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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 2 Dec 2019 11:52 am    
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It's time to retire our old Zoom H4 recorder. Looking for one that has easier to read font in the window and where you don't have to drill down 2 or 3 levels to access common functions. I see Tascam has a few models. As anybody used one of those or a newer Zoom or any other brand and model to recommend?

Thank you in advance.
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Bill Terry


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Post  Posted 2 Dec 2019 11:57 am    
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I can't speak for the most recent Tascam recorders, but I had a Zoom H4 that burned in a house fire, so I replaced it a few years ago with a Tascam (DR05 maybe??) that was on sale.

It never sounded as good as the Zoom to my ears.. very 'artificial' and bandwidth limited.

It might be the mics I suppose, but I retired the Tascam and bought the newest version of the Zoom H4 again, and the sound is definitely better.

YMMV...
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 2 Dec 2019 11:57 am    
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Thanks Bill.
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J Fletcher


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Post  Posted 2 Dec 2019 12:21 pm    
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My Zoom H1 is very user (dummy) friendly , and sounds good to my ears. Don't know if they are still available.
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Howard Parker


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Clarksburg,MD USA
Post  Posted 2 Dec 2019 3:01 pm    
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Jim,

I have 2. Recommended depending on your needs.

The mentioned DR05 is simple, handy and sounds great.

I also have the Tascam DR40X that adds 2 XLR mic inputs (phantom power as well) to the internal mics. VERY flexible. I'll often use the 2 pairs to record gigs, sans mixer. I think I paid approx $169.

ymmv

Howard
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 2 Dec 2019 3:07 pm    
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Thanks, guys!
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