TASCAM DR-40x Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder and USB Interface

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Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder and USB Interface Recording and playback of MP3 (up to 320 Kb/s) and WAV/BWF files (up to 24-Bit/44.1/48/96 kHz) Built-in condenser microphones XY or AB alignment possible 2x XLR/6.3 Mic/Line input with phantom power External sources and built-in microphones can be recorded simultaneously DualRecording records the signal twice (normal and lower […]

 

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Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder and USB Interface

  • Recording and playback of MP3 (up to 320 Kb/s) and WAV/BWF files (up to 24-Bit/44.1/48/96 kHz)
  • Built-in condenser microphones
  • XY or AB alignment possible
  • 2x XLR/6.3 Mic/Line input with phantom power
  • External sources and built-in microphones can be recorded simultaneously
  • DualRecording records the signal twice (normal and lower level)
  • Overdub mode
  • Switchable impact sound filter: 40/80/120 Hz
  • Manual adjustment of the recording level and automatic modulation possible
  • Integrated limiter
  • Timer function
  • Marker function
  • Delayed recording
  • Overdub
  • Reverb effect with six presets
  • File/folder management
  • Keylock
  • Dictation mode for voice recordings and transcriptions
  • Multilingual menu
  • Integrated speaker
  • Headphone/Line output
  • Power supply with 3x AA batteries, power supply (PS-P520E) or USB power (no power supply included)
  • Dimensions: 70 x 155 x 35
  • Weight: 213 g
Weight 0.22 kg

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Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder and USB Interface

  • Recording and playback of MP3 (up to 320 Kb/s) and WAV/BWF files (up to 24-Bit/44.1/48/96 kHz)
  • Built-in condenser microphones
  • XY or AB alignment possible
  • 2x XLR/6.3 Mic/Line input with phantom power
  • External sources and built-in microphones can be recorded simultaneously
  • DualRecording records the signal twice (normal and lower level)
  • Overdub mode
  • Switchable impact sound filter: 40/80/120 Hz
  • Manual adjustment of the recording level and automatic modulation possible
  • Integrated limiter
  • Timer function
  • Marker function
  • Delayed recording
  • Overdub
  • Reverb effect with six presets
  • File/folder management
  • Keylock
  • Dictation mode for voice recordings and transcriptions
  • Multilingual menu
  • Integrated speaker
  • Headphone/Line output
  • Power supply with 3x AA batteries, power supply (PS-P520E) or USB power (no power supply included)
  • Dimensions: 70 x 155 x 35
  • Weight: 213 g

The new Fostex FR-2 has been designed specifically for location sound recording; high quality sound effects acquisition; TV & radio documentary; in fact any application where quality audio recording is required.
With excellent quality (up to 24-bit / 192KHz recording - a first for a CF recorder), huge feature list and a cost-effective price point, the FR-2 offers users of portable DAT and other formats the opportunity to make the switch to a more flexible, higher quality audio acquisition machine without sacrificing features.

  • Recording industry standard, PC-compatible BWF files (stereo/mono) on a FAT32 media format
  • Up to 24-bit/192kHz uncompressed recording
  • Includes a unique 22.05kHz sampling frequency setting for extended recording
  • Records to both Type I & II CompactFlash cards and PCMCIA 1.8” hard disk drives*1
  • Fostexʼs "File per Take” system with auto scene & take naming/increment
  • Two balanced XLR microphone inputs with switchable phantom power and top quality, high headroom mic pre-amps
  • 132 x 64 dot matrix LCD screen for ease of use & high visibility in the field
  • Uses AA-sized rechargeable NiMH batteries which are widely available due to the popularity of digital cameras. 8 AA cells will provide approximately 2.5 hours operation when recording to a CF card
  • Easy file transfer to PC/Mac via PCMCIA, CF adaptor or standard on-board USB connection for data editing and/or backup*2
  • Quick and easy on-board file naming or via external keyboard through standard USB keyboard port
  • “Pre-record” loop buffer of approximately 10 seconds*3
  • Easy software update via CF or PCMCIA card with downloads from the internet
  • Optional timecode generator / reader card

    Notes
    *1 May require software update for PCMCIA HD operation
    *2 Complies with Windows ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 10.2 or higher
    *3 Varies depending on sampling frequency“

