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Offline Aladar

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Digital recorder for ~€100?
« on: September 29, 2016, 09:43:55 AM »
Hey guys, just wondering, what would be the best recorder for under €100? I found a few, but thought I'll ask  here as I have a few specific needs.

I have a pair of CSBs for taping shows, so I won't be using the internals for that (unless I need to go extra stealthy), but I do have a music project where I utilize field recordings/samples, so I'd like the recorder to have the best mics possible for recording quieter sound sources. I'm not expecting miracles, but I'd like to get the best bang for my buck. :)

What I found so far:
Tascam DR-05
ZOOM H1 (and H1 V2)
Olympus WS-833

I live in Europe, so its possible we don't have all models on sale. Importing is not an option, sadly, due to taxes and customs. Am I missing anything? Which model would you recommend?

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Re: Digital recorder for ~€100?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 05:06:06 AM »
I'd definitely go with the DR-05 over the others.
Better build quality, battery time etc.

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Re: Digital recorder for ~€100?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 01:55:43 PM »
I'd definitely go with the DR-05 over the others.
Better build quality, battery time etc.

http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com/2011/04/09/tascam-dr-05-v-s-zoom-h1-test-review/

Not sure if this appropriate to post in this thread, but given it's relevant to my question...

Is 75CAD a worthy deal for a used DR-05? My main question is if something better around the same/bit higher price range has come out in recent years, just with more technological advancements?

I passed on the 75CAD DR-05 at the moment, just because I'm not 100% if I want to be taping, nor can I entirely justify the cost right now, but was just curious. Main thing was also then getting mics and stuff... was hoping to get something to record an upcoming show that I don't think has any AUDs done...

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Re: Digital recorder for ~€100?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 04:11:45 PM »
Personally I'd keep my eyes open for a gently used DR-2D. Have bought a couple at that price point.

 

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