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Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever

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Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever

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  • Two Mic/Line Inputs
  • Stereo Line Out
  • USB Out for PC Audio Recording
  • Independent L/R Level Meters
  • Rotary Encoder
  • Headphone Out
  • Cold Shoe Rail
  • Aluminum Hand Grip
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The Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever is designed to improve the audio quality of an iPhone 4/4S, 4th generation iPod touch or 2nd/3rd generation iPad when recording audio with video. This interface is ideal for ENG purposes and any other applications where higher quality audio recordings are required. A USB to 30-pin cable is included to make the connection. It will also work with an iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5th generation, but requires a separately sold Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter. Or, use it as an audio interface for a PC by connecting a separately sold mini USB to USB type A cable.

The interface features two microphone/line inputs for the included condenser microphones or other user-supplied microphones. A rotary encoder and LED level meter allow easy adjustment of the input level of each channel, pan, headphone out and more. A headphone monitor output allows you to monitor the input and playback signal.

The interface doesn't require a battery, since it's powered by your connected device via USB. When feeding power via micro USB, the unit also feeds power to the connected iOS device. The chassis features a cold shoe rail for mounting various camera rigs. A device holder is included which can be used in portrait or landscape mode, and features screw holes on the horizontal and vertical sides for the included hand grip or separately-sold tripod or other standard support.

Improves the audio quality of iOS devices using the supplied USB to 30-pin dock cable
Input 1 and 2 are stereo line/mic (maximum of four channels can be fed)
Two plug-in power condenser microphones are included
Rotary encoder and LED level meter for setting the input level of each channel, pan, headphone out and more
Downloadable app allows you to control pan, low cut, limiter and output level
Headphone monitor out to monitor the input and playback signal
Analog out (line-mic selectable) to output input or playback signal, or mixed
No battery required - powered from the connected iOS device via USB
When feeding power via micro USB, it also feeds power to your connected iOS device
Chassis features a cold shoe rail for mounting various camera rigs
Includes a device holder, pair of earphones and aluminum hand grip
Compatibility iOS:
iPhone 4/4S
iPod touch 4th generation
iPad 2nd, 3rd Gen

Requires separately sold adapter:
iPhone 5
iPod touch 5th generation

Windows XP or later / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini x 2
Input Signal Line / mic
Gain -12 to 159.5 dB
Level Metering LED, 11 dots
Load Impedance 16 ohm or more
Maximum Output Level 15 mW (32 ohm load, THD less than 0.1%)
Noise Level Less than -93 dBV (Mic - St Out / Input Gain Max)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/-30dB (Line In - St Out / 15mW / 32 ohm load)
Power Consumption 200 mW
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.3 x 1.2 x 1.3" (83 x 31 x 33 mm) without mics, holder and grip
Weight 2.1 oz (60 g) without mics, holder and grip
Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever
  • USB to Apple 30-pin Cable
  • Device Holder
  • Hand Grip
  • Earphones
  • 1-Year Warranty
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