  • GENERAL
    Recording Media CompactFlash card, PCMCIA HD
    Recording Format BWF
    Number of Channels Stereo / Mono
    Sampling Frequency 22.05 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192kHz
    Quantization 16 bit (22.05 - 48kHz), 24 bit (44.1 - 192kHz)
  • PHYSICAL
    Power Requirement 8 x AA type dry cell (NiMH recommended)
    AC adaptor (optional)
    DC 12V
    Power Consumption approx. 5W
    Dimension 250(W) x 77(H) x 220(D) mm
    Weight 1.5kg (w/out battery)
  • PERFORMANCE
    R/P Frequency Response 20Hz to 10kHz +/-1dB (fs: 22.05kHz)
    20Hz to 20kHz +/-1dB (fs: 44.1 / 48kHz)
    20Hz to 40kHz +/-2dB (fs: 88.2 / 96kHz)
    20Hz to 80kHz +/-3dB (fs: 176.4 / 192kHz)
    S/N (ADC-DAC, 24-bit, ref: -20dB, fs:48kHz)
    Line (input gain: +4dBu): 100dB (typical)
    Mic: (input gain: -60dBu): 87dB (typical)
    Dynamic Range 100dB (ADC-DAC, 24bit, ref:-20dB, fs:48kHz) typical
    T.H.D. (ADC-DAC, 24-bit, ref:-20dB, fs:48kHz)
    Line (input gain: +4dBu): Less than 0.005% (at 1kHz, -1dB typical)
    Mic (input gain: -60dBu): Less than 0.008% (at 1kHz, -1dB typical)
    Power Life approx. 2 hours 30 min. (8 x AA NiMH type/2300mAH)
  • INPUT / OUTPUT CONNECTORS
    ANALOG AUDIO INPUT L/R
    Connector XLR-3-31 type (Pin2: Hot)
    Line Input Impedance : More than 6k ohm
    Reference Input Level +4dBu
    Maximum Input Level +24dBu (Trim: +4dBu, at the prefader stage)
    MIC
    Input Impedance More than 6k ohm
    Input Level -60dBu
    Maximum Input Level -40dBu (Trim: +4dBu, at the prefader stage)
    Phantom Power P48
    ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT L(Mono)/R
    Connector RCA pin type
    Output Load Impedance more than 10k ohm
    Nominal Output Level +4dBu
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT 50 + 50mW (32 ohm)
    Max Speaker Output Level 1W
    DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT (except for 176.4, 192kHz)
    Connector XLR
    Input Format S/P DIF / AES/EBU automatic
    Output Format S/P DIF / AES/EBU switchable
    USB x 2 (keyboard / PC only)
    TIMECODE CARD (OPTIONAL, T.B.A.)
    LTC Input/Output LEMO
    Frame Rate 23.976/24/25/29.97DF/29.97ND/30DF/30ND
    Gen Mode 24H RUN / REC RUN / FREE RUN / EXT RUN

 

