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Fostex FR-2LE
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Price: $1,035.00 + GST
Product ID : Fostex FR-2LE
Manufacturer: Fostex
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With a location recording pedigree which includes the original portable timecode DAT machines (PD-2, PD-4) and, more recently, the innovative PD-6 DVD-RAM recorder, it was only natural that Fostex should develop the FR-2, the acclaimed professional CompactFlash-based field recorder. And now, it seems, Fostex has done it again with the FR-2LE - a compact audio recorder designed from the ground-up to meet the needs of professionals in the field.
For a start, the FR-2LE records to CompactFlash in Broadcast WAV Format (BWF) at 24bit 96kHz quality. It’s equipped with two professional phantom powered XLR microphone inputs (XLR-phone combo) complete with precise control over the recording level. A 1 take = 1 file recording system eliminates overwrites and 2 second ‘pre-record’ buffer means there should never be a missed take or lost soundbite. There’s even an MP3 mode and built-in stereo microphones designed for interviews. Feature rich and elegant in operation, the pedigree of the new FR-2LE is assured.

Recording on Type II CompactFlash™ card
Light weight, yet tough with a highly rigid chassis
FAT32 file system & BWF Stereo file format
MP3 recording/playback
Up to 24 bit 96kHz audio performance

Recording Medium: Compact Flash Card
File Format: 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 192bps (stereo)
Recording Tracks: 2 (stereo)
Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2 (stereo)
Recording/Reproduction Frequency: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±2dB (FS 44.1/48kHz); 20 Hz - 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)
T.H.D. (ADC-DAC, 24it, 48kHz): Line less than 0.008% (at 1kHz – 1dB, typical); Mic (trim max) less than 0.01% (at 1kHz – 1dB, typical)
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. 8 hours (Tamiya RC3600HV, Ni-MH battery); approx. 4 hours (4 x AA Alkaline / Ni-MH battery)

Analog In (L/R): Connector XLR-Phone Combo Type
Line In: Connector 6mm dia TS Phone Jack (unbalanced); Input Impedance - more than 10k ohm
Reference Input Level: -10dBV
Maximum Input Level: +2dBV
Mic In: Connector XLR-3-31 Type (balanced, 2-pin hot); Input Impedance - more than 6k ohm
Reference Input Level -50dBu to -10dBu
Maximum Input Level +2dBu
Phantom P48
Monitor Out (L, R): Connector RCA Pin Jack (unbalanced); Load Impedance more than 10k ohm
Reference Output Level -10dBV
Phones: Connector Stereo Mini Phone Jack; Load Impedance more than 32 ohm
Maximum Output Level 15 + 15mW (32 ohm)
USB: 2.0 (for PC); Connector Series “B” Receptacle
Built-in Speaker: Maximum Output 300mW

Included: CF card (128MB), AC Adaptor, shoulder strap, remote control and carry pouch
Dimensions: 57(H) x 206(W) x 132(D) mm
Weight: Approx. 0.8kgs (without battery)

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