Roland AR 200 S
digital audio recorder / player with RS232C Serial Interface and memory card
16bit/48kHz/linear recording

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Theme parks, museums, elevators, airports, buses, trains and trams are just some of the installations that can benefit from the AR-200S’s high quality, up to 130 hours of recording time. The AR-200S is useful for educational narratives, background music, safety and warning messages, public transportation addresses, directional messages, broadcast station ID’s, news and sports intros, applause and laugh tracks, and any number of applications where continuous message playing is needed.

Main features
Industry standard for reliable stereo/dual mono playback with no moving parts
No user front panel interface for secure installations

24bit/48kHz audio phrases and up to 130 hours of high quality RDAC coding
sound quality and long recording times.

Flexible External Control Functions and Sophisticated Internal Playlists
It’s easy to configure phrase playback for any application.

External Audio Ducks during Phrase Playback to User Selectable Level
To integrate messages with background music.

Phrase Features include Equalization, and Cross-Fade Looping
for sound effects playback in themed environments.

Free Playlist Editing and .WAV file Conversion Software
Convenient way to load an AR with computer-produced audio and configure playlists and control options.

Uses inexpensive Compact Flash memory
Cost effective storage for hours of recording and playback time with no moving parts

The AR-200S is a compact, half rack space digital audio recorder/player with RS-232 control designed for any applications requiring high quality pre-recorded announcement and sound.
It uses solid state media for recording and playback eliminating failures due to mechanical movements found in CD and DVD players and guaranteeing no long term sound degradation.

High quality audio with long recording times.
The AR-200S supports 16bit/48kHz/linear recording as well as RDAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding) technology that offers very long recording times with virtually no loss of sound quality. Over 70 hours of audio can be recorded to the optional memory card.

Control options.
Playback of phrases can be triggered from various external controllers via GPI or RS-232C inputs.

Integrate message with external audio.
External audio sources like FM broadcast or CD playback can be connected to inputs on the AR's rear panel. The external audio will then be ducked to a user selectable level when a message is played by the AR.

Installable anywhere.
The AR-200S can be powered by AC or 9-24V DC. The compact size, rugged design, and power supply flexibility enables the installation of AR-200S in just about any application environment.

Recording Format
RDAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding)
RDAC Grade
H-LINEAR(24bit), LINEAR(16bit), MODE3, MODE2 and MODE1
Phase Type
Stereo or Mono
Number of Phrases
up to 1,000
Audio Input
+4dBu / -10dBV /600 ohms / balanced
S/N Ratio
Power Supply
AC Adaptor or DC9-24V
Current Draw
100mA (AC Adaptor) or 1200mA (External DC Power)
218(W) x 233.3(D) x 44(H) mm or
8-5/8(W) x 9-3/16(D) x 1-3/4(H) inches
1.5kg or 3 lbs 5 oz
(Excl. AC Adaptor)
Rubber Feet, Card Protector (with screws), Euroblock Connector, Owner's Manual and AC Adaptor
Rack Mount Bracket and Memory Card
Size and Weight ( Excluding AC Adaptor )
218 mm
8-5/8 inches
233 mm
9-3/16 inches
44 mm
1-3/4 inches
1.5 kg
3 lbs. 5 oz.

ROLAND Contacts
Roland Italy: tel.(++39)02937781 ,
e-mail, e-mail
Austria Tel.: 0512 264426 , Fax: 0512 266485 ,
Canada phone: 604-270-6626, fax: 604-270-6552,
France Tel : , Fax : ,
Germany 040 526 009 - 0 ,
Portugal Tel: 226 080 06, Fax: 226 080 075 ,
Spain Tel: 933 081 000 , Fax: 933 074 503

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