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Digital Court Reporter 5000 (#1 used backup recorder by reporters)

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  • Court reporter digital recorder package
  • The Worlds only Court Reporter Digital Recorder
  • Back up audio recorder for all court reporters
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  • Worlds #1 Digital recorder for court reporter
  • Exclusive foot pedal for the court reporter digital recorder
  • Audiosync court reporters back up digital voice recorder HD
  • Court Reporter recorder with 3 way foot pedal for transcribing
  • Court Reporter recorders microphone input jack & headset input
MSRP: $899.99
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The Official Court Reporter 5000 digital HD voice recorder & Transcriber exclusively for Court Reporters - The Best Recorder for Court Reporters

Meet the World's only Digital Court Reporter, Recorder, and Transcriber all in one package.

The Court Reporter 5000 is the world's most popular recorder for court reporters. It records in a high-quality .mp3 or wav file of your choice that can be imported back into your CAT software. The recorder has 3 super microphones built into the top of the recorder. You can use it in court or depositions.

Once you have the job recorded you just drop the recorder into the cradle. The foot pedal is plugged into the cradle. Step on the foot pedal and you are instantly transcribing. You do not need a computer to record and transcribe with the Court Reporter 5000. It's a complete system. You can also speed up the voice and slow them down right on the recorder. This can really help you speed up editing at night, plus the High definition recorder will be better than your computer and writer's audio. This record has a rewind slide so you can rewind like a tape recorder and do an instant readback if desired. It's stainless steel and made in Austria. Mercedes grade Quality. It has everything that a court reporter would ever want in a digital recorder. 

The COURT REPORTER 5000 Digital Recorder Features:

  • AC Wall Power Supply included
  • New Extended Battery Life 27 Hours
  • New Rechargeable Battery is included for Free so you do not have to buy batteries
  • Records in MP3 or Wav audio files
  • The New Adjustable playback speed is 30% Faster and Slowing Down 25%
  • New Cradle for a more professional stand for the recorder
  • New instant Rewind for playback or read-backs
  • Onscreen bouncing record indicator for assurance that you are getting an audio recording

Four Reasons To Choose the Digital Court Reporter 5000 It Can NOT be interfered with by Wifi, 3G, Blackberry, iPhone, or Radio Signals.

  • No need for a Computer to transcribe, just plug the foot pedal into the recorder.
  • The audio file can be Imported into your Audio Sync programs such as Case CATalyst, Eclipse, or StenoCat. It will then sync up with your text, providing a TRUE BACKUP in case your computer fails
  • Unlimited Pause. Pause mode allows you to pause the recorder at lunch or break, then resume recording in the same file upon returning. This allows you to keep just 1 file for the whole day. All other digital recorders when you stop or pause create a new file so you end up with  11 files or more for one job.
  • Use your Court Reporter 5000 for accepting a cable input Videographers mixer out so you can get the perfect audio from his microphones. Your recorder can accept line level and microphone level.  

Court Reporter 5000 Package Includes:

  • Digital Recorder w/Shielding Modification
  • Transcription Kit w/Footpedal, Headset, & Software
  • AC Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • 16 GB SD Card
  • Carrying Strap
  • Belt Adapter
  • Instructions CD
  • User Manual

Customer Testimonials:

Love this Digital recorder

I am a court reporter and I’ve been using this digital recorder for over a year now and really love it. It uses SD cards. What I love about the microphones is they have great sound quality, and they do not require batteries! I remember always using the sound grabber in the last and having to change out the batteries. The digital recorder comes with the docking station that plus into any outlet, and it charges up the digital recorder. So you can also use the digital recorder without the docking station as long as it’s been charged. This is the best digital recorder ever!

Irene Salazar Official Court Reporter

Best product ever!

I already have been using the Court Reporter 5000 for about two years now and this recent purchase is so I can have a backup and not always have to move the one I use in the courtroom when I need to transcribe transcripts. Great product. Even more so because it’s been preset and all you need to do is turn it on and go to work! It’s also amazing that you can save the morning session; go to another file during lunch and work; and then come back for the afternoon session and still be able to resume with the morning file right where you left off! Only one file the entire day!

Olanrewaju A. Official Court Reporter CSR

A superb product

This is a recording device of outstanding quality. It is incredibly compact and light-weight. Its functions are easy to navigate, its operation is beautifully simple and the quality of the recording is outstanding. I would unreservedly recommend this unit for court reporting applications. It is made in Austria. 

