The British Library Sound Archive has had a handful of these for a
little over a year, and has been fairly happy with them. We had a small
number of failures using ATA Flash cards, but since swapping to Compact
Flash I don't think there have been any problems. Note though that
however big the storage medium is, the machine won't generate a file
greater than 4Gb.


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Sent: 11 October 2005 17:07
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seen at AES NYC

Konrad Strauss wrote:
 > Did you look at the Fostex flash recorder? At a list of $1200 it 
looked like
 > a great option. With a 5 gig flash card you get 2 hours of 96k 24-bit
 > recording. It also takes the 1.8" PCMCIL hard discs.

I've been enthralled by this thing for a couple of years now, but 
neither we (the Vermont Folklife Center) nor I have ventured to buy one

A visitor to the field recording equipment website that I maintain 
recently emailed a comment about the unit--that it has been "plagued by 
file corruption problems." This note was the first I've heard about any 
problems with the unit, and since it came out of the blue I don't know 
what to think.

Has anyone else come across this issue?  The one review I've seen of the

FR2 was stellar.


Andy Kolovos
Vermont Folklife Center
P.O. Box 442
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-4964
akolovos @

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