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Subject: summary of portable hard disk recorders
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Thanks to everyone that sent along their suggestions and experience
with various models. Here's a brief summary of what I received. Sorry
about the long delay for this feedback. Information about specific
specs on these models can be found at the company's websites.
Fostex FR-2: Most positive responses about this one--capable of a
frequency response flat to 80 kHz with a sampling rate of 192 kHz.
Soon to be included with hydrophones, so one can purchase a complete
ultrasonic recording system. This appears to be the HDR with the most
features and best quality for the price--portable, robust, long
battery life, lots of memory.
for hydrophone/recorder package: <a href="http://www.cetaceanresearch.com/"
Sound Devices 722 and 744T:
So far, there?s no field experience with the Sound Devices. I spoke
with a supplier that has rented them out, and he said that those who
had rented them (not specifically for field purposes) had no
difficulties. Their only feedback was that downloading data was slow.
It also seems to be relatively slow to get hold of one, because
they?re on back order with a lot of suppliers (some quoted delivery
dates were up to 2-3 months) although that might have changed in the
last month or so. Much more expensive than the FD-2 or Courier.
Sonifex Courier: Used with success many times and good for rough field
conditions. One was partially flooded with sea water and still worked
properly after a rinse with fresh water.
Core Sound System: One alternative that was suggested was to put
together a system using a Mic2496 microphone preamp and A/D converter
attached to an iRiver portable music player (iRiver HD140). The iRiver
has an optical input and using the digital output from the Mic2496 it
is possible to record very high quality16bit/48khz wav files. Using a
PDA audio CF card (from Core Sound), that preamp can also be attached
directly to a Hp PDA or laptop and can put the signal in at
24bit/96kHz. This was suggested as being a cheaper and more portable
option, although it might not be suitable in all situations.