Fostex MR-8HD CD 8-Track Recorder with CDR  

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The new Fostex MR-8HD is not only the easiest to use digital multitrack ever, (if you can operate a tape recorder, you'll be recording and multitracking within minutes of opening the box), it's also t... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The new Fostex MR-8HD is not only the easiest to use digital multitrack ever, (if you can operate a tape recorder, you'll be recording and multitracking within minutes of opening the box), it's also the best value, best sounding multitracker in its class. All the essential controls are right where you need them - no confusing menus to wade through to crank up the built-in guitar distortion - right there on the top panel. Real knobs. Real faders.

The MR8-HD features 4 balanced phantom powered XLR / unbalanced jack inputs. The 8 tracks record at true uncompressed CD quality to the internal hard drive, there's the facility for 4 track simultaneous recording, built-in mic and guitar amp simulation, reverb / delay and cool mastering effects. Plus, the USB interface and the WAV file recording make it a snap to transfer recordings to and from a PC for further editing / CD burning.

Each of the MR-8HD's 'dual' mic/line inputs has phantom power for use with professional condenser mics, it's own level control and clip LED. In addition, Input A features a special guitar input with it's own analogue distortion level control. Digital Reverb/Delay and guitar amp or mic simulation FX can be added whilst recording any track. All channels feature a 45mm volume fader and dedicated controls for pan and external FX send.

For added flexibility full 8-track bouncing is available complete with digital mastering effects.

[Some MR-8HD's may require an additional factory modification necessary to use the USB host function.MR-8HD Serial Numbers: #0960301-305, 321-328, 331-342, 361-984
If your MR-8HD Serial Number falls within those listed above, please submit an RMA request form to arrange the required modification for your MR-8HD. Fostex will perform this modification free of charge and will cover all shipping/handling expenses to and from, within the USA.]

Features
  • Recording to 40GB internal 3.5" HD offering more than 15 hours 8-track recording with CD quality (16bit / 44.1kHz)
  • 4-track simultaneous recording
  • Phantom power on all the four XLR inputs
  • Simple and intuitive operational environment inherited from MR-8 with the new push-dial button for easier menu operation
  • Full-track (8-track) bouncing to a New Song (track 7/8)
  • 128 x 64 dot LCD with comprehensive indication
  • Industry-first FAT32 disk format and WAV file recording in the HD multitrack recorder of this class; PC-friendly advantage
  • USB port for stereo WAV file transfer to and from PC allowing the full access to the whole HD from PC
  • Free "WAV Manager" software available for multiple mono files transfer to and from PC
  • S/P DIF Digital Out for digital mastering on an external MD, CD recorder, etc.
  • Built-in digital effects including Reverb, Delay as well as Guitar Amp and Microphone simulations
  • Analog Guitar Distortion with the dedicated knob
  • Twin headphones Outs
  • Silver and black colored top panel identical to the latest VF-series
  • USB Host function ready for CD burning on an off-the-shelf external CD-R drive (to be nominated) by future software update in late 2005
Specifications
  • RECORDING/REPRODUCTION
    Recording medium 3.5 inch, hard disk (E-IDE type)
    Approx. Recording Time 943 minutes (8-track on 40GB)
    Recording Format FAT32
    Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
    Quantization 16-bit linear (non-compression)
    A/D Converter 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    D/A Converter 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    No. of Recording Tracks 8 tracks maximum
    No. of Simultaneous Rec. 4 tracks
    Recording/Reproduction Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Dynamic Range 88dB or more (typical)
    T.H.D. 0.05% or less (typical)

    INPUTS/OUTPUTS
    Analog In (4ch)
    Connector- XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot) and ¸ 6mm TRS phone
    Input Level- 48dBV (MIC) - +4dBV (LINE)
    Input Impedance- 1.5k ohm or more (MIC/BAL)
    - 40k ohm or more (LINE/UNBAL)
    - 500k ohm or more (GUITAR/UNBAL)

    Stereo Out (L,R)
    Connector- ¸ 6mm stereo phone
    Output Level- -10dBV (unbalance)
    Load Impedance- 10k ohm or more

    Headphones
    Connector- 2 x ¸ 6mm stereo phone
    Max Output- 20mW or more (@32 ohm)
    Load Impedance- 16 ohm or more

    MIDI Out
    Connector- DIN 5 Pin
    Format- MIDI Standard

    Foot Switch
    Connector- ¸ 6mm phone
    Level- TTL Level

    Digital Out Connector- Optical
    Level- IEC 60958 (S/P DIF) 44.1kHz
    Digital Out Connector- B type (data save/load controlled from PC)

    General Dimensions312(W) x 264(D) x 88(H) mm
    Weight Approx. 3 kgs
    Power Requirement: 100V - 230V, 50/60Hz
    Power Consumption: 14W
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor on all products.


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3.0

not for technophobes

By The Bard Rocks

from Sprakers, NY

I think this can do everything that one would want. It's getting it to do it that's the problem for a novice like me. The book does explain everything, though it certainly could be far clearer. There are many, many steps between recording and producing a CD. When I finally got it done, it was worthless, too quiet to be heard. Fostex help is reluctant, but if you talk nice to them, they do try. However, if you are technically inclined or have experience with this sort of thing, it may be just the ticket.

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5.0

Good!

By channel x

from Santa Clarita, CA

Perfect for small bands(like mine)that cant afford those big ridiculously overpriced full studio set-ups. I just hooked some decent quality mics in here and turned it on and it worked great. A little scimpy on effects but its very easy to use and very easy to store, you wont find better for the price!

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