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Offline henryb8249

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Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
Howdy folks! Much like a recent thread, it's been a quite few years since I've been committed to taping but am finding myself going to more shows lately, and I need to get back to it :)

My old setup was: Sonic Studios DSM 6S/L > PA_6LC > Nomad JB3 (wav @ 44.1 KHz 16 bit)

Unfortunately, the JB3 is no longer of much value because:
  • I can no longer tell security people it's just a 'CD Player'. 2017 problems.
  • It does not connect to my Mac. Again, 2017 problems.

I poked around the Recording Gear sub but am feeling a little overwhelmed. Hoping to get some recommendations on what I could replace the JB3 with? Ideally it's something on the smaller side of things; budget is under $500 or so.

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Re: Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 05:00:06 PM »
If you can find a Sony M10 that powers the Sonics perfectly according to sonic studios and you could lose the battery box and just have mics to deck. :headphones:

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Re: Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 05:16:55 PM »
2nd the M10...especially with a $500 budget.

Originally they went for as low as $200 new, but now are above that used (since they are so nice).

Several have popped up here lately for under $220.

Personally I'd pay up to about $300 for one (if mine broke).

Here's on on eBay at $150 now. I'm sure it will go higher:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-PCM-M10-B-Digital-Multi-Track-Recorder/272946588704?epid=110949012&hash=item3f8ce26c20:g:ABAAAOSwi0xaEsq5

And if you don't want to deal with an auction here is one for $250 (+ shipping) BIN:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SONY-Hi-MD-MZ-M10-Mini-Disc-PORTABLE-RECORDER-Works-Great-BOX-PLUGS-MANUAL-MINTY/292337876452?hash=item4410b1fde4:g:c9kAAOSwke9aEg6R

This is pretty much the "standard" recorder now. There are other options if you want new, but I'd personally rather have a used M10. (the battery life is unreal).
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Re: Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 09:02:18 AM »
If you can find a Sony M10 that powers the Sonics perfectly according to sonic studios and you could lose the battery box and just have mics to deck. :headphones:

Thanks for the suggestion, that looks exactly like what I was hoping to find! Ditching the battery box would be a sweet bonus, too. I've always been a little nervous of how I'd explain all the cabling under my shirt if I got caught.

2nd the M10...especially with a $500 budget.

Originally they went for as low as $200 new, but now are above that used (since they are so nice).

Several have popped up here lately for under $220.

Personally I'd pay up to about $300 for one (if mine broke).

Here's on on eBay at $150 now. I'm sure it will go higher:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-PCM-M10-B-Digital-Multi-Track-Recorder/272946588704?epid=110949012&hash=item3f8ce26c20:g:ABAAAOSwi0xaEsq5

Awesome info, thanks a lot I really appreciate it. I'll keep my eye on auctions and in the Yard Sale area here :)

I think the 2nd link you posted is something slightly different though, looks like a MD recorder.

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Re: Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 11:37:29 AM »
The 2nd one is a M10. The person selling it just didn't title it very well. I gues technically it is a multitrack recorder...2 tracks is technically multi. :P
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Re: Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 11:46:37 AM »
Ditto for the m10 so easy to pocket and to me the line I put stage sounds great for such a small deck. Can't beat long battery life either!
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Re: Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 12:03:52 PM »
Plus you'll like 24 bit recording. The sonys are easy to use, too. I still think you'll need the power supply to prevent clipping on loud shows.


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Re: Finally moving on from my JB3 - what next?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 02:00:11 PM »
Interesting on the MD...I think the photo changed. WTF? Maybe I posted the wrong link. I blame lack of caffeine.

Yes...don't buy a MD.
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||| DECKS: Sound Devices MixPre6 | Sony M10 |||
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