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Re: Re: hard disc recorder

Subject: Re: Re: hard disc recorder
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 12:25:55 -0400
> The Nomad recorder does have a 1394/firewire jack on it, but it apparentl=
> won't appear as a mountable volume for file transfer on Pc or Mac desktop=
> You have to use their proprietary software (Pc only) for file transfer.  =
> does do 16 bit 48 k linear WAV recording, and can record up to the 20 gB
> capacity of the disc as a single sound file! At 16/48, that's about a thi=
> hour stereo file.  It claims 98 dB sNr.

The S/N of most digital recorders is way up there. But it will all be
for nothing unless you get mics and preamp to match. You won't find a
mic to match. I doubt that the Nomad is quite that high, btw. Or they
are using some custom statistic, since S/N is usually worked against 96
dB signal. It sounds more like the dynamic range spec for 16bit, and is
even pushing that. It would not matter anyway if you were having the
digitizing done outboard and shipped into it digital. And then
transferring that to your computer digital. Your pre and mics and cord
connections will determine your S/N.

We have had a few discussions of the foibles of converting 48k sampling
rates back to CD. If it can be set the 44k that would be better.

> Also a nice trend: it has dual battery bays!

It needs them! HD's are not the most battery friendly things. Does it
buffer and cycle the HD or run it continuous when recording?



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