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Fostex FR2LE High Definition Hand-Held Compact Flash Recorder
  • Fostex FR2LE High Definition Hand-Held Compact Flash Recorder
  • Fostex FR2LE High Definition Hand-Held Compact Flash Recorder
  • Fostex FR2LE High Definition Hand-Held Compact Flash Recorder
  • Fostex FR2LE High Definition Hand-Held Compact Flash Recorder
  • Fostex FR2LE High Definition Hand-Held Compact Flash Recorder

Fostex FR2LE High Definition Hand-Held Compact Flash Recorder

Manufacturer: Fostex USA

Item #: FOS-FR2LE   •   MFG #: FR2 LE


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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 have done it again with the launch of the new 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.

It features a 1 take = 1 file recording system which eliminates overwrites and the 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 looks assured.

  • Features

    • Recording on Type II CompactFlash card For operation confirmed media, click here
    • 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
    • 2 x professional phantom powered XLR mic inputs with precise recording level adjustment control
    • ALC (Off/On/Limiter) and HPF (On/Off, 100Hz -12dB/Oct)
    • Built-in stereo microphones for quick memo recording
    • USB 2.0 for high speed file transfer to PC
    • 2 second Pre Rec buffer
    • 1 take = 1 file system (eliminates overwrites)
    • Approx. 8 hours battery operation
    • Wired remote controller with mic attachment belt
  • Specifications

    • Recording Medium Compact Flash Card
    • Recording Time see "Recording Time Chart" below
    • 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)
    • No. of Recording Track 2 tracks (stereo)
    • No. of Simultaneous Rec. 2 tracks (stereo)
    • Recording/Reproduction Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz A±2dB (FS 44.1/48kHz)20 Hz - 40 kHz A±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 ƒ_" 1dB, typical)
    • Mic (trim max) less than 0.01% (at 1kHz ƒ_" 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) INPUTS / OUTPUTSAnalog In (L/R)
    • Connector XLR-Phone Combo Type Line InConnector 6mm dia TS Phone Jack (unbalanced)
    • Input Impedance more than 10k ohm
    • Reference Input Level -10dBV
    • Maximum Input Level +2dBVMic 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
    • Connector RCA Pin Jack (unbalanced)Load Impedance more than 10k ohm
    • Reference Output Level -10dBVPhones
    • 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 PHYSICAL
    • Included CF card (128MB), AC Adaptorshoulder strap, remote control and carry pouch
    • Dimensions 57(H) x 206(W) x 132(D) mm
    • Weight Approx. Approx. 0.8kgs (w/o battery)
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