SonicLab: Edirol R-09HR Portable Recorder First Look
New resolution and features - does it make the grade? 04/04/08
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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 itâ€™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.
Main Features 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM high-resolution, low-noise recording
Newly developed Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit (I.A.R.C.)