TASCAM's award winning DR-60D is the new audio recording solution for on-set filmmakers and videographers using DSLR's. For years, filmmakersProSound Network Best of Show have been trying different methods for recording audio, using bulky recorders designed for music and trying to transform the inferior audio technology built-into DSLR's. Now TASCAM has designed an answer that pros and amateurs alike have been waiting for. The DR-60D is a brand new 4-track solid-state recorder utilizing TASCAM's decades of experience. The recorder utilizes high-grade HDDA pre-amps, legendary AD converters, and a durable but lightweight structure and shape. This device will fit snuggly under any camera or into any rig, and record up to 96kHz/24-bit high quality audio straight to SD/SDHC media. Filmmakers have at their disposal two 1/4“-XLR Locking Combo MIC/LINE Inputs, 3.5mm Stereo MIC Input, Camera In, Camera Out, Line Out and Headphone Out. Both 1/4“-XLR Combo Inputs supply +48V Phantom Power and the 3.5mm Input supplies Plug-In Power for microphones requiring a bias voltage. The DR-60D is incredibly easy to use, employing TASCAM's very popular user interface and external controls for every major operation. The body structure, soft-touch keys and dials are designed specifically to help eliminate handling noise. The multiple record modes include, 4-Channel Record, Auto Record and TASCAM's Dual Record "Safety Track" Mode make the DR-60D one of the most versatile recorders on the market.
  • Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
  • Simultaneously record up to 4 tracks
  • Record Mode:MONO, STEREO, DUAL MONO, DUAL STEREO, 4-CHANNEL
  • Recording format:44.1/48/96kHz 16/24bit (WAV/BWF)
  • TASCAM original HDDA microphone preamps
  • Recording levels can be adjusted independently for the 1/L, 2/R and 3-4 inputs
  • Two XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu line level input and phantom power (24 or 48VDC on XLRF)
  • Plug-in power and high-output mic input supported on inputs 3-4
  • CAMERA OUT connector for output from the DR-60D's mixer (adjustable gain)
  • CAMERA IN connector for sound monitoring from the camera
  • Independent adjustable LINE OUT and HEADPHONE jacks for high-quality sound output
  • 50mW/ch headphone output
  • Tripod mounting socket (bottom) and DSLR mounting screw attachment (top)
  • Handles protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder strap
  • Soft-Touch Rubber Keys for silent operation
  • HOLD switch to prevent accidental operation
  • QUICK button feature for easy access to various functions
  • 128x64 pixel LCD with backlight
  • USB 2.0 connection for high-speed transferring of files
  • Mini USB cable included
  • Operates on 4-AA batteries, an AC adapter (sold separately) or USB bus power
  • Can extend battery life with BP-6AA battery pack (sold separately)
  • Dedicated remote control jack for the wired RC-10 remote control or RC-3F footswitch (both sold separately)
  • Internal mixer: PAN and LEVEL controls
  • Low cut filter(40/80/120Hz)
  • Limiter (1/L and 2/R can be selected for link-operation)
  • Delay function for microphone distance adjustment (up to 150ms)
  • M-S decode function
  • Slate tone generator (AUTO/MANUAL)
  • Selectable duration of slate tone from four positions (0.5/1/2/3 sec, when auto-generated)
  • Selectable slate tone generation. 3 positions: OFF/HEAD/HEAD+TAIL, when auto-generated
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or date
  • Dual-recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
  • Auto-record function can automatically start and stop recording at set level
  • Pre-recording function allows the unit to record a 2 second sound buffer before recording is activated
  • Self-timer function for solo recording
  • New file starts recording automatically without interruption when maximum file size is reached
  • Track incrementing function allows a recording to be split by creating a new file when desired
  • Jump back and play function
  • Equalizer function for playback, and level alignment function to enhance the perceived overall sound pressure
  • Resume function to memorize the playback position before the unit is turned off
  • MARK function up to 99 points per audio track
  • DIVIDE function
SPECIFICATIONS
Recording media SD card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC card(4GB to 32GB)
Recording format
WAV 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
BWF 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
Number of channels 4channel (stereo x2)
Analog audio input
1/L, 2/R connectors
Connector XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)/6.3mm(1/4“)TRS standard jack
Set to "MIC / MIC+PHANTOM“
Input impedance 2k ohms
Phantom power 48V +/-4V(10mA/CH) / 24V +/-4V(10mA/CH)
Maximum input level 0dBu
Minimum input level -72dBu
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +11dB
MID +36dB
HIGH +52dB
Set to "LINE“
Input impedance 10k ohms or more
Standard input level +4dBu
Maximum input level +24dBu
3-4 connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8“) stereo mini jack (this connector can be supplied plug-in power)
Input impedance 10k ohms
Maximum input level +10dBV
Minimum input level -50dBV
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +3dB
HIGH +26dB
CAMERA IN connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8“) stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10k ohms
Standard input level -10dBV
Maximum input level +6dBV
Analog audio output
CAMERA OUT connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8“) stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 ohms
Standard output level -50dBV
Maximum output level -30dBV
LINE OUT connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8“) stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 ohms
Standard output level -10dBV
Maximum output level +10dBV
PHONES connector
Connector 3.5mm (1/8“) stereo mini jack
Maximum output level 50mW + 50mW
USB
