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Fostex FR-2LE Field recorder
Fostex FR-2LE Field recorder

Fostex FR-2LE Field recorder

The new FR-2LE - a compact audio recorder designed from the ground-up to meet the needs of professionals in the field.
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Product Code: SKU16905

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Fostex FR-2LE Field recorder

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.


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

For more information visit www.fostexdvd.net.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

4 of 5 FR2-LE almost there September 26, 2014
Reviewer: Chris M  
The good stuff - size is excellent for a recorder of this quality, small and lightweight especially compared the heavy DAT players around. The recording and playback at all settings was excellent. The FR-2LE has the  features you need and it's so easy to operate I could do so without using the manual - YEAH! The top panel knobs are easy to use  and screen is easy to see and has a light function.  Now the stuff that is not so good - since this is supposed to be a field recorder - they did a lousy job with the battery compartment, it's hard to get to and once you get in there it's not a snap in snap out type like you would expect but a wired lead with a plastic plug that must be fitted to another wired connector major pain! There was a problem recording mono files but that was just fixed in the new software update which came out about a month ago. The other issue I have is the headphone amp - it's really noisy, it is clearly the headphone amp because in the recordings there is no noise or hiss, so it's more annoying than actually a problem - I have tried a zillion different headphones and nothing changes so it's definitely the amp. But overall it's a good value for the money.