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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 3:03 pm ((PST))
Hi Rob,

I would still estimate the HD-P2 gain about 6dB below the 722. At
least with the microphones I primarily use (Sennheiser K6/ME series
and MKH 60), the HD-P2 gain is sufficient. I believe that it is seldom
justified to demand more gain. I usually try to reduce the gain by
minimizing the distance between the microphone(s) and the animals.
Otherwise, the resulting recordings would not be satisfying to my mind.

Unfortunately, I could not find the microphone input level
specification of the 722 expressed in dBu. According to the
manufacturers specifications, the Fostex FR2 seems to be identical to
the Tascam HD-P2 in this regard (both have -60dBu).


--- In  Rob Danielson <> wrote:

> >In my experience, the relatively low maximum microphone gain is good
> >enough for sensivive microphones (25...50 mV/Pa).
> Hi Raimund--
> Stated this way, the lower pre gain seems like it
> could be fairly limiting for some recordists. I
> thought you had estimated about 6dB less gain
> from the HD-P2's pre compared to the 722. Would
> you estimate it as lower now?  Rob D.

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