David H. Official Court Reporter 

I’m a reporter from Toronto, Canada. I decided to take the plunge and ordered the Reporter 5000 after over 40 years of using a tape recorder/cassettes and transcriber with a foot pedal to do my transcripts. After setting this up properly, and with Jason’s help, Jason from Martel, I’m only sorry I didn’t purchase this years ago. I totally love it and I still can’t believe what it does. It’s truly amazing. It records so well and listening to the audio is very clear and I can do my transcripts with ease.  
This device is a total game changer for me and I would highly recommend any reporter out there to make the purchase. Don’t hesitate like I did. I promise you that you won’t be sorry. You’re going to love it as I do.

Jodi Berkley
Toronto, Canada
I really like the court reporter 5000. it makes great recordings and easy to use. i love how the foot pedal plugs into the recorder. you dont need a computer. 
Julie F. Freelance Nevada

Limited Supply, We are experiencing shortages.  

Meet the World's only Digital Court Reporter, Recorder, and Transcriber all in one package.  Are you plagued by unreliable recording and transcription on your computer?  If you are looking to simplify your world, this is the only way to go digital, without the hassles of a computer. For the first time in your life, you will experience HD theater-quality audio recordings. 

New Feature for the court reporte digital recorder instant rewind
Now you can stop a recorder rewind and do a read-back. 

The unit operates like a tape recorder and tape transcriber. It has one button to start recording and one button to stop.  At night when you are ready to transcribe, simply plug the foot pedal into the unit and it becomes a tape transcriber. It's that easy. 

If you've been using an auto-reverse tape recorder and a cassette tape transcriber with a foot pedal, the transition for you will be simple. It has 500 hours of recording time and allows you to make a new file for each job, keeping them separate and safe.

A special feature by Martel now available is time stamping for Audio Synchronization. Martel understands this is a time of transition for recording technology and has brought to you the latest in time-saving tech.

Special Note To Court Reporters: The most important feature of the Digital Court Reporter 5000 is that it is interference FREE from attorney's iPhones and Blackberries, due to our filter modification. World's Only interference FREE Digital Recorder. So if you are under pressure don't worry about your recordings with the Digital Court Reporter 5000 to back you up. Replace your old tape recorder and transcriber with the Court Reporter 5000.

More Customer Testimonials: 

  "Eleanor Pickett, a certified court reporter from Birmingham, Alabama says: The Recordings on mine Court Reporter 5000 are 10 Times better than my Audio laptop recordings! It's a MUST HAVE!"

Almost too easy, 11/16/2011
  NCRA Carl Trieloff Email (Elizabethtown, KY)
I've been a court reporter for 38 years. Several years back, I bought a Marantz cassette recorder from Martel. I plug in a headset to monitor the tape and also improve the hearing. Since I'd had that for about 10 years, I looked into new technology, because cassettes are getting rare, and so are transcribers. So I bought this new digital recorder... And it is blowing me away. The clarity of the sound is unbelievable, and the capacity of the flash memory frees you from worrying about having to watch for the end of the tape to turn it over. If you haven't upgraded in the last 5 years or so... You really need to look into this recorder. You'll be amazed how it changes your reporting confidence. And it's so easy to use I sometimes wonder what I'm not doing that I should be.

The Court Reporter 5000 Picks up voice better than my own ears. It's my most loved pieces of equipment I own. I highly recommend it to every Court Reporter. It's saved me many times with a superior voice recording. It's like High Definition audio for Court Reporters. Try it, and you will agree with me!

 "I have ordered Martel recorders and microphones over the last 16 years and have always found them to be of excellent quality.  It seems like they are continually improving their products and that is why I always return to them for new recording equipment.  My last purchase was a few months ago when I ordered the Court Reporter 5000 digital recorder with the foot pedal to be used as a transcriber and the Martel Hi Gain court reporter microphone.  I cannot believe how clear the sound quality is on my recordings in the courtroom.  That is why I am back to order another Martel Hi Gain court reporter microphone for my court reporting machine now.  And I love the fact that I can input the wav files from the Court Reporter 5000 into my Eclipse Software files if I need to, and that I can also upgrade the memory card so high for longer recording time."
            PHELPS COURT REPORTING, Patricia Phelps - Texas CSR

Best money I ever spent!

