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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2014, 07:38:15 PM »
Question.  I received a catalog from Andorama and it says the Sony PCM-100 "Records 4 external inputs in two pairs as two stereo audio files."  Is this true?

That's definitely wrong! The PCM D100 has a mic input and a line input (analogue/optical). Both are minijacks. It is definitely not possible to record more than one input at once.

Thank you!  I thought it was a typo.  Not a 4 track recorder at all.

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2014, 02:48:24 PM »
The recorder can be set to record both a pcm digital file as well as an mp3 file simultaneously!  This is listed in the literature and is what they are referring to.

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2014, 02:26:20 AM »
Anyone actually using the D100:

Can you give some real world comparisons of the D100 mic preamps to other known recorders/outboard preamps.




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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2014, 09:17:27 AM »
The PCM-D100 is a wonderful recorder. The quality of audio recordings is much higher quality than, e.g., the PCM M10 (also a great recorder). Very quiet preamps. Very good sound. Works well with built-in mics, plug-in mics, or mics via something like the MixPre-D. I have not heard a portable recorder (in anywhere near the same price range) with the same quality of sound.

However, if you are recording only loud music (as probably do most people on this forum) then the D100 may not be worth the price for you. With really loud sounds, the "quiet" preamps mean much less.

On the other hand, the more you record quiet music, audio interviews, ambient sounds: that's where the D100 really shines due to the high quality pre-amps.

Transom.org recently ran a review of this recorder. Check them out.

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2014, 09:41:24 AM »
During the brief time I owned a D100, I did a very quick A/B test against my M10, and the D100 was noticeably quieter, even to my cloth ears. 

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2014, 07:17:59 AM »
Hello Yates or any previous posters:

I am still trying to get a sense of the sound of the mic preamps on the D100. No one yet has offered a comparison to something that I know the sound of. I'm somewhat tempted to spring for one now as the price is low combined with strong dollar:euro.


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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2014, 07:22:33 AM »

I am still trying to get a sense of the sound of the mic preamps on the D100. No one yet has offered a comparison to something that I know the sound of. I'm somewhat tempted to spring for one now as the price is low combined with strong dollar:euro.



It's hard to respond when you don't give us any idea of "something that I know the sound of". What kinds of products are you thinking of. Many people at this forum know the sound of the Sony M10 and D50. And there have been countless comparisons of the M10 (especially) against other recorders. Right now I'd be totally guessing at what you want in terms of comparison.

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2014, 08:09:12 AM »
Sorry if I was vague. In a previous post I asked for a comparison to basically any other preamp. I got some responses like it's quiet or better than this or that, but what I'm looking for is something more qualitative such as: transients are quicker, better low end, smoother, sharper than this or that preamp, etc. I am familiar with the m10 but the responses so far were it's better, which doesn't tell me much.

If anyone has a clip or link to recordings done with the D100 and external mics that would be better.


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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2014, 01:16:09 PM »

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2014, 01:38:57 AM »
I'd also love to hear some tapes with the d100 using external mics too! Preferably with Schoeps>preamp>d100 and Schoeps>same preamp>m10 so that I can truly hear the difference between the two decks ;) But I know that's a lot to ask!
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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2014, 04:09:20 AM »
I have a few shows I taped with the D100 and various external mics:

DPA 4061 > Battery box > D100

and

DPA 4006 > XLR-1 > D100

Not a comp in any shape or form, but just a flavour. I can up a few samples if anyone's interested.

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2014, 04:21:39 AM »
interested in those samples yates

I would also like to hear schoeps>phantom power>d100

The d100 spec is 5v PIP so a battery box is not a must, another good selling point.

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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2014, 11:19:04 AM »
Here's a sample of each mic going into the D100:

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DPA4061-BB D100.rar
DPA4006-XLR1-D100.rar
 
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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2014, 01:22:43 PM »
interested in those samples yates

I would also like to hear schoeps>phantom power>d100

The d100 spec is 5v PIP so a battery box is not a must, another good selling point.


Where do you find this info i don't get that information in any google search,if the d100 does output 5 volts plug in power than this would be a great combo with dpa4061 ,but i doubt this is correct.Anyone confirm?



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Re: Sony PCM-D100 Part2
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2014, 01:47:55 PM »
http://www.thomann.de/gb/sony_pcm_d100.htm

Sony PCM-D100, portable Audio-Recorder, LPCM Recording up to 24-Bit/192 kHz and DSD (Direct Stream Digital) with 2.8MHz Resolution, thomann two swiveling Condenser Mics 0°/90°/120° Angle adjustable, Frequency Range 20Hz - 30kHz, Sensitivity: -31dB/Pa, build-in Noise Limiter, 100dB Signal/Noise Ratio, supported Audio Formats: Linear PCM WAV up to 24Bit/192kHz, DSD Format with 2,8 MHz Sampling Rate, MP3: 320kbps or 128kbps, Playback only: thomann Flac, AAC & WMA, Super Bit Mapping, Panning Switch, Digital Peak Limiter, DSP- and Audio-Editing Functions, Digital Pitch Control, Low-Cut Filter, 5 Sec. Pre-Recording Buffer, Dualrecording of LPCM-WAV and MP3 Files, Backlite LED Display, Volume-Switch, build-in Speaker, 32GB internal Memory, Expansion-Slot for Memory thomann Stick and SD Card up to 128 GB,
5V Plugin Power
external Microphones, -20dB Pad, Inputs (1/8" Mini Jack): Line In, Mic-In, Optical-In, Outputs (1/8" Mini Jack): Line Out, Optical Out, Headphone Out, 6V Connection for Power Supply, MicroB USB2 Connection, incl. wireless thomann Remote Control, Windscreen, Bag, USB-Cable, Batterys and Audio Editing-Software Sound Forge Audio Studio

 

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