Lectrosonics, a company known for its wireless microphone products, has begun plowing new ground in recorders.
Adding to its microdigital/handheld recorder line is the SPDR — stereo portable digital recorder — a stereo version of the earlier PDR.
The SPDR records BWAV files to microSDHC cards. It sample at 24-bit, 48/96 kHz. Inputs consist of analog line level and AES digital sources or from lavalier microphones wired for standard TA5M inputs. There is a headphone output.
For more sophisticated operations, the SPDR can be jammed with time code via an industry-standard 5-pin Lemo connector, and it has a temperature-compensated (TCXO) time base crystal.
It will work with the PDRRemote, a third-party iPhone/Android control app. Optional battery-power is courtesy of two AA batteries. A small high-definition display provides information. It has housed in an aluminum beltpack-style case.