Fantastic recorder! The microphone picks up better than any other mike I own. Love the small size and easy-to-use bottoms. My only nitpick would be that it has a very small footprint and is easily knocked over by attorneys with lots of paper. Wish it had a brace or bracket on the bottom to make it hold its position better. One day it was knocked off the attorney's table, and it kept on recording without a hitch! Love how I can transcribe right from the recorder without having to move the files over to a transcribing software. Very happy with this purchase!

Jennifer Blalock

If you have a problem with your computer's Audio recordings, the Reporter 5000 has the solution. Made with court reporters in mind, you can import the audio from the Reporter 5000's digital recorder directly into your court reporting software such as Case CATalyst, Eclipse, and StenoCat. The Time date stamps that we have provided will sync and import. (Martel provides detailed instructions on how to import the wav file back into your court reporting software) This will allow you to recover the audio from the Reporter 5000 and back up the digital recorder to your court reporting software in case you lose your laptop recordings or your recordings are interfered with due to Blackberry phones etc. 


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Warranty Information

  • Pro Court Reporter Recorder w/Shielding Modification
  • Footpedal
  • Headset
  • AC power box
  • USB Cable
  • 4 GB SD Card
  • Carrying Case
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Additional Information

Court Reporter Recorder
Wifi Interference Filter:
Time Stamp:
3 Function (FF, RW, Play)
Media Type:
SD Memory Card
File Type:
Bit Rate:
16/24-bit Linear PCM, 64/128/192kbps MP3
Sampling Frequency:
1 x Power Input, 1 x 3.5mm Mic Input, 1 x 3.5mm Line Input, 1 x 3.5mm Line Output, 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output, 1 x USB 2.0 Port
2.5 x 1 x 4" (62 x 25 x 102mm)
2 Double AA Batteries & supplied Ac Adaptor
4 oz (110g)
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31 Reviews

  • 5
    Can't beat the sound on the Court Reporter 5000 Digital back up recorder

    Posted by Evelyn Orosz on 23rd Apr 2014

    As a new reporter starting out, I was using a backup recorder and the sound was just not that good. I decided to splurge on this recorder and it has been a lifesaver. The sound quality is exceptional. I have been extremely satisfied and so glad I decided to make this purchase. I know that I have the best audio available for anything I may miss or transcribe inaccurately. I would give it 10 stars if that was an option.

  • 5
    Greatest invention ever. I am a happy customer!! Thanks Martel.

    Posted by CELINA RIVIERE on 23rd Apr 2014

    I have used a small sony tape recorder in the past. I was afraid to try a digital recorder until I found this Court Reporter 5000. When I learned it recorded just like a tape recorder I was shocked. The sound quality is just impeccable. Greatest invention ever. I am a happy customer!! Thanks Martel.

  • 5

    Posted by Lynn Marshall on 23rd Apr 2014

    I have been a court reporter in the Los Angeles area for about 16 years. I have used in the past for many years my internal mic within my computer(s), they are okay, but don't pick up from afar. They just recently my mic jack went out and my computer guy told me to buy an external mic, which was a joke!!!! I had to re-set it about four times to get it to work. So now "I'm movin' on up to the top" and buying the best. My girlfriend, colleague has the same digital recorder with the foot pedal and other things that come with it and just LOVES it. She says that she has to even turn the volume down when she listens to it to use it for transcribing. That's what I want!!!!!!! I've ordered from you guys years ago and, I think it was a desk top cassette recorder and the regular record that played the 120 minutes tapes, but I'm way over that. I don't want to mess with the tapes nor the batteries. And you can only use the tapes about four times and then they stretch and sometimes snap!!! No good. But for the most part it worked fine for years. I'm going for less equipment and trying to streamline my equipment. I can't wait to get my new digital recorder and try it. Thanks so, so much! Lynn Marshall, CSR

  • 5
    Almost too easy

    Posted by Carl Trieloff on 23rd Apr 2014

    I've been a court reporter for 38 years. Several years back I bought a Marantz cassette recorder from Martel. I plug in a headset to monitor the tape and also improve the hearing. since I'd had that for about 10 years, I looked into new technology, because cassettes are getting rare, and so are transcribers. So I bought this new digital recorder ... and it is blowing me away. the clarity of the sound is unbelievable, and the capacity of the flash memory frees you from worrying about having to watch for the end of the tape to turn it over. If you haven't upgraded in the last 5 years or so ... you really need to look into this recorder. You'll be amazed how it changes your reporting confidence. And it's so easy to use I sometimes wonder what I'm not doing that I should be.

