Summary: Bought this to replace a Zoom recorder that was stolen. Specs and performance are as stated and better than the old Zoom recorder. Download speed is slow - takes 3-4 minutes to download a 300 mbite file to the computer. Removing the memory card to transfer file to computer would be much faster except for the time it takes to remove the card - it is not easy. It is used to record church services from the main sound system.
Summary: Almost 5 stars. Pros: Very well made and substantial feeling. All the file formats and recording quality choices you could ever want in a non professional or studio device. Good battery life and built in mics. Accepts memory card with more than ample capacity. Great for recording practice sessions or the occasional live performance with surprisingly good fidelity. Marries to other devices easily.
Summary: It does exactly what it says to be : excellent quality, simple, reliable and easy to operate. I am using it professionally for interviews on the run. I record on 32 G card, in Wave and mix with Reaper. Sometimes I use a dynamic microphone with a 15 feet cord. There is no attenuation nor rumble with power induction. Batteries last many hours. Very good product and pricing affordable.
Summary: Great quality audio at a reasonable price. I read other reviews and was concerned about ease of use...turned out to be a non-issue. I actually found it to be pretty easy to set-up and use, my biggest trick was to read the manual! It is pretty light, but I use it in the field to augment GoPro's. So far, no problems.
Summary: For such a small (and inexpensive) unit, the Roland does quite well. The controls are easy to use and the sound quality is more than adequate for the things you would use this for - voices, of course, helping with musical instrument practice, recording your son's recital, and the like. Don't expect great sound quality from such small mics that are spaced so close. Addition of a small speaker would be nice - at present you must listen thru headphones.
Love the changes from R-09, do not like that a power adapter does not come with it
7 July 2013
Summary: I used R-09 before and found it clunky, so the changes to have the USB plug in easily from the outside was good. After paying $200 for this device, I wish they would just include the power adapter which is a separate $50+. Maybe the company could price the whole thing at $225 instead and that would be worthwhile.
Excellent sound quality in a portable digital recorder
Frank "drFrank", Amazon
18 May 2013
Summary: The sound quality is excellent with the option for either WAV or MP3. I use it for weddings, parties, and interviews. My main wish is a better screen/menu system. There are times when it is difficult to read the text on the screen when I am setting up the event.