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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 07:26:18 PM »
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2019, 07:44:11 PM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?


None that sound good recording live music. Get mics.👍

OP isn't asking whether internals are better than externals, nor asking whether to get externals.  Your response is off topic at best.  It's like if someone on a car forum asked what's the best four cylinder car and then someone else comes along and says "get a V6."

That’s pretty much my intent. Because every other source seems to be internal. Pissing in the gene pool.🤮

There is no "gene pool" when you're the only one taping a show. I would love to have all AKG or Schoep sourced shows, but the reality is that isn't going to happen. I'll take an internal mic show over nothing in a heartbeat. Plain and simple.
Personally, I don't like internals but I don't chastise (or judge) those that do use them. Like anything else, I've heard both great and shit sounding shows using internals as well as externals. Each experience is different.
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2019, 10:16:41 PM »
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2019, 07:23:05 AM »
$$ Not an issue.

Sony PCM-D100

I have to say that after many (many!) years of reading here, I don't recall anyone saying that the mics of any given recorder were better than the PCM-D100.  I do suspect that's your answer.

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2019, 08:22:22 AM »
Always very difficult to answer such a question. I don't own handhelds and certainly no recorder without XLR. I do have the Tascam DR-701D. First I thought it was a joke those two holes in the, what they call, front.  I switched them on, just testing what noise I would hear and I was surprised, some older mics I have do worse. So in the end the question will be what are you going to do with it. Handhelds with on top the mics are very visible. The holes in the front of the Tascam could also be venting holes for cool air. If your looking at the basic mic elements, they are almost the same with respect of omni, cardioid  etc. The thing which is more important is the noise floor and how much the output is. So with build in mics it will be the noise floor and if they are omni or more cardioid. I suspect that the output of the build in mics are compensated with appropriate amplifier in the recorder.


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