Summary: A good little all-in-one stereo field recorder, with a few useful extra features, and all for a reasonable price.
Pros: Very easy to use., Respectable on-board mics and recording performance., Pitch control, loop features and tuner., Useful overdub facilities.
Cons: Accessory kit is needed for stand and tripod mounting., The lack of a 96kHz option may deter some buyers., A pair of quarter-inch or XLR jack inputs would be nice., Auto level features could be better.
Excerpt: While a cursory glance at the spec sheets of several portable recorders may indicate little difference between each one, the keen observer will notice that there is far more to the current crop than merely choosing from a selection of me-too products. Each of the various manufacturers currently producing portable recorders has a different view on what is important in a portable recording device.
Excerpt: The Tascam DR-1 is a little larger than the others in its class, but still fits most pockets and, at least, the additional space has allowed for a slightly larger display and more room for big fingers to operate controls.