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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2011, 09:29:50 PM »
I keep hearing a little voice in my head:   "Come back to Team Tascam, Dan.  Come back................."    :o

+T Steve.  Great job on the review.  This thing is so tempting.  Tiny and versatile. 

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2011, 10:17:00 PM »
To be fair, the manual says it's SPDIF only.

I missed that.  Thanks for the feedback Richard.  I'll update the review then based on that information. 

EDIT:  Review updated per your feedback Richard, thanks again.
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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2011, 10:22:57 PM »
3 hrs, 15 minutes on a pair of AA energizers. 

Backlight off, internal directional mics, 24/48, low cut and the filters off, of course.

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2011, 10:28:16 PM »
I got delivery of my DR100mkii today, and wanted to report that it works with an AC adapter I originally bought on eBay for my Tascam DR-07 for about $6.00.

If you search PS-P520 on eBay, a bunch of them come up from different retailers.

It looks like this:

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2011, 10:29:55 PM »
To everyone giving kudo's for the review, I'm just having a shitload of fun doing this.  :)  It's the first time I've ever done something like this and it's a blast...right up my alley of being a slutty muddyfugger.

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2011, 10:32:31 PM »
I got delivery of my DR100mkii today, and wanted to report that it works with an AC adapter I originally bought on eBay for my Tascam DR-07 for about $6.00.

If you search PS-P520 on eBay, a bunch of them come up from different retailers.

It looks like this:

Nice.  The more detailed specs in case you can't get this specific adapter would be 5V, B tip, tip positive. 

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2011, 10:54:50 PM »
Lithium battery model #  Tascam BP-L2  priced anywhere between $34 - $46.    I've seen Chinese knockoffs of these batteries floating around the 'net too

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/579083-REG/Tascam_BP_L2_BP_L2_Battery_Pack_for.html



Tascam also made an AA battery pack to work with the 100.  It should work with the mkii no problem.  You can find cheaper versions on eBay.  I bought a 4 cell AA box for $8.00 shipped a few years ago.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/826148-REG/Tascam_BP_6AA_BP_6AA_External_Battery_Pack.html
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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2011, 11:05:19 PM »
I know that the Li-ion battery will charge from a USB connection. Can you power the unit itself from a USB connection?

Nope.  Explanation and photo added.  Basically it's just like other recorders...once you connect the USB to the PC, it acts like a separate drive for downloading files from the recorder but recorder functionality is disabled.

Not true Steve.  There is a work around.  Press Record first, THEN plug in the external USB battery pack.  You'll continue to record while charging the Lithium on the fly.  No "USB Connect" screen.  I perfected this at Wanee a few years ago with my DR-1, which runs the same battery.   A simple cheapo USB AA battery pack had that puppy running 11 hours.  Hot swapping made easy.  NOTE:  if you Stop your recording, the "USB Connect" screen will come up, but no fears, your recording will be saved.

Give it a try Steve when you get a chance.  Thanks again.  :) 
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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2011, 12:02:03 AM »
How'd you figure that one out?  :o
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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2011, 12:39:31 AM »
How'd you figure that one out?  :o

By accident.    :angel:
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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2011, 02:45:42 AM »
Not true Steve.  There is a work around.  Press Record first, THEN plug in the external USB battery pack.  You'll continue to record while charging the Lithium on the fly.  No "USB Connect" screen.  I perfected this at Wanee a few years ago with my DR-1, which runs the same battery.   A simple cheapo USB AA battery pack had that puppy running 11 hours.  Hot swapping made easy.  NOTE:  if you Stop your recording, the "USB Connect" screen will come up, but no fears, your recording will be saved.

Does this charge the Lithium and power the unit?

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2011, 10:02:33 AM »
Not true Steve.  There is a work around.  Press Record first, THEN plug in the external USB battery pack.  You'll continue to record while charging the Lithium on the fly.  No "USB Connect" screen.  I perfected this at Wanee a few years ago with my DR-1, which runs the same battery.   A simple cheapo USB AA battery pack had that puppy running 11 hours.  Hot swapping made easy.  NOTE:  if you Stop your recording, the "USB Connect" screen will come up, but no fears, your recording will be saved.

Does this charge the Lithium and power the unit?

YES!   ;D

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2011, 10:42:35 AM »
3 hrs, 15 minutes on a pair of AA energizers. 

Backlight off, internal directional mics, 24/48, low cut and the filters off, of course.

Cool. Thanks.   Wonder how that might improve with lithiums, and also p48 on.

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Re: Tascam DR100mkii Review
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2011, 12:56:07 PM »
4hr, 20 minutes to charge the Li-ion through the USB cable from dead until the light goes out.  (Great for hippy tapers.)
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