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Re: Entry Level Sound Recorder Purchasing Advice?

Subject: Re: Entry Level Sound Recorder Purchasing Advice?
From: "Robin" escalation746
Date: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:10 pm ((PDT))
In the smallest form factor I too recommend the Sony M-10, since it has the 
lowest self-noise rating using built-in mics. However the Olympus LS-5 has many 
advantages, having the best build of all pocket recorders and a better 
soundstage using the internal mics. It's also cheaper, so you can invest the 
extra cash in external mics. For a full comparison read my article here:

As Gianni Pavan suggested, the Sennheiser K6/ME66 makes a good inexpensive 
addition, giving you additional "reach". Being able to point a shotgun straight 
at the subject is more important than chasing the lowest noise figures. Put it 
on a boom and get physically closer.

I also agree that the cheap and quiet Fostex FR2-LE is the recorder of choice 
if you need phantom power on XLR and the ultimate low noise floor. But hauling 
it around with a stand, bar, pair of mics, cables etc. is a lot bigger project 
than simply pointing a shotgun with a pocket recorder in your, well, pocket.

-- Robin Parmar

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