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

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

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

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

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Overview
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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
In the Box
Fostex MR-8HD/CD - 8-Track Digital Recorder with Built-In CD-RW
  • Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Specifications
    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

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