Fostex DC-R302 – 3-Channel Audio Mixer and Stereo Recorder



The DC-R302 3-Channel Audio Mixer and Stereo Recorder by Fostex is a professional, portable audio recorder designed specifically for use with DSLR cameras. It features three XLR mic preamps each with its own limiter, high pass filter, volume control and 48V phantom power. With its onboard line-mixer and rugged, extruded aluminum chassis the DC-R302 is an ideal solution for field recording. It also helps simplify the capture process by allowing you to operate the recorder and camera simultaneously.

Not only does the DC-R302 capture and sync high-quality 24bit/96kHz audio with your DSLR’s video footage, it also offers metering capabilities and a built-in headphone monitoring system. The DC-R302 captures directly to SDHC cards and transfers both audio and data via USB.

The DC-R302 includes a DSLR mounting bracket, allowing a camera to mount its top panel. 3 screw holes on the bottom panel allow the DC-R302 to be mounted on a tripod.

Features three XLR inputs each with its own Limiter and High Pass Filter
Independent 48V Phantom power for use with condenser microphones
Headphone monitoring of left, stereo, right and return
Convenient Auto Slate Tone (1kHz / sine wave) function for subsequent synchronization
USB file transfer and audio output for PC recording and live streaming
Powered by four AA batteries or external DC 9 to 24V power adapter
Rugged and lightweight extruded aluminum chassis
Includes DSLR mounting bracket that attaches to the top
3 screw holes on the bottom allow the DC-R302 to mount on a tripod
Can be used as independent mixer/recorder without DSLR or a computer
Compatible with wired remote controls such as the Panasonic DMW-RS1 or equivalent

Optional AD15-3200 AC Adapter
AC adapter for in house use (no battery charging function)

Inputs 3 x XLR balanced
Reference Input Level: Hi -60, Mid -55, Low -50 dBu (Mic), -10 dBu (Line)
Maximum Input Level: Hi -32, Mid -27, Low -22 dBu (Mic), +10 dBu (Line)
Input Impedance: more than 10k ohm
Phantom power: P48V+-4V (10mA/CH) (Mic)
RTN Input Connector: 3.5mm, stereo mini (unbalanced)
Reference Input Level: -10 dBV
Maximum Input Level: +2 dBV
Input Impedance: more than 10 kohm
Main Output Connector: RCA pin / unbalanced
Reference Output Level: -10 dBV (at reference level input and -12 dBFS signal
Maximum Output Level: +2 dBV (at 0 dBFS)
Load Impedance: more than 10 kohm
Mic Output Reference Output Level: -50 dBV (at reference level input)
Maximum Output Level: -30 dBV
Load Impedance: more than 10k ohm
Performance Frequency response:
Line In – Main out: 20 – 20 kHz +-1dB (at reference level)
Mic In – Main out: 40 – 20 kHz +-3dB (at reference level)
S/N ratio (A-weighted):
Line: more than 95 dB (Input Gain -10 dBV)
MIC: more than 55dB (Max. Input Gain – 150 ohm loaded)
Total harmonic distortion:
Line: less than 0.01% at 1 kHz (Input gain: Line)
Mic: less than 0.1% at 1 kHz (Input gain: Hi)
Power Internal batteries: 4 x AA (alkaline or NiMH) rated range DC 4.8 to 6V
External power supply: AC adapter or equivalent, rated range DC9 to 24V
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.98 x 1.65 x 4.21″ (15.2 x 4.5 x 10.7 cm) w/o camera mount
5.98 x 2.06 x 4.21″ (15.2 x 5.25 x 10.7 cm) w/ camera mount
Weight 1.52 lb (690 g)

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 3 x 5 in