The Tascam DR680 does MS monitoring/decoding (you can monitor decoded and
record encoded if you want), and has 6 pretty good (and very quiet) preamps
for relatively little money (in the UK they go for about =A3700 these days)=
It's not built nearly as sturdy as Sound Devices recorders, and doesn't com=
with time code, but if you can live with that, then I would say you can't g=
wrong with this one.
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Mike Rooke <> wrote:
> Related posts:
> If your able to roll your own,
> 3.5mm plug from the D50 to this:-
> 3.5mm socket to headphones.
> Its passive and doesn't have any adjustment for stereo width
> unless a trimmer / pot is added.
> I actually have one of those transformers "somewhere" and the D50, but
> never got around to making the decoder.
> I'll send out the hounds to find it and write back with my findings, in
> particular if the D50's headphone output level is high enough to drive th=
> transformer and a pair of headphones plugged into it without significant
> loss of volume.
> I also found this from AEA
> New option:-
> Tascam DR40 features MS decode plus XLR input's but I highly doubt its
> pre's are as quiet as the D50's. I'll find out mid October.
> Perhaps this is cheap enough @200ish USD to use as a decoder if you take
> the D50's line out to the DR40's line in with MS decode on?
> --- In "markrosoftlives" <=
> > Hey - I'm new to the forum and apologize if this has been asked before =
> searched for it, unsuccessfully)
> > I do a lot of recording for film and radio and am looking to upgrade to=
> Sennhieser M-S setup to record ambiences and FX. But I need a new recordi=
> device too (I have a Sony D-50) and really want one that allows me to
> MONITOR in stereo (in other words, the M-S signals decoded) but RECORD th=
> mid and side as discrete tracks (in other words, the M-S signals
> un-decoded). I know the Sound Devices 702, 722, etc... all do that, but I=
> hoping to find a cheaper solution that still sounds good and is reliable.
> > So far the only thing that seems reasonable is trying to find a Sound
> Devices MP-2 (this came before the SD MixPre, which came before the SD
> Mix-Pre-D). The MP-2 seems to be able to do this and then I could run tha=
> into my Sony D-50. The problem is they're old and I can't find any used o=
> anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find one or have one they're looki=
> to sell??? (or a 702 or 722 for that matter!?)
> > If I can't find a MP-2 or a used 702, can anyone recommend a good
> recording device that has this feature?
> > Thank you so much for your help!
> > Mark
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