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Fostex MR-8HD/CD - 8-Track Digital Recorder with Built-In CD-RW

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The Fostex MR-8HD/CD is an inexpensive 8-track desktop digital hard disk recorder with a 40GB hard drive and a built-in CD-RW drive for creating CD masters. It offers over 15 hours of recording time at 16-bit/44.1 resolution. The unit supports the FAT32 disk format and full professional WAV file recording. The MR-8HD/CD is equipped with phantom power for all four XLR microphone inputs and offers simultaneous recording on up to four tracks.

Those familiar with mixing work surfaces will delight in the knobs, sliders, and easily-navigated user interface of the MR-8HD/CD. Other features include microphone and amplifier simulator processing, onboard reverb and delay effects processors, optical and USB digital connectors, and dual headphone outputs. This workstation is a worthy production solution for songwriters, bands, location audio recording, and event videography post-production facilities on a budget.

Recording to 40GB internal 3.5" HD offering more than 15 hours of 8-track recording at 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution
Built-in CD-RW drive for creating CD masters
4 XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
Up to 4 tracks of simultaneous recording
Full-track bouncing to a new song
Intuitive interface
Built-in effects include reverb, delay, and guitar amp and microphone simulation
Analog Guitar Distortion with dedicated knob
FAT32 disk format and WAV file recording
USB port for stereo WAV file transfer to and from PC with full drive access from PC
"WAV Manager" software available for transfer of multiple mono files to and from PC
S/PDIF digital out for digital mastering on an external MD or CD recorder; USB Host port for CD burning on standard external CD-R drive
Dual headphone outputs
Comprehensive backlit LCD for menu-driven system navigation with dedicated switches and menu/enter button
Sliders for all mono and stereo channels, separate Master volume slider, pan and effects knobs for all mono channels
Type Desktop Digital Hard Disk Recorder
Number of Tracks 8
Recording Resolution 16-bit
Sampling Rate 44.1kHz
Recording Media 40GB 3.5" (E-IDE type)
Max Simultaneous Recording 4 Tracks
Max Simultaneous Playback 8 Tracks
Recording Time Approx. 15.7 hours (8 Tracks on 40GB)
A/D Converter 24-bit Delta-Sigma
D to A Converters 24-bit Delta-Sigma
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range 88dB or More (Typical)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.05% (Typical)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Effects 3 x Mic Simulation
3 x Amp Simulation
3 x Reverb
3 x Delay
3 x Mastering Effects
Display 128 x 64-dot Backlit LCD
CD Burning Capabilities Built-In CD-RW
Equalizer No
Vari Pitch Control No
Jog/Shuttle No
MIDI Yes, MIDI Out
Word Clock I/O No
SCSI No
Mixer 4 x Single Channel Faders
2 x Stereo Faders
1 x Master Fader
4 x Input Channel Trim Knobs
1 x Input A Distortion Knob
4 x Input Channel Peak LED Indicators
1 x Headphone Volume Knob
4 x Pan Knobs
4 x Effects Send Knobs
4 x Channel On/Off Switches
6 x Record Select Switches
3 x Mic/Amp Simulator Switches
4 x Effect Select Switches
1 x Effect Time Trim Knob
3 x Mastering Effect Type Switches
Input Connections 4 x 3-pin XLR Female, Balanced
1 x 1/4" TS Phone Hi-Z/Line, Unbalanced
3 x 1/4" TS Phone Line, Unbalanced
1 x 1/4" TRS Phone Insert
1 x 1/4" TS Phone Footswitch In
Output Connectors 2 x 1/4" TS Phone L,R, Unbalanced
2 x 1/4" TRS Stereo Headphone
1 x TOSLINK Optical SPDIF Digital Out
1 x MIDI Out
1 x USB(B Type)
1 x USB Host(A Type)
Headphone Output Yes, 2 x 1/4" Stereo Phone
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.3 x 10.4 x 3.5" (312 x 264 x 88mm)
Weight 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Specialties 40GB Internal EIDE Hard Drive
Hi-Z Guitar/Instrument Input
Dual USB Ports
Built-In CD-RW for CD Mastering
Fostex MR-8HD/CD - 8-Track Digital Recorder with Built-In CD-RW
  • Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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