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

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

The MR-1 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-1 supports DSDIFF, DSF, and WSD 1-bit formats to capture every detail of the sonic world around you. The 20GB internal hard drive holds up to six hours of audio at the highest resolution, or about 30 hours at CD-quality. The included AudioGate software allows you to convert your 1-bit files into today's most popular file formats.

The simple, elegant interface of the MR-1 has standard play/pause, record, stop, back, and forward buttons on the front panel, with menu controls, a mic/line selector switch, and a mic power switch on the side panels. The unit has two 3.5mm mini jack inputs and two 3.5mm outputs so you can connect a microphone, instrument, or your favorite pair of headphones. A stereo electret condenser microphone is included so you can start recording right away.

The MR-1 also has a high-speed USB 2.0 port so you can connect to your Mac or PC to transfer files to or from the recorder. It can even act as a live audio interface. The large, backlit LCD on the front panel shows vital info so you can monitor settings and audio levels at a glance. For pristine, "future-proof" digital audio recording that fits in your pocket, look no further than the MR-1.

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" quality
Records in widely-used WAV, BWF, and MP3 formats
Included AudioGate software convert your 1-bit files into WAV or MP3 files in real-time, and also offers gain control, DC offset removal, and fade functions
Internal 20GB hard drive holds up to six hours of audio at the highest setting, or about 30 hours of CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV audio
Smooth, elegant interface with easy-to-use controls
Two 3.5mm inputs allow you to connect your favorite microphone or instrument, and two 3.5mm outputs let you connect headphones or other speakers
A stereo electret condenser microphone is included so you can start recording immediately
Inputs are mic/line switchable with selectable mic power
Included AC adapter also acts as a charger for the internal lithium polymer battery
High-speed USB 2.0 port for transferring files to or from your Mac or PC. This also allows you to use the MR-1 as a real-time audio interface
Large, backlit LCD displays vital info
Store a total of 1000 projects (Max 200 for each format)

Korg MR-1 Specs

TypeHand-Held Digital Recorder
Recording/Reading MethodsInternal 20GB Hard Drive
Recording Bit RateDSDIFF, DSF, WSD: 1-bit
WAV, BWF: 16-bit, 24-bit
MP3: 32-320kbps
Sampling FrequencyDSDIFF, DSF, WSD: 2.8224MHz
WAV, BWF: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz
MP3: 44.1kHz
Number of Channels2
Frequency Response10Hz - 20kHz (±1dB @ 44.1/48kHz)
10Hz - 40kHz (±1dB @ 88.2/96/176.4/192kHz)
10Hz - 100kHz (1-bit)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio90dB (Typical) @ IHF-A Input-Output
Dynamic RangeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.0018% (Typical, 20Hz - 20kHz)
Inputs2 x 3.5mm Mini Phone Jacks, Balanced
1 x Power Input
Output2 x 3.5mm Mini Phone Jacks (1 Headphone)
1 x USB Port
Dimensions2.5 x 4.7 x 0.94" (64 x 120 x 24mm)
Weight7.1 oz (200g) (With Battery)

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