Edirol R-09HR Video
Edirol R-09HR Video Transcript
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>> Hey! I'm Donald Bell, Senior Editor for Digital Audio and MP3. And today we're taking a first look at the Edirol R-09 HR Portable Audio Recorder. This is Edirol's update to their widely adaptive Edirol R-09 which debuted back in 2006 and certainly a recommended upgrade. Edirol's improved the design with a more shock resistant rubber exterior, a wider screen, more easily accessible battery compartment, and a small but appreciated detail buttons with white legible labels. All the great features of the original R-09 are here in the HR version as well including a fantastic pair of stereo microphones and intuitive interface, low cut filter, automatic gain control, and jacks for an external microphone or line input. Tons of features have been added, however, and most of our complaints over the original R-09 have been addressed. You now have support for high capacity SD cards, uncompressed 24 bit 96 kilohertz file resolution, and an internal speaker that comes in handy if you lose your headphones. Edirol throws in a little acrylic stand, a power adapter that isn't too bulky, bundled audio software that you actually want to use, and a remote control which can be useful for musicians who don't want to put down their instruments and run back and forth to activate the recorder. We also complain that the original R-09's bright red recorder button might draw unwanted attention if you're trying to make sneaky concert recordings. On the R-09 HR, you can now set the recorder button light to shut off after 2 seconds. The big downside to the R-09 HR is its 400-dollar price tag which can be a lot of money if your recording needs are pretty modest. Something like Zoom H2 includes many of the same features at half the price, but the quality R-09 HR's recording and its construction is worth every penny if you want something that's gonna hold up overtime and capture fantastic sound. I'm Donald Bell and that was a First Look at the Edirol R-09 HR. [ Music ]
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Edirol R-09HR Review
The good: The Edirol R-09HR audio recorder is built with a top-notch stereo microphone, a wide range of recording resolutions, SDHC memory support, a remote control, and an intuitive user interface.
The bad: The Edirol R-09HR is slightly larger than its predecessor, difficult to use in the dark, and lacks a tripod mount.
The bottom line: If you want a high-quality audio recorder that fits in your pocket, the Edirol R-09HR can't be beat.
Edirol R-09HR Specs
Manufacturer: Roland Corporation
Part number: R-09HR
- Product Basic Spec