I recorded a Guns N’ Roses show a few days ago withSchoeps MK4s>Nbox Platinum>SPLIT CABLES>>M10 (recording level at 4 on the dial) and D100 (at 5). Here is the sample and maybe you find them useful to decide if you should go for D100 or not.
I just named the recordings A or B to eliminate the placebo effects of the price differences. You will know which one is which If you keep on reading this post. So if you want to try to hear sound differences, please stop reading and take a listen.
D100 is the great recorder, probable the best deck apart from Sound Devices 700 series. But I am not sure if you will think that D100 input line stage is significant improvement over M10s’because the line input on M10 is also pretty good.
I bought D100 last month and started taping with it this month. Some say that you can adjust M10 between 4-6 on the dial without any concern of attenuation or gain noise. But every now and then I heard some wavering on the bottom and some harshness on the mid-high from my M10 recordings. Not all the time but surely I noticed some unpleasantness when recording very loud or very quite show. You might think that It is just my imagination or like my wife said “Only me or dog can tell the differences” but it did bother me to some degree. So I bought and checked if I got what I needed or I just spent too much on some trivial improvement.
I will keep posting some more samples.
Take it easy
Sound Sample A D100
Sound Sample B M10
I just adjusted the volume to almost the same level.
Attached is the pictures of wave form just in case you want to SEE the differences.
Sound A / Sound B / All together