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Edirol R-09HR High-Resolution WAVE/MP3 Recorder
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Product Description

The R-09HR is a professional, high-definition recorder that travels light and performs like a heavyweight. With crystal-clear 24/96 fidelity, the R-09HR is the new flagship of EDIROLs award-winning R-series recorders. Includes: Owner s Manual, AC Adaptor, Remote control, Stand, SD Memory Card (512 M bytes), USB cable (Mini-B type), CD-ROM (Pyro Audio Creator LE)

The R-09HR is a professional, high-definition recorder that travels light and performs like a heavyweight. With crystal-clear 24/96 fidelity, the R-09HR is the new flagship of EDIROL’s award-winning R-series recorders.

24bit/96kHz linear PCM + I.A.R.C. (Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit)
Experience precise audio reproduction, and clarity with a wider dynamic range when using the higher bit and sample rates that the R-09HR offers. The R-09HR supports up to 24bit/96kHz linear PCM recording, which has over twice the digital audio resolution of a standard audio CD. I.A.R.C. is a newly developed, dedicated analog circuit optimized for recording with the R-09HR's onboard A/D converter. Electrolytic capacitors provide stable, reliable power with an independent power source for the analog circuitry, and another power source for the digital circuit board, thus eliminating DC interference between components in the R-09HR. The I.A.R.C. also contributes to high quality, low noise MP3 recording with the R-09HR.

  • 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM high-resolution, low-noise recording
  • Newly developed Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit (I.A.R.C.)
  • High-grade, high-sensitivity stereo condenser microphone built in
  • Records to SD or SDHC memory card (Up to 8 GB)
  • Compact, hand-held body for convenient portable use
  • Wide view-ability on large OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display
  • Preview speaker built in
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • High-speed file transfer via USB 2.0 connection to computer
  • Cakewalk “pyro Audio Creator LE” wave-editing software included

Professional-grade, high-sensitivity stereo condenser microphone built in
When recording with the R-09HR, there's no extra gear to buy or cables to connect. A professional quality stereo microphone is built right into the unit, complete with a dedicated analog input control, mono/stereo selector, low-cut filter, limiter/AGC (Auto Gain Control), and a gain boost. The onboard electret condenser microphone elements are very compact, ultra-sensitive, and placed to capture three-dimensional sound naturally and accurately. To further avoid possible noise interference from internal components, the microphone housing is separated from the main circuit board¡­another sign of quality design from EDIROL (For use an external microphone, the R-09HR offers a 1/8” stereo mic input).

Compact, hand-held body allows for convenient portable use
Small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, the R-09HR has a new tactile feel that is easy to grip. It also has a user-friendly graphic display for ultra easy operation. The large 1.5” OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display provides wide view-ability, at-a-glance level meters, peak indicators, and additional recording information on the screen.

Preview Monitor (Small Speaker) built in
Without headphones, you can easily check out the recorded sounds right after the recording, thanks to the preview monitor on rear panel.

r09hr_hand_remoteWireless remote controller included
With the included wireless remote controller, transport functions such as recording start/playback start, fast forward, rewind, volume control, and input level control can be accessed from a distance away. This allows the R-09HR to be placed in exactly the right position for recording, and allows for quick and easy touch-less operation.

High-speed file transfer via USB 2.0 connection to computer
The R-09 can connect to the outside world via USB for importing/exporting audio files to a computer very quickly. The R-09HR supports Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) mass storage so file transfers are very quick and convenient. The R-09HR comes with Cakewalk’s “pyro Audio Creator LE” CD-ROM. This software is perfect for WAV/MP3 audio file editing; to trim cut, or fade audio sections, to burn audio collections to CD, publish a web page with sounds, to publish a blog with audio, to podcast an interview or performance, and so on. With “pyro” the R-09HR package becomes truly a complete recording solution suite from recording to CD-burning.

Wide variety of optional accessories
Perfect for many recording applications from rehearsals, recitals, concerts, interviews, podcasts, research, photo journaling, law enforcement, to nature and field recording, and business meetings, the R-09HR optional accessories are useful to pros and novices alike.

*Cakewalk “pyro Audio Creator LE” is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP.



