SonicLab: Edirol R-09HR Portable Recorder First Look

New resolution and features - does it make the grade?      04/04/08

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7:45 mins
The Edirol R-09 was one of the first serious palm-sized field recorder to market and as such has done extremely well particularly for journalists and roving reporters alike. In fact the I saw one in front (outgoing?) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during a piece on BBC News 24 just the other night, so it’s clearly able to operate in stressful situations. At MESSE this year (2008), we saw the introduction of the new R-09HR, a new, improved higher resolution version of the same unit. As well as the improved resolution of up to 96kHz/24bit there are a number of other changes and enhancements. We persuaded Andy Mac, normally the man behind the camera here at Sonicstate.com, to take a closer look at the new device.
    Features
  • Main Features 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM high-resolution, low-noise recording
  • Newly developed Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit (I.A.R.C.)
  • High-grade, high-sensitivity stereo condenser microphone built-in
  • Records to SD or SDHC memory card (Up to 8 GB)
  • Compact, hand-held body for convenient portable use
  • Wide view-ability on large OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display
  • Preview speaker built-in
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • High-speed file transfer via USB 2.0 connection to computer
  • Cakewalk "pyro Audio Creator LE" wave-editing software included
You can buy it right now at most reputable dealers for £259, US$ price TBC
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Bjarne D.    Said...

Good review! Nicely produced and useful...

05-Apr-08 05:38 AM


JW    Said...

Excellent review. I was ready to plunk down the cash for an R-09. Now, after watching your in-depth review, I'm going for the HR instead. Thank you. - JW

06-Jun-08 02:51 PM


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