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Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:13:03 PM »
I've had my Sony M10 since 2011. It's been great, but I'm considering selling it and buying the Tascam DR-05, since the Sonys are getting crazy prices on ebay and the Tascam is just $79 new. There are probably some comparisons around but I couldn't locate anything definitive. The recorders are very similar in a lot of ways (2 AA batts, omni mics)... I record some live shows and a lot of outdoor ambient sounds, so noise floor could be a consideration. Anyway thanks for any recommendations or data points, or if this thread is already out there please point me to it. Cheers

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 03:33:42 PM »
do you use internal mics or line in?
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Re: Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 03:51:30 PM »
I use internals or line-in mostly, and have some external electrets that I use sometimes with plug in power

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 03:59:18 PM »
I own them both.  Keep the Sony. It's smaller, better built, has much longer battery life, and (IMHO) better pre-amps. 

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 04:12:18 PM »
I own them both.  Keep the Sony. It's smaller, better built, has much longer battery life, and (IMHO) better pre-amps.

The DR-05 was my first recorder (awww....) and works great but I have to agree with this. No reason to switch.

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 10:16:46 PM »
Thanks, didn't know if the Sony was $300 better than the Tascam, I suppose it is  :)  I'll keep it for now

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 03:40:50 AM »
Thanks, didn't know if the Sony was $300 better than the Tascam, I suppose it is  :)  I'll keep it for now

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Re: Sony PCM-M10 vs Tascam DR-05
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2018, 12:57:52 PM »
Thanks, didn't know if the Sony was $300 better than the Tascam, I suppose it is  :)  I'll keep it for now

Well, that's a fair point.  You could also buy several of the Tascams if you raised your asking price a tad, like this fellow:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-SONY-PCM-M10-Black-Audio-Linear-PCM-Recorder-F-S-EMS-from-JAPAN/292655911986?hash=item4423a6d432:rk:5:pf:0

 

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