  • 5
    Switching from a Sony Tape Recorder Tcm500dv to the Court Reporter 5000

    Posted by Steve V. on 23rd Apr 2014

    I finally made the jump to from the sony tcm500dv auto reverse tape recorder to the new digital Court Reporter 5000. Martel told me that this is the exact same thing as my old tape recorder but its digital. They were right!!!. The audio is 10X better than my old sony tape recorder and its just as easy. I can record 100 hours on the SD card, that 96 hours more than my old tape recorder. When I get home I just plug the foot pedal into the Court reporter 5000 and scope my work. EASY, NOT COMPLICATED and WORKS GREAT. I am telling everyone in my office to get this Court Reporter 5000.

  • 5
    What hand held digital recorder do court reporters recommend? This Digital Recorder of course

    Posted by Meg B. on 23rd Apr 2014

    The best digital recorders for court reporters, The Sound quality is the best. The microphones on the top give me around 40 feet of pick up. The best feature is the pause button, I pause it around 5 times a day during breaks and side bars. On my last Olympus digital recorder I ended up with 5 files for one day, now I just have 1 file for the entire day with the court reporter 5000. I was so impressed I also bought the Elite Court reporters microphone. Both of them are terrific I would recommend it to every court reporter.

  • 5
    The Court Reporter 5000's recordings are better than my Toshiba's!

    Posted by Jan. T. on 23rd Apr 2014

    I have finally found a digital recorder that has 5 times the sound quality of my Toshiba's audio sync. I used to get buzzing in my audio sync recordings and had a hard time hearing testimony in depositions. I now realize it was cell phones causing that interference. I was so relieved find this court reporter digital recorder that cant be interfered with by cell phones. It's the perfect back up, and not only that is recordings are superb.

  • 5
    Court Reporter Digital Recorder with court reporter microphone

    Posted by Samantha K. on 23rd Apr 2014

    I bought the court reporter 5000 digital recorder for my agency. The sound is about 5 time clearer than my old auto reverse sony tape recorder. I should have switched to this a year ago when I was going though a tough case. When I get home I just plug the foot pedal into the side of the recorder and its a digital transcriber. Scoping goes my faster when I can hear every word. Yes it cant be interfered with by blackberry cell phones. I know because I have a blackberry. This is the best court reporter digital recorder.

  • 5
    I lost 2 important depo recordings on my laptop, then I got the court reporter 5000

    Posted by Karla S. on 23rd Apr 2014

    If you are a court reporter you need to get a digital back up recording device. I lost 2 laptop recordings that were only partially done. If I would have had the court reporter 500 digital recorder I could have reproduced the depositon. I wont make this mistake again. The audio files it makes can also be imported back into my court reporting software. I also bought the HGMUSB court reporter microphone. Both the court reporter microphone and the digital recorder are small for fitting into my purse. I love the sound quality and pick up range of both.

  • 5
    Transitioning from sony tape recorder to a digital recorder for court reporters.

    Posted by Sandra T. on 23rd Apr 2014

    Lately I have been losing audio sync recordings on my laptop. When I could get a recording a got allot of buzzing. I figured it out it was cell phones in my depositions. I learned that the only digital recorder that was cell phone free of interference was this recorder. The audio files can be imported back into my court reporting software which is a huge plus. The biggest surprise was the foot pedal that plugs into the side making it a convenient digital transcriber with out a computer. Well thought out in my opinion. Every court reporter should own one.

  • 5
    The Digital court reporter recorder is compatible with my Eclipse.

    Posted by Pam W. on 23rd Apr 2014

    The wav files that the Digital court reporter 5000 makes are able to be imported directly into my court reporting software. This makes it the perfect back up for my busy schedule. Love the size, and the ability to plug a 3 way foot pedal into the recorder and it becomes a digital transcriber. Best digital recorder for reporters.

  • 5
    he Martel Digital recorder and Digital Transcriber.

    Posted by Elyse T. on 23rd Apr 2014

    We have a large law firm in a high rise building. We were getting radio stations on our recordings, until we bought the digital court reporter 5000. Now it is the only digital recorder and digital transcriber we use. No radio interference.

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