a customer from gmail.com in San Jose, CA, zzounds.com
26 August 2012
Summary: It's a solid design - easy to use and great price!!! $200 less than Roland $600 less than Superscope! Larger than the Roland CD-2I CD/SD Portable Digital Recorder, and Superscope, I checked out, but the extra size means a larger internal speaker and a better play back sound quality - one of my students reported that the Roland had some surface noise on the recording. The Tascam has the Phantom Power option.
Summary: I bought one of these for practice. I'm a cellist, and recording myself has always meant getting up from my chair, putting down the instrument, using two hands to press an annoying combination of buttons to start the recording, sitting back down to record, then eventually having to get up again to listen on headphones. That's a lot of wasted time. I snapped up one of these new boombox/recorders as soon as it came out because it promised to get rid of all that hassle.