The Bioacoustic Audio Recorder (BAR) from Frontier Labs is a professional grade audio recorder intended specifically for bioacoustic studies. Designed for ease of use in the field the user interface allows you to check the card status, battery level and microphone status easily whilst the scheduler software allows you to program complex recording schedules including sunset / sunrise recordings, day specific recording times and starting on a specific date. An integrated GPS provides accurate location information and time synchronisation. The recorder is housed in a robust, waterproof enclosure made from durable UV resistant plastic and includes a mounting plate and belt strap for easy deployment. Ultra-low noise omnidirectional microphones include a 20dB class A pre-amp and output driver for cables.
The recorder uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (not included) and can be deployed with 1 or 4 batteries giving you a deployment time of up to 80 hours or 320 hours. For longer deployment times an external power option is also available.
Please note that for optimal performance only Frontier Labs lithium-ion batteries (3400mAh) should be used with the Bioacoustic Audio Recorder. These batteries are not included with the recorder and need to be purchased separately.
The recorder is available in two configurations:
Single channel - one channel underneath the recorder for better weather protection
Dual channel - one channel underneath and a second channel on one side for connecting an extension cable to a second microphone or hydrophone
1 x BAR Single / Dual Channel
1 x Microphone
1 x Extended battery pack (batteries not included)
1 x Mounting plate and strap
* Dimensions: 110 x 130 x 70 (mm)
* Weight: 360g (including batteries)
* Sample Rate: 8kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz
* Ultra-low noise and highly sensitive
* Built in 20dB class A pre-amp and output driver for cable
* Wide frequency response (+-2dB from 80Hz to 20kHz)
* Microphone detect line