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Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« on: April 23, 2023, 11:20:49 AM »
https://deitymic.com/products/pr-2/

https://proav.co.uk/audio/deity-pr-2-pocket-audio-recorder

This is not out yet, but if it is as good as it sounds like (-132dBV self-noise @ +30dB, 32-bit float, PiP of 3V / 5V / LINE Switchable, 30h on 2 AA batteries, very small), this is going to be the ultimate recorder for stealth taping. The only thing I don't like is that it seems to be 48 kHz only (I prefer to record at 44 kHz), but I'd be more than willing to overlook this for the other features.

In my experience, my CA-11 cards are around 16 dB quieter than the internal microphones of the Zoom H1 and the Roland R-05. They've never ever overloaded either of those recorders with a battery box, and if I decide to use my CA preamp, I can safely use a +15dB setting on the preamp if I set either of those recorders to unity gain (Zoom H1 at level 16, Roland R-05 using Line-in at level 40). Between the pre-amp and the recorders, I find that I usually use between +25dB gain (for loud shows) and +15db gain (for extremely loud shows).

So up to +30dB gain with such low self-noise (and 5V PiP to boot! might even be able to skip the battery box), with 32-float recording, sounds absolutely perfect.
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2023, 08:33:30 PM »
I'm interested...it looks tiny. This + DPA lavs would be the ultimate micro setup, and no need to attach a phone like DPA's MMA-A.

Any word on pricing?

How is their preamp quality compared to the usual suspects (sound devices)?
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2023, 02:12:08 PM »
No word on pricing. The fact that it's timecode enabled will probably bably raise that price a bit. Otherwise, it's pretty much what we've waited for.
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2023, 03:53:29 PM »
This looks like it has the potential to be THE definitive stealth recorder. 

Heck, with an outboard preamp it seems like it might even be fine for a two-channel rig in open taping scenarios.
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2023, 01:02:26 AM »
https://deitymic.com/products/pr-2/

https://proav.co.uk/audio/deity-pr-2-pocket-audio-recorder

This is not out yet, but if it is as good as it sounds like (-132dBV self-noise @ +30dB, 32-bit float, PiP of 3V / 5V / LINE Switchable, 30h on 2 AA batteries, very small), this is going to be the ultimate recorder for stealth taping. The only thing I don't like is that it seems to be 48 kHz only (I prefer to record at 44 kHz), but I'd be more than willing to overlook this for the other features.

In my experience, my CA-11 cards are around 16 dB quieter than the internal microphones of the Zoom H1 and the Roland R-05. They've never ever overloaded either of those recorders with a battery box, and if I decide to use my CA preamp, I can safely use a +15dB setting on the preamp if I set either of those recorders to unity gain (Zoom H1 at level 16, Roland R-05 using Line-in at level 40). Between the pre-amp and the recorders, I find that I usually use between +25dB gain (for loud shows) and +15db gain (for extremely loud shows).

So up to +30dB gain with such low self-noise (and 5V PiP to boot! might even be able to skip the battery box), with 32-float recording, sounds absolutely perfect.

Need more research on this AI smart level feature...Not so sure I would want that for taping.

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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2023, 12:39:25 PM »
I'm interested...it looks tiny. This + DPA lavs would be the ultimate micro setup, and no need to attach a phone like DPA's MMA-A.

Any word on pricing?

How is their preamp quality compared to the usual suspects (sound devices)?

Yes the 5v cuts the need for a battery box. I’m interested.
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2023, 12:22:06 AM »
They haven't set the price yet, so don't appear too interested in case they are reading here...  :yack:

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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2023, 08:56:22 PM »
It records in stereo? I feel like these small body pack recorders are sometimes mono

EDIT: watched the video. Yes stereo recorder. Looks nice!
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2023, 08:39:34 AM »
I can forsee a use case for this.  If I had it today, I'd have a use for it tomorrow :)
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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2023, 06:21:33 AM »
I'm interested...it looks tiny. This + DPA lavs would be the ultimate micro setup, and no need to attach a phone like DPA's MMA-A.

Any word on pricing?

How is their preamp quality compared to the usual suspects (sound devices)?

Yes the 5v cuts the need for a battery box. I’m interested.

Are we certain it will provide +5 to both sides of a unbalanced stereo line in?

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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2023, 07:17:43 AM »
looks interesting

they said in one of the videos that it would be available in july, yet there's still no pricing

wonder if it will be vaporware like their last 2-ch recorder?

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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2023, 12:53:29 PM »
the DPA D:VICE is so small it fits into my coin compartment of my wallet - nobody will ever check that.  super easy so smuggle in.
also you do not need to hide your phone, it raises no suspicion when looking at it and the phones battery lasts for hours for recording 24 bit.
here you will have an extra device with alcaline batteries (that can be connected remotely to - your phone).
unless the recording quality isnt muuuuch better than the DPA D:VICE i don't think this is much of a progress for stealth taping?

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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2023, 06:29:48 PM »
the DPA D:VICE is so small it fits into my coin compartment of my wallet - nobody will ever check that.  super easy so smuggle in.
also you do not need to hide your phone, it raises no suspicion when looking at it and the phones battery lasts for hours for recording 24 bit.
here you will have an extra device with alcaline batteries (that can be connected remotely to - your phone).
unless the recording quality isnt muuuuch better than the DPA D:VICE i don't think this is much of a progress for stealth taping?
yes but the cheapest d:vice+4061s is like $1400

if this is a few hundred dollars as expected its a $500 rig with the numerous cheap plug in power mics

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Re: Deity PR-2 Pocket Recorder
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2023, 08:03:21 PM »
With a babynbox and Schoeps I would be intrigued.

 

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