On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Richard L. Hess wrote:

> Now this is starting to get exciting. While not perfect, I've usually
> been happy with the sound of Sony products.
> I found, "<>Sony showed its new PCM-D1 portable
> field recorder. Yow! About $2k, including 4-gig Flash memory off
> rechargeable or AA batteries. Linear PCM recording or compressed audio files."
> at
> Those LOOK (but that's part of the marketing, I guess) like serious
> condenser mic capsules. Look similar to (but not identical to) AKG
> C451 capsules.

based on a quick listen on the show floor, they sound much better (as they
should, considering the 2K price tag) than the built-ins on the Marantz
670/671/660s and the Edirol R1. Nice localization too. it would be more
sporting to compare this to the Nagra handhelds instead.

> It's not clear if the 4GB is built in or removable.

built-in - but there's a slot for a Memory Stick too.

> Hopefully this also has external mic inputs AND 48V phantom power.

there are inputs but I didn't get to ask about 48V as the rep was
busy talking about the new minidisc recorder...  he did get to say that no
Sony software was required to transfer to a computer.



> At 10:25 AM 10/12/2005, Eugene Lew wrote:
> >Howdy,
> >
> >Here are some pics of the hand-held solid state recorder that Sony plans
> >to ship in december:
> >
> >details are shown in the screen photo at the above link.
> >
> >The demo unit felt solid, wasn't as heavy as it looks, and was easy to
> >operate.
> >
> >more:
> >
> >
> >
> >I didn't ask how much it will cost,
> >/EL
> >
> Richard L. Hess                              [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada   
> Detailed contact information: