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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2018, 07:40:16 PM »
I bought one of these recently.  IMO, its a major upgrade over the 70D, which I bought, ran, and sold in a span of 48 hours. 

That said, I did a Comp last night between the 701D and the MixPre-6.  Absolutely stunned by the results. 

Besides its excellent sound quality, here are my likes when comparing the two:

1) I can run it with a small pocket-sized Anker battery.  In this case, the Powercore 13000.  Last night's record time was 4 hours 58 minutes, P48 on, and still had half-a-battery left.  WOW! 
2) No polywav file nonsense
3) I can turn off the Mix so it won't record the Mix files. 
4) One, big, scroll down menu.  Makes setup quicker.
5)  It has a "Hold" button

The 701D's sound quality is every bit as good as the MixPre-6's. 
 
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2018, 11:07:02 AM »
I bought one of these recently.  IMO, its a major upgrade over the 70D, which I bought, ran, and sold in a span of 48 hours. 

That said, I did a Comp last night between the 701D and the MixPre-6.  Absolutely stunned by the results. 

Besides its excellent sound quality, here are my likes when comparing the two:

1) I can run it with a small pocket-sized Anker battery.  In this case, the Powercore 13000.  Last night's record time was 4 hours 58 minutes, P48 on, and still had half-a-battery left.  WOW! 
2) No polywav file nonsense
3) I can turn off the Mix so it won't record the Mix files. 
4) One, big, scroll down menu.  Makes setup quicker.
5)  It has a "Hold" button

The 701D's sound quality is every bit as good as the MixPre-6's. 
 

I could not agree more. It is a fantastic deck and sounds great. While it resembles the DR70D, it is a different machine with totally different firmware.
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2018, 10:40:43 AM »
Maybe they will offer some discounted promotional pricing to get units selling like they did with the 70d.

They really have to with the competition from Zoom F4 and MixPre3!
But sadly Tascam seem to be MIA with sharply competition options in $400 and up market place.

The parent company, Gibson, filed bankruptcy in May and submitted their plan of reorganization in early October.  My speculation is Tascam has been in a holding pattern not of their own choice. 

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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2018, 12:03:31 PM »
Yeah, holding pattern seems right.  I got no response to my earlier report:

Just discovered that in Dual Recording mode the secondary file is polarity reversed from the primary file, and it is not documented as such in the manual.  I dropped Tascam a note....
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2018, 05:10:24 PM »
Is it still the case that channels 5 & 6 are only used for the mix? As mentioned a while back it would be nice if EXT 1/2 could be mapped to 5/6 instead of being used solely for mix.

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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2018, 05:55:17 PM »
I bought one of these recently.  IMO, its a major upgrade over the 70D, which I bought, ran, and sold in a span of 48 hours. 

That said, I did a Comp last night between the 701D and the MixPre-6.  Absolutely stunned by the results. 

Besides its excellent sound quality, here are my likes when comparing the two:

1) I can run it with a small pocket-sized Anker battery.  In this case, the Powercore 13000.  Last night's record time was 4 hours 58 minutes, P48 on, and still had half-a-battery left.  WOW! 
2) No polywav file nonsense
3) I can turn off the Mix so it won't record the Mix files. 
4) One, big, scroll down menu.  Makes setup quicker.
5)  It has a "Hold" button

The 701D's sound quality is every bit as good as the MixPre-6's. 
 
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2018, 02:30:34 PM »
I am leaning toward getting the 701d as my first open rig (a step up from my DR40).

Quick question.
What does this mean?  Does this mean two 701ds can be linked to make 6 to 8 track recording?

From the feature sheet:
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Cascade function using HDMI connections allows multiple DR-701D transport and monitoring operations

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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2018, 03:46:32 PM »
I am leaning toward getting the 701d as my first open rig (a step up from my DR40).

Quick question.
What does this mean?  Does this mean two 701ds can be linked to make 6 to 8 track recording?

From the feature sheet:
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Cascade function using HDMI connections allows multiple DR-701D transport and monitoring operations

I take it as yes; 12, or 16, etc.

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By connecting multiple units using HDMI, slave DR-701D units can be made to follow a master unit to start and stop recording simultaneously. Since audio can also be output through the HDMI connection, monitoring selections can be made using slave units without reconnecting headphones.

What isn't clear is whether it will generate and send timecode from one to another, or just take it through from an external camera.  The start/stop sync feature is always mentioned in reference to camera control. 
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2019, 10:49:15 AM »
Thanks guys for the info on the 701D.  I _really_ wanted a MP6, but just couldn't justify the jump from US$300 to US$750-800 (local used prices) between a used 701D and MP6.  Seeing that the amps on the 701D are cleaner than the 70D (which I just sold), I'm happy with this landing point.

I've got a 10000 mAh battery so I'm sure it'll do more than what I need it to do for a show.

 

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