RIO RANCHO, NM — Lectrosonics (www.lectrosonics.com/US) has introduced a stereo version of its PDR micro digital recorder, the Stereo Portable Digital Recorder (SPDR). The SPDR is a professional quality, dual-channel unit designed for electronic news gathering, film and video production, as a backup recorder, or for personal use. The new SPDR was developed by Lectrosonics in response to numerous customer requests for a small, lightweight, dual-channel recorder with a variety of additional features.
The SPDR records to a Micro SDHC memory card in Broadcast Wave Format (.WAV with iXML metadata) and 24-bit depth, in sample rates of either 48kHz or 96kHz. The unit can accept inputs from analog line level and AES digital sources, or from lav microphones wired for standard Lectrosonics five-pin “servo bias” inputs. The SPDR can be jammed with timecode via an industry-standard five-pin Lemo connector, and features a highly accurate, temperature compensated (TCXO) time base crystal.
The micro recorder allows capture of full stereo audio of an extreme sport participant, in-car scenes or in situations where a wireless system isn’t practical. When used in conjunction with a small mixer and the SRC receiver, the SPDR makes for a lightweight interview setup that provides full redundancy - all fitting into a small fanny pack. For compatibility with a wider range of memory cards while retaining high reliability, the SPDR features a deep write buffer.
Dweedle tone commands allow easy start and stop using the PDRRemote, a third party application for iPhone or Android. The SPDR has an external power input with internal battery switchover, allowing all day recording from a bag battery with immediate fall back to the internal batteries should there be an external power loss. A 32GB memory card allows almost 30 hours of recording time at the 48kHz sample rate. A high quality headphone output is provided for playback and monitoring.
The SPDR’s rugged aluminum housing allows easy access for the Micro SDHC memory card (up to 32GB), two AA batteries, and DC input for external power. Run times of up to 13 hours can be expected when using Alkaline AA batteries. Its MSRP is $1,495.