On 14/04/2013, Cary Ginell wrote:
> For the past few years, I have been using the Tascam DR-2D. It cost
> around $200 four years ago and does everything John says it does.
> Voice quality is excellent, even in a noisy room. The only caveat is
> that it is hell on batteries. The unit uses 2 AA batteries and each
> set wears down after only an hour or two of use, so you need to make
> sure fresh batteries are installed before every usage. Amazon has them
> on sale now for what looks like a superb deal - only $169.95.
That battery consumption is matched by the Zoom 4Hn.
> I do a lot of phone interviews in my work, but my home telephones are
> wireless, so there is no way to have a direct patch into the Tascam
> unit. This hasn't caused a problem since I merely put my phone on
> speaker mode and set it next to the Tascam and it records not only me
> but the person on the phone perfectly. It's even broadcast quality -
> results are crisp and clear. The Tascam is also very easy to
> transcribe from; its capacity is such that 32MB is more than enough to
> do interviews with, so long as you use MP3 mode and not .WAV files.
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