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Fostex FR-2 LE
4.7 out of 10

Fostex FR-2 LE

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Reviews and Problems with Fostex FR-2 LE

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Overall 4
4.0

Dated design

Dan, B&H Photo
17 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Firstly, as others have noted the headphone amp is very noisy. This will not do in critical moments where buzz is potentially interfering with sound. Secondly, the menu leaves a lot to be desired.
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Overall 4
4.0

Suberp sound. Bad build quality

Jennifier, B&H Photo
21 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Can not understand why this recorder can get as good of reviews. After a few weeks wire to the battery holder get off .. When it gets many files on the card the fr2le not find it anymore files. The headphone output is very noisy.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK as a backup recorder

Aston, B&H Photo
5 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I originally bought this recorder as my main field recorder because I was on a budget. If this is all you can afford, then you'll be fine. It's a little flimsy but works perfectly ok. No Timecode on this thing so if that's a must, look elsewhere.
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Overall 4
4.0

Noisy Preamps

Art, B&H Photo
26 November 2011
  • Excerpt: For field recording, I used an AKG 414 $1000 mic and turned the preamp three-quarters of the way up to record elk bugling in yellowstone only about 100 yards away. The hiss (noise) was too loud. I'm considering Sound Devises MP-1, MM-1 or Mixpre-D to upgrade the preamps.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Piece

Rykon, B&H Photo
28 February 2011
  • Excerpt: It has pretty good preamps in it and the functions are pretty fool-proof. All-in-all Id say well worth the money I spent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Questionable Build Quality

JD, B&H Photo
3 January 2010
  • Excerpt: I have used this as a multi-purpose field recorder for 18 months or so, usually connected to decent Sennheiser microphone(s). Now that several newer portable recorders have hit the market, I'm not sure this box is worth the price I paid.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed Emotions

Gnuf-Gnuf Productions, B&H Photo
5 January 2009
  • Excerpt: I am a video producer and need to record narrations and some field ambience. I use a high end microphone (Sennheiser). Once I learned how to use the FR-2 LE - 2 is seems to do a fine job but operation was not intuitive and the manual is extremely long, 110 pages, and you better keep it handy at...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent sound quality, some small issues with monitoring

Christiaan Hattingh, B&H Photo
22 August 2007
  • Excerpt: I bought this item for use with some core binauralmicrophones. My main interest is ambient recording ofsources such as natural sounds, urban sounds, soundwalks,etc. For this particular purpose, in most situations i haveto really turn the trim controls up all the way (though itend not to go beyond...
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Overall 10
10

The best for everybody!

Sergio, B&H Photo
24 April 2007
  • Excerpt: With the 7.2V battery pack go to his maximum.Very easy to use.I testing it with a couple of Rode Nt1a with very good exit for the total price invested.Best regards. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: None Items I Recommend: RC 7.2V battery pack
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Overall 10
10

Fostex FR-2 Review/ Bob Dreebin-Roll Sound Inc.

Bob Dreebin, B&H Photo
20 September 2006
  • Excerpt: Great recorder from Fostex. Easy to use and no learningcurve. Recorded BWF files sound great..... Very happy withthis piece of equipment. I bought the Time code version.... Problems Encountered: None Previous Equivalent Items Owned: All Fostex professional field recorders, PD-4, PD-6w, EX-12, FR-2...
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