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Re: Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox 3

Subject: Re: Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox 3
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 21:46:19 -0400
oryoki2000 wrote:
> The new $350 Nomad Jukebox 3 hard disk
> recorder/player offers real potential
> for use as a field recorder.  This version
> adds optical input and 1394/Firewire output
> ports, and it's lighter by a few ounces
> than its predecessor.
> The optical input would work well with a
> portable mic pre-amp like the Deneke AD-20
> (~$325), which has XLR mic inputs and
> optical output.

Building the franken recorder?

You are, at this point approaching $700 for your "recorder". And it
still won't do Phantom power. That's yet a third box to juggle. And
that's not counting batteries for each box.

I personally try to keep the number of objects I'm juggling to a
minimum. One recorder that does it all. Saves a lot of grief out in the
dark recording frogs. Less cords to tangle or snag on the brush.

Optical links are fairly fragile, I wonder about their use in a field
recording situation. 



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