Summary: This is a great product. It has clear voice and very little back ground hiss. It is perfect for what I needed it for. Being able to extend the tape to 3X times the length of the cassette. I record church classes and sermons.
A L M O S T.....P E R F E C T......L I T T L E......R E C O R D E R !
Patricia "A Reader", Amazon
27 March 2007
Summary: This small recorder-player of standard cassettes will NOT fill a huge room with ear-shaking sound....unless you add speakers. However, it is definitely more than adequate for the purposes for which it was obvbiously intended...
Summary: When I opened the box I was very impressed. It looked neat and operable. This feeling soon changed when I loaded a 15/16 tape. It played slow and the max volume control position did not provide enough volume, had to hold it up by my ear. I then put in a normal speed tape and found the same thing.
Summary: I recently tried out one of the Panasonic RQ-L31 models, which looks exactly like the RQ-L51. It recorded clearly, voice, birds, and music; but was lacking in volume output. The two position mic(built-in) can be set to normal or high sensative position.