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Re: [gear] Tascam HD-P2 field recorder

Subject: Re: [gear] Tascam HD-P2 field recorder
From: "Raimund Specht" animalsounds
Date: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:10 pm ((PST))
Hi Gianni,

I tested the TASCAM HD-P2 some time ago. The frequency response of
it's A/D section is very similar to the SoundDevices 722 recorder:

So, the poor 0.5/-20dB figure in the specifications is obviously
related to the overall (A/D and D/A) response.

In my experience, the relatively low maximum microphone gain is good
enough for sensivive microphones (25...50 mV/Pa). Note that the
specified gain figure alone does not necessarily say anything about
the absolute input sensitivity (which would also depend on the input
voltage range of the A/D converter chip). The "maximum gain" figure of
Message: 46.
Subject: 2 dB actually seems to be the difference between the maximun
(-60dBu) and minimum (-13.8 dBu) trim settings.


Avisoft Bioacoustics

--- In  Gianni Pavan <> wrote:
> Hi all,
>       HD-P2 is attractive and I'm willing to have one to test. Though,
> according to specifications, I think there are two less than optimal
> features that must be considered before purchasing:
> microphone gain: only 46dB
> frequency response at 192K: 20-80kHz within 0.5/-20dB
> Another less than optimal feature is that it does not perform
battery charging.
> Gianni
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