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DAR123 Little DARling Distributed Audio Recorder


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This product requires setup before use (use of pre-approved microSD cards (not included), loading of the bootimg to the card, and following the SD Association guidance for card formatting).  Read the User Manual (link at bottom of page) Quick Start Guide.


    A great alternative to using wireless lav mic transmitter/receivers, the Little DARling Distributed Audio Recorder overcomes limitations in wireless range and dropouts.  Additionally, the DAR system enables the use many more lavs simultaneously, because you will not need to figure out how to mount multiple receivers (3, 6, 8, or even more!) to your camera rig.  This opens up new creative possibilities for events. Sprinkle the DARs around ...  one for each member of the wedding party ... and beyond.


    • Audio Bracketing (aka Dual-Mono) 2-track recording of a single lav mic (not included)
      • 2-track recording on microSD card (not included)
        • Second safety track ~16dB lower
        • 16b/48KHz per track
      • Audio Input
        • Locking mic jack (3.5mm threaded)
        • Plug-in power for typical lav mics, including high-quality low-noise professional lavs (such as the Sanken COS-11D)
        • juicedLink low-noise preamp
      • Audio Output
        • Locking stereo minijack (3.5mm threaded)
          • Headphone signal on one channel
            • For mic setup with your talent
            • Mutes during record
              • Can be temporarily unmuted to make gain adjustments, before force mute takes over again
              • See System Actions During Record section in User Manual.
        • User Interface
          • Two 7-segment LED displays for menu settings and level meter
          • Navigate menu settings with 2 front panel buttons
            • See Quick Start Guide in User Manual for menu list and navigation procedure
          • Recessed button for Power / Stop
            • Can not be accidentally triggered (recording stopped, settings altered, or powered down) by talent
            • Config File
              • Text file loaded on card to control advanced DAR settings
              • See Use of Config Files section in the User Manual for more info
            • Power
              • Single AA battery (not included)
              • Lifetime
                • Alkaline: ~ 12hrs
                • NiMH rechargeable:  ~ 12hrs
                • Lithium:  ~ 20hrs
                • NiCD rechargeable:  ~ 6hrs
              • Select battery type in the menu to calibrate battery readings
            • Physical
              • Aluminum enclosure:  durable ... not plastic
              • 2 ounces (without battery)
              • Enclosure box: 2.8 x 1.9 x 0.93 inches
              • Two threaded holes/PEMs for mounting accessories (such as belt clip and 1/4-20 mounts)
              • Battery / Card compartment secured by thumbscrew (so can not bust open while in pocket of talent)
              • Locking audio connectors (so talent can not inadvertently remove mic)
              • Included
                • DB002 Belt clip (included)
              • Designed and Assembled in USA


                • DB001 DAR Mounting Plate with 1/4-20 Holes
                • DB002 Belt clip (included)
                • RP101 Cable

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