Audio Recorder

High-quality Recording and Playback System with No Moving Parts

High-quality Recording and Playback System with No Moving Parts

With its established track record and excellent reputation the AR series has become the de facto standard. Maintenance free because it uses a PC card for recorded media, it also uses the RDAC system, which allows high quality recording while creating minimal data. Given these virtures, the AR series is used in many applications, including theme parks, broadcasting stations, and in transportation facilities.
The AR-200 contains features such as higher quality recording and playback, and the ablility to synchronize with external devices such as video decks and lighting systems. This is Roland's answer to the high level requests of users in many fields who have already implemented the AR series.

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  • - Half-rack digital audio recorder using PC card storage technology
  • - Records and plays back up to 250 audio phrases with 16-bit sound quality
  • - Audio/MIDI phrases can be triggered via MIDI and GPI
  • - Can be used in stereo or mono applications
Relevant product
Pro Audio

PC Card Recorder

An audio recorder that can create, store and play back up to 250 types of phrases.

Maintenance Free

Uses non-mechanical sound storage system whereby data is stored directly on a PC card. Because it is a digital sound system that requires absolutely no moving parts, there is no sound degradation and no maintenace.

MIDI Control

Equipped with MIDI connector, MIDI data can be recorded and played back allowing it to control any MIDI device. Also, AR pan and volume can be controlled externally.

Recording Format
RDAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding)
Recording Media
PC card (PC Card Standard(1995) compatible)
Applicable PC Cards
ATA FLASH cards: Roland ATA FLASH PC Cards PM series
Number of Phrases
250 phrases (card save from AR-200), maximum 1000 phrases (card saved from AR-3000)
Phrase Types
Audio phrases (stereo/mono), MIDI phrases
Playback Methods
Card saved from AR-200
Direct playback: 9 phrases, 2 modes (normal/last-in)
Internal playback: 9 phrases
Binary playback: 250 phrases
MIDI playback: 1000 phrases
AR-LINK playback: 1000 phrases

Card saved from AR-3000
Direct playback: 9 phrases, 4 modes (normal/first-in/last-in/sequence)
Internal playback: 9 phrases
Program playback: 100 phrases, 5 patterns
Binary playback: 250 phrases
MIDI playback: 1000 phrases
AR-LINK playback: 1000 phrases
Master Equalizer (Card Saved from AR-3000)
High: -12 dB to +12 dB (3/6 kHz, shelving type), Low: -12 dB to +12 dB (200/400 HZ, shelving type)
Line input (unbalanced): input sensitivity: -10 dBu, Nominal input level: 0 dBu, Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Audio outputs(balanced): Normal output level: +4 dBu/-10dBv (-10 dBV=-7.79 dBu), Output impedance: 500 Ω
MTC(requires card with data saved from AR-3000), MMC(requires card with data saved from AR-3000), AR-LINK (slave only), multitrack recording/playback (slave only)
Power Supply
DV 9V (AC adaptor), DC 9V - DC 24V (CONT A, CONT B)
Current Draw
900 mA

Size and Weight

Width (W)
218 mm8-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
246 mm9-3/4 inches
Height (H)
44 mm1-3/4 inches
1.4 kg3 lbs. 2 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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