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In Reply to: RE: Converting a mountain of tapes to digital posted by John Elison on May 12, 2020 at 23:46:10
I too want to digitize a boat load of analog recordings. I don't think this unit can handle line-level analog input. Appears the in-put is for a microphone extension cord.
Well, all you have to do is go to the TASCAM website and look at the specifications until you find a TASCAM digital recorder with a line input. The TASCAM DR-40X appears to have a line input.
I, too, benefited greatly from this post! Many thanks to Avbenbaer and John Elison. I was not aware of the "hand-held digital recorder" market until this post. I did a lot of homework on the features of the Tascam line, the Zoom's, and Sony. The unit I feel will best meet my needs is the Sony PCM-D10, which I ordered from Sweetwater last night. I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas.
Did you check out the TASCAM DR-100 Mk III? What did you find with the Sony that was worth $200 more?
Most things being equal, as far as sound quality, I would have been happy with the Tascam, but a few extras pushed my choice to the Sony.
1. Mic / line switching for both XLR and 3.5 mini jack inputs
2. 16GB internal memory and SD card up to 256GB
3. Battery life from 32-44 hours plus USB power input
4. 2 second start up time
5. Input volume control dial numbered for quick reference
6. Bluetooth playback
7. Includes smart phone app for basic functions as a remote control
These may not add up to $200 but I have also owned many Sony products with zero defects, and the
Bluetooth function will be nice while driving the car, with USB power.
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