level Line: +26 dBu
Headphone front panel 1/4" with gain control
Input Impedance 10k
Inputs (Analog) 8x balanced line level inputs on DB-25
Channels 1 and 2 include XLR connectors
THD + Noise 0.004% max (1 kHz, 22 to 22,000 Hz)
Topology Fully electronically balanced, line-level, RF, ESD, short, and overload protected; pin 2hot, pin-3 cold
Product Highlights
  • Record Up to 64 Mono or Poly WAV to SSD
  • 64x Channel Dante Audio I/O
  • 64x Channel MADI Optical and Coaxial I/O
  • 8x Line-Level Analog Inputs and Outputs
  • 8x Channel AES3 Digital Audio I/O
  • PowerSafe Circuitry Protects Files
  • Time Code Master Clock
  • Simultaneous and Sequential Recording
  • File Transfer Over SMB Ethernet
  • File Conversion Between Formats
In The Box
  • Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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