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  • 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





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 ‘pre-record’ buffer means there should never be a missed take or lost soundbite. There’s also an MP3 mode and built-in stereo microphone.



• 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.

• Record Times

FOSTEX FR-2LE SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | accessories | media | buy |
• 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: < 0.008% (at 1kHz – 1dB, typical) - Mic (trim max): < 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. 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 <L, R> 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





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