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This reminds me of a gizmo we made about 20 years ago for phantom from 
9v batteries in series. Was very quiet. Lasted hours.
Shai
בתאריך 15/04/13 8:44 PM, ציטוט Richard L. Hess:
> Hi, Tim,
>
> I don't recall where I read it and I could be wrong, but it sounded to 
> me that the noise was being introduced by the DC-to-DC converter that 
> was used to generate the 48 V phantom power. I tried a DC-DC converter 
> once in a mic circuit and quickly realized that off-the-shelf units 
> were FAR too noisy...it was for the Sennheiser MKH-804 that I came up 
> with an alternate scheme for powering and I've posted that in in my 
> blog. www.richardhess.com/notes/ search for MKH-804.
>
> The menu system on every Zoom (except the H1 which has dedicated 
> switches) is annoying--the H2 has a teeny tiny screen. The H2n's is a 
> bit better. I am used to the H2 and either I use my reading glasses or 
> a pocket magnifier I've taken to carrying.
>
> I'm not saying I've tried everything, but the Zoom H2 was a pleasant 
> surprise overall. Similar in concept to a good digital camera compared 
> to a digital SLR system.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
>
> On 2013-04-15 11:29 AM, Timothy Wisniewski wrote:
>> I love my Zoom H4n, just be sure to hold on extra tightly when recording
>> bodies of salt water (as discussed on this list a few months back).
>> Interesting, and a bit worrisome, to hear Richard's comment about the 
>> XLR
>> inputs. I haven't had a chance to test them (the built in condenser mics
>> sound great), though I have used the 1/4" inputs for digitizing, 
>> which do
>> not seem to suffer from the same reported problem. Overall, I find it a
>> great versatile low-tech solution for digitizing as well as recording. I
>> agree that its a bit bulky as a portable device, especially if you don't
>> carry a bag with you everywhere like I do. Some have also complained 
>> about
>> the menu system being difficult to navigate.
>>
>> Best,
>> Tim
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:05 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> On 15/04/2013, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>>
>>>> Peter,
>>>>
>>>> If you don't want to have the iPhone for the sake of a
>>>> phone/PDA/browser/whatever, I would not go the iPod Touch route.
>>>>
>>>> The Zoom H2 takes about a minute (or a bit less) to boot. The H1 is
>>>> faster. I don't recall about the H2n. I would think the Tascams are
>>>> faster, but we've heard issues with battery life on at least one of
>>>> them. I agree about the handling noise on the H1, but it, too, has a
>>>> tripod socket. I would make sure that any machine I bought had a
>>>> tripod socket. I carry a now-discontinued Rowi "clamp pod" to clamp
>>>> the Zoom to a variety of things from lecterns to others' mic stands (I
>>>> also have a wad of folded over duct tape that I use to avoid
>>>> scratching things).
>>>>
>>> A Gorillapod would do that job too.
>>>
>>>> One unit that was well received a little while ago was the Olympus,
>>>> but I do not know the current status of Olympus or the unit.
>>>>
>>>> Sony also makes units, but they tend to be more expensive than the
>>>> Tascam or the Zoom.
>>>>
>>>> One thought about instant on is that with the 20-hour battery life of
>>>> the Zoom H2n, you could turn it on when you entered the "possible
>>>> recording zone" and then take it out and double punch the record
>>>> button and you're in (the first punch puts it in record standby with
>>>> the meters running...at least that is how the H2 works).
>>>>
>>>> Whatever you do, do not get a "voice recorder" or "dictation
>>>> recorder". Make certain it will give you WAV and MP3 files. I normally
>>>> record WAV though for long things I have used MP3 on occasion.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> -- 
>>> Don Cox
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>
>>
>>
>

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