2 (stereo)
Signal Processing AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz

Data Type

Recording (stereo only)
WAVE: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/24 bits
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): 44.1/48 kHz, 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps
WAVE: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/24 bits
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): 32/44.1/48 kHz, 32 to 320 kbps or VBR (Variable Bit Rate)

Memory Card

SD Memory Card (SDHC format compatible)

Recording Time*
WAV (24-bit/96 kHz): 27 mins/GB
WAV (24-bit/88.2 kHz): 30 mins/GB
WAV (24-bit/48 kHz): 54 mins/GB
WAV (24-bit/44.1 kHz): 59 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/96 kHz): 40 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/88.2 kHz): 44 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/48 kHz): 81 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/44.1 kHz): 88 mins/GB
MP3 (320 kbps): 392 mins/GB
MP3 (128 kbps): 980 mins/GB

Audio Inputs

Internal Stereo Microphone
Mic input (Stereo miniature phone type, plug-in powered mic)*
Line input (Stereo miniature phone type)
Nominal Input Level Variable
Mic input: -33 dBu (Default input level)
Line input: 2 dBu (Default input level)
Input Impedance Mic input: 30 k ohms
Line input: 15 k ohms
Output Level
20 mW (In case 16 ohms load)
Recommended Load Impedance
16 ohms or greater
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 40 kHz
USB Interface Mini-B type connector (support USB 2.0/1.1 mass storage device class)
Effects Playback only. Excludes playback in 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz.
Reverb: 4 types (Hall1, Hall2, Room, Plate)
Speed change: 50 to 150 % of playback speed
Current Draw 370 mA
Accessories Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor, Remote control, Stand, SD Memory Card (512 M bytes), USB cable (Mini-B type), CD-ROM (Pyro Audio Creator LE)
Size and Weight Width: 62 mm (2-1/2 inches)
Depth: 113 mm (4-1/2 inches)
Height: 27 mm (1-1/16 inches)
Weight: 0.2 kg (0 lbs. 7 oz.)

*0 dbu = 0.775 Vrms
*Each recording time is approximate. The times may change depending on the card specifications. In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time would be shorter than above.
*The internal/external mic cannot be used when the line input is used.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM high-resolution, low-noise recording
  • High-grade, high-sensitivity stereo condenser microphone built i
  • Records to SD or SDHC memory card (Up to 8 GB)
  • Preview speaker built in
  • Wireless remote controller included

Customer Reviews:

  • Top quality field recorder
    The Edirol R-09HR is an amazing device. It looks a bit like an electric shaver and fits in the palm of your hand. A friend of mine has the Zoom H4 which is much larger, has cheap plastic finishing and a clumsy user interface. Although the H4 may have a few extra features the Edirol R-09HR is much better made and designed and I think it is a better buy.

    I read reviews about its predecessor the Edirol R-09 WAVE/MP3 Recorder and the main gripe seemed to be about the flimsy battery cover at the base. Well Edirol obviously reads the reviews since they have changed to a sliding battery cover on the back of the device. The device itself is covered with a sort of rubberised material and it feels solid and sturdy (I think the old version was smooth hard plastic). The flap at the bottom where the batteries were kept on the R-09 is now just used for the SD card and USB port. It is made of the same flexible rubber and doesn't look in any danger of breaking off.

    From what I can gather from comparing with R-09 reviews, the following are the other new features on the R-09HR
    - Higher resolution recording (that's what the HR stands for) with sampling rates up to 96kHz
    - Support for SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB (It comes with a 512MB card and I bought an 8GB card for mine).
    - A built in monitor speaker to play back the sound without needing to use headphones (not that useful because the sound quality is not great)
    - A wireless remote control for hands free operation (this is handy)
    - A speed control which allows you to vary the playback speed (without varying the pitch). This is great for transcribing.

    I was impressed at the intuitive interface. It comes with a detailed instruction book as well as an owner's guide though you can master the controls in no time. Basically you just press the record button once, set the levels and then press it again to start recording. The owner's guide is helpful because it suggests what settings to use and where to position the device in various different recording situations (recording band, vocals, meetings, outside, individual instruments, etc). Once you are done recording you can just connect it to your PC and pull down the files. It also comes with Cakewalk Pyro Audio Creator software to help you edit your recordings and help you create CDs.

    I bought this device to record my music practice (I play trumpet and guitar) and to record the rehearsals and performances of my jazz band. I am not an expert, but the recording quality sounds great to me.

    The only problem I have is not with the device itself but the accessories - they seem a bit overpriced and the descriptions are a bit confusing (maybe even misleading). If you want to mount the device on a microphone stand (which is handy if you are recording an ensemble) you would think you would just need to buy the Edirol Microphone Stand Adapter, however read the fine print and you will see that you also need the Edirol Cover and Stand for the R-09HR (at the time of this review not currently available at Amazon).

