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Query:   Sum: CD Recorder
Author:  Uwe Seibert
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Not Applicable

Summary:   Dear fellow linguists,

About a week ago I posted a query (Linguist 13.3340) concerning a new
portable CD recorder which was launched by Marantz this year. Here is
a summary of the little feedback I received.

Martin Paviour-Smith wrote:

> Our school has recently bought two of these machines, and we are very
> happy with them. They are very set up for recording, using on screen
> menus etc, and make good quality audio files. The inbuilt CD burner
> is an extra bonus. My only minor surprise are the size of the things.
> It was a little bulkier then I expected. A pretty useful piece of
> technology.

Gordon Nicholson wrote:

> I've been using a NOMAD Jukebox to do portable digital recording for
> about 9 months now. It's a device designed primarily to be an MP3
> player, but it does do stereo digital recording at 44.1 and 48 kHz
> sampling rates. It produces automatically named/numbered WAV files
> that you upload to your computer via a USB connection. For what it
> does, it is relatively inexpensive and the newer versions have 20 and
> 40 Gb storage so the recording time is immense. I can't compare S/N
> specs with the recorder that you have mentioned, but I can't hear any
> significant difference from my DAT($$$)when using the same mic. It
> also can act as a portable data hard drive for PC files. The one
> feature that I don't like on my model is the lack of a gain display
> of any type, not even a flashing dot when you peak the signal. You
> have to just monitor by ear. I haven't found this to be a huge
> problem.
>
> I'd suggest it as a device to consider if your budget is limited.

Rod Casalis wrote:

> I have not seen this model, but we recently purchased a different
> digital recorder from Marantz for our Bantu Initiative project
> (sorry, I don't have the model number or the machine itself handy,
> but you can find the info on Marantz's web site--the number PMD680 or
> something similar sticks in my mind vaguely). It records onto
> various kinds of digital media such as compact flash cards, smart
> digital media, etc.--basically any removable storage for which you
> can purchase a PC card adapter. It can run on AA batteries or a
> rechargeable battery. It saves recordings as either .wav or .mp3
> files. These can be transferred directly to any computer that has a
> PC card slot. I used it to make some recordings of Kikuyu when I was
> in Nairobi a few months ago. It's very easy to use and yields
> excellent quality recordings. It's also very portable, about the
> same size and weight as the old Marantz cassette recorders. The only
> drawback is the price--about $1100 through JAARS VMS, but the storage
> media and other accessories will likely add a couple hundred dollars
> more.

So, if you want to start digital recording, you can pick between

* a portable mp3 player which can also record ($),
* a little less portable CD recorder ($$), or
* a portable compact flash card recorder ($$$)

I hope that I and everyone else will find the equipment that will suit
our needs,

Uwe

LL Issue: 14.31
Date Posted: 07-Jan-2003
Original Query: Read original query


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