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 Gain/Fade, level change editing as well as long record punch in/out and edit crossfade settings up to 10 seconds, RADAR II is limited to 100 ms crossfade times and has no level/gain/fade editng
- RADAR 24 has USB ports, RADAR II does not
- RADAR 24 has a PS2 port, RADAR II does not
- RADAR 24 supports compact track arming and proper track numbering across all slaves in RADARLink, RADAR II does not
- RADAR 24 Supports Selective Drive Recording, RADAR II does not
- RADAR 24 Records to the DVD-RAM, RADAR II does not
- RADAR 24 supports the KC 24 with mouse jog and left/right mouse button Mark In/Mark Out, RADAR II does not
- RADAR 24 supports high resolution 1024 X 768 graphics, RADAR II does not
- RADAR 24 has a low profile 24 channel meter bridge, RADAR II has a big high 24 channel meter bridge that looks kind a goofy (although it didn't look goofy in 1996 when it was designed)
- RADAR 24 has a well written modern up-to-date printed owner's manual as well as a PDF of the same on the Web AND on the actual RADAR 24 itself for easy access to help, RADAR II has a um... well... a manual that is um.... written.
Barry, iZ President www.recordingtheworld.com