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The Korg MR-2 is a handheld digital recorder that captures high-resolution audio in the ultra-high fidelity DSD format, using a 2.8 MHz sampling rate with its built-in, adjustable, electret, stereo condenser microphone, line-level input, or an external microphone. Using included AudioGate software, the DSD datastream can be repurposed into nearly any audio format with minimal fidelity loss; MR-2 can also record in any of the popular multi-bit formats — from MP2/MP3 up to 24-bit/192 kHz.
Data is recorded directly on an SD/SDHC card — no motor, thus no unwanted drive noise — and over 11 hours of DSD recording is possible using a 32 GB card; the USB 2.0 port allows data transfer to a computer. Other features include onboard analog limiter, low-cut filter, bass EQ, 128 X 128 backlit LCD, power via battery (2 AA) or USB sources.
The MR-2 will be available in July.
For our full review of another Korg DSD product — the Korg MR 2000S — stay tuned to the pages of Pro Audio Review.