Orban Sountainer Portable MP3 Recorder

Orban Sountainer Portable MP3 Recorder

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Sountainer is a professional-quality portable real time MP3 player/recorder designed and engineered by DIALOG4/ORBAN as the next step in industrial-strength, ultra-compact audio field recorders using solid-state media with no moving parts.

Its dimensions make Sountainer the perfect recorder for broadcasters, journalists, sound recordists both professional and enthusiast, and also for law enforcement. Make your recording and connect Sountainer to your PC using the USB interface. Then edit the file on your PC and transfer your recording over the Internet to your radio station or, remote location, or copy the file to your hard drive.

The genuine Fraunhofer MPEG1-Layer3, codec ensures the best possible MP3 sound quality at any bit-rate between 32 and 128 kbps. Recordings are stored on ultra-small Multimedia Memory Cards.

With the integrated 24-bit, 100 MHz Symphony DSP from Motorola, Sountainer® offers the optimal solution for mobile audio applications.

MPEG1 Layer3 (MP3) technology is everywhere, and the SOUNTAINER® audio engine is one of the world’s first realtime MP3 players and recorders.

Features and Specifications

Recording from a mono or stereo microphone.
Recording from a mono or stereo line-level source.
Ability to mix the Mic and Line input signals when recording.
Playback to stereo headphones or stereo audio amplifier.
Recording on silicon: ultra-small, high capacity, reliable Multimedia Memory Cards (MMC).
Download and upload of sound files over the USB interface to a PC.
Firmware is user upgradeable.

ALGORITHM
ISO/MPEG1 Audio Layer III (MP3)

DATA RATES
32, 64, 96, 128 kbps

AUDIO MODES
Mono, Stereo

SAMPLE FREQUENCIES
16, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz

MICROPHONE AUDIO INPUT
Input Level: Adjustable -60 to -40 dBu
Impedance: unbalanced 600 ohms
A/D Conversion: 18-bit.
Connector: 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Jack

LINE AUDIO INPUT
Input Level: Adjustable -20 to 0 dBu
Impedance: >10k ohms
A/D Conversion: 18-bit.
Connector: 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Jack

LINE AUDIO OUTPUT
Output Level: Adjustable -4 to +21 dBu
Source Impedance: 10 ohms, ±5%, unbalanced
Load Impedance: 50 ohms or greater, unbalanced. Capable of Headphone drive. Termination not required.
D/A Conversion: 20-bit.
Connector: 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Jack

AUDIO ENGINE
24-Bit, 100 MHz Motorola Symphony DSP.

AUDIO STORAGE
Medium: MMC (MultimediaCards) – 2 Slots.
Capacity: 16 – 256 MB

OPERATIONAL
Display: Graphical LC-Display, 100 x 64 dots.
Keypad: Multifunctional touch keypad.

PC INTERFACE
USB 1.0

POWER
Batteries: 2 x 1.5V AA.
Operating Time:
Recording Mode: approx. 4 hours*
Playback Mode: approx. 8 hours*
* When using 1.600 mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries.

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