The HD-R1 is a two-channel, single rack-mount
recording and playback device created with the sound contractor in mind.
Utilizing the highly reliable CompactFlash card format, the HD-R1
records 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24-bit PCM or MP3 files. File transfer can be
accomplished via Ethernet, USB, or a card reader. The ability to control
the unit remotely is provided via RS-232, Parallel, and RJ45 100-Mbit
To further enhance the HD-R1’s feature set, mic preamps with 20-dB PAD
and phantom power (rear-panel selectable) have been included, as well as
line inputs. A variety of contractor-friendly I/O options, such as
unbalanced RCA, balanced XLR and Euroblock, and SPDIF digital (coaxial
and optical) are also available.
And of course … the HD-R1 offers traditional source device features like
power-on play, front panel rotary input level controls, a headphone jack
with level control, and a variety of playback modes. It even has a
ducker feature to allow for background music playback and caller
announcements - ideal in offices, stores and warehouses.
Control over a network means the unit can be put into record and
playback and MP3/Wave files can be both retrieved and put onto the
machine from/to individual network workstations. Moreover, hooking an
HD-R1 up to a network in an office would make it ideal for tasks like
changing phone hold music by the network administrator.