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Orphan Sangean PR-D8 AM/FM Radio-MP3 Player/RecorderItem # PRD8R

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It's a powerful AM/FM portable with a built in MP3 player and recorder. The right half of the radio is dedicated to AM and FM radio, while the left half is used to manage recording and playback. Traditionally AM radio is very difficult to record into MP3 format because of unwanted noise generated by the digital components inside the radio. The PR-D8 overcomes this problem by using good circuit craftsmanship techniques.

With the press of a button you can record your favorite talk show or music into digital MP3 format. A timer can also be set to automatically turn the radio on, record for a selected amount of time, and turn the radio off when finished. The PR-D8 will also record from old turntables, cassette decks, or any other source through its line-input jack.

A secure digital SD memory card (not included) is required for recording. With a 2-gigabyte SD card you can record for over 60 hours at standard quality 64kbps (kilobits per second). For high quality recordings you can adjust the recording quality to 128kbps or 192kbps. Selecting a higher kilobit per second recording rate will increase the quality but will also use more memory space.

The PR-D8 has two microphones for recording your voice, meetings, or a concert in stereo. The sensitivity of these microphones can be set to "low" for recording loud concerts or "high" for recording quiet board meetings.

Since digital recorders tend to use batteries quickly, the PR-D8 has a built-in charging circuit for rechargeable NiMH or NiCad batteries. Four "C" size NiMH batteries (not included) will record for about 10 hours and play for more than 50 hours.

Other Features Include:
  • An alarm clock that wakes you up to radio or a ramp-up buzzer
  • 5 memory presets per band
  • Adjustable sleep timer
  • Adjustable backlight display
  • Adjustable tone switch
  • Line-in, line-out, and headphone jacks

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General Specifications
Input Power: AC Adapter: 9VDC 700mA tip positive
Batteries: (4) C size (not included)
Audio Output: Speaker 1.2W (DC-IN)
Speaker 700mW (batteries)
Earphones 5+5mW (16 ohm)
Speaker: 1.57" x 4.53", 8 Ω,3 watts
Frequency Coverage: AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10KHz Steps)
AM 522 - 1629 kHz (9KHz Steps)
FM 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM Tuning: 10 kHz or 9 kHz steps
FM Tuning: 50 kHz or 100 kHz steps
AM Antenna: Internal Ferrite Bar - 11.5mm dia x 100mm (3.9") long
FM Antenna: Telescopic whip antenna
External Antenna
Terminals:
N/A
Earphone Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo
Aux In Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo
Line Out Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo
Presets: 10 Total (5 AM + 5 FM)
Lock Switch: Yes
Sleep Timer: 15-120 minutes
Alarm: Yes, dual
Clock: 12/24 Hour Modes
Dimensions: 9.13" W x 5.2" H x 2.15" D
Weight: 1 lb. 11.7 oz
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Included Accessories: AC Adapter
Manual
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Recording Specifications
Playable Formats: MP3 16-320 kbps
WMA 48-192 kbps
Recordable Formats: MP3 64, 128, & 192 kbps
Memory: SDHC Slot up to 16GB (card not included)
Timers: 1 Recording Schedule
Microphone: Built-in stereo Microphone
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Operation

    • What are the possible sleep timer settings?

      You can set the sleep timer for 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, or 15 minutes.
    • How many radio presets does the Sangean PR-D8 have?

      Each radio band has 5 presets (10 total).
    • Does the Sangean PR-D8 come with a memory card?

      No.
    • Will the Sangean PR-D8 accept SDHC cards?

      Yes, it has the necessary firmware to do so.
    • Can I transfer recordings I make with the Sangean PR-D8 to my computer?

      Yes. Just remove the SD card from the radio and insert it in a card reader connected to your computer. You can then transfer files to your computer. The Sangean PR-D8 does not have a USB port for transferring files directly to a computer.
    • How much internal memory does the Sangean PR-D8 have for recording?

      The Sangean PR-D8 does not have onboard memory. All recordings are captured on an SD card (not included).
    • How do I change the AM tuning from 10 kHz to 9 kHz?

      When the radio is off press and hold the BAND BUTTON for approximately 7 seconds and the display will flash 12H followed by 2 soft clicking tones. Press the BAND BUTTON again and the display will flash FM 100 kHz. Press the BAND BUTTON again to display a flashing AM 10 kHz. Pressing the down tuning button will adjust the setting to AM 9 kHz tuning. While the display is flashing press the BAND BUTTON again to finalize your settings.
    • How do I change between 12 and 24 Hour modes?

      When the radio is off press and hold the BAND BUTTON for approximately 7 seconds and the display will flash 12H followed by 2 soft clicking tones. Pressing the up tuning button will adjust the setting to 24H. Press the BAND BUTTON again and the display will flash FM 100 kHz. Press the BAND BUTTON again and the display will flash AM 10 kHz. While the display is flashing press the BAND BUTTON again to finalize your settings.
    • How do I change the FM tuning from 200 kHz to 100 kHz?

      When the radio is off press and hold the BAND BUTTON for approximately 7 seconds and the display will flash 12H followed by 2 soft clicking tones. Press the BAND BUTTON again and the display will flash FM 200 kHz. Pressing the down tuning button will adjust the setting to FM 100 kHz tuning. Press the BAND BUTTON again to display the AM tuning step. While the display is flashing press the BAND BUTTON again to finalize your settings.
  • Recording

    • What kind of recording time can I expect from a Sangean PR-D8?

      Kilobits Per Second = (kbps)
      1,024 kilobits = 1 Megabit (Mb)

      Recording time on a 2GB SD Card:

      64kbps ~ 70 hours
      128kbps ~ 35 hours
      192kpbs ~ 26.25 hours

      An average song length of 4 minutes recorded at 128kbps takes up about 3.75MB of memory. So, a Sangean PR-D8 with a 2GB SD Card can store 500+ songs recorded at 128kbps.

    • Can I use an external microphone with the Sangean PR-D8?

      No, the Sangean PR-D8 does not have an external microphone port. The radio does have a stereo built-in microphone located in the front that can be used for voice recordings.
Manual Size Download Time
Instructions (PDF) Sangean PR-D8 AM/FM Radio-MP3 Player/Recorder Manual 996.26 KB 2:21 @ 56KBps
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