Lectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Lectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio Recorder
Lectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio RecorderLectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio RecorderLectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio Recorder
Lectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio RecorderLectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Lectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio Recorder

  • Professional quality digital audio recordings in Broadcast Wave Format
  • Ultra compact size for easy concealment
  • Records to micro SD cards (HC) type - Class 10
  • Wide range input gain adjustment for mic to line level signals
  • Time code sync from external source
  • Standard Lectrosonics TA5M input jack
  • Lectrosonics "servo bias" input preamp
  • Solid machined aluminum construction
  • Over six hours of operation on a single AAA lithium battery

The PDR (Portable Digital Recorder) is designed for HD quality professional use. For situations in which the distance is extreme or where using a wireless microphone is not practical, the PDR recorder can travel with your subject and capture professional quality audio, synchronized with timecode. The tiny size and rounded shape make the PDR unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes, and easy to conceal when used as a “plant” microphone to capture environmental or location sound.

The PDR records in 24 bit, 48 kHz digital onto a Micro SD card (HC type) in the industry-standard .wav (Broadcast Wave File) format. The PDR can be jammed to external time code via the standard 5-pin Lemo connector. A headphone output jack allows for monitoring the signal input or listening to previously recorded files.

The input connector is the industry standard TA5M jack that accepts any mic or line level signal, and provides bias voltage to power a wide variety of electret lavaliere microphones. The input connection and wiring is compatible with microphones pre-wired for use with Lectrosonics professional wireless microphone transmitters with servo bias type inputs.

Setup and adjustment is made through an intuitive interface provided by the keypad and LCD. In keeping with typical Lectrosonics mechanical designs, the housing is machined from a solid aluminum billet then hard anodized for the ruggedness needed in field production. The PDR runs for over 6 hours on a single lithium AAA battery.

Record Modes

There are two recording modes available in the menu, HD Mono, which records a single audio track and Split Gain, which records two different tracks, one at the normal level and another at -18 dB as a “safety” track that can be used in place of the normal track in the event that overload distortion (clipping) has occurred on the normal track. In either mode, recordings over 4GB are broken into sequential segments so very long recordings (over approx 5 hours in HD mode or 2.5 hours in split mode) will not be a single file.

Audio specifications:

  • 20 - 20 kHz frequency response.
  • 105 dB(A) signal to noise (in HD mono mode), <0.035% distortion.
  • Time code is SMPTE 12M - 1999 compliant.
  • The PDR is 2.3x2.1x.7 inches (60x54x17 mm), and weighs 2.5 oz (71 grams) with battery.



Storage media Micro SD (HC type)
File format .wav files (BWF)
A/D converter 24-bit
Sampling rate 48 kHz
Recording modes/Bit rate HD mono mode:  192 kb/s
Split gain mode:  384 kb/s


Type Analog mic/line level compatible; servo bias
preamp for 2V and 4V lavaliere microphones
Input level Dynamic mic: 0.5 mV to 50 mV
Electret mic: Nominal 2 mV to 300 mV
Line level: 17 mV to 1.7 V
Input connector TA5M 5-pin male

Headphone/Line Outputs

Connector 3.5 mm mini jack; TRS
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 Vp-p to 5Vp-p
Input impedance 10 k Ohms
Format SMPTE 12M - 1999 compliant

Battery Power/Life

Power consumption 300 mW
Battery type AAA Lithium non-rechargeable
AAA Lithium 6.5 hours typical
AAA alkaline 2 to 3 hours; varies with brand

Operating temperature range

Celsius -20 to 50
Fahrenheit -4 to 122

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions Inches: 2.37H x 2.14W x 0.67D
Millimeters: 60H x 54W x 17D
Weight 71 grams (2.5 ozs.) w/ AAA Lithium battery

Delivery Services

At Pinknoise Systems we like to offer our customers a wide choice of delivery options for their orders, and our prices are affordable and competitive. We also use only the best, most reliable couriers and delivery services to get your equipment where it needs to be - quickly and securely. Please find an outline of our services, prices and timescales below.

Service Timescale Price
UK Mainland Royal Mail Small Parcel 2-4 Days £3.99
UK Offshore Royal Mail 2-4 Days £9.99
UK Standard Courier 2-4 Days £6.49
UK Express Courier Next Day £7.99
International Shipping From 1-8 Days (Full Details) From £15.00

Delivery Times

Delivery times are based on when the packages leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with dispatch. We will always notify customers of any issues and problems via email or telephone. If your order is urgent or details change please do let us know.

For full details, fees, and time schedules, please see our Delivery Information page.

Returns & Refunds

New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 7 working days of receipt, for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. The cost of returning goods to us shall be borne by you, the customer, in all circumstances without exception.

Items must be packed suitably and insured for full loss in the event of a delivery problem. Pinknoise Systems will not be responsible for lost or damaged return goods. Lost or damaged goods may effect the level of refund you receive.

Used items: Please note this does not apply to used item unless they are deemed faulty.

For full details of our returns policy, please click here.

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Part No.:  PDR
Manufacturer:  Lectrosonics

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