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Tascam HD-P2

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Overall 8
8.0

standard quality

Killabyte, B&H Photo
19 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Works well until it fails. If you have it outside US be aware that Tascam service is not good. I have 15 of those HD-P2 and when one of it fails, it is better for me to use it as spare parts back up for others instead sending to repair. There should be better functionality in the menu so you dont have to press so much buttons. It is also starving batteries (8) so rechargeable ones are a must. I would have wanted to have better preamps, they are not powerful.
  • Cons: Weak Preamps
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Overall 8
8.0

HD recording made easy.

JKP, B&H Photo
4 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this recorder with a Red Scarlet for remote audio record. Use the SB-3 to Jam sync camera (picture), iPad (slate), iPhone (slate control) and then connect SMPTE & word clock to HD-P2. Ready to record at an afordable price.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Recorder

Tim, B&H Photo
19 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Don't use the PREs on the unit - prefer to use a Focusrite or a SD field mixer. Doing this yields very good results (mostly for voice over work). I bought this to replace a Fostex FR-2, which I found next to impossible to get repaired. So far, I'm pretty happy with the unit. Took only a couple of hours to get familiar with the menus and methods it uses to do the recordings.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Low Distortion
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Overall 8
8.0

great for nature recordings

pipian, B&H Photo
28 August 2011
  • Excerpt: We use this product for recording nature sounds. Light, compact and easy to use.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
  • Cons: Unnecessary Functions
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Overall 8
8.0

If you were looking at the Zoom H4n, save a little bit more for this HD-P2!

tecs309, Ebay
10 July 2011
  • Summary: Sound quality and features are really good for those that are just starting out in filmmaking. For people on a budget, I recommend saving a little bit extra to get a used HD-P2 instead of a brand new Zoom H4n and bypass Zoom altogether because their preamp is extremely weak for most shotguns and other microphones, even at the highest setting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Record longer than reel-to-reels.

xhpmex, B&H Photo
30 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Outstanding versatility with an easy menu interface that eases its use. The quality of the recorded sound is nothing less than what is now demanded. However, when compared to the Tascam DA-P1 DAT that the HD-P2 supersedes, the feel and quality are not the same. The DA-P1 has a stout feel to it, from its rubberized coat surface finish to the solidness of its controls.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Powerful, Versatile
  • Cons: Low quality construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the Price

Meghan sound, B&H Photo
19 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I use HD-P2 as a recorder
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Low Distortion, Powerful
  • Cons: Poor Quality Construction, Weak
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Overall 8
8.0

Tascam Field Recorder

martinan0_1, Ebay
11 September 2010
  • Summary: Very easy to use, controls are positioned so when in a carrying case you have easy access to all the controls without loosing focus on mic position.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Recorder

Dana the Sound Guy, B&H Photo
1 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Great recorder for the money. Excellent sound and good feature set. The ability to record time code and lock to external clocks makes my rig incredibly flexible. Being able to plug in a standard keyboard makes working from a sound cart dead simple. It saves project settings (sample rate, time code settings, presets, etc) in xml files on individual CF cards, which makes it a bit difficult to use multiple cards for long gigs.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for location audio & interviews

jcfloyd, B&H Photo
17 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Very well built, with ergonomics and ease of use obviously taken into account. I use it mostly for interview recording and ambient sound on video shoots. The only criticism I have is that I'd like to see backlit buttons for use in low light situations.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Reliable
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