    Whatever you do, don't do what I did and order the Edirol Cover and Stand for the R-09 since it doesn't fit the R-09HR! The R-09 must have been slightly smaller.

    Nevertheless, I think the device itself is very good value so I am happy to excuse the hassles I have had with the accessories....more info
  • Excellent recorder; excellent service
    I used to own the Edirol R-09 (the model before this). Having read some reviews, I purchased the R-09HR, and was DELIGHTED. The recording quality is excellent; it is light and super-convenient; and the look-and-feel are functional and elegant....more info
  • Very pleased with Edirol R-09HR
    I am delighted with this product. I use it for recording my hypnosis sessions as well as for creating motivational recordings for my clients. I am not a techie and find it easy to use. Two weeks ago I recorded rain falling in my local forest intermixed with the occasional bird song. I looped the 2 minute recording for a 30 minute playback - believe it or not a great recording for sleeping to.!! ...more info
  • Edirol R-09HR Review
    The purpose behind getting this device was to be able to create great field recordings of sounds for use within cinematic and gaming contexts. The RH-09HR is a great device for this purpose. The microphone is extremely sensitive and provides a great quality recording. There is an included AC adapter for long-term recordings where you don't want to worry about power. Unfortunately, this adapter does not charge the built-in batteries if rechargeable ones are used. An annoying problem with the device is that you have to manually select whether you are using rechargeable or alkaline batteries in the power management menu. This should really be automatic but its not a big deal. The controls are very intuitive and the display is readable even in bright light. The display is nice, showing a maximum limit for calibration of maximum gain.

    There is a jack for headphone on the front of the device which is somewhat inconvenient. Why isn't this on the back or side? the cord tends to dangle right in front of the microphones unless you use a "L" adapter and run the cord below the bottom.

    The device records in a variety of resolutions up to 96khz 24bit. Removing the card or using the built-in USB cable allows access to all recordings pretty easily as the device functions like a flash card reader. This capability works fine on both PCs and Macs.

    The unit does not fit onto a tripod, you need to purchase the $50 case for that which is not too bad. The case does does not have compartment access to the settings on the bottom of the device, so you have to remove it before messing with those settings. The tripod that comes with the case is nice, but made of plastic. The locking mechanism to adjust the angle of the tripod is also made of plastic and can break if not carefully handled. The legs on the tripod have extendable metal portions.

    Overall, I am very happy with the Edirol R-09HR. The build quality is high and the unit has performed without issue.

