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M-Audio's MicroTrack II
INTRODUCTION

Core Sound is pleased to offer M-Audio's MicroTrack II Professional 2-Channel Mobile Digital Recorder!

July 22, 2009: New lower price -- $189!


Core Sound is pleased to offer M-Audio's MicroTrack II, a significant improvement over the earlier MicroTrack 24/96 handheld 24-Bit, 96 KHz two-channel digital audio recorder. In our opinion, the MicroTrack II is the best of the crop of low-cost portable digital audio recorders.

MicroTrack II records to Compact Flash flash memory cards or microdrives. It has two high quality microphone pre-amps, Line level analog inputs, an S/PDIF coaxial (RCA) input, analog Line level (RCA) and headphone (stereo miniplug) outputs, phantom power for microphones and separate input level controls for each channel. It has a USB 2.0 interface, and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.

It can record high-resolution, uncompressed WAV and BWF files in both 16- and 24-bit formats at sample rates from 32 to 96 KS/s. It can also record MP3 files at 96 to 320 kbps. While recording it allows monitoring via headphones and the Line outputs.

What's improved? MicroTrack II adds a limiter to its microphone pre-amp, useful in eliminating distortion when an unexpectedly loud sound occurs. It also is able to continue recording seamlessly to a new file when the current file reaches the maximum size of 2 GB -- nothing is lost as it starts recording to a new file. Its microphone pre-amp now accommodates a wider range of loudness without overloading. You can now monitor what's coming in on the S/PDIF input over headphones. And its phantom power supply now offers a true 48 Volts.

Since MicroTrack II has an S/PDIF coaxial input, you can use our Mic2496 V2 dual mic pre-amp/A-to-D converter as a professional front end offering real 24-bit performance. The two of them can easily be Velcroed together to make a compact recording system.

Recommended Compact Flash Cards for MicroTrack II

M-Audio tell us that there is no limit in card size. You may use as large a card as you wish.

Here's a list of cards that M-Audio says that they have confirmed work well with the MicroTrack II:

  • Transcend 4GB CF, 45x
  • Corsair 4GB CF (47-00057)
  • Lexar 1GB CF Professional 80x
  • SanDisk 1GB CF
  • JAMedia 1GB CF
  • Toshiba 512MB CF
  • JAMedia 256MB CF
  • SimpleTech 128MB CF
  • Kodak 64MB CF
    Kingston Elite Series
  • CF/1024-S 1 GB Compact Flash Card (SLC) (50x)
  • CF/2GB-S 2 GB Compact Flash Card (SLC) (50x)
  • CF/4GB-S 4 GB Compact Flash Card (SLC) (45x)
    Kingston Standard Series
  • CF/128 128MB Compact Flash Card
  • CF/256 256MB Compact Flash Card
  • CF/512 512MB Compact Flash Card
  • CF/1024 1024MB Compact Flash Card
    Kingston Elite Series
  • CF/1024-S 1 GB Compact Flash Card (SLC) (50x)
  • CF/2GB-S 2 GB Compact Flash Card (SLC) (50x)
  • CF/4GB-S 4 GB Compact Flash Card (SLC) (45x)
    Kingston Standard Series
  • CF/128 128MB Compact Flash Card
  • CF/256 256MB Compact Flash Card
  • CF/512 512MB Compact Flash Card
  • CF/1024 1024MB Compact Flash Card

External Battery Packs for MicroTrack II

Many folks have asked us about using an external battery pack to extend the MicroTrack II's recording time. Essentially any USB battery pack will work fine.

M-Audio recommends using the Energi-To-Go USB Battery pack from Energizer. Simply plug the Energi-To-Go's mini-USB cable into the MicroTrack II and you'll be able to record for many hours. The Energi-To-Go packs are small and fit in the palm of your hand.

Two other compact and low-cost (under $20) battery packs are the Tekkeon myPower GO and the JAVOBooster. They use four AA batteries and power the MicroTrack for ten hours on a single set of batteries.

Note: M-Audio regularly releases firmware updates for the MicroTrack II. Visit M-Audio's Web site and look in the Support section for the latest release.

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