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Query Details


Query Subject:   Solid State Recorders
Author:   Marc Brunelle
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics

Query:   Dear Phoneticians,

Has anyone used the Edirol R-1 solid state recorder for phonetic work? How
does it fare compared to the new Marantz PMD-670 and PMD-671? Since the
Edirol is much smaller (and cheaper), I am wondering what the trade-off is.

Two practical questions not addressed on the edirol webpage:
1) Can you change the Compact Flash memory card?
2) How easy is it to change the recording settings?

I would appreciate if you could share any fieldwork experiences with these
recorders. If you know of other similar models, I am also interested in
knowing about them.

Edirol R1
http://www.edirol.com/products/info/r1.html
Marantz PMD-671
http://www.d-mpro.com/users/folder.asp?FolderID=3689&Tab=Data+Sheet

Thanks in advance,

Marc Brunelle
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor
LL Issue: 16.2639
Date posted: 13-Sep-2005



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