24-bit WAVE/MP3 Recorder

Pristine 24-Bit Recording to Go

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Pristine 24-Bit Recording to Go

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Over the past year, EDIROL sold a staggering number of R-1 and R-4 recorders, making “Portable Recording” one of the most successful product categories in the company’s portfolio. Now comes a new addition to the red-hot lineup: the R-09. Building on the success of the R-1, the R-09 takes many of the most desired features — 24-bit uncompressed recording and a built-in stereo mic — and shrinks it all down into a more streamlined, stylish, and affordable package.
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Color Variation >> Red R-09 Red >> White R-09 White

Crystal-Clear Capture

It’s ultra small and looks like a gadget, but make no mistake — the R-09 is a serious, top-quality professional recorder. Capture source material at a crystal-clean 24-bit resolution with your choice of 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates. You can record and play back in MP3 format as well (up to 320kbps). Once recorded, your files can be monitored through the R-09’s headphone jack and/or exported to a computer via USB.

I.A.R.C. (Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit)

I.A.R.C. is the newly developed dedicated analog circuit optimized for recording on R-09. Electrolytic capacitors provide stable, reliable power to the analog circuits, eliminating DC interference. The R-09 offers an input gain volume control to manually adjust recording levels.

Microphone Included

To record audio into the R-09, there’s no extra gear to buy or no cables to connect. A quality stereo microphone is built right into the unit, complete with a dedicated input control, mono/stereo selector, low-cut filter, and gain boost. Just point and record! If you wish to use an external microphone, the R-09 offers a 1/8" mic input.


The R-09 is more affordable than its predecessor, the R-1. One reason the R-1 carries a heavier price tag is because of its well-stocked lineup of internal effects. The R-09 isn’t devoid of effects, however. It contains the world’s most-requested/desired effect: reverb. Whether you’re listening to WAV or MP3 files, you can route the R-09’s playback through its internal reverb processor, immersing it in lush, user-controllable ambience.

More Than Music

The R-09 is perfect for capturing live music events, recitals, and rehearsals. It’s also handy as a songwriter’s sketchpad, ensuring that no moment of inspiration is lost. But the R-09 has many valuable uses outside of the music world as well. Students can use it to record lectures. Broadcasters and journalists can throw away their antiquated cassette recorders and use the R-09 for in-the-field interviews. Wherever, whenever there’s a need to capture audio, the R-09 can do it hassle-free thanks to its built-in microphone and long battery operation.

USB 2.0 Connection to Computer for Rapid File Transfer

The R-09 can connect to the outside world via USB 2.0 for importing/exporting audio files via computer very quickly. For example, a 600 MB recording at 44.1 kHz/16-bit takes only 5 minutes to transfer, only 1/12 of the time it would take to transfer the same recording from a MiniDisc or tape (cassette/DAT) recorder.

Recording Time

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R-09 SD/SDHC card Compatibility List

Recorder Part

2 (stereo)
Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 44.1/48 kHz
Data Type
[ For Recording ] *Stereo only, Format: MP3 (MPEG-1 audio layer 3), Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps, Format: WAV, Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits

[ For Playback ] Format: MP3 (MPEG-1 audio layer 3), Sampling Rates: 32/44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 64/96/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps or VBR (Variable Bit Rate), Format: WAV, Sampling Rates: 32/44.1/48 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits
Memory Card
SD Memory Card (supports 64 MB--2 GB),
SDHC Memory Card (4 -- 8GB) format compatible.

Input and Output

Audio Inputs
Internal Stereo Microphone, Mic input (Stereo miniature phone type,
plug-in powered mic), Line input (Stereo miniature phone type)
*The Internal/External MIC and the Line input can't be used at the same time; only the Line input is effective.
Audio Outputs
Phones* (Stereo miniature phone type), Digital Out Connector* (Optical miniature phone type)
*Phones and Digital Out use a common jack.
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
Mic Input: -36 dBu (Default input level), Line Input: 0 dBu (Default input level)
Input Impedance
Mic input: 20 k ohms, Line input: 17 k ohms
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 22 kHz
USB Interface
Mini-B type connector (support USB 2.0/1.1 mass storage device class)
Playback Reverb: 3 types (Hall1, Hall2, Room, Plate)


120 x 64 dots OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) Graphic Display
Power Supply
AC Adaptor, Alkaline dry battery LR6 (AA) type x 2, or Nickel Hydrogen battery (HR15/51)
Current Draw
360 mA
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (PSB-6U), SD Memory Card (64 M bytes), USB Cable (Mini-B type)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
63 mm2-1/2 inches
Depth (D)
102 mm4-1/16 inches
Height (H)
29 mm1-3/16 inches
145 g0 lbs. 6 oz.

*0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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