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Why Buy the PLEXTALK PTR2?

If you want to record your own high quality DAISY audio or edit your own DAISY books then the PTR2 is the best choice because it is multi-functional, records in multiple qualities with internal or external microphones, and easy to use. It allows you full control to create a DAISY Title. If you want to convert tapes, MP3's or recordings into a DAISY CD the PTR2 will let you do it and with high quality audio. In addition to being able to create DAISY titles it can act as a stand-alone player for media from CD's, USB storage and CD's. The PTR2 comes with PLEXTALK Recording Software (PRS) so whether you're a beginner at DAISY editing or a pro you'll have complete editing control over your recordings.

The PLEXTALK PTR2 Gives You Creative Control

If you ever found DAISY books or recordings were missing something, now you can make it into what it should be! If you've ever had trouble navigating an audio file, now you can customize it. You can use it to record radio or TV programs as well as conferences and lectures. Once these are recorded you can edit the files on the PTR2 or on a PC using PLEXTALK Recording Software. The PTR2 is a lot of control over the quality of recordings and gives you editorial control. You can edit them by inserting, bookmarks, headings, recording over, erase, create content, and more. The recordings can be stored in multiple formats so you can focus on your preferences for recording quality and/or recording length. Because the device can support plug-in power microphones you can have high quality audio recordings wherever you go. The PTR2 can help you get what you want from your DAISY recordings.

The PLEXTALK PTR2 has Multiple Functions

Not only can you record and edit using your PTR2, you can listen to DAISY CD's, Music CD's, audio file CD's and anything stored on your PTR2 anywhere and anytime because of it's portability. You can also store your music on the device, use it as an alarm clock and record/playback scheduled memos in its notepad function. Finally the PTR2 also has a talking watch and talking calculator function.

There are several resources available to access DAISY books including:

Features of the PLEXTALK PTR2

  • DAISY compliant
  • Speed search and navigation
  • 10,000 bookmark maximum
  • Control playback speed and tone
  • Recording with:
    • built-in microphones,
    • plug-in power external microphones,
    • or stereo external microphones
  • Up to 90 hours of high quality recording(700MB CD-R) using one of seven sound qualities
  • Cut, copy and paste by group, section, and phrase
  • Includes PLEXTALK Recording Software for PC
  • Shock resistant and drip-proof
  • In compliance with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical equipment directive
  • Book Creator mode and Normal mode
  • Voice guidance assists in performing functions and other info, like elapsed time of an audio book
  • Battery supplies about 8 hours of recording and playback
  • Functions as an external CD-R/RW drive and memory card reader
  • Has an internal clock with an auto power-off/on function
  • Talking calculator function

PLEXTALK PTR2 Specifications

Main Specifications

  • Loading System: Slot insertion
  • Compatible CDs 12 cm CD, CD-R, and CD-RW
  • PLEXTALK is only compatible with round CDs.
    • Irregularly shaped CDs, such as the business card type, will cause a malfunction and should not be used.
  • Playable Contents:
    • Books conforming to DAISY 2.02
    • DAISY 2.0 standards
    • CD-DA
    • Audio file CD
    • CF card
  • CDs or Cards on which audio files have been written to the discs. Audio files include:
    • MP3
    • Ogg Vorbis
    • and Wave (PCM).
  • Playable Audio Formats for the DAISY Books:
    • MP3
    • MP2
    • PCM
  • Recording Methods: DAISY 2.02, CD-DA
  • Recording Audio Formats for the DAISY 2.02:
    • PCM 44.1kHz Stereo
    • PCM 22.05kHz Mono (Book creator mode only)
    • MP3 256kbps Stereo
    • MP3 128kbps Stereo
    • MP3 64kbps Mono
    • MP3 32kbps Mono
    • MP3 16kbps Mono
  • Audio Input and Output:
    • Headphone terminal (Stereo)
    • Line input terminal (Stereo)
    • External microphone terminal (Stereo)
    • Build-in microphone (Monaural)
    • Build-in speaker (Monaural)
  • Externally Connected Terminal USB 1.1, type B
  • CF Card Slot Compact Flash Association card (Type I, Type II)
  • Clock Precision Approximately 60 seconds per month
  • Power Source AC adaptor, AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 or 60 Hz
  • Dimensions & Weight Length 205 mm, width 167 mm, height 50 mm Weight Approx. 940g
  • Power Consumption (Maximum) 20W
  • Working Temperature and Humidity Fahrenheit from 40 to 104 (Celsius from 5 to 40), humidity from 20% to 80%, no moisture.

Audio Features

  • Headphones (line output)
    • Compatible Impedance 32 ohm unbalanced
    • Jack 3.5mm in diameter stereo mini-jack
  • External Microphone
    • Input Impedance 2.2k ohm unbalanced
    • Jack 3.5mm in diameter stereo mini-jack
  • Line Input
    • Input Impedance 20k ohm unbalanced
    • Jack 3.5mm in diameter stereo mini-jack
  • Build-In Speaker
    • Output Impedance 8 ohm
    • Output 150mW
  • Build-in Microphone Mode: Electric condenser microphone
  • Record Level LED
    • Under Level "Low" -25 dB (from peak)
    • Proper Level "Good" -12 dB (from peak)
    • Over Level "High" -3 dB (from peak)

