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fieldrecorder recommendation?
« on: April 13, 2017, 05:57:55 AM »
hi there,

i am searching for a field recorder that is portable, lightweight, has decent sound quality, and good battery life.
i know the sony pcm-m10, and it ticks all boxes, but i can not get hold of one anymore.

which field recorder would you recommend instead? is the zoom h2n any good?

(apologies if that question has been asked many times before)

thanks ;-)


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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 01:09:47 PM »
oh, interesting!! here in europe (UK) it is not available anywhere anymore...
i was about to order it from that link, but then amazon added a massive import/export tax on top of it. so i had to skip it. was just too expensive;-(

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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 01:19:01 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Portable-Condenser-Microphones-High-Speed/dp/B002KGV3C6

This is out of stock, hence the 1-2 month lead time

Amazon frequently doesn't update product listings that are discontinued and leaves them in this limbo  - chances of getting one from Amazon is about 0%
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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 01:33:35 PM »
ah ok, that sounds more like it. damn.

ok, back to the original question then: are there any 'comparably good' recorders out there that anyone can recommend? ;)

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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 03:10:27 PM »
For portable field recordings I own and have compared a number of recorders, and don't think about taking anything other than the Sony PCM-D100 now. The low noise floor makes it the best portable recorder for capturing quieter ambiences ... for a price of course. Having said that, it seems to be offered at cheaper prices now and I acquired my second unit for just £300 GBP recently, which is what many people are trying to sell the M10 for.

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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 04:05:21 PM »
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Better than the M10 for so many reasons.

Apart from the cool design and the battery life, I never understood the whole M10 fluffing that's going on on TS to be honest.

But hey, that's my opinion. :)
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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 05:24:40 PM »
Roland r-05.

Better than the M10 for so many reasons.

Apart from the cool design and the battery life, I never understood the whole M10 fluffing that's going on on TS to be honest.

But hey, that's my opinion. :)

agreed!

 A close second could be the Marantz PMD 620MKII.
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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 05:36:24 PM »
Roland r-05.

Better than the M10 for so many reasons.

Apart from the cool design and the battery life, I never understood the whole M10 fluffing that's going on on TS to be honest.

But hey, that's my opinion. :)

agreed!

 A close second could be the Marantz PMD 620MKII.

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Do you have a Marantz PMD 620MKII?  Did Oade mod it for you?
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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 04:04:26 AM »
ah, cool.

yes, the roland r-05 might be the right one.
i need to read up a bit about its noise levels and battery life etc...


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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 12:00:53 PM »
Roland r-05.

Better than the M10 for so many reasons.

Apart from the cool design and the battery life, I never understood the whole M10 fluffing that's going on on TS to be honest.

But hey, that's my opinion. :)

agreed!

 A close second could be the Marantz PMD 620MKII.

dallman,

Do you have a Marantz PMD 620MKII?  Did Oade mod it for you?

I do have the PMD 620 MKII, and also the PMD 661. Neither are modded. I have not found the need at all on the PMD620, and I only use the PMD 661 as a bit bucket, so the mod would have no affect. (or effect for that matter  ;D)
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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 03:51:36 PM »
ah, cool.

yes, the roland r-05 might be the right one.
i need to read up a bit about its noise levels and battery life etc...

No you don't.
You need to buy one, a battery pack and some mics and start taping.

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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 04:11:46 PM »
Roland r05 shows discontinued on B&H website.

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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 05:24:48 PM »
ah, cool.

yes, the roland r-05 might be the right one.
i need to read up a bit about its noise levels and battery life etc...

No you don't.
You need to buy one, a battery pack and some mics and start taping.

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Re: fieldrecorder recommendation?
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 05:36:33 PM »
Roland r05 shows discontinued on B&H website.

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