Published: 2006-01-01, review by: dv.com
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- Analog chain quiet enough to fully exploit 16-bit 48 kHz recording out of the box. Digital inputs that lock to external AES. Very good price-for-performance ratio. Getting files into a post workstation is very easy.
- AA batteries leave this machine severely underpowered. Digital inputs dont support sample rates above 96 kHz, while analog inputs arent good enough to justify recording better than 16 bit, 48 kHz. Coaxial power connector with kludge to keep the plug from...
- This $1,300 recorder does a great job for the price, but the shortcuts Fostex took range from annoying to downright bad. If youre aware of the FR-2s limitations and find ways around them, the FR-2 makes a nice recorder. I cringe at the term nonlinear...