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.
Excellent Audio Compatibility
In adopting the BWF Broadcast WAV file format, the FR-2 offers what is now the most popular choice for professional recording. It can be set to record mono or stereo files with 16 or 24-bit quantisation over a vast range of frequencies from 22.05kHz for extended recording time up to 192kHz for the highest quality audio acquisition. Transferring files for editing and/or backup is fast and simple via a Compact Flash reader attached to a computer; a PCMCIA slot and/or a CF adaptor - ideal for those editing with a laptop; or indeed the on-board USB port.
The FR-2 incorporates a number of features developed through Fostex’s work in location DVD-RAM recording with the PD-6 and DV40.
Automated file/take naming speeds up time spent naming files between takes on location and complies with both US and Euro clapper board standards. In addition, the inclusion of a ‘pre-record’ buffer (user adjustable) means there should never be another missed take or lost soundbite!
The FR-2 can be retrofitted with an optional, fully featured timecode card offering both reader and generator thus turning it into the ideal production and location recorder, whether it be used as a master or backup machine.
All Bases Covered
Excellent audio integrity, fully flexible recording, top quality mic amps, extensive interfacing plus optional timecode prove the Fostex FR-2 has all bases covered.
*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"
Choice of Media
The FR-2 can record to Type I & II CompactFlash cards and the new breed of PCMCIA 1.8-inch hard disk drives (up to fs 96kHz), offering maximum flexibility and choice.
The new 1.8-inch Type II PC Card hard disk drives pack high capacity into a very compact format. Their powerful, lightweight design makes them an ideal acquisition media offering, for example, 289 minutes of stereo recording at 24-bit/48kHz.
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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)
Power Requirement 8 x AA type dry cell (NiMH recommended)
AC adaptor (optional)
Power Consumption approx. 5W
Dimension 250(W) x 77(H) x 220(D) mm
Weight 1.5kg (w/out battery)
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)
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)
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