Connector Mini-B type
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
REMOTE
Connector 2.5mm TRS jack
Power Four AA batteries(Alkaline or NI-MH), USB bus power, Dedicated AC adapter(TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately), Dedicated external battery pack(TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Power consumption 5.4W
Continuous operation time 2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit rec
DR-60D
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) About 2:30 min (Phantom on) About 4:30 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) About 3:15 min (Phantom on) About 5:00 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) About 3:45 min (Phantom on) About 6:00 min (Phantom off)
DR-60D+BP-6AA
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) About 5:30 min (Phantom on) About 10:30 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) About 7:30 min (Phantom on) About 12:00 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) About 9:30 min (Phantom on) About 14:30 min (Phantom off)
Dimensions 133(W)×93.2(H)×78(D)mm (with the top adapter attached)
Weight 510g (not including batteries)
Operating temperature 0˚C to 40˚C
Standard accessories USB cable, warranty card, Owner's manual
Computer compatibility
Windows
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
RAM 128MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0
Macintosh
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
CPU Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or more
64MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0
Audio performance
Frequency response 20-20kHz +0.5/-2dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs44.1k/48kHz, JEITA) 20-40kHz +0.5/-3dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs96kHz, JEITA)
Distortion 0.02% or less(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or more(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
Equivalent input noise -120dBu or more
Recording duration The table below shows the maximum recording time on SD/SDHC cards of different capacities for different file formats for recording.
File format(recording setting) SD/SDHC card capacity(hours:mintes)
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB
WAV/BWF 16bit(STEREO) 44.1kHz 1:41 3:22 6:44 13:28
48kHz 1:33 3:06 6:12 12:24
96kHz 0:46 1:33 3:06 6:12
WAV/BWF 24bit(STEREO) 44.1kHz 1:07 2:15 4:30 9:00
48kHz 1:02 2:04 4:08 8:16
96kHz 0:31 1:02 2:04 4:08
  • The recording times shown above are estimates. They might differ depending on the SD/SDHC card in use.
  • The recording times shown above are not continuous recording times, but rather they are the total possible recording times for the SD/SDHC card.
  • If recorded in mono in WAV files, the maximum recording time will be double the figures above.
  • For dual and 4-channel recording in WAV/BWF format, the recording times are about half those shown above.
Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shockmounted mics for reduced handling noise Compatible with all Zoom input capsules Four-track simultaneous recording Large backlit LCD display Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad Analog-style gain controls for each input Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls Plug-in power (2.5 volts) Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting Chromatic tuner and metronome Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take MS decoding Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown Normalize, Divide and Trim editing Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording A/B loop playback Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter Uses two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries GENERAL Recording media: SD card: 16MB to 2GB , SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB Display: Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels) INPUTS INPUTS L/R [XYH-5 X/Y mic]: Mic type:   Unidirectional Sensitivity:   -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa Input gain:   -∞ to 52 dB Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL MIC/LINE IN : Connector:   1/8" stereo mini jack Input gain:  - ∞ to 52 dB Input impedance:  2 k Ω or more Plug-in power:  2.5V supported Backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain INPUTS 1/2: Connectors:    XLR / TRS combo jacks (XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot) Input gain (PAD OFF): -∞ to 55.0 dB Input gain (PAD ON): -∞ to 35.0 dB Input impedance:  1.8 k Ω or more Max input level:  +22 dBu (PAD ON) Phantom power:  +12V /+24V /+48V Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less OUTPUTS LINE OUT : Connector:    1/8" stereo mini jack Rated output level:   -10 dBm Output load impedance: 10k Ω or more PHONE OUT    : Connector:    1/8" stereo mini jack Output Level:    20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load Built-in speaker: 400mw 8 Ω mono RECORDING FORMATS STEREO MODE: WAV (BWF-compliant) Sampling frequency:   44.1/48/96 kHz Bit rate:    16/24 (Stereo) Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2 MP3 Sampling frequency:  44.1kHz Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps MULTITRACK MODE: WAV (BWF-compliant) Sampling frequency: 44.1/48 kHz Bit rate: 16/24 (Mono/Stereo) Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 6 (L/R + INPUT 1/2 + L/R backup) USB Mass Storage Class operation: Class: USB 2.0 High Speed Audio Interface operation: Multitrack mode: Class: USB 2.0 High Speed Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz Bit rate: 16/24 bit Inputs / Outputs: 4 / 2 Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode: Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz Bit rate:  16 bit Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2 USB bus powered operation  possible (iPad operation supported in Stereo mode only) POWER REQUIREMENTS AA size (LR6) battery x 2 AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional) USB bus power

