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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 05:17:40 AM »
Hmmm, it has a "Zoom" setting.  :P :bigsmile:
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 06:08:12 AM »
Interesting.  I guess Sony didn't decide to exit the market after all...

The remote app should be well received by stealthers and it is pretty tiny as well.  It supports FLAC playback, so it might make a decent portable player.  I am always a little skeptical of built-in batteries, though, and the specs aren't very complete.  I am curious to read the reviews once they start coming out!

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 08:45:10 AM »
I predict that I will be buying one of these. I agree about the built-in batteries though.

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 10:13:59 AM »
This is indeed a very interesting development, and just as I was about to order a Roland-R07. I guess I'll be holding back on that for the moment and pre-order one of these instead.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 10:21:01 AM »
Looking forward to hear more about recording Line In on this device. The manual mentions that you can select between "Mic In" and "Audio In", but haven't found more information about Audio In (Line In).

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 10:55:26 AM »
Promising... 
But I don't like the built in USB-A for charging.
And unless it's next to the USB, I don't see a DC jack for an external battery.
It "only" goes down to 40Hz which seems goofy to me.
No phatty sub-sonic omni recordings with this.

Other than that, it seems like it could be great.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 10:58:02 AM »
It "only" goes down to 40Hz which seems goofy to me.
No phatty sub-sonic omni recordings with this.

My assumption is that spec refers to recordings made with the internal mics.  Just an assumption though.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 11:03:34 AM »
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That makes sense...  let's hope that's for the internal mikes.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 11:41:19 AM »
Here's the online manual:

https://helpguide.sony.net/icd/pcma10/v1/en2/index.html

This may be just a glorified voice recorder.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 11:57:52 AM »
This may be just a glorified voice recorder.

i think the URL makes that clear:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/voice-recorders/pcm-a10

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 12:10:56 PM »
"When a plug in power type microphone is connected, power is automatically supplied to the microphone from the linear PCM recorder."

No option to manually change this in settings? So what happens if you have a battery box in between?

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2018, 12:12:37 PM »
This may be just a glorified voice recorder.

i think the URL makes that clear:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/voice-recorders/pcm-a10

So, the question is how much of the M10 was carried over to this machine.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2018, 12:14:49 PM »
I think this is more a successor to Sony's ICD-SX2000 with the addition of the "Rehearsal" gain setting feature. That model no longer appears to be on Sony's website and there is more than a passing resemblance between the two. I didn't do a detailed comparison of the specs (as still listed on B&H), but they look pretty close. 

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 12:18:11 PM »
Here are the details on MIC IN vs Audio IN — it's selected in software settings, though nothing on how this actually affects the preamp, etc.:

https://helpguide.sony.net/icd/pcma10/v1/en2/contents/TP0001684425.html

Given the promo photos of using it to record instruments, it looks like Sony is trying to replace the M10's functionality in a smaller form factor, a la the R-07. I won't be rushing out to ditch my M10s anytime soon — 10-15 hour battery life while recording is a major step down with the A10, even if still decent — but I'm certainly interested in hearing how this thing works in the field.

 

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