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Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« on: June 28, 2023, 10:40:10 AM »
I have been looking around, but can't find any portable recorders with AES or SPDIF inputs (in new models).

Am I missing something? 

Let me know if you know of one.  I really don't want a used / discontinued unit.  I think I might be out of luck.

Thanks -

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Re: Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2023, 11:13:11 AM »
I have been looking around, but can't find any portable recorders with AES or SPDIF inputs (in new models).
Am I missing something? 
Let me know if you know of one.  I really don't want a used / discontinued unit.  I think I might be out of luck.
Thanks -
Aaron

If you are only needing two channels then -

Marantz PMD661 - the newest the mkiii version has a "feature" where the coax input is controlled by the gain knob. Can be defeated by running the ALC. Seems weird but it works.
Tascam DR100mkiii - has an adapter cable that is a short female RCA to TRS mini plug for the digital input. It comes with it if you buy new.

Both of these turn up new B stock on resale sites all the time if you want to save a few $


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Re: Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2023, 11:34:18 AM »
Call the OADE's and ask of they have any PMD 661's in stock. I got one from them away after Marantz discontinued them. Long shot, I know.
OTH, it is a bit larger than the typical small decks used these days.
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Re: Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2023, 11:43:39 AM »
These are good leads - thanks - exactly what I was looking for.

I ran a v3 for years, but recently picked a new (used) one up in the yard sale (I used to run v3 > microtrack (via SPDIF)).

Due to the limited availability of recorders with a digital in, I was kicking around the idea of running the v3 using the balanced analog XLR outputs > the xlr inputs on a mixpre ii.

I am wondering if the results would be the same as a v2 > mixpre. 

May make for a heavier bag and some extra interconnects, but I can tough it out for a show or two. 




Live Rig:

mk21 / mk22 > KC10 > cmc6 > V3 > Mixpre 6ii

Home Playback:

Vinyl: Rega Planar 3 with Exact 2 MM Cartridge > McIntosh MA252 > Audioquest Rocket 33 > Focal Aria 926

CD / Stream: Bluesound NODE / NAD C538 > Audioquest Carbon COAX > Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M > Audioquest Red River XLR > > McIntosh MA252 > Audioquest Rocket 33 >  Focal Aria 926

Office Playback:

NAD C328 > Klipsch RP-400M

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Re: Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2023, 11:47:28 AM »
Guys thanks - I just sent in a $100 offer on the ebay one - if that doesn't work out, I will give the Oade's a ring too.

Great ideas!
Live Rig:

mk21 / mk22 > KC10 > cmc6 > V3 > Mixpre 6ii

Home Playback:

Vinyl: Rega Planar 3 with Exact 2 MM Cartridge > McIntosh MA252 > Audioquest Rocket 33 > Focal Aria 926

CD / Stream: Bluesound NODE / NAD C538 > Audioquest Carbon COAX > Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M > Audioquest Red River XLR > > McIntosh MA252 > Audioquest Rocket 33 >  Focal Aria 926

Office Playback:

NAD C328 > Klipsch RP-400M

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Re: Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2023, 12:28:31 PM »
These are good leads - thanks - exactly what I was looking for.
I ran a v3 for years, but recently picked a new (used) one up in the yard sale (I used to run v3 > microtrack (via SPDIF)).
Due to the limited availability of recorders with a digital in, I was kicking around the idea of running the v3 using the balanced analog XLR outputs > the xlr inputs on a mixpre ii.
I am wondering if the results would be the same as a v2 > mixpre. 
May make for a heavier bag and some extra interconnects, but I can tough it out for a show or two.

I ran my V3 analog out into my R4 for quite a while. The analog outs have some added gain so you have to run the preamp frontend a little lower but it works.
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SD Mixpre6 || Oade Concert Mod DR100mkii

pocket sized - CA11 cards > SP SB10 > Sony PCM A10

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Re: Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2023, 12:38:42 PM »
this might be a little weird but i was wondering about something similar this morning

you could get a raspberry pi with a digi i/o card from hifiberry. they make small cases with touchscreens and there are walkthroughs for setting up audacity


the pi, card case etc would run a couple hundred bucks 2" x 6" size thing
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Re: Portable Recorder with AES or SPDIF inputs
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2023, 03:12:04 PM »
The Marantz 561 has a coax digital input. The Oade's mod these as well, so they may have one around

https://www.marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd561

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