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Edirol R-09HR audio recorder gives great sound

CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell reviews the Edirol R-09HR portable audio recorder.

Photo of the Edirol R-09HR portable recorder sitting on a piano.
The Edirol R-09HR is one of the easiest and most portable ways to capture pristine stereo recordings.
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It's not the cheapest or the smallest way to go, but if you want the best-sounding pocket-size audio recorder on the market, you needn't look any further than the Edirol R-09HR. As an update to the original Edirol R-09 that debuted in 2006, the new HR edition addresses nearly every complaint we had of its predecessor, and even adds a few tricks we didn't know we wanted (like a remote control).

Curious to see how Edirol's extreme product makeover turned out? Take a look through our Edirol R-09HR photo gallery and then head over to our full review.