Korg MR-2 1-Bit Hand-Held Digital Audio Recorder

Korg MR-2 1-Bit Hand-Held Digital Audio Recorder

Korg MR-2 1-Bit Hand-Held Digital Audio Recorder

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Korg MR-2 1-Bit Hand-Held Digital Audio Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • Palm-Sized Design
  • Ultra High-Quality 1-bit Recording
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • Rotating X/Y Stereo Condenser Mic
  • Bass EQ, Limiter, and Low-Cut Filter
  • USB 2.0 Connector
  • LCD Display
  • Uses AA Batteries or USB Bus Power
  • AudioGate Conversion Software Included
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  • 1Description

The MR-2 from Korg offers incredibly high-quality 1-bit recording in an ultra-portable design that's great for reporters, musicians, field audio recordists, and more. The MR-2 supports DSDIFF, DSF, and WSD 1-bit formats to capture every detail of the sonic world around you at SACD quality. It can also record multi-bit PCM formats at rates up to 24-bit/192kHz. The MR-2 writes your files to widely-available SD/SDHC flash memory cards for convenient storage and sharing. The included AudioGate software allows you to convert your 1-bit files into today's most popular file formats, including AIFF, FLAC, and MP3.

The recorder has an integrated X/Y stereo electret condenser microphone, which can be rotated up to 210° for capturing anything in your environment. A USB 2.0 connector lets you transfer your files to a Mac or PC for conversion, editing, and sharing. The recorder also features an analog limiter, low-cut filter, and bass EQ to shape your audio as it's captured. You can choose from 40 different recording setups that call specific sensitivity, limiter, and other settings designed for a variety of recording situations. You can also create and store up to 10 custom settings.

The simple, elegant interface of the MR-2 has standard play/pause, record, stop, back, and forward buttons on the front panel. It also has standard 3.5mm mic and line inputs, plus a 3.5mm headphone output, letting you connect your favorite external microphone, instrument, and headphones. Input level and playback volume controls are built-in for making easy adjustments. Other features include an integrated chromatic tuner and screw mounts on 2 different surfaces for tripod mounting.

The large, backlit LCD on the front panel shows vital info so you can monitor settings and audio levels at a glance. The recorder operates on a pair of AA batteries, or via USB bus power for terrific flexibility and convenience. For pristine, "future-proof" digital audio recording that fits in your pocket, look no further than the MR-2.

Lightweight, pocket-sized 1-bit digital audio recorder, great for journalists, broadcasters, musicians, and more
Supported 1-bit formats include DSDIFF, DSF, and WSD for outstanding "future-proof" SACD quality recordings
Also records multi-bit PCM formats at rates up to 24-bit/192kHz
Records to widely-available SD/SDHC flash cards for reliable storage and sharing
Included AudioGate software convert your 1-bit files into AIFF, FLAC, WAV, or MP3 files in real-time, and also offers gain control, DC offset removal, and fade functions
Integrated X/Y stereo electret condenser microphone can be rotated up to 210° for capturing anything in your environment
USB 2.0 connector lets you transfer your files to a Mac or PC for conversion, editing, and sharing
Analog limiter, low-cut filter, and bass EQ shape your audio as it's captured
40 different recording setups let you call up specific sensitivity, limiter, and other settings designed for a variety of recording situations. You can also create and store up to 10 custom settings
Simple, elegant interface has standard play/pause, record, stop, back, and forward buttons on the front panel
Standard 3.5mm mic and line inputs, plus a 3.5mm headphone output let you connect your favorite external microphone, instrument, and headphones
Input level and playback volume controls are built-in for making easy adjustments
Integrated chromatic tuner is ideal for musicians on-the-go
Screw mounts on 2 different surfaces for versatile tripod mounting
Large, backlit LCD on the front panel shows vital info so you can monitor settings and audio levels at a glance
Operates on a pair of AA batteries, or via USB bus power for terrific flexibility and convenience
In the Box
Korg MR-2 1-Bit Hand-Held Digital Audio Recorder
  • SD Card (Sample)
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Hand-Held Digital Recorder
    Recording/Reading Methods SD/SDHC Flash Memory Cards
    Recording Bit Rate DSDIFF, DSF, WSD: 1-bit
    WAV, BWF: 16-bit, 24-bit
    MP2, MP3: 128-320kbps
    Sampling Frequency DSDIFF, DSF, WSD: 2.8MHz
    WAV, BWF: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
    MP2: 48kHz
    MP3: 44.1kHz
    Number of Channels 2
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ±1.5dB (MP2/MP3) 10Hz - 20kHz ±1.5dB (44.1/48kHz)
    10Hz - 40kHz ±1.5dB (88.2/96/176.4/192kHz)
    10Hz - 100kHz (1-bit)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 90dB (Typical) @ IHF-A
    Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0018% (Typical, 20Hz - 20kHz)
    Inputs 1 x 3.5mm Mic Input
    1 x 3.5mm Line Input
    Output 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
    1 x USB 2.0 Port
    Power 2 x AA Batteries
    USB Bus Power
    Display 128 x 128 Backlit LCD
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.5 x 4.7 x 0.9" (64 x 120 x 24mm)
    Weight 4.94 oz (140g) (Without Memory Card and Batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.7 x 2.4"

    Korg MR-2 1-Bit Hand-Held Digital Audio Recorder Review

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