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From: "Steve Simpson" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 19:13:02 EDT
Just a quick note on the Edirol R! - I dropped one in the sea in Oman, and
completely flooded it.  Then, after a few hours in freshwater, dried it in
the sun.  The next day turned it on, and to our amazement, it worked like
new.  If that is not living up to life in the tropics, I don't know what is!


Dr Stephen D. Simpson 
Tropical Fish Ecologist, University of Edinburgh
Ashworth 2, Kings Buildings, EH9 3JT, UK

Tel: +44 131 651 3637; Mob: +44 7900551883
simpson> IEB website; Cognition
simpson.html>  Website; Fax: +44 131 650 6564



-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of David Price
Sent: 05 April 2006 18:46
Subject: equipment - digital recorders

Is there ever any end to equipment problems? My Sony WM-D6, not long back
from repair, is showing signs of dying again, and you can't get them for
love or money anymore. I've gone through four Marantz analog tape machines
in the past 15 years, a couple of them repaired twice, and won't touch
another. So I'm ready to try digital recording. I'm looking at the Marantz
PMD660 and the Edirol R1. I know there have been some comments concerning
these posted previously, but I'd like to hear from anyone actually using
them in the field, especially the topics, about how they hold up and how
they are to use.

I record frogs in tropical rainforest and need something robust yet
lightweight, but as a non-professional I have little money to spend.

Thanks in advance.


David S. Price
SIL International
Box 1
Sentani, Papua 99352

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