Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, the Lectrosonics Portable Digital Recorder Kit is designed to give you everything you need to record voice-audio remotely in a high-quality, digital manner—doing so with a portable digital recorder and a neutral-colored, ear-mounted microphone. The recorder captures audio on SDHC cards at the broadcast standard (24-bit/48 kHz) and outputs BWF files. Time-code jamming via the 5-pin LEMO connection allows you to sync audio with video in a relatively straightforward and convenient manner; as such, this kit is suitable for actors on set, interviewers in the field, and other people/scenarios requiring free-roaming audio recording for video purposes.
The recorder offers a servo-bias preamp, especially useful for the provided Lectrosonics HM172 omnidirectional earset microphone, as it bestows the power necessary to run the mic. Furthermore, the recorder sports a TA5M input jack, a 3.5mm output jack, a durable machined-aluminum construction, and a compact design for hiding it on an actor or a broadcaster's body. It runs on AAA lithium batteries.
The mic, on the other hand, sports a TA5F connection point, making it eminently compatible with the recorder. It also provides an omnidirectional polar pattern, as well as an SPL of 125 dB, a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz, a low-profile design, and a flexible boom and earpiece. As such, the microphone is quite suitable for lecturing and theatrical applications, while the recorder excels in recording the resulting audio.