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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #150 on: May 07, 2020, 02:50:31 PM »
So I did some browsing on the Zoom recorders and I must say, the Zoom H6 rather intrigued me. Although I might not be using the XLR inputs (except when a pair of two of them allow for a stereo line signal to be fed into) but it could come in handy once I do need some. The modularity on the microphones looks good and the optional audio interface might just be what I need... What do you think in addition to the XYH-6 would be a good mic? SSH-6 maybe?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #151 on: May 07, 2020, 04:19:26 PM »
Did some more browsing. I decided to go down to H5 since I probably don't need that many XLR inputs. I probably also want to get a Rycote windshield and the SSH-6. Is 32GB max SD card size ok?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #152 on: May 07, 2020, 04:44:13 PM »
Welcome! Seeing as you're not getting an A10, I'd suggest that you start a new topic for all of your questions.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #153 on: May 07, 2020, 05:03:23 PM »
also the search feature is useful as there are probably threads about those recorders already. its a little quirky but you'll get best results if you search in topic subjects only, and sort by most recent instead ofmost relevant. Seems to work the best for me that way, at least
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #154 on: May 08, 2020, 02:39:47 AM »
Thanks for the tip! You're right, I'm probably done on this threat.
Thank you so much again for your support! :bigsmile:

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #155 on: June 02, 2020, 04:35:34 AM »
So I've been wondering, how do the A10's internal microphones compare in noise level to the Zoom XYH-6 or the Roland R-07 internal mics? I think the R-07 was a discussion before on this thread but I might have overread its noise level.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #156 on: June 07, 2020, 11:19:26 AM »
some noise level measurements on A10 vs other recorders can be found here:

https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=192831.0
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #157 on: June 07, 2020, 04:50:16 PM »
@Hexacore300. I just started a new thread about Zoom H6 as you seem interested to have some opinions.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #158 on: June 07, 2020, 08:04:23 PM »
Sure, is there a link for the thread?

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #159 on: June 07, 2020, 08:32:21 PM »
the good thing about TS is that people keep it pretty organized. its in the same 'recording gear' sub board as this one, a few threads down

https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=194638.0
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #160 on: June 09, 2020, 06:04:38 AM »
Is the A10 a good recorder for recording PiP mics? I don't really care for XLR. I would like to leave the recorder out overnight and record for very long periods of time (yes I want to make a drop rig, as George Vlad likes to call them) and the Sony recorders seem to have good battery lives.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #161 on: June 09, 2020, 07:40:43 AM »
Is the A10 a good recorder for recording PiP mics? I don't really care for XLR. I would like to leave the recorder out overnight and record for very long periods of time (yes I want to make a drop rig, as George Vlad likes to call them) and the Sony recorders seem to have good battery lives.

same as any other handheld
PIP is fine for moderate sounds
battery box necessary for loud music
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #162 on: June 09, 2020, 09:01:16 AM »
Ok, I might just buy the A10 then.  But I'll do some more research.
The only thing I'm worried about is the noise on the built-in mics of the A10 although when I'm recording ambient I'll be using the LOM mikroUĊĦi so it should be fine.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #163 on: June 09, 2020, 03:26:15 PM »
I do not have the link right now, but there is a web review of using the a10 for ambient as well as a youtube review. I remember reading/watching them when I was looking at purchasing my A10. The reviewers both used LOM mics in their drop rigs, protecting the A10 with either a pelican case or a waterproof hunting gear bag.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #164 on: June 10, 2020, 03:15:41 AM »
It could have been George Vlad. He once uploaded a video about drop rigs and he also has a blog called Mindful Audio. Although he sees the A10 as a drop-rig-only-device, so apparently the internal mics aren't that great... But I will have to see once I get my own.

 

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