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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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