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Re: Entry Level Sound Recorder Purchasing Advice?

Subject: Re: Entry Level Sound Recorder Purchasing Advice?
From: "Gianni Pavan" gptrekking
Date: Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:37 am ((PDT))
The main requirement for a nature sounds recorder is to be low noise.

If you don't need XLR with Phantom power I would suggest the SONY M10. Grea=
with its own microphones for ambient recordings, you may need to connect
external PIP microphones (or self powered microphones) to be more
For future developments, if you need external microphones for far subjects,
I would suggest a Telinga parabola or a battery powered Senneheiser K6/ME66=

If you need XLR with phantom powering, I think the best (quietest) choice i=
the Fostex FR2LE. Of course you need to add the cost of external


2011/10/21 Dan Gusset <>

> **
> Greetings Nature Sound Recordists Group!
> I am a beginning recordist looking to get set up with a recorder and am
> looking for advice about the best economic purchase.
> I am hoping to buy a sound recorder to start recording bird sounds now th=
> I have a little bit of extra money. I am also excited about a current
> project of doing nocturnal bird audio surveys of migrating passerines in
> the
> last bit of this fall. I have about $400 max I can spend on gear and have
> been looking at the Zoom H4n, the Sony PCMD50, and the Fostex FR-2LE. I a=
> just going to buy a recorder for now and borrow microphones for the time
> being. The Zoom H4n recorder was recommended to me, but I looked at revie=
> on nature sound recording websites and they spoke of it being very noisy
> for
> field recording. Unfortunately it is quite a bit cheaper than the others.
> It
> looks like some people on this forum use this recorder with success. I am
> going to spend the winter in the field on an ornithology project and it
> would be really nice to be able to come away with some good recordings! A=
> recommendations?
> Many Thanks!
> Dan

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