    -Vik...more info
  • Used for lectures
    I was hosting a large conference and wanted to record audio. One of the challenges was that some sessions had a speaker at the podium with with a microphone and audience members asking questions or making comments from the floor. After researching numerous recorders, I decided to try the Edirol R-09H. It worked great for this application. I set the recorder on its tripod in front of the podium at the base. My intent was to pick up the speaker's voice from the conference room speakers and the audience from where they sat. We are able to clearly hear the all of the discussion that went on as well as the speakers. It was easy to download the audio files and edit into individual files. I would highly recommend this recorder for this type of application....more info
  • Fabulous Little Recorder
    I'm so happy with this product. It was a bit pricey but worth every penny. I can record my voice lessons, burn them to CD and take them with me in the car for review and practice. I'm certain I've only scratched the surface of possible applications for this incredible device. Thanks, Roland!!!...more info
    I bought the product based on other reviews. But then I took it on a trip to decided to record a live show. The sound quality was utterly astounding. Reproduction was incredibly accurate and, frankly, sounded like it was a pro job....more info
  • Delivers on its Promises
    Others have written far more comprehensive reviews, including some very good professional reviews. I trusted them, and was rewarded. This little wonder did exactly as advertised. I used it for Day Party shows at SXSW 2009, and the quality was excellent. The only concern is that for concerts you really do need a directional mike, as opposed to the omni mike that is included. A small price to pay for a rugged and reliable performer. I particularly liked the small remote - it made marking songs SO much easier....more info
  • Best little bit bucket out there...
    I've just returned from a 10-day study tour in Israel, where the Edirol R-09HR (with a foam wind gag designed for a Shure SM-58 microphone over the mics) performed admirably. I brought back 30+ hours of iPod-ready tour commentary by our guide, Yoni, recorded in MP3 format. The R-09 ran 6-7 hours a day on a set of NiMH Eveready rechargables, and it never missed a beat. It was often in the dust, never in the way, and the Shure wind gag tamed the noise from the top of Masada to the Golan Heights. I was impressed by its predecessor on both live music recording (with the onboard mics and with my RODE NT-4 stereo mic), and with its seamless 24-bit capture of "board mixes." The interface improvements (better battery door design, rubberized finish, and the plastic stand) are all well done. I do audio for a living, and this is a sweet little piece of gear....more info
  • Amazing STudio Recorder
    I purchased the Edirol R09HR to use for classic piano practice recording. I needed an accurate recorder that would reveal every detail and sound quality to enable critical review. This recorder is truly remarkable. It is brutally honest at revealing mistakes and timing for my playing. It is less harsh than the Sony and Olympus products that are currently available probably because of the microphones. True Studio recording would require a studio mic, but most users will not hear the difference. I am using Crucial 4GB SDHC cards to good success....more info
  • R-09HR best digital recorder on market!
    I have been waiting for 2 years to finally purchase this great machine.
    I have done a lot of research on all available competing recorders.The previous generation R-09 had some problems reported by other users,causing me to wait until new R-09HR came onto the scene.
    Mike preamp noise ,and failure of mike and line input jacks,and cheap plastic construction and other minor issues with R-09 caused me to wait to purchase this fantastic new R-09HR.
    I am so glad I waited,and did not buy other recorders on the market,that all had their own issues and problems.
    The R-09HR is a beautifully engineered product....When you take it out of the box,and hold it and look at the beautiful design,it brings a smile to your face!
    I have now used it in many recording situations that really test the capability of this unit...Net result being that the recording quality is FANTASTIC!...The improved mikes,preamps,larger oled screen,improved battery compartment.32GIG capacity,remote control that works real nice, now mean that this is best unit on the market! I have shown my musician friends what this device can do,and everyone is GREATLY IMPRESSED by all the great features,design,and tremendous value this superb machine has!
    I predict Edirol will sell BOATLOADS of this killer device..If you want the best on the market, right now is the time to buy it!...Also purchase the well designed silicone case that slips on the unit ,giving great protection to this superb machine,easily a 5 star product!

    ...more info
  • Awesome!
    As a fiddle player who often learns new tunes by ear, a decent, small recorder that works seamlessly with a Macintosh computer has long been on my wish list. After a lot of research, I chose the Edirol R-09HR. Right out of the box I was immediately impressed with the look and "feel" of it. All but the screen, controls and microphones are encased in a "rubberized," no-slip, no-scratch, covering which gives it a secure feeling in the hand. Both the "Practical Guide" and "Owner's Manual" were easy to follow and we had the optional 8 GB SD card (it comes with a 512 MB card) formatted and were up and running with test recordings within a half hour. The Edirol is equipped with tiny built-in speakers which are helpful for checking a recording, if needed, without plugging in earphones or external speakers. Both MP3 and WAV files are easily downloaded to our Mac (OS X Leopard) with the supplied USB 2 cable. No fuss, it just works! Plug it in and the recorder's disk pops up on the screen. (The manual advises using the A/C power cord for PC downloading to prolong the life of the recorder's two AA batteries.) Doubleclicking the disk icon shows the list of recorded tunes, any of which can be played/downloaded to iTunes by doubleclicking the file. If a tune needs editing, the file can be easily opened with Garage Band, (or Amadeus Pro, sound-editor/recorder software I've owned for years). A CD including editing software for Windows PCs comes packaged with the Edirol R-09HR. For registration purposes, it would have been nice if the registration number had been easier to locate. But a quick email to support folks and I had an answer in about an hour (it's in the battery compartment!). Is that good support or what? It goes without saying I am totally happy with my purchase....more info
  • Shipping
    Great product. I just purchased one for $335.00 with free shipping via UPS ground. Spend a couple of bucks for 2-3 day. My box was crushed and my plasic stand broken. But with the money I saved I will buy the cover/stand....more info
  • The Best

    There's not too much to add. In my opinion, it's the best recorder available in his category....more info
  • Edirol 9-09hr
    I use this primarily for my voice lessons. It is very sensitive and
    practical, easy to use. I have recorded concerts at small venues and
    also church services. I am very satisfied with the performance, function,
    and versatility of this product. Also, it was shipped in a very timely
    manner. No complaints.
    ...more info