FOSTEX PD4 DAT RECORDER.with Time Code and 3 mic/line input mixer

This recorder have KS canvas cases with shoulder straps & rain covers. With power supply but no batteries

The Fostex PD-4 is a Professional Four Head Timecode Digital Audio Tape Recorder, Combined with a High Quality Three Channel Mixer in One Portable Package. The Fostex PD-4, successor of the PD-2, remains a reference for DAT portable time recorders. Later upgraded to the PD-4V2 Bringing together the highest audio quality and full-function capability in a rugged but lightweight package, the PD-4V2 meets all the requirements for the demanding professional on location.

Features such as confidence monitoring via the four head transport, full timecode recording including JAM sync and the onboard three channel mixer with mic attenuation, phantom power, low-cut filter and a Limiter on each channel are now augmented by the addition of a headphone matrix.

Powered through onboard NP-1B or NP65 Li-lon type batteries or via an optional external AC adaptor, the PD-4V2 weighs in at less than 3.2Kg meaning port-ability doesn't have to be sacrificed for functionality and is flexible enough to fit into all professional movie making and TV production environments.

The silver control knob is for headphone switching to, Mono, Left or Right track or stereo. The battery slides into the slot on the left above


•Two 16-bit digital audio channels.
•Four-head design allows confidence monitoring (simultaneous recording and playback) of audio data.
•Record and playback capabilities of SMPTE/EBU time code, IECC format.
•Compatible with all DAT recorders.
•Three sample frequencies: 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, and 44.1 kHz.
•The PD-4 generates time code using a crystal clock. This offers improved flexibility in time code applications, allowing independent operation of the unit.
•The internal battery can be replaced without interruption of the internal time code synchronization.
•Includes a three channel mixer to enable the recording of voice plus a stereo background at a remote location without having to carry an external mixer.
•Each channel of the mixer has a L C R panpot switch, 48V DC phantom power, continuously variable high-pass filter, and 20 dB microphone attenuation.
•Full-logic transport to prevent errors in operation.
•Digital data transfer using either consumer (SPDIF) or professional (AES/EBU) data formats (IEC 958).
•Sound monitoring by stereo headphones or the built-in loudspeaker. The headphone jack switches between the two.
•Rugged but lightweight portable construction.

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