The end of the audio cassette for field recording? | radioinfo

The end of the audio cassette for field recording?

Friday 24 January, 2003

Marantz has introduced a portable CD recorder similar to their other professional portable radio industry machines.

"With the emphasis on operational simplicity the transportable’ CDR300 is set to displace the analogue cassette from its last stronghold," says Marantz.

Now meetings, news interviews, and other "voice only applications" can be recorded straight to CD.

"Its competitive advantage is format universality, that is, every car, home, office, public building etc, has a cassette player. Marantz now intend to displace this last cassette stronghold with the other universal format, the CD."

"CDR300 is a transportable CD recorder with the features of a comprehensive rack-mount CDR but with the ease of operation of the simplest portable cassette."

The 300 x 220 x 80mm package includes a built-in speaker, a headphone jack and line and digital outputs on RCA’s. Inputs include an internal microphone, 3-Pin XLRs with phantom power, mic/line on ¼” jack and a digital input on RCA.

The new model includes the facilities to make professional recordings with CD Text read and write, SCMS recording on/off and auto finalise. For the less experienced user an automatic level control with limiter can be switched in for ‘single button’ recording simplicity.

The price is $1,995 RRP and units are in stock in Australia now through Technical Audio Group (TAG).

Contact: TAG, 43-53 Bridge Road,

STANMORE NSW 2048

Phone: 02 9519 0900

email: Maxwell Twartz at mt@tag.com.au

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