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Re: field recorders under $1000

Subject: Re: field recorders under $1000
From: "Philip Tyler" macmang4125
Date: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:56 am ((PDT))
A quick look on ebay and there are a few people with
the Sony MZ RH1 for sale. Also Amazon UK have them for

--- oryoki2000 <> wrote:

> Here's a list of digital recorder alternatives you
> can purchase new
> today for less than $1000.  Prices are typical,
> search online for
> better deals. Comments invited!
> --oryoki
> --------------------
> Zoom H2 ($200)
> The H2 is promising, but can't be recommended until
> more people try it
> in the field with different mics.
> Zoom H4 ($275)
> Use external power supply to avoid noise problems
> created by internal
> battery power.  Use external mic instead of noisy
> internal mics.
> M-Audio Microtrack 2496 ($300)
> Good preamp. An improved model named Microtrack II
> will be released in
> September
> Sony MZ-RH1 (also MZ-M200) Hi-MD recorder ($325)
> Very good preamp, elegant design
> Sony Hi-MD is out of stock almost everywhere, and no
> longer on
> Sonystyle web site.  Is this the end of minidisc in
> North America?
> Edirol R-09 ($400)
> Good preamp. Poor mechanical design leads to many
> reports of mic input
> jack failure
> Marantz PMD660 ($500)
> Preamp self-noise is high, preamp overloads easily
> Fostex FR-2LE ($600)
> Excellent preamp, clever rechargeable battery option
> Marantz PMD660 with Oade "Ambient" preamp upgrade
> ($650)
> Preamp upgrade voids warranty, but sounds much
> better
> Marantz PMD671 ($700 at
> Very good all-around recorder
> Korg MR-1 ($700)
> records one-bit or PCM
> Tascam HD-P2 ($999)
> excellent all-around choice, includes time code sync

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