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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2014, 09:03:52 PM »
According to this link, the micro usb has a rated life cycle of 10,000 insertions compared to 5,000 for the mini usb.  The micro has a tighter fit than the mini which I think is a positive from the standpoint of making a secure connection with an external battery that isn't as likely to disconnect by accident. 

A micro usb to usb cable came with my Ravpower battery, but since I'm using the 60d, I gave the cable to my wife for her tablet. 

http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/18552/why-was-mini-usb-deprecated-in-favor-of-micro-usb 

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2014, 09:32:36 PM »
According to this link, the micro usb has a rated life cycle of 10,000 insertions compared to 5,000 for the mini usb.  The micro has a tighter fit than the mini which I think is a positive from the standpoint of making a secure connection with an external battery that isn't as likely to disconnect by accident. 

A micro usb to usb cable came with my Ravpower battery, but since I'm using the 60d, I gave the cable to my wife for her tablet. 

http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/18552/why-was-mini-usb-deprecated-in-favor-of-micro-usb
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2014, 01:45:34 PM »
Ran my DR-60D for the second time last night. I still need to spend more time with it to be sure of all the menu options. Running AKG 480/CK63 straight into channels 1 & 2. I'm very happy with the results.

I did have an issue last night - I had put in a new SD card and when I powered it up, it asked if I wanted to format it. No problem - happy to have the reminder. But then I wasn't getting any signal from my mics. Checked all the connections, phantom power was still on from the last time I ran the deck... Hmmm...  I finally turn phantom power off and back on and the deck asks me to confirm I want phantom power on. Confirm and everything okay. Not sure if the new SD card caused an issue with not getting the confirm when I first powered up or what. Has anyone seen this?

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2014, 04:33:36 PM »
the manual strongly cautions to be sure the mics are connected before engaging phantom power.  I suspect it forces us to confirm turning on phantom power as a safety feature. 

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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2014, 05:06:08 PM »
Not sure what you mean. I understand that and the mics were connected before I turned the deck on. But it never asked me to confirm that wanted Phantom power on, just if I wanted to format the SD card. 
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2014, 08:50:14 PM »
It will ask to confirm phantom every time you turn it on
Not sure about the card but if you do a full format it takes a while, so be sure to do it in advance.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2014, 09:18:14 PM »
Right, I didn't get the confirmation about phantom power until I turned it off and on again. 
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2014, 10:14:54 PM »
I don't know where I saw it, possibly in the manual, but I've seen a caution that you should turn off the phantom power before powering down the unit, and then turn the phantom power back on after it is powered up and the mics attached.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2014, 11:37:43 AM »
I've only run it twice, but I'm very happy with the sound running straight into the recorder and don't envision using my pre-amp (Littlebox v1). Does anyone have thoughts about running this pre-amp in front of the DR-60D? I have a feeling it is going to collect dust in my gear box.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2014, 02:07:49 PM »
A couple of members said they didn't feel the need for an external preamp back in the first installment of the 60d thread.

I haven't tried an external preamp for comparison yet, but suspect it wouldn't be worth messing with. 


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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2014, 03:22:55 PM »
Right, I recall that which was how I chose to run without a pre the initial runs. I'm very happy with how they came out, but am open to thoughts about a Littlebox in front of it, even though that means more gear in my bag.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2014, 09:28:43 PM »
I dropped my lb just because I wanted smaller and lighter and found the sound to be only slightly different with no real pref one way or the other in overall sound.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2014, 09:37:25 PM »
I dropped my lb just because I wanted smaller and lighter and found the sound to be only slightly different with no real pref one way or the other in overall sound.

Yes, I like having a lighter gear bag.
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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2014, 03:35:45 PM »

So I've taken my DR60d out for a few runs and I have to report I'm really happy with it. Been using the on board preamps and I'm totally satisfied with the sound. The battery life had me worried at first but I haven't been let down since I picked up a cheap 5V at a local store. On one outing it drained the external and switched over to the rechargeable AAs without a hitch and I was able to finish up the show.

Only thing that has me worried is that it's been quirky on playback. It freezes up and has been a little glitchy. Anyone else having any problems out of it?
Otherwise no issues whatsoever.

Here's one that turned out well despite having every thing working against me...tiny bar, band spread way out, packed house, nowhere to put the stand so I had to gaff tape to a column off center...

https://archive.org/details/vitamenA2014-11-27.flac16.shanti.ADK



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Re: Tascam DR-60D (part 2) & upgraded DR-60Dmkii
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2014, 03:47:48 PM »

So I've taken my DR60d out for a few runs and I have to report I'm really happy with it. Been using the on board preamps and I'm totally satisfied with the sound. The battery life had me worried at first but I haven't been let down since I picked up a cheap 5V at a local store. On one outing it drained the external and switched over to the rechargeable AAs without a hitch and I was able to finish up the show.

Only thing that has me worried is that it's been quirky on playback. It freezes up and has been a little glitchy. Anyone else having any problems out of it?
Otherwise no issues whatsoever.

Here's one that turned out well despite having every thing working against me...tiny bar, band spread way out, packed house, nowhere to put the stand so I had to gaff tape to a column off center...

https://archive.org/details/vitamenA2014-11-27.flac16.shanti.ADK
never played back more then like 30 sec myself.
When you say freezes does it unfreeze or do you have to remove power to shut it down or what happens/how do you fix it?
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Preamps - Naiant Littlebox & Tinybox
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