I am fortunate enough to own a Sonosax SX-R4. What can I tell you that you=
can't otherwise find out from data spec. sheets?
It's under a kilo in weight, is the size of a good read in paperback, has 4=
XLR inputs with lovely quiet preamps, and up to 8 channels are possible if=
used with a mixer or digital input. It's easy to use, being particularly =
easy to start recording (it wakes in a state of pause).
To look at it you'd be forgiven for thinking there wasn't much too it. Unl=
ike the SD suite the SX-R4 gives a minimalist light show. Channels can be =
paired and ganged and matrixed. One of the moans leveled at it - that meta=
data could not be edited in the unit - has just been addressed in the lates=
t firmware update. Mine has a 60Gb hard drive and takes CF cards, too. Th=
at's plenty for a day in the woods. Mono, stereo and polyphonic recordings=
are supported. It has Timecode, too, in case you get to work with a camera=
I can't compare it's performance to the SD units as I have not used one. S=
ome SD users, however, made approving noises when they took it for a spin.
It runs on six AA. I use a Hawk Woods Lithium battery pack, which keeps it=
going for an age, without adding much weight to the sound bag.
It's way better than my current abilities and I hope to deserve it soon. =
--- In emil klotzsch <> wrote:
> hi there,
> i think the SX-R4 looks very promising.
> but i would like to know, has anyone here used one?
> how does ist compare soundwise to a sd7xx?
> and, are the preamps as quiet as the sd7xx one?
> would be interesting to know,
> all the best