Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever

Fostex AR101 Mobile Interviewing Kit

Fostex AR101 Mobile Interviewing Kit

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Fostex AR101 Mobile Interviewing Kit

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Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone Auray WLF-OLM10-2 Foam Windscreens for Polsen OLM-10 & OLM-20 Lavalier Microphone (2-Pack) Fostex AR101 Mobile Interviewing Kit

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  • Two Mic/Line Inputs
  • Stereo Line Out
  • USB Out for PC Audio Recording
  • Independent L/R Level Meters
  • 2x Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphones
  • Accurate Voice Reproduction
  • 2x Foam Windscreens
  • Reduces Wind Noise
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit allows you to interview on-the-go with the Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever. The Fostex AR101 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. The Fostex AR101 features two microphone/line inputs for dual microphone connections. A rotary encoder and LED level meter allow easy adjustment of the input level of each channel, pan, headphone out and more.

This kit includes two self-powered omnidirectional lavalier microphones that are designed to deliver accurate voice reproduction and can be used in stereo. Two foam windscreens are also included to keep wind noise to a minimum when used outdoors.

  • Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever
    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
    UPC: 636827304269
  • 2 x Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
    The Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is an all-in-one solution for recording hands-free audio to both channels of your camcorder or DSLR, as well as most devices with a 3.5mm mic-level input that cannot supply phantom power. It is a self-powered clip-on electret condenser mic designed for accurate voice reproduction in home and video webcasting applications such as presentations, interviews, dictation, and corporate video. The microphone's small, 21-mm long lightweight body allows for discrete placement with the included tie-clip while its 20-foot long cable gives you ample distance from your recording device.

    Featuring a 3.5mm dual-mono TRS output connector, the mic sends audio to both the left and right channels of your recorder. Thanks to its omnidirectional polar pattern, the OLM-10 provides a uniform response that will not cause the bass-boosting proximity effect common with cardioid patterns, while allowing you to move freely without off-axis rejection causing a drop in volume. The in-line power switch allows you to quickly mute the microphone as well as preserve battery life when not in use. A windscreen for reduced noise and plosives, 1/4" adapter, and LR44 battery are included.
    UPC: 847628569676
  • Auray WLF-OLM10-2 Foam Windscreens for Polsen OLM-10 & OLM-20 Lavalier Microphone (2-Pack)
    The Auray WLF Series Foam Windscreens are designed to reduce unwanted vocal pops and broadband wind noise with minimal high frequency loss.

    This WLF-OLM10-2 Foam Windscreen is designed for use with Polsen & Pearstone OLM-10 and OLM-20 Lavalier Microphones. The density of the specialty acoustic foam is optimized to help protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound.

    When used on the OLM-10 or OLM-20, these windscreens are effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. They are most effective in calm to light breeze conditions (0-7mph), and can be used indoors for protection against drafts caused by air-conditioners. Users can generally expect a notable reduction in wind noise, with very slight dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, this is a worthwhile exchange.

    The WLF-OLM10-2's foam is hypoallergenic and helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. These windscreens are designed specifically to fit the OLM-10.

    The WLF-OLM10-2 Foam Windscreens are an effective solution for basic wind protection.

    Fits:
    • Pearstone OLM-10
    • Polsen OLM-10, OLM-20
    UPC: 847628562844
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Fostex AR101 Audio Retriever
    Compatibility iOS:
    iPhone 4/4S
    iPod touch 4th generation
    iPad 2nd, 3rd Gen

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

    PC:
    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
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.1 x 6.6 x 2.3"
  • 2 x Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
    Transducer Electret condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Response 50 Hz to 18 kHz
    Sensitivity -65 dB +/- 3 dB (0 dB = 1 V/µbar @ 1 kHz)
    Impedance 1 kOhms +/-30% @ 1 kHz
    Operating Voltage 1 to 10 VDC
    Material Gold stereo plug
    Cable Length 20' (6 m)
    Capsule Diameter 0.3" (7.5 mm)
    Length Microphone: 0.8" (21 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 4.6 x 1.0"
  • Auray WLF-OLM10-2 Foam Windscreens for Polsen OLM-10 & OLM-20 Lavalier Microphone (2-Pack)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 2.45 x 0.02"

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