Why are 4-channels of audio better than 2-channels?

  • Capture more ambient sound at any shoot for an overall more convincing soundscape.
  • Place mics on each participant in conferences, panels, reporters, etc.
  • Redundancy or backup in case of camera mic noise or drop out.
  • Simplify wedding shoots with a mic on the bride, groom, officiator and a mic for ambient sound.
  • Video editing environments now support multi-channel audio as standard.
  • Main Features

    The R-4 brings you a new generation of portable recording. Enjoy superb sound quality. Use the 40GB hard disk drive for extended recording. Record up to four channels at once. Edit waveforms on the recorder itself. All this plus a compact size and light weight that assure outstanding mobility in the field. The Edirol R-4. Gear up for the new generation of portable recording.

    Extended Recording with 40GB Hard Disk Drive
    Equipped with a 40GB hard disk drive, the R-4 can record up to 17 hours at maximum sound quality or up to 58 hours at CD quality.

    Superior 24-bit/96-kHz Linear Recording
    Totally uncompressed recording assures outstanding sound quality. Choose 16-bit or 24-bit quantization and a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz. Save data as WAV files.

    Simultaneous 4-Channel Recording
    The 4 XLR/Phone combo jacks come with switchable phantom power and give you a choice of MONO, STEREO, STEREO X2, or 4CH recording. Digital input/output is also provided.
    Four-channel recording gives you exceptional flexibility. For example, you can use mics to capture the ambience of a performance hall while using line input to record the performance itself. Or you can record at several different level settings simultaneously.

  • Five High-Quality Effects
    The R-4 lets you tailor the sound during both recording and playback.

  • L Terminal for Linking a Digital Video Camera
    The R-4's L terminal lets you connect a similarly equipped digital video camera to synchronize the camera start/stop while R-4 is recording. Counting the camera's two channels, this configuration gives you a total of six audio channels — a wealth of audio data to get creative with.

    Waveform Editing Using Only the R-4
    The R-4 is all you need to edit waveforms. Just watch the waveform on the LCD as you edit. Scrubbing playback with the shuttle dial lets you set the edit points precisely by sound.

    Index Any Point Instantly
    Press the mark button anytime during recording or playback to mark that point for easy, instant indexing later. With the A-B repeat function you can set two points and repeatedly play back the material between them.

    Easy Playback with the Jog Dial
    Use the jog dial to fast-forward or rewind at any of seven speed levels.

    Built-In Stereo Speakers
    The R-4's built-in speakers make it easy to monitor recorded sound without headphones.

  • L Terminal for Linking a Digital Video Camera
    The R-4's L terminal lets you connect a similarly equipped digital video camera to synchronize the camera start/stop while R-4 is recording. Counting the camera's two channels, this configuration gives you a total of six audio channels — a wealth of audio data to get creative with.

    Waveform Editing Using Only the R-4
    The R-4 is all you need to edit waveforms. Just watch the waveform on the LCD as you edit. Scrubbing playback with the shuttle dial lets you set the edit points precisely by sound.

    Index Any Point Instantly
    Press the mark button anytime during recording or playback to mark that point for easy, instant indexing later. With the A-B repeat function you can set two points and repeatedly play back the material between them.

    Easy Playback with the Jog Dial
    Use the jog dial to fast-forward or rewind at any of seven speed levels.

    Built-In Stereo Speakers
    The R-4's built-in speakers make it easy to monitor recorded sound without headphones.

