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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #315 on: June 25, 2019, 10:41:21 PM »
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #316 on: June 26, 2019, 02:02:20 AM »
ive opened it up, there is very little metal inside, maybe 20g, or about as much as an average full-sized mic capsule

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #317 on: June 26, 2019, 04:43:32 AM »
I manage to get the m10 and Nbox past the hand wands and the walk-through with no issues (many many times now). 98% of the time it's a deterrent
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #318 on: June 26, 2019, 10:00:51 AM »
Thanks to all the people on this thread for sharing experiences and tips. I had my first festival experience with the PCM-A10 the other week.

Coming from an Edirol R09HR this Sony device is really a sweet little recorder. Very handy and comfortable to watch and set levels on the app.
Battery-life also being a plus. Recorded 4 bands that day and after that i still could use the battery for a long time to listen to the recordings.
Extra microsd card wasn't used but very handy if you have to record even more bands.

Only mistake i made was leaving my battery-box at home. The festival was so loud that i had to set the recording-level back to 1 (of 30) and got some light clipping.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #319 on: June 26, 2019, 10:17:18 AM »
Only mistake i made was leaving my battery-box at home. The festival was so loud that i had to set the recording-level back to 1 (of 30) and got some light clipping.

Anyone know what the "sweet spot" volume setting is?  IE: I have always read "4" for the M10
What about this A10?

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #320 on: June 26, 2019, 12:36:59 PM »
I manage to get the m10 and Nbox past the hand wands and the walk-through with no issues (many many times now). 98% of the time it's a deterrent

The ABS version of the nbox?
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #321 on: June 26, 2019, 03:44:30 PM »
further thoughts on A10 vs M10 by doug, presumably talking about using the internal preamps on each unit:

The stock A10 measures better than the stock M10, this is due to the CMOS switch. The modified M10 smokes both with a more than 25dB improvement which is very significant with a signal coming in at -30dB, typical with a condenser mic recording a PA. Stock, the M10 cannot max out its A/D chip.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #322 on: June 26, 2019, 04:25:20 PM »
further thoughts on A10 vs M10 by doug, presumably talking about using the internal preamps on each unit:

The stock A10 measures better than the stock M10, this is due to the CMOS switch. The modified M10 smokes both with a more than 25dB improvement which is very significant with a signal coming in at -30dB, typical with a condenser mic recording a PA. Stock, the M10 cannot max out its A/D chip.

Thanks for all the info from Doug on this.  Seems like a definite no-brainer for anybody wanting portability, quiet preamps and phone apps support for levels, etc.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #323 on: June 27, 2019, 01:07:05 PM »
further thoughts on A10 vs M10 by doug, presumably talking about using the internal preamps on each unit:

The stock A10 measures better than the stock M10, this is due to the CMOS switch. The modified M10 smokes both with a more than 25dB improvement which is very significant with a signal coming in at -30dB, typical with a condenser mic recording a PA. Stock, the M10 cannot max out its A/D chip.

Thanks for all the info from Doug on this.  Seems like a definite no-brainer for anybody wanting portability, quiet preamps and phone apps support for levels, etc.


Big Thanks to Doug, for taking all that time to give his impressions.

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #324 on: June 27, 2019, 03:15:04 PM »
Deals are hard to come by on such a new product. Best bet may be to keep checking Adorama for used (returned) units. I got mine that way for $199, unit was used but as-new.  Certainly not a steal but when i think about paying $599 for a D7 in 1995, i feel a little better!  Good luck

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #325 on: June 27, 2019, 03:21:44 PM »
mine is coming from amazon.de for 213 euros
Recorders: SD MixPre 3 II; Sony A10; Edirol R44; Sony M10; Sony WM-D6; Edirol R-09HR; iRiver IHP-120; Sharp MD-MT20; Sharp MD-MT190
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #326 on: June 28, 2019, 08:31:34 AM »
The ABS version of the nbox?

ABS = ?
Mine is all metal, if that helps

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #327 on: June 28, 2019, 11:14:52 AM »
The ABS version of the nbox?

ABS = ?
Mine is all metal, if that helps

Proof that these wands are tuned all over the map.

According to Doug, the Marantz 620 has less metal than either A10 or M10. So no A10 for me.
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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #328 on: July 01, 2019, 12:54:49 PM »
The ABS version of the nbox?

ABS = ?
Mine is all metal, if that helps

Proof that these wands are tuned all over the map.

According to Doug, the Marantz 620 has less metal than either A10 or M10. So no A10 for me.

How does it sound is the question you should be asking, not how much metal it has. :-)

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Re: New SONY PCM-A10
« Reply #329 on: July 01, 2019, 12:59:23 PM »
further thoughts on A10 vs M10 by doug, presumably talking about using the internal preamps on each unit:

The stock A10 measures better than the stock M10, this is due to the CMOS switch. The modified M10 smokes both with a more than 25dB improvement which is very significant with a signal coming in at -30dB, typical with a condenser mic recording a PA. Stock, the M10 cannot max out its A/D chip.
does he still sell a modified M10?
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