Product Description

Designed for capturing high-quality digital audio that can synchronize with timecode, the PDR from Lectrosonics is a digital recorder which captures industry-standard 24-bit/48 kHz audio in WAV (BWF) formats. It is particularly useful in situations when using a wireless microphone is impractical, such as when distance to a wireless receiver is too far, or when the quality of wireless recording simply won’t cut it.

The PDR stores its recordings on microSDHC cards, and accepts audio via its TA5M 5-pin male connection point. An LCD and on-board keypad allow for quick and intuitive operation of the unit’s controls. Via simple controls, the PDR’s input can be adjusted to record at both mic- and line-level sources, utilizing a Lectrosonics’ servo-bias preamp for both 2 and 4V lavalier microphones. You can also monitor directly from the unit through headphones or any compatible line-level device, so long as it boasts a 3.5mm connection point.

To synchronize time code with video and film production, a 5-pin LEMO jack is provided. This ensures that you can easily align its audio in the video timeline of any editing software, and gives you the ability to tether to a camera for the purpose of capturing a high-quality backup recording to boot. At 2.4 x 2.1 x 0.7″, the PDR is easy to conceal in costumes, and can easily be left out of sight on a set to capture ambiance, as well as environmental and location sound. Its machined aluminum construction is durable.

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Storage Media – microSDHC
File Format – WAV files (BWF)
A/D Converter – 24-bit
Sample Rate – 48 kHz
Bit Rate – HD Mono Mode: 192 kbps
Split Gain Mode – 384 kbps


Type – Servo bias preamp for 2 and 4V lavalier microphones, analog mic/line-level compatible
Input Level – Dynamic Mic: 0.5 to 50 mV
Electret Mic: Nominal 2 to 300 mV
Line Level: 17 mV to 1.7 V
Input Connectoor – TA5M 5-pin male


Connector – 3.5 mm mini TRS jack
Maximum Level -3 dBu, 575 mV RMS

Audio Performance

Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio HD Mono Mode: 105 dB A-weighted
Split Gain Mode: 80 dB A-weighted
Distortion < 0.035%

Time Code

Connector 5-pin LEMO
Signal Voltage 0.5 to 5 Vp-p
Input Impedance 10 kOhms
Format SMPTE 12M – 1999 compliant


Power Consumption 300 mW
Battery Type AAA Lithium non-rechargeable, recommended
Battery Life (approx.) 6.5 hours for lithium
2 to 3 hours for alkaline


Operating Temperature -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.4 x 2.1 x 0.7" / 60.2 x 54.4 x 17.0 mm
Weight 2.5 oz / 70.9 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight 0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.3"

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