Sound Devices Scorpio
With 16 mic/line preamplifiers, 32 channels of Dante in & out, AES in and out, 12 analog outputs and multiple headphone outputs, Scorpio is well-suited for any production scenario
A fully-customizable routing matrix enables sound professionals to send any input to any channel, bus, or output. Up to 12 buses may be individually mixed. Due to its compact form factor, the Scorpio is equally at home over-the-shoulder or in a mobile rig.
Scorpio incorporates Sound Devices' most cutting-edge technology. An ultra-powerful engine comprised of three FPGA circuits and six ARM processors deliver the horsepower needed for the most complex tasks. FPGA-based audio processing with 64-bit data paths ensures the highest sound quality and reliability. The Scorpio also features Sound Devices' latest and best in analog microphone preamplifier design. These preamps have the smoothest sound and lowest noise of any preamp in the company's 20-year history and include built-in analog limiters, high pass filters, delay, 3-band EQ and phantom power.
Like the company's popular 788T, the Scorpio has an internal SSD and adds the ability to simultaneously record to two SD cards for redundancy. For additional flexibility, sound professionals can send different files to their choice of media. The companion SD-Remote Android application allows for control of the Scorpio via a large display.
Great attention to detail has been paid to every aspect of the Scorpio's design. Most common menus are accessible with only one or two button presses, and many menu shortcuts can be achieved with only one hand. Scorpio features a built-in dual L-Mount battery charger and may be powered with L-Mount batteries or via the TA4 DC inputs using smart batteries, NP-1 batteries, or in-line power supplies. The ultra-accurate, fully-featured timecode generator contains its own battery to hold timecode for up to four hours after power off.
10 Hz to 80 kHz ± 0.5 dB (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
THD + Noise
0.005% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz BW, trim @20, fader @ 0, -10 dBu in)
Equivalent Input Noise
-131 dBV (-129 dBu) max (A-weighting, 76 dB gain, 150 ohm source impedance)
Highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAsSix-way ARM multiprocessor system64-bit audio processing precision
Audio Over Ethernet
Dante, 32 channels in, 32 channels outAES67 compatible1 Gb/s Ethernet, 2 ports, transformer-balanced
Mic/Line inputs: 16 total, all fully featured; 6 on full-size XLR, 2 on TA3, 8 on TA5Mic-level inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): Class-A, discrete differential long-tail pair, 4k ohm input impedanceLine-level inputs: (XLR, TA3, TA5): active-balanced, 4k ohm input impedanceAES3 or AES42 available on XLR inputs 1 and 6AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, type-1, auto-ASRCRtn A, B, C (3.5 mm/10-pin): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedanceCom Rtn 1,2 (TA3, 3.5mm) balanced, 1-channel, 8k ohm input impedanceExternal Slate Mic (TA5): balanced, 8k ohm input impedance, menu-selectable 12 V phantom
Maximum Input Level
Mic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)Rtn A, B, C: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)Com Rtn 1, 2: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
Adjustable 40 Hz to 320 Hz, 18 dB/oct. 1st stage analog (before preamp), 2nd stage digital
Limiters available at all channels, buses, headphones, for all sample ratesAnalog first stage, all subsequent stages digitalAttack time: 1 msRelease time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 msThreshold: adjustable, -2 dBFS to -12 dBFSSelectable knee: hard or softSelectable ratio: inf:1, 20:1
Channel Adjustable 0-50 msOutput Adjustable 0-500 ms
Trim stage (mic input): 76 dBTrim stage (line input): 36 dBFader stage: 16 dBBus stage: 16 dBHeadphone stage: 20 dBMic-to-Line: 108 dBMic-to-Headphone: 112 dB
XLR (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)Hirose 10-pin (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)TA3 (X1-X6) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)3.5mm (X7, X8): unbalanced, stereo, 1.8k ohms
¼", 3.5 mmTA5 (along with mic input pins) for single connection to headset + micHigh output, 4 ohm output impedance, 400 mW + 400 mW at each connector, all individually drivenCompatible 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)X7/X8 Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)Headphone outputs (¼", TA-5, X9/X10): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)
32-bit, 120 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typicalSampling rates 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R), 5-8 (Hirose 10-pin A)110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible
Internal 256 GB SSDTwo removable SD CardsSimultaneous recording to internal SSD and the two SD cardsexFAT formatting36 tracks (32 iso channels, 4 buses)Broadcast WAV monophonic and polyphonic file format64-bit WAV (RF64) monophonic and polyphonic; support for files > 4 GB
USB-C (USB 3.1 type 1) for file transfer of internal SSD, both SD CardsUSB-A host for keyboard, external controller, external USB hubs supported for connecting multiple devices
Built-in Bluetooth v5.0 BLE (not supported with rev 1.0 release of SD-Remote)
Timecode and Sync
Modes Supported: Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External, including External Auto-Record and Continuous modes.Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 NDSample/Timecode Accuracy: 0.1 ppm (0.25 frames per 24 hours)Timecode Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V - 3.0 V p-p (-17 dBu - +3 dBu)Timecode Output: 75 ohm impedance, 5 V p-p (+12 dBu)Word Clock Input: 10k/75 ohm selectable impedance, 1-5 V p-p input sensitivityWord Clock Output: 75 ohm impedance, 5 V p-p output, at SR
USB MIDI Control - 3rd party fader controllersSD-Remote Android appUSB KeyboardExternal Timecode Record Trigger
320x240, Transflective, excellent sunlight visibilityLarger touchscreen display available via USB-connected SD-Remote app
External: dual 10-18 V inputs on locking TA4 connectors, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-)Dual rear-mount Sony-style L-mount batteries with chargersIdle Current Draw: 875 mA @ 12 V (10.5 W)Intelligent power-down of unused mic preamps and other internal circuits
Operating: -20° C to 60° C, 0 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)Storage: -40° C to 85° C
Dimensions (H x W x D)
5.1 cm x 32 cm x 20.5 cm ( 2 in x 12.6 in x 8.1 in)
5.8 lbs (2.63 kg) unpackaged, without batteries
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October 21, 2021
Substantial upgrade from previous Sound Devices recorders. I love the workflow and how this device inspires me creatively for finding new solutions and better systems for doing things. The features are brilliant and make my everyday at work easier.
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