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Re: [gear] Tascam HD-P2 field recorder

Subject: Re: [gear] Tascam HD-P2 field recorder
From: "Klas Strandberg" klasstrandberg
Date: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:57 am ((PST))
and in Sweden 1700 Us + 25% sales tax.....


At 16:38 2006-11-25, you wrote:
>I came across a detailed review of the Tascam HD-P2 Compactflash field
>recorder ($1000) in, an online magazine for digital video
>enthusiasts.  The reviewer's conclusion is that the Tascam HD-P2 is
>"the best low-price field recorder we've tested."
>The review includes bench tests of the HD-P2's mic preamps.  The tests
>confirmed Tascam's claim of better than 85dB signal to noise ratio for
>mic level inputs when recording at 16/48.  The review concludes
>that you don't need to use an external preamp or mixer with the HD-P2
>to capture high quality recordings.
>In contrast, similarly priced field recorders like the Edirol R-4 and
>Marantz PMD671 have a dynamic range of about 65dB when recording 16/48
>at mic signal levels.  This means their preamps are likely to add
>audible noise (hiss) when recording a quiet subject.
>The HD-P2 offers a host of desirable features not found in less
>expensive recorders.  These include digitization rates up to 24/192,
>XLR mic inputs, 48V phantom power, a pre-roll buffer, SMPTE timecode
>input, and large, easy-to-use controls.
>I think the Sound Devices 702 remains the gold standard for an
>all-in-one Compactflash field recorder due to its superior preamps and
>robust construction.  However, the 702 costs $1850, while the HD-P2 is
>widely available for $995.
>Here's the link to the HD-P2 review
>And here's Tascam's page for the HD-P2
>"Microphones are not ears,
>Loudspeakers are not birds,
>A listening room is not nature."
>Klas Strandberg
>Yahoo! Groups Links

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