  • 2-channel field recorder in Stereo or Mono on Compact Flash or Micro drive cards
  • Light weight with rigid chassis
  • FAT32 file system & BWF Stereo file format + MP3 recording/playback
  • Built-in Stereo microphone for quick memo recording
  • 2 x XLR mic inputs with phantom power to accept professional microphones
  • High resolution recording at 24bit 96kHz
  • Mic Trim for accurate recording level adjustment
  • Automatic Level Control (ALC - OFF/ALC/LIMITER)
  • Hi-Pass Filter
  • Backlit 132 x 64 dot matrix LCD display
  • Two-hour capacity on 4GB CF card with Stereo 24 Bit/96 kHz resolution  
  • Pre-record buffer (2 secs) ensures full-take recording with no inadvertent loss
  • Auto File Closing (the recording file auto-closes every minute to secure recorded data)
  • Auto Shut-off function when the input power becomes abnormally low to save data
  • Convenient file naming mode: DATE or TAKE
  • 4 hours operation on 4 x AA Alkaline / Ni-MH batteries
  • 8 hours operation possible with optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack
  • Wired remote controller with microphone attachment belt
  • USB 2.0 data transfer to Mac or PC computers for further editing and post-production
  • Comes with 128MB CF card, AC adapter, dedicated shoulder belt and carrying pouch
• Recording / Playback / General
Recording Medium: Compact Flash Card
Recording Times: see chart above
File Formats: BWF (Broadcast Wave Format), MP3 (MPEG Layer-3)
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Quantization: 16-bit linear (44.1 / 48 kHz);
24-bit linear (44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96);
MP3 192kbps (stereo)
Recording Tracks: 2 tracks (stereo)
Simultaneous Recording: 2 tracks (stereo)
Rec/Play Frequency: 20Hz-20kHz ±2dB (FS 44.1/48kHz); 20Hz-40 kHz ±3dB (FS 88.2/96kHz)
S/N: (ADC-DAC, 24bit, 48kHz) - Line: (Input Gain: +4dBu) 95dB (typical) - Mic: (Input Gain: -60dBu) 85dB (typical)
Dynamic Range: 95dB (typical) (ADC-DAC, 24bit, 48kHz)
THD: (ADC-DAC, 24it, 48kHz) - Line: Channel Separation: more than 90dB (at 1kHz 0dB) (24bit, -20BFS, 48kHz)
Reference Level: -12dBFS
Locate Memory: 99 Cue points per file
Battery Operation Time: approx. 4 hours (4 x AA Alkaline / Ni-MH AA cells); approx. 8 hours (optional Ni-MH battery pack)
• Input / Output
Analogue In (L/R) Connector: XLR-Jack (1/4“) Combo Type
Mic In Connector: XLR (balanced, 2-pin hot)
Line In Connector: Jack (1/4“) (unbalanced)
Input Impedance: > 10k ohm
Reference Input Level: -10dBV
Maximum Input Level: +2dBV
Input Impedance: > 6k ohm
Reference Input Level: -50dBu to -10dBu
Maximum Input Level: +2dBu
Phantom: P48
Monitor Out Connector: RCA Phono (unbalanced)
Load Impedance: > 10k ohm
Reference Output Level: -10dBV
Phones Connector: Stereo Mini Jack (3.5mm)
Load Impedance: > 32 ohm
Maximum Output Level: 15 + 15mW (32 ohm)
USB 2.0 (for PC) Connector: Series "B” Receptacle
Built-in Speaker
Maximum Output: 300mW
 
• Physical

Dimensions: 57(H) x 206(W) x 132(D) mm
Weight: 0.8kgs (w/o battery)
Included Accessories: CF card (128MB), AC Adaptor, shoulder strap, remote control and carry pouch
Pedigree Portable Field Recorder

The FR-2LE is a compact field memory recorder for professional use offering 24bit 96kHz recording in the industry standard BWF file format. It has a good pedigree given Fostex's previous success with their DAT portables (PD2 & PD4) and latterly with their solid state FR-2 and its optional full timecode facility.

Now with their latest FR-2LE, they have an even more compact offering for high quality field recording, interview recording (MP3 mode also available), or simple film/broadcast audio recording.

The FR-2LE is equipped with two professional phantom powered XLR microphone inputs (XLR-Jack combo) complete with precise control over the recording level. It features a 1 take = 1 file recording system which eliminates overwrites and its 2 second ʽpre-recordʼ buffer means there should never be a missed take or lost soundbite. Thereʼs also an MP3 mode and built-in stereo microphone.

Feature rich, elegant in operation, good pedigree - the new FR-2LE looks assured of success.

MAIN FEATURES

• Long Battery Life

The FR-2LE can run for up to 4 hours on 4 x AA Alkaline batteries and up to 8 hours with the optional NiMH BATPACK battery pack. A choice of two BATPACK chargers are also available - one for the mains and one that also charges your pack from a 12V car outlet.

• Extended recording times

Over 6 hours @ 16bit 44.1kHz recording on an 4Gb CompactFlash card.

• Professional inputs

Dual XLR inputs (XLR-Jack combo) with top quality microphone pre-amps, trim control and phantom power. Analogue out is provided on phono (RCA) connectors.

• BWF or MP3 recording

Record up to 24bit 96kHz audio.

• Tough construction

Manufactured from high-grade materials and specifically designed for professional location recording.

• Fail Safe Recording

In addition to a 1 take = 1 file system to eliminate overwrites, the FR-2LE also features Auto File Closing which closes files at one minute intervals, thus preserving the data in the event of a power failure.

• USB 2.0

The USB 2.0 port allows direct connection to PC and MAC for easy file transfer.

 

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