The SPDR is Lectrosonics’ response to customer demand for a small, lightweight dual channel recorder for use on virtual reality sound captures or as a backup recorder for bag systems in the field. The SPDR will let you capture the full stereo audio of an extreme sport participant, in-car scenes or in situations where a wireless system cannot be used. When used in conjunction with a small mixer and the SRC receiver, the SPDR makes for a lightweight interview setup that provides full redundancy - all fitting into a small fanny pack.
The industry standard 5 Pin LEMO time code input allows a simple momentary jam. The high accuracy oscillator allows free wheeling precision better than 1 ppm for those long recording days. Offering the same high definition display as the PDR, the SPDR keypad has a tactile feedback riser on the record button for easy eyes-off recording startup. Dweedle tone commands allow easy start and stop using the PDRRemote app.
The SPDR has an external power input with internal battery switchover, allowing all day recording from your bag battery with immediate fall back to the internal batteries should there be an external power loss. A 32GB memory card allows almost 30 hours of recording time at the 48kHz sample rate. A high quality headphone output is provided for playback and monitoring.
“Our customers were ecstatic when we first introduced the PDR portable digital recorder, and we received a lot of feedback on what additional features would be ideal in a small recorder. The introduction of the new SPDR is the result of all those requests,” says Karl Winkler, Vice President of Sales at Service at Lectrosonics, Inc. “Mainly, users wanted a highly accurate time base, the ability to record in stereo, and the choice of internal or external powering for a variety of applications. And we are very excited to see all the creative ways the SPDR will be used!”
Dweedle tone commands allow easy start and stop using the PDRRemote, a 3 party application for iPhone or Android. The SPDR has an external power input with internal battery switchover, allowing all day recording from your bag battery with immediate fall back to the internal batteries should there be an external power loss. A 32GB memory card allows almost 30 hours of recording time at the 48kHz sample rate. A high quality headphone output is provided for playback and monitoring.
The SPDR’s rugged aluminum housing allows easy access for the Micro SDHC memory card (up to 32GB), two AA batteries, and DC input for external power. Run times of up to 13 hours can be expected when using Alkaline AA batteries.
The SPDR has outstanding battery life (over 20 hours on AA lithiums) for long term recording capabilities when using only internal batteries. If external power is being used and is accidentally interrupted, a switchover to the internal batteries takes place automatically. The SPDR is compatible with the LM style transmitter belt clips. The wire belt clip (P/N 26526) is included and the hinged style belt clip (P/N BCHINGED) is available as an option.
- Professional quality low noise digital audio
recordings in Broadcast Wave Format (iXML
metadata) with high dynamic range
- Compact size for easy bag, plant mic and
- Records to a microSDHC memory card
- Wide range input gain adjustment for mic to
line level signals
- AES input for digital signal chains
- Time code jam/sync from external source
- Standard Lectrosonics TA5M input jack
- Lectrosonics “servo bias” input preamp
- Solid machined aluminum construction
- Over 20 hours of operation on dual AA
- Temperature compensating clock accurate to
less than 1ppm at all temperatures
|Storage media||MicroSD (HC type)|
|File format||.wav files (BWF) iXML metadata|
|Sampling Rate||48 kHz or 96 kHz|
Time Base: 1ppm TCXO
|Input Level||Dynamic mic: 0.5 mV to 50 mV
Electret mic: Nominal 2 mV to 300 mV
Line level: 17 mV to 1.7 V
|Input connector||TA5M 5-pin male|
|Connector||3.5 mm mini jack; TRS|
|Maximum level||-3 dBu (575 mV RMS)|
|Frequency response||20 Hz to 20 kHz; +0.5/-1.5 dB|
|Dynamic range||110 dB (A), before limiting|
|Signal voltage||0.5V p-p to 5V p-p|
|Input impedance||10 k Ohms|
|Format||SMPTE 12M - 1999 compliant|
|Battery type||AA Lithium non-rechargeable (recommended)|
|Battery life||20 hours typical at 48kHz sample rate (AA Lithium)|
|Input voltage||6-17 VDC|
|Input current||75 mA max @ 12 VDC (96 kHz recording)|
|Connector||2.5mm coaxial connector, center pin positive|
Operating Temperature Range
|Celsius||-20 to 50|
|Fahrenheit||-4 to 122|
Dimensions and Weight
|Dimensions||Inches: 3.9 x 2.38 x .82
Millimeters: 99.06 x 60.45 x 20.83
|Weight:||5.7 ozs. (162 grams) w/ AA lithium batteries (without belt clip)|