At the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco, iZ Technology Corporation, based in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, unveiled RADAR 6 ($8,600), its new flagship hard disk multitrack recorder. RADAR has been updated with direct SATA recording for greater than 2x faster cueing, editing and data transfers, as well as improved storage technology, editing, audio performance and user interface.
RADAR offers Classic 96 and Ultra Nyquist converters, Adrenaline DR technology, dual digital/analog power supplies, near-zero jitter, and near-zero latency up to 192 kHz. RADAR systems are also fully customizable, with choices of three different converter card designs available in 8-, 16-, or 24-channel configurations, 4 multichannel digital I/Os, and a wide variety of backup and recording drive options.
iZ Technology states that RADAR 6 is nearly 40-percent shorter and 14 pounds lighter than RADAR V, and offers new storage architecture in all solid-state storage drives to make recording and moving files quicker and easier. It can record 24 tracks at 192 kHz to a 64 GB or 128 GB SD card and plug directly into a laptop for use with a DAW. Users can record or copy and deliver tracks within seconds on a USB 3 thumb drive, or record directly to RADAR’s high-speed solid-state drives for maximum performance. RADAR’s open storage architecture promises additional options.
An improved user interface has full front panel controls with tactile transport keys and a comprehensive high resolution multipage touch screen supporting industry standard wide screen resolutions. RADAR 6 also has comprehensive editing from the front panel touch screen as well as a virtual meter bridge, touchscreen macro keys, multiple mark in/out markers for batch exports and audio CD creation from a single project. iZ also states that RADAR 6 has a quiet low speed power supply fan.