Audio Devices

The Media Center has a number of audio devices that faculty, staff, and students can borrow.

Digital Audio Recorders

Digital audio recorders give users the ability to record a meeting, interview or lecture and download it electronically into a computer. Advanced recorders record higher quality sound and have stronger microphones and record on four microphone channels.

Cassette Recorders

Cassette recorders can be used to record and meeting, interview or lecture onto a cassette tape, which can be played back in standard cassette players.

Audio Listening Device

Audio listening devices allow users to listen to a number of various media, including cassettes, CDs, and audio files. This can be used as a group via internal speakers or an individual via headphones. They also have the ability to transfer cassette tapes into digital format, barring any copyright restrictions.


Boomboxes allow users the ability to play radio, cassette tapes, and CDs in a portable player. Typically good for classroom-sized audiences.

Portable Speaker/Microphone

The portable speaker and microphone unit gives users the ability to amplify their voice to larger groups. The microphone is wireless and the speaker has a built in rechargeable battery. These units can be mounted on stands to keep them out of the way and optimize sound quality. Speakers can been hooked up to various devices as an external speaker. This is useful when presenting to larger audiences where installed speakers are not present.