AR-200R

Audio Recorder

AR-200R
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1/2 1U rack space digital audio recorder/player designed for any application requiring high fidelity pre-recorded announcements

The AR-200R Audio Recorder is a 1/2 rack space digital audio recorder/player designed for any application requiring high fidelity pre-recorded announcements. The AR-200R offers extensive control options for playing back and recording audio as well as sophisticated internal playlists. AR-200Rs can also serve as slave units in any multi-channel AR playback or recording system. Its 1/2 rack design provides a small footprint for compact and mobile applications.

Applications

Theme parks, museums, elevators, airports, buses, trains and trams are just some of the installations that can benefit from the AR-200R's high quality, up to 130 hours of recording time. The AR-200R has been used for educational narratives, background music, safety and warning messages, public transportation addresses, directional messages, broadcast station ID’s, news and sports intros, applause and laugh tracks, and any number of applications where instantaneous or continuous message playing is needed.

Industry standard in sound quality and long recording times

The AR-200R is the industry standard in high quality sound with up to 48 kHz, 24 bit linear playback. Users can select from 48kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz and 8 kHz sampling rates. For longer recording times the AR-200R also provides the latest Roland Digital Audio Coding (RDAC) technology, which requires less memory with virtually no loss of sound quality and up to 130 hours of recorded audio. A Compact Flash card slot is built into the front panel. Up to 1000 phrases can be stored for playback with the reliability of no moving parts.

Multi-Channel Playback

Using one AR-3000 as the master, multiple AR-200Rs can be locked together for sample-accurate playback of up to 64 tracks. Playback can also be synchronized to time code. The AR-200R also can be operated as a stereo or an independently controlled dual mono playback device. These features offer very reliable, cost-effective and flexible ways of playing back synchronized audio.

Many Sophisticated Audio Functions

The AR-200R also offers many sophisticated audio functions such as cross-fade looping of phrases for sound effects, onboard EQ, and automatic ducking of external audio.

Automatic “Ducking” of external audio inputs make the AR series perfect for background music and messaging applications

Rear panel line inputs can be used to combine external audio signals (like FM broadcasts or CD playback) and phrases played back on the AR-200R. The incoming audio signal level can be automatically lowered or “ducked” during phrase playback to a user selectable level. This makes the AR a natural for any retail, theme park, message on hold or other application requiring background music with periodic public messaging.

MIDI Control and Playback

In addition to audio, the AR-200R can record and play back MIDI phrases. MIDI data playback can be used to control other MIDI devices for lighting or show control applications. MIDI can also be used for complete playback control of these AR products from a touch panel or show controller. SMF (Standard MIDI File) music data can also be played or recorded. Using SMF playback and a MIDI sound module, literally thousands of hours of music can be played back from one AR unit.

Free Editing and Configuration Software

The AR-200R can play back phrases with the editing features provided by an AR-3000. Also, the free ARE-3000 editing software allows easy programming of internal playlists, organization of list functions, control out protocol and other phrase control functions. The ARE software will also import or export .WAV files to or from an AR-200R card for fast program assembly or editing.

Industry standard for reliable stereo/dual mono playback with no moving parts

1,000's in use for many years playing back audio 24/7.

24bit/48kHz audio phrases and up to 130 hours of high quality RDAC coding

Industry leader in sound quality and long phrase playback times.

Flexible External Control Functions and Sophisticated Internal Playlists

The AR-200R is the industry leader in flexible control options. It’s easy to configure phrase playback for any application

External Audio Ducks during Phrase Playback to User Selectable Level

Great way to integrate messages with background music.

Phrase Features include Equalization and Cross-Fade Looping

Important features for sound effects playback in themed environments.

Time code sync and sample accurate playback up to 64 channels

Reliable and cost effective way to play back multi-channel audio with no moving parts. Easy and inexpensive way to sync to video or show control using an AR-3000 as a master.

MIDI File Recording and Playback

Great for show and lighting control management

Free Playlist Editing and .WAV file Conversion Software

Convenient way to load an AR with computer-produced audio and configure playlists and control options.

Uses inexpensive Compact Flash memory

Cost effective storage for hours of recording and playback time with no moving parts using Compact Flash cards.

Applications - Theme parks, all themed environments

Reliable, no moving part playback makes for secure, problem-free installations. Crossfade looping and other advanced features are perfect for environmental sound effects. 12v operation for vehicle and outdoor installations

Applications - Restaurants and retail establishments for messages and special announcements

AR series ducks background music when message is played.

Applications - Museums

Flexible control options provide convenient ways to trigger sounds.

Applications - Messages for satellite music delivery applications

Automatic ducking of external audio makes the AR-200R perfect for background music delivery systems.

Applications - Phone messages on hold

Reliable playback with no moving parts and no sound degradation over time as found in cassette-based systems. Easy to load new message files using free ARE software.

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