Digital Announcement Recorder


The AR-3000 can store and play back up to 2,000 audio phrases with 24-bit digital sound quality. Instead of moving parts, this rackmount recorder uses industry-standard PC cards to record and play back phrases—making it ideal for theme parks, museums, or other places where reliable audio playback is needed.

Recording Format
RDAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding)
Recording Media
PC card (PC Card Standard (1995) compatible)
Number of Phrases
Maximum 1000 phrases (when 1 PC card is used),
Maximum 2000 phrases (when 2 PC cards are used)
Phrase Types
Audio phrases (stereo/mono), MIDI phrases
Playback Methods
Program playback: 100 phrases, 5 patterns
Direct playback: 16 phrases, 4 mode (Normal/Fisrt-in/Last-in/Sequence)
Binary playback: 2000 phrases
MIDI playback: 2000 phrases
RS-232C playback: 100 phrases
AR-LINK playback: 2000 phrases
Master Equalizer
High: -12 dB to +12 dB (3/6 kHz, shelving type)
Low: -12 dB to +12 dB (200/400 Hz, shelving type)
MIC input(unbalanced):Input sensitivity: -50 dBu
Nominal input level: -40 dBu
Input impedance: 2 kΩ
Line inputs(unbalanced):Input sensitivity: -16 dBu
Nominal input level: 0 dBu
Input impedance (stereo): 20 kΩ (mono) 10 kΩ
Audio outputs(balanced): Nominal output level: +4 dBu
Output impedance: 500Ω
Digital Input
Coaxial type (S/P DIF)
MTC (master/slave), MMC (master/slave), AR-LINK (master/slave), Multi Recording/ Playback (master/slave)
Power Supply
AC 117V, AC 230V or AC 240V
Power Consumption
13W (AC 117V), 14W (AC 230V, AC 240V)
AR-NT1 (network board), RSC-15APL (AR-LINK Cable)
Size and Weight
482 mm
19 inches
231 mm
9-1/8 inches
44 mm
1-3/4 inches
2.7 kg
6 lbs.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



Updates & Drivers

  • AR-3000 System Update Version 1.26

    This is the latest version of the AR-3000 Operating System. This download includes both the SMF and PC Card update files. Please refer to the readme.pdf document for the update procedure.

    The downloaded file is compressed as a .zip file and will need to be unzipped using either WinZip on a Windows PC or StuffIt on a Macintosh.

    If you need, you can get WinZip from the following link:

    If you need, you can get Stuffit Expander from the following link:

    Note to PC Users:
    If you are having problems sending these files from your sequencer, or if you need a sequencer to send these files, download the PCSMF Update Application located here.


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