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Korg MR-2000S 1-bit Rackmountable Studio and Live Recorder Black

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Korg MR-2000S

 is a professional-quality 1RU digital audio recorder designed to bring future-proof recording to home and mobile studios. The recorder uses 1-bit technology, the same technology used in creating SACDs, to record at incredible sample rates as high as 5.6448MHz. The result is a pristine future-proof recording that captures all of the ambience, clarity, and dynamic range of a live performance. These 1-bit recordings can later be down-converted to more widely-used resolutions. The recorder also supports DSDIFF, WSD, DSF, and BWF files. The MR-2000S uses a D/A converter from Cirrus Logic and an A/D converter from Texas Instruments to completely minimize any possible signal degradation.

The internal 80GB hard drive provides ample storage space for your recordings. Even at the highest quality settings, the drive can store up to 14 hours of stereo audio. The recorder features both XLR and RCA analog inputs and outputs, as well as S/PDIF digital RCA inputs and outputs. Word clock I/O provides reliable digital sync with other digital audio equipment. The highly-visible front-panel LCD display and 24-LED level meter make it easy to monitor settings and levels at a glance.

The included AudioGate conversion software makes it easy to use your 1-bit recordings to create multiple format masters. You can use the high-speed USB 2.0 port to transfer your files to a computer, and then use the software to create a 16-bit/44.1kHz CD master, a 24-bit/96kHz DVD-A master, a 24-bit/192kHz DAW session file, and more. You can also perform various editing functions, gain control, adjust balance, and more.


Future-Proof Recording
The MR-2000S records ultra-high resolution stereo audio at up to 1-bit/5.6448MHz, beyond industry standards for SACD. The result is a faithfully captured sound stage with unparalleled clarity, ambience, and dynamic range. The files can then be down-converted to any of today's standard mastering formats

Compact Design
The sleek and simple 1RU design lets you install the recorder in a home or mobile studio, ideal for traveling to live performance venues

Highest-Quality Components
By using top-of-the-line components from Cirrus Logic and Texas Instruments, any possible degradation to the audio signal is minimized

Ample Storage
The internal 80GB hard drive can store up to 14 hours of stereo recordings at the highest-quality 1-bit settings, providing more than enough room for most recording sessions

Connectivity Options
The MR-2000S features analog XLR and RCA input and output connectors, as well as S/PDIF digital RCA input and output connectors. A front-panel headphone jack with its own volume control provides convenient monitoring

Digital Sync
Word clock I/O connectors provide reliable synchronization with other digital audio equipment

Reliable Folder Hierarchy
When a recording begins, the recorder creates a folder for that specific day. Each recording creates 1 file with audio data, and a second file with marker data and protection settings. These files are called a "project", and are treated as a single audio file by the recorder. Up to 400 date folders can be stored on the drive, with up to 400 projects each

Visual Display
The backlit LCD display and 24-LED level meter provide clear, accurate monitoring at a glance

Exclusive Conversion Software
The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for manipulation with the included AudioGate conversion software. The software allows you to transfer your archival 1-bit recordings to common mastering formats such as 16-bit/44.1kHz, 24-bit/192kHz, and more. You can also edit files, adjust balance, control gain, and more


Recorder section

Number of tracks: 2 tracks
2 tracks simultaneous playback
2 tracks simultaneous recording
Recording formats: PCM audio format
BWF (extension .wav)
44.1 kHz @ 16/24 bit
48 kHz @ 16/24 bit
88.2 kHz @ 24 bit, 96 kHz @ 24 bit
176.4 kHz @ 24 bit, 192 kHz @ 24 bit
1-bit audio format
2.8 MHz @ 1-bit, 5.6 MHz @ 1-bit
DSDIFF format (extension .dff)
DSF (extension .dsf)
WSD (extension .wsd)
Recording Time: Maximum (for 80 Gbyte hard disk)
120 hours at 44.1 kHz/16 bit (approx)
14.5 hours at 5.6 MHz/1- bit (approx)
Maximum continuous recording 6 hours
Number of projects: Recognizes a maximum of four hundred projects of each format
Mark points: 100 points per project (No mark names)
USB functionality:
Connect to computer via USB 2.0
Usable as FAT32 USB external drive
Project editing: Rename, Delete, Protect


Display: 160 x 104 pixel, LCD with backlight
Level meter: -54 dB to + 3 dB (L and R) each provide 23-step LED + peak LED
Power supply: 120v 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 7 W
Dimensions (WxDxH): 16.6 x 8.7 x 1.8 inches (482 x 220 x 45 mm)
Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg); Including protrusions
Operating conditions: +5 to +35 degrees Celsius (41 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit)

Main specifications

Frequency response:
10 Hz to 20 kHz ± 1 dB @ Fs 44.1 kHz/48 kHz
10 Hz to 40 kHz ± 1 dB @ Fs 88.2 kHz/96 kHz/176.4 kHz/192 kHz
10 Hz to 100 kHz (1-bit)
Signal to Noise: 103 dB (typical) @ IHF-A
THD+N: 0.005% (typical), 20 Hz to 20 kHz
A/D conversion: 2.8224 MHz/5.6448 MHz (1-bit), 24bit (PCM)
D/A conversion: 2.8224 MHz/5.6448 MHz (1-bit), 24bit (PCM)

Line in (L/R)

Connector: XLR-3-31 type (balanced)
Input impedance: 22 kOhms
Nominal level: +4 dBu (REC LEVEL=0dB)
Maximum level : + 24 dBu
Connector: RCA (Unbalanced)
Input impedance: 50 kOhms
Nominal level (-12 dBFS -12 dB-SACD): -6 dBV (REC LEVEL = 0 dB)
Maximum level : + 10 dBV

Line Out (L/R)

Connector: XLR-3-32 type (balanced)
Load impedance: 600 ohms or greater
Nominal level: +4dBu
Maximum level (0dBFS 0dB-SACD):
-16 dBu (Nominal level= -12dBFS)
-18 dBu (Nominal level= -14dBFS)
-20 dBu (Nominal level= -16dBFS)
-22 dBu (Nominal level= -18dBFS)
-24 dBu (Nominal level= -20dBFS)
Connector: RCA (Unbalanced)
Load impedance : 47 kOhms or greater
Nominal level (-12 dBFS -12 dB-SACD): -6 dBV
Maximum level (0 dBFS 0 dB-SACD): +6dBV
Connector: 1/4 stereo phone jack
Load impedance: 16 Ohms or greater
Maximum level: 170 mW + 170 mW @ 32 Ohms
S/P DIF In/Out (coaxial)
Connector: RCA pin
Format: IEC60958
Word Clock In/Out Connector: BNC receptacle, 75 Ohms
Connector: Type B
Format: USB 2.0 compliant
USB mass storage class
Supported OS: Windows 2000 or later; Mac OSX 10.3.9 or later


Included items:
AC power cable
Owner's manual
Install CD (AudioGate audio file conversion application)

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