The SPDR is a professional quality, dual-channel unit designed for use in ENG (Electronic News Gathering), in film and video production, as a backup recorder, or for personal use. The new SPDR was developed by Lectrosonics in response to numerous customer requests for a small, lightweight dual channel recorder with a variety of additional features.
The SPDR records to a Micro SDHC memory card in Broadcast Wave Format (.WAV with iXML metadata) and 24 bit depth, in sample rates of either 48 kHz or 96 kHz. The unit can accept inputs from analog line level and AES digital sources, or from lav microphones wired for standard Lectrosonics 5-pin “servo bias” inputs. The SPDR can be jammed with time code via an industry-standard 5-pin Lemo connector, and features a highly accurate, temperature compensated (TCXO) time base crystal.
Said Karl Winkler, vice president of sales at service at Lectrosonics: “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.
“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.”