The industry standard for so many audio technicians has been the Sound Devices 442 field mixer. The compact and high quality field mixer set its mark with fine tuning gain adjustment, variable limiting structure, and direct outputs. However, as time has gone on, more needs have been needed out in the field. Audio technicians are asked to do more and have more options so Sound Devices created the 552 field mixer. Not only does the Sound Devices 552 field mixer come with an extra input, but its comes lighter than the 442, a built in 2 track recorder with time-code input capability, high performance 2-stage inputs, and voice confirmed setup menu. Crew West will soon be trading in its old PSC mixer for this wonderful upgrade to stay ahead in the world of audio technicians and field mixers.