Main Functions

  • Voice Guide
    • Guides operation by voice.
    • Provides key explanation. (Press and hold key when key lock is on.)
    • Menu explanation. (Press and hold the 5 key when selected menu command.)
  • Search Function:
    • Heading
    • Page
    • Time
    • Bookmark
    • Group Album
    • Track
    • File
  • Volume Adjustment: 0 to 20 (increments of 1)
  • Guide Volume Adjustment 0 to 20 (increments of 1)
  • Play Speed Adjustment 1 adjustment: -2, -1, standard
    • +1 to +8 (increments of 1)
    • -2 is 0.5 times speed
    • +4 is double speed
    • +8 triple speed
  • Tone Adjustment 13 adjustments: -6 to -1, standard, 1 to 6 (increments of 1)
  • Recording Time (for CD-R or RW Type 80, 700 MB)
    • CD-DA: Approx. 80 min.
    • DAISY:
      • PCM 44.4KHz stereo: Approx. 65 min.
      • PCM 22.05KHz mono: Approx. 4.3 hours.
      • MP3 256 kbps stereo: Approx. 6 hours.
      • MP3 128 kbps stereo: Approx. 11 hours.
      • MP3 64 kbps monaural: Approx. 22hours.
      • MP3 32 kbps monaural: Approx. 45 hours.
      • MP3 16 kbps monaural: Approx. 90 hours.
  • Recording Level Adjustment: 0 to 20 (increments of 1)
  • Memory Function
    • Bookmark and voice bookmark: 10,000 instances
    • Notepad and Voice Bookmarks Total: 30 min.
  • Calculator: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division


  • Type: Lithium ion
  • Capacity: 2,200 mAh
  • Charging Time: Approx. 5 hours
  • Use Time at full charge
    • DAISY format
      • CD
        • Recording Approx. 2.5 hours
        • Playing Approx. 6 hours
      • Compact Flash
        • Recording Approx. 8 hours
        • Playing Approx. 8 hours
      • Micro Drive
        • Recording Approx. 7 hours
        • Playing Approx. 7 hours
    • CD-DA format
      • CD
        • Recording Approx. 2.5 hours
        • Playing Approx. 4 hours
  • Dimensions Length 40 mm, width 75 mm, height 20 mm

CD-R/RW Drive Specifications

  • Disc
    • Useable CD Formats: CD-Audio, CD-ROM (Mode1 and Mode2), CD-ROM XA (Mode2, Form1/2), CD-I (mode2, form1 and form2), CD-I Ready, CD-I Bridge, CD-R, CD-RW, Photo CD, Video CD, Enhanced Music CD, CD-TEXT
    • Writing Modes: Disc-at-once, Session-at-once, Track-at-once, Packet writing (Fixed/variable), Multi-session
    • Disc Diameter: 12 cm, Type 74, Type 80
  • Performance
    • Transfer Rate:
      • Read speed 4 times to 6 times CAV
      • Writing Speed 8 times CLV *
    • Rewriting Speed:
      • High Speed CD-RW 8 times CLV*
      • Multi Speed CD-RW 4 times CLV
    • Burst Read or Write 12Mbps (USB1.1)
    • Access Time
      • Random (Typical): 120ms
      • Full Stroke (Typical): 270ms
    • Buffer 2MB
    • Uncorrectable Error Rates
      • Mode1 and Mode2 Form1: Less than 1 in 10 E12
      • Mode2 Form2 and CD Audio: Less than 1 in 10 E9
    • *Note: At USB1.1interface, the actual value is about 5X or 6X speed.
  • Minimum System Requirements
    • PC PC/AT compatible (DOS/V machine)
    • Operating Systems Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
    • Minimum CPU Celeron 400MHz
    • Minimum Memory 128 MB
    • Interface USB1.1
    • Minimum HDD Size 2GB free space

Memory Card Drive Specifications

  • Available Card: Compact Flash Association Type I, Type II
  • File System: FAT32/16
  • PC: PC/AT compatible (DOS/V machine)
  • Operating Systems: Windows Me/2000/XP
  • Minimum CPU: Celeron 400MHz
  • Minimum Memory: 128 MB
  • Interface: USB1.1
  • Minimum HDD Size: 2GB free space

Option Specifications

  • Battery
    • Lithium ion battery pack:
    • Product No. :013-6537-01
    • 2,200 mAh
  • Recommended CD-R/RW
    • DAISY recording:
      • For PC data
        • CD-R: Verbatim, TDK, TAIYO YUDEN, Maxell
        • CD-RW: Verbatim, Ricoh (Multi speed or High speed)
    • Music recording:
      • For Audio:
        • CD-R: TDK, TAIYO YUDEN, Maxell
        • CD-RW: TDK
    • CAUTION:CD-RW in packet-write format cannot be used straight away. All data in CD-RW must be cleared through “Erase CD-RW” under the menu “Media management”. 24x Ultra Speed and 32x Ultra Speed Plus CD-RW media are not supported. Please use Multi speed or High speed CD-RW media. All CD-RW Media is rewritable up to 1,000 times.
  • Recommended CF Cards
    • SanDisk:
      • Compact Flash card:
        • SDCFB-256-A10 256MB
        • SDCFB-512-A10 512MB
        • SDCFB-1024-A10 1GB
        • SDCFB-2048-A10 2GB
      • Microdrive:
        • 3K2
        • 3K4 4GB
        • 3K6 6GB
    • CAUTION: Comparing to CF card, micro drive is weak for shock from outside because it includes a hard disk drive. When you purchase 4GB or 6GB micro drive and use it in PTR2 for the first time, you will hear the announce “Erase card, are you sure?” When you select “Yes”, the card is erased and you can start using.
  • Recommended Microphones
    • Shure: Vocal Microphone SM58
    • Audio Technica: Condenser Microphone Plug-in power AT9841
    • SONY: Condenser Microphone Plug-in power ECM-DS30P
    • CAUTION: When a condenser microphone is used, it must be plug-in power compatible and must be used correctly, otherwise, it may get damaged. Please read the microphone manual carefully before use.
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