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otari radar VS IZ radar - Gearslutz
Quoted from the iz forums. From the President of iz, Barry Henderson.

Simple my dear Watson,

iZ manufactured RADAR II until March 2000. The last production run of 73 units was sold to Otari on March 30th 2000. Otari is still selling those RADAR II units little by little. Previous to Radar 24, RADAR II was the best hard disk recorder made.

The following are the features that Radar 24 HAS that RADAR II DOES NOT HAVE
- Radar 24 samples up to 192 kHz, RADAR II is limited to 48 kHz.
- Radar 24 has Networking, RADAR II does not
- Radar 24 can backup/export to the internal 80 Gig system drive, RADAR II cannot and the system drive on RADAR II is only 40 Megabytes
- Radar 24 has a single wire 96 kHz standard 3 connector AES card, RADAR II has a 48 kHz AES card with a non-standard 6 connector interface
- Radar 24 has an optional 48 channel meter bridge
- Radar 24 Exports and Imports of WAV and BWAV
- Radar 24 supports high capacity hard drives
- Radar 24 has a 1 Gigahertz main board, RADAR II has a 75 Mhz main board
- Radar 24 has ADAT light pipe, RADAR II does not support ADAT Light pipe
- Radar 24 looks iZ cool
- Radar 24 has a high reliability ball bearing power supply cooling fan, RADAR II has a plastic sleeve bearing power supply cooling fan.
- Radar 24 has
studio  radar 
5 days ago by initself
Ashermusic wrote on Thu, 14 December 2006 19:55

2. In general, I still maintain that Dan Lavry and Bob Katz have it right that with a single decently designed audio interface the internal crystal will produce less jitter and therefore an external clock will not improve the sound since all the lock controls really is jitter. I know Apogee's arguments to the contrary. I am not convinced.

I once worked at CTS Canada who manufacture high quality Crystal Oscillators for just such applications - site:

My job was to go around the plant with sophisticated calibration equipment and calibrate the test equipment used on the production floor for final test of the finished crystals.  The calibration equipment used high quality crystals as a reference standard for the calibration.  The calibration equipment crystals were housed inside the calibration equipment in a humidity and temperature controlled "oven" kept at a constant temperature and humidity to prevent the crystal frequency from drifting.  The temperature probe used to calibrate the crystal oven temperature
also had to be calibrated every month using a "Gold Standard Thermister" probe that was kept in a temperature and humidity controlled vault in an earthquake proof room.  The "Gold Standard" was inspected regularly by Standards Canada to their reference standard
studio  radar 
5 days ago by initself
rom my experience with it... I think about 4-5 years of it now... Terry is only about 1/2 right.

The machine does indeed work in a very similar manner to a tape machine, which is indeed what drew me to it in the first place.

There are no "plug ins" except for the outboard gear in your studio which you can "plug in" just as you would for an analog tape machine... however the editing capabilities of the machine are as deep as the editing capabilities on any/every DAW system I have used... any frankly I have found that editing on the RADAR is a much faster propostion than the editing on any DAW I've used as you do not have to play with crossfades [yes, I do realize those can be programmed into most DAW's though you do indeed have to add that to your 'editing template'].

The ability to "cut", "copy", "paste" and "slide" are all in there.  I have found that by virtue of the jog wheel it it faster to rough into my edit points and then by use of the "left/right" arrows I can hit the exact point without a struggle.

I can copy from one track to another, I can add silence.  I can do "gain rides" in the machine which make it a hell of a lot easier for a guy like me that generally mixes without console automation.

The converter set in RADAR are sonically heads and tails above any other%
studio  radar